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COOKING & LANGUAGE CLASSES/DINNER PARTIES & EVENTS

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COOKING CLASSES

Class format is demonstration or hands-on participation. Nelly organizes classes on a variety of subjects and culinary techniques in her or your home with groups or individually. Hors d’oeuvres, wine and drinks are included.

DINNER PARTIES/EVENTS WITH CLASS

If you have a group of friends who like to cook, a subject you like to explore from a culinary point of view, or an occasion to celebrate, throw an unusual cooking/dinner or lunch party at Nelly's or at your house.

Party Ideas

Appetizer party (3 appetizers, torta, focaccia) $ 16 pp

Buffet dinner (Slow meal of the day, 2 appetizers, focaccia, dessert): $ 29 pp

Dinner à la carte (first, second course, side, focaccia, 2 appetizers, dessert) $ 45 pp

Gnocchi party Learn how to make 2 different kinds of gnocchi and sauces, hear about the many regional varieties of  this wonderful Italian dish. Cooking class, appetizer, gnocchi, dessert: $ 48 pp

Dessert party Platter of Italian cookies, mandorletti, panettone, cake,): $ 19 pp

Timpano party Celebrate a special occasion with conversation-stopping, beautiful, tasty Timpano, entrée, salad, 2 sides, 2 appetizers, dessert, Prosecco) $ 60 pp Learn about Timpano

Minimum: 8 guests, smaller or larger parties by special arrangement.

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WOULD YOU LIKE TO EXPLORE A LITERARY SUBJECT FROM A CULINARY POINT OF VIEW?

Maybe you are a poetry lover and would like to discover all there is to know about an Italian Renaissance poet, the places where he wrote his most beautiful poems and the food that was eaten at the court where he served. Nelly will research the subject and will recreate those flavors as faithfully as possible also providing information about the social customs and ways of life of that particular era.

ARE YOU PLANNING A TRIP TO ITALY?

Learn enough traveler's Italian to understand directions, read menus, and pronounce words comprehensibly. She can organize a cooking/preview class with the recipes you suggest and you and your guests will sample the food, learn about customs, geography, climate, books to read, how to dress, what to buy. Learn to say a few essential phrases and pronounce Italian sounds. Nelly has a wealth of information to share that can make a difference in your experience of Italy.

"Being a native Italian, Nelly taught us way more than traveler's Italian: we conversed, discussed culture, learned geography, shared recipes, and absorbed some of what it is like to be Italian."

M. Hamilton

DID YOU JUST COME BACK FROM A DREAM VACATION IN TUSCANY?

Would you like to expand your traveler's Italian to include food terms — and their correct pronunciation - such as bruschetta, gamberetti, or gnocchi? Nelly can help you to recreate the food and atmosphere that enchanted you in your own home. She will share her insider point of view and knowledge on every possible aspect of Italian food. You can choose the format you prefer: a complete catered dinner with hands-on demonstration of the main dish, for example.

CORPORATE EVENTS

If you are looking for the perfect place to bring together your department staff and learn about Italian food, or simply enjoy a casual catered business lunch in an authentic Italian atmosphere, try Nelly's Antica Sciamadda's serene setting. Our latest client list include Portal, Hewlett Packard, Sun Microsystems, Oracle.

ITALIAN CONVERSATION

Private individual or group classes can be arranged for anyone who is interested in Italian culture and/or planning to visit Italy. Improve your Italian language skills and acquire a basic understanding of everyday vocabulary. Also medium and advanced levels available.

GIFT CERTIFICATES

Gift certificates are available for cooking classes or for catered items. They are great as house-warming, wedding, shower, holiday, birthday, anniversary gifts.

Gift certificates are valid for 1 year from purchase and are transferable.