April 16th Cooking Class: A Night in Italy with Kathy Bechtel

$ 65.00

Doors open at 6:15pm, class begins promptly at 6:30pm and runs until approximately 8:30pm. Port Plums 50 Water Street Suites 402 & 403, Newburyport, MA. (P) 978-462-7700

Join Kathy Bechtel of Italiaoutdoors Food and Wine for an evening in Italy. Kathy is a trained chef, food blogger, Italian Wine Professional and leads culinary bike and walking tours in Italy. She spends 4 months a year in Italy, exploring the regional foods and local wines.

We’ll cook some classic recipes from Northern Italy, learning some new techniques as well as the history behind these traditional dishes. Italian cuisine is very local, with favorite dishes from each region using seasonal and local products. We’ll cook some Northern Italian favorites, including polenta and gnocchi.

Recipes Include:

Shrimp with oil and pepper – Gamberi con olio e pepe

Gnocchi with Butter and Sage – Gnocchi con Burro e Salvia

Baked Polenta with Cheese and Mushrooms - Polenta al Forno con Formaggio e Funghi

Bigoli Pasta with Sardines – Bigoli con Le Sarde

Sbrisolona – Crumbly Cake


Please note: This is not a hands-on class. In this class you will watch and interact as the instructor prepares three dishes using a variety of strategies and techniques. You will sample from generous tasting portions of the demonstrated dishes. 

Food Allergies/Restrictions: Please notify us at least 7 days in advance of the class if any food allergies or restrictions in your party. We will do our best to accommodate when possible. Most classes can be made gluten-free with advance notice.



What are my parking options getting to the event?

We are located in The Tannery Marketplace at 50 Water Street, Newburyport, inside Mill Building #4 which is on the Water Street side of the complex.

Parking lot and street parking is available. When attending a class or event with us, you may park in the 15 minute parking spaces in front of the store for an extended stay.  

Is this a demo or hands-on cooking class?

This is a demonstration-based class. 

Should I eat a snack before class?

We recommend eating something before the class. Generous tasting samples will be provided during the event. 

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Yes. All students must be 18+ years old. Students 14-17 years old are welcome to participate with an adult guardian or parent. Those under 21 will not be able to participate in the wine tasting portion of our event. 

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

By Phone: 978-462-7700

By Email: info@portplums.com

Is my registration/ticket refundable or transferrable?

Yes. Tickets are refundable or transferable to another class up to seven days before an event. Tickets are transferable to another student for the same class at any time. Within seven days of the event, we do not offer refunds or class credits.