“Lost Art of Cooking” Fall Cooking Classes Open!

“Lost Art of Cooking” Fall Cooking Classes Open!

September 2, 2010 Blog Cooking Classes

Fall Cooking Class Calendar

All Classes: $99.00 and include wine

Limited to 10 guest per class

A Trip to Rome

Course 1 – September 21 – 6:30pm to 9:30pm


  • Shrimp wrapped in pancetta in a white wine and garlic sauce
  • Artichoke hearts, black olives and fennel salad marinated in a wine vinegar parsley dressing
  • Fettuccini con vegetables in a pink wine sauce
  • Veal Salti in bocca – Thin slices of veal with proccuito and sage
  • Granita – An Italian style sorbet dessert made with expresso. The desired texture may very from city to city. We are lucky to have with us our own Chef Vittorio who is going to show us how they make in Rome.


Bring your appetite! Looking forward to seeing you there.

Fall Harvest on a Plate

Course 2 – October 5 – 6:30pm to 9:30pm


  • Fresh tomatoes with roasted garlic, fresh oregano and fontina cheese drizzled with wine vinegar dressing
  • Fresh from the garden zucchini stuffed with a blend of Italian sausage, spinach, mushrooms and provolone cheese.
  • Cornish hens smothered in a mango lime glaze pared with a classic risotto made with peas pancetta and onions
  • Cake in a glass – Pan di Spagna soaked in liquor and layered with Italian cream, berries and shaved chocolate.


Harvest time is a bountiful time in the garden. In this class we are making use of the fantastic vegetables we have growing in our Castle gardens. See you in the garden.

Sold Out

How many ways can we fill pasta?

Course 3 – October 15 – 6:30pm to 9:30pm


  • Cheese ravioli in a fresh tomato marinara sauce
  • Chicken, chard, mushroom and leek, ravioli in a pink sauce
  • Pumkin ravioli in a brown butter sage sauce topped with amaretto cookie and lemon zest
  • Cannelloni filled with lobster, crab and shrimp in a béchamel sauce


Mamma Antico will be joining us in the kitchen to show us all how it is done. Join my fabulous Mamma and myself; learn how pasta was done in the old days and how we still do it today.

Dim Sum and then Sum

Course 4 – October 21 – 6:30pm to 9:30pm


  • Chicken and vegetable Pot Stickers – spicy Thai dipping Sauce
  • Pork Steamed Dumplings – soy-ginger dipping sauce
  • Avocado and Vegetable Vietnamese egg rolls – tamarind /Cashew dipping sauce
  • Vegetable Egg Rolls – tangy apricot dipping sauce


We will also be making a cabbage peanut salad to go along with our Dim Sum. This one will get your taste buds sizzling! Come prepared to get your hands in the four.

Sold Out! Look Forward to seeing you all!

Veggies Anyone? Our First Vegetarian Cooking Class!

Course 5 – November 16 – 6:30pm to 9:30pm


  • Spicy red pepper hummus with flax seed flat bread – A great party starter.
  • Vegetable fritters with a sweet chili dip - Just plain yummy.
  • Eggplant tikka masala – Chicken tikka is one of the favorite dishes of Indian cuisine. I feel it is only fitting to make a vegetarian version.
  • Chard and wild mushroom enchiladas covered in mole sauce and topped with guacamole – Mexican food at it’s best!
  • Fresh pumpkin custard topped with fresh whipped cream, chocolate sauce and toasted pecans – One of my personal favorites!


I have been asked to do a class on vegetarian cuisine by many of my guests at the Castle. I have come up with some recipes that will take you to Asia, India, Mexico and America. We will also be enjoying a wonderful salad of fennel and oranges that will add a bit of Italy to the mix.

Come join me in this trip around the world, vegetarian style!

Holidays Special Recipes

Course 6 -  November 10 – 6:30pm to 9:30pm


  • Turkey covered in pancetta and basted with port wine.
  • Italian sausage stuffing an Antico family favorite
  • Green beans with hazelnuts and lemon zest
  • A sweet potato and russet potato mash incrusted in roasted garlic and romano cheese
  • Fresh cranberries with honey and walnuts


Experience the holidays at the Castle and learn some new recipes for old favorites.

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