Classes

Cooking classes are usually 2½ to 3 hours in length. We eat everything we make, so bring your appetite! You will receive recipes and instructions, and the cooking classes are hands-on.

You may register an upcoming class by clicking on the class in the list below and following the instructions to make an online payment. You may also contact us to reserve your spot over the phone with a credit card. Please give 48 hours notice if you need to cancel your reservation.

Private cooking classes are also available. Please contact Shelly to book a private cooking class.

Pumpkin Desserts

More pumpkin flavors coming your way in the form of desserts. Pumpkin Amaretto Panna Cotta, Pumpkin Gelato & Bourbon Caramel, Pumpkin Toberlone Tiramisu & Pumpkin White Chocolate Chip Cookies. These desserts will be great for all your entertaining need from October through December.

Date: October 16 20-19
Times: 10:00am and also 6:00pm
Price: $70

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Pumpkin Pasta

We will be making three different pumpkin pasta dishes in this class. Pumpkin Corzetti with brown butter and crispy sage. Pumpkin Ravioli stuffed with three cheeses served with lemon basil pesto. Deconstructed Pumpkin Lasagna with spinach, roasted tomatoes, carmelized mushrooms, peptic seeds & truffle cream sauce.

Date: October 23 2019
Times: 10am and also 6:00pm
Price: $70

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Turkey Dinner Italian Style

Putting my spin on Thanksgiving Dinner with an Italian flair.

Prosciutto Wrapped & Citrus Stuffed Turkey Breast cooked in the Sous Vide finished on the grill with a Port Reduction. Savory Butternut Squash & Kale Bread Pudding. Parsnip Potato & Fontina Gratin. Green Beans with Sun Dried Tomato Gremolata. Apple Pomegranate & Blue Salad. Salted Caramel Nut Tart with Sweet Mascarpone.

Dates: November 5th 10:00am
November 6th 6:00pm
Price: $80

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 Private Cooking Classes

Host your private cooking event for any occasion. Cooking events are held at the Culinary Studio. You can organize a cooking class, interactive cooking demonstration or intimate dinner party. Menu’s will be customized for you based on fresh seasonal ingredients. A really fun way to celebrate with family and friends.

Pricing:
Pricing is based on the number of people, weekday or weekend event, and menu chosen. Please email Shelly@bellabistro.com to inquire about creating your private cooking party.

$200 deposit is required to reserve your date.

Pizza & Bocce

PERSONAL PIZZA PARTIES
Looking for something unique and fun for your next social event? Host your personal pizza party.
Start the evening by sabering a bottle of bubbles and  Invite your friends and family, bring your favorite wine.  Learn to make Bella’s pizza dough and toppings. Select a salad & dessert to accompany your pizza. Gluten free crust available upon request.  Please email shelly@bellabistro.com to inquire about booking your private pizza party.

$200 deposit is required to reserve your date.

Baking Bread

We’ll make a variety of breads including French baguette, fugasse, focaccia, pizza dough, pretzel rolls, and hamburger buns. I love to make bread so I am always adding to my recipe collection.

Pasta

I am constantly adding to my collection of pasta tools. I would have to say making pasta is one of my favorite things to do. I teach the basic pastas as well as Italian regional specialties.

Sauce Class

Sauces always add the special finishing touch to any dinner, whether a truffle cream, red wine demi glaze, port cherry, Marsala, or simple red sauce. A sauce can be paired with a protein to create a tasty dinner.

Braising

Name your meat: pork belly, veal, pork or lamb shank or short ribs. Winter is the best time of year to braise. Learn all the tips and techniques and sit down to a wonderful dinner.

Summer Grilling

The most common mistake with grilling is over-cooking. You will learn to grill meats and seafood to the perfect temperature so that they will not be dried out. Learn to make rubs, marinades, sauces, and salsas. Make everything on the grill so you can enjoy the outdoors.

Regional Italian

Whether you have been to Italy or you are just dying to go, you can pick any region (or I can help you choose) and we can create a menu together. I love teaching regional cooking classes and pairing wine with the courses.

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