I went to one of the cooking classes at Purcell Murray in Brisbane (not Benicia) a couple weeks back, and I gotta tell ya, it's a nice little setup. Friendly people, social vibe, good food, and man, what a gorgeous showroom. It's like Euro stove porn over there, and it takes only 15 minutes tops coming from the City.
On Saturday, March 25th, is a Southern Italian cooking class with the popular Bay Area cooking teacher, ~ROSETTA COSENTINO~. She's Calabrese, so she also gets a high-five from me. This will be a hands-on class, where you learn the Pugliese classic pasta dish, Orecchiette con Cime di Rape/"little ears" tossed with broccoli rabe, in addition to roasting a whole sea bass under a crust of salt (Pesce sotto Sale), creating a dish of baked fennel (Tortiera di Finocchio), and preparing decadent cream puffs filled with fresh ricotta cream (Sfinge di San Giuseppe). When it's time to sit down and feast on the treats you've prepared, you'll be additionally spoiled with a selection of Italian wines to accompany the meal. Buon appetito, for sure.
185 Park Lane
Saturday, March 25