Italian cookery workshop – Dates and Booking info

17th February to 1st March 2014
I am delighted to confirm that chef and food blogger Simona Fabrizio will be here in London for the last two weeks of February and her Italian cookery workshop will be running from my own kitchen in Wandsworth. Designed to equip you with essential skills these four exciting Italian cookery workshops will be hands-on and fun with flexible timings during the day, evening and Saturday mornings. Each session is taught in small groups of up to eight. Once prepared your dishes can be enjoyed over a glass of wine with us or taken home to share with friends and family.
Session Cost £85 per person which includes all ingredients and wine.

10.30am – 2.30pm days.   6.30pm- 9.30pm evenings

19th, 22nd, 26th 27th(eve) February 2014

10.30am  2.30pm day.    6.30pm – 9.30pm evenings

Discover why all Italians are so crazy about pasta, you can’t miss this hands-on cookery workshop. Learn how to make homemade pasta, to start you on the road to producing your own with confidence. Also make filled ravioli and a selection of sauces. Italians say that every pasta shape requires its is own special sauce, you will acquire a few special top tips from Simona, an Italian chef. Do explore her lively and interesting blog that centres around her life and food in Umbria –

Workshop Menu
Ravioli Filled with Ricotta and spinach with a Sage Butter Sauce
Tagliatelle Cacio e Pepe
Pappardelle with Sausage and mushrooms Tomato Sauce
Tagliolini alle Vongole
Rigatoni Carbonara

17th, 28th February 2014


Our idea for this workshop is to introduce authentic family dishes that are ideal to prepare for large numbers of guests and also ideal for freezing. Rustic and versatile, they are appealing and suit all guests, young and old.

Workshop Menu
Pumpkin and Sausage Lasagna
Melanzane Parmigiana
Aubergine, Mozzarella, Parmesan, Tomatoes and Basil (v)
Chicken Cacciatora cooked in Red Wine with Tomatoes, Olives and Capers


18th(eve), 21st, 24th February and 1st March 2014

An expansive workshop which picks on few of Italy’s great dishes, working through the methods and reasoning behind them. When you know how to make these, you open the door to your own flavour combinations. To master a authentic Ragu Bolognese is a skill you will enjoy for life. The fabulous flour-free Torta caprese, a beautiful chocolate or lemon cake made with ground almonds, is a classic that will be appreciated by all.

Workshop Menu
Handmade Pasta
Rich and authentic Bolognese
Classic Basil pesto
Risotto with Gorgonzola and Walnuts
Torta caprese

Evenings of 20th and 25th February 2014

L’Aperitivo is an important ritual in the Italian culture. It’s the time for great canapés served with a light Prosecco, or classic Italian bitters to sharpen the appetite. In this workshop we will prepare fast and exciting Aperitivi in true Italian style. Bringing together fresh and seasonal ingredients, and enhancing the final presentation for entertaining in style.

Workshop Menu
Fritti Misti
Crispy Sage Leaves filled with Anchovies
Black and White Risotto, a Squid Ink and Parmesan Risotto
Marinated Zucchini filled with Ricotta and Herbs
Pancetta rolled with Goats Cheese, Walnuts and Pears


If you’d like to book a place for a day or evening session or have any questions, please contact us by email below.

GIFT VOUCHERS are available and will give you booking priority.