February 26th Cooking Class: Rediscovering Italian Classics

$ 65.00

We are pleased to announce a partnership with Milk Street as of September 2018. This is a demonstration-based iteration of Italian Classics.

Class Description:

This demonstration-based class is an ode to three great Italian dishes — polenta, risotto and pesto — and the traditional way to make each. We'll make pesto from mountains of basil and a whisper of garlic; polenta from just cornmeal, salt and pepper and without stirring; and brilliantly colored saffron risotto that, again, contains fewer ingredients and requires less work than we thought was needed.

The key to this class is technique, and we will discuss the very few, but very important, steps to make each dish. There are no tricks or gimmicks in this food; just tradition.

In class we will explore the three base recipes, and beyond. In addition to saffron risotto, pesto, and soft polenta, we will explore three different vegetable broths from scratch, two additional variations of the risotto; turn leftover risotto into arancini (fried rice-cheese balls), and make a classic tomato-anchovy sauce to ladle over soft, hot polenta.


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



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.