Born and raised in Roma Italy I attended ALMA, the most prestigious culinary school in Italy run by the most prestigious Italian chef Gualtiero Marchesi. This is where I obtained my master of Italian cuisine degree. I then worked for several years in a michelin star restaurant in the region of Emilia-Romagna, before moving to NC.
Our Sommellier Giueseppe and Chef Paolo will each bring their unique gifts of wine and food knowledge and create pairings to change the way you think about food. Come as a couple, single or a group and enjoy a fantastic taste experience.
January Classes Have A New Twist: Wine Pairings!
Each food class will include the food you cook AND a wine tasting after the cooking class. You also have the ability to purchase the wines you taste at 50% off!
Each class has a Minimum of 6 and a Maximum of 12 people.
January 18th 2020 Cooking Class
Gnocchi with Gorgonzola cheese and walnut (hands on) – Featuring Rosso di Montefalco wine.
Master Butcher Giuseppe Cagnoni will teach the craft of all animal butchery, using techniques to reduce waste and bring out the best cuts of meat. (Coming Soon).
I grew up on a farm in Umbria, Italy, where I learned how to grow food and transform it. Working in my family butcher shop I developed the knowledge and expertise in the art of animal butchery and salumeria (charcuterie). After graduating from Culinary School, I went to London, England, where I worked in a very upscale restaurant and learned the English language. I relocated to the US in San Francisco CA, and I acquired a sommelier certification. Soon after I opened my own restaurant and a wholesale import business of organic italian food. After 15 years in California I decided to expand my business to the East Coast. I moved to Miami and opened another restaurant that specializes in charcuterie, named best new restaurant 2013 by ocean drive magazine. Today I am very excited to start this new adventure in Durham NC.