January 13th Cooking Class: Rediscovering Italian Classics

$ 65.00

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

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

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.

Recipes Include:
Saffron Risotto
Arancini (Cheese-Stuffed Rice Balls)
Soft & Fried Polenta
Spicy Tomato-Anchovy Sauce
Pesto Genovese
This class is Pescatarian.

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. 

Food Allergies/Restrictions: Please notify us at least 7 days in advance of the class if any food allergies or restrictions in your party by emailing info@portplums.com. 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.