Go to Class: Fruits de Mer at Spruce, Cooking with Rosetta


Cooking with Rosetta. Photo: © tablehopper.com.

~SPRUCE~ chef John Madriaga is teaching a Fruits de Mer cooking class on Saturday May 9th from 11:30am to 2:30pm (this would make an awesome early Mother’s Day gift or experience). The class will cover selecting and caring for seafood, along with preparation techniques. At the end of the class, you’ll sit down to a multicourse lunch with wine pairings, including dishes like abalone à la meunière and whole fried snapper. Tickets are $200 per person and include the class, lunch, wine pairings, and recipes to take home.

There are still more Italian cooking tricks to learn from Rosetta Costantino, and fortunately she’s got a whole slew of classes coming up. On Friday May 15th, check out Taste of Sicily at 6:30pm, or a Taste of Calabria on Saturday July 11th. Most of the classes are happening at Paulding and Company Kitchen in Emeryville, but check her website for individual class information and tickets.

Want Rosetta’s cooking but maybe want someone else to just cook it for you? You’re not lazy, you’re just relaxing. Fortunately, there’s a special dinner at ~VIA UNO~ in Half Moon Bay on Wednesday May 20th. Chef Giuseppe Sarubbi will be preparing dishes from Rosetta’s books, and she’ll be there, talking about the dishes and signing copies of the books. You can check out the menu here. The evening will begin at 6:30pm with cocktails, followed by the dinner, which costs $80 per person or $110 with wine pairings. Save your spot by calling the restaurant. 2810 Highway 1 North at Roosevelt, Half Moon Bay, 650-560-8858.