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Pasta Basics

Learn how to create a plate of beautiful handmade pasta! You will practice hand rolling pasta in three different shapes and learn the secrets for cooking pasta the authentic way.

If you love pasta and want to learn how to make it the best way, this class will be perfect for you! You will practice hand rolling pasta in three different shapes and learn the secrets for cooking pasta the authentic way.

After that, you will get to make two different sauces to complement your pasta. Traditional culinary techniques will find new life in your hands as you work with healthy ingredients to create new flavors and fresh, authentic pasta.

As an extra bonus, you will also learn about and taste the best wines to pair with your culinary creations.

Specific Food(s)/Menu – Basic Pasta Recipe (Linguine/Bowtie/Ravioli)

  • Fall/Winter: Butternut Squash Ravioli w/cream sauce, 2nd Sauce, Red Sauce with Sausage Porcini and Syrah.

  • Spring/Summer: Wild Mushroom Ravioli w/Truffle Butter and Toasted Hazelnuts. 2nd Sauce, Fresh tomato basil sauce.

What you will learn:

  • Ravioli Crafting: Uncover the intricacies of crafting delicate and flavorful ravioli. From preparing the perfect filling to sealing the edges with finesse, you'll master the techniques for creating these delectable stuffed pasta pockets.

  • Bowtie Brilliance: Dive into the world of farfalle, also known as bowtie pasta. Learn the unique folding technique that gives this pasta its distinctive shape, and discover how to cook it to perfection for a delightful al dente texture.

  • Tagliatelle Expertise: Explore the art of crafting long, ribbon-like tagliatelle pasta. Master the skill of rolling and cutting the dough to achieve the ideal width, creating a versatile pasta that pairs perfectly with a variety of sauces.

  • Truffle Butter Decadence: Discover the magic of truffle butter and how to incorporate it into your dish for a luxurious and aromatic touch that will leave a lasting impression.

  • Fresh Tomato Basil Marinara: Elevate your culinary repertoire by preparing a vibrant and fresh tomato basil marinara sauce. Uncover the secrets to balancing acidity, sweetness, and herbaceous notes, creating a sauce that perfectly complements the earthy flavors of the wild mushroom filling. 

Key Takeaways:

  • Confidence in Pasta Making: Gain the confidence to create pasta from scratch, opening up a world of possibilities for future culinary adventures.

  • Flavor Balancing Techniques: Learn the art of balancing flavors, as you experiment with the earthy mushrooms, truffle butter, toasted hazelnuts, and the bright notes of tomato basil marinara.

  • Impressive Presentation Skills: Elevate your presentation skills with the intricate shaping and styling techniques for the Wild Mushroom Ravioli, leaving your guests in awe.

  • Versatile Culinary Techniques: Acquire versatile culinary skills that can be applied to various dishes, expanding your repertoire as a home chef.

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