WHAT IS A COOKING PARTY?
It's a unique way to entertain at your home with no stress involved for the host: you have a party at your house, but everything happens in the kitchen, more so than in the formal dining room. Shopping, prepping, cooking, and even basic cleanup is taken care of for you.
It's a new experience to share with your friends, getting together at home the way we do it in Italy: cooking, eating, having fun... all of that happens naturally and informally. Everyone gets involved in the cooking process to the extent they choose, but remember: when the food is ready, you will only eat if you at least grated some Parmigiano, stirred the sauce pot once, or chopped some parsley! (joking)
We will come to your kitchen with ingredients, all necessary tools, cookware, and serving dishes. We will then take those home with us, so very little after party cleanup is left to the host. You just need to provide plates and silverware for tasting. We will prepare 3 dishes during the event. Drinks and dessert are not provided, but we can offer recommendations for wine pairing, if desired.
Put some music on, open a bottle of wine to share with your friends if you like, and grab an apron: nothing is prepared ahead of time and everything will be made in front of you and with you, in your kitchen.
There will be chopping, stirring, and tasting too, for anyone who wants to participate and put their hands to work. We will have fun together turning fresh ingredients into delicious finished dishes, learning a few things about authentic Italian cuisine in the process!
It's YOUR party and everyone can participate as they choose: some might prefer to be in the kitchen only to supervise and "quality test" the ingredients, or spending the entire time chit chatting with friends while sipping a glass of wine. That is perfectly fine too!
Please don't expect a formal seated and served dinner: THIS is what a real Italian Cooking Party is all about!