Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Loved our Italian cooking class

Getting a couple a wedding present can be a difficult task. And if you don't like the idea of getting them hand towels or spoons from their registry then here's another present idea. Our really good friends found out that we were traveling to Italy on our honeymoon and arranged a cooking class in Rome as our present. And I wanted to share with you this wonderful gift...s

After 2 weeks of traveling it was wonderful to meet Chef Andrea Consoli who created a menu that could be created at home. Honey and I entered the air conditioned kitchen and was thrilled to meet the 7 other California cooking class participants.

Le Fate Restaurant is located on Trastevere Street in Rome. Chef Andrea was thrilled to find out that we lived in the Italian neighborhood in San Francisco as he used to cook at a restaurant down the street from Honey's work.

Our cooking class began in the kitchen where we familiarized ourselves with the fresh ingredients. I was super excited about learning how make fresh pasta.

Our meal began with cooking the appetizer zucchini parmigiana which was grilled and then layered with sauce and cheese. It was my favorite of the entire meal.

This was a picture of one of our cooking class friends. She was twelve and a genius in the kitchen. Her mother had just gotten engaged and the newly formed family was having a ball in Italy.

Chef Andrea moved on to teach us to make perfect risotto with asparagus and cheese. Plus he paired it with a regional wine. It was a religious experience!

For the third course we made an easy orange sauce chicken dish. After a long day at work this can be an easy and yummy entree to make.

Our dessert was a strawberry tiramisu and presented to me like this. Le Fate Italian cooking class made a fuss of us on our honeymoon and helped us make more wonderful memories. So if your thinking about a creative wedding present idea may I suggest this one? And if you go to Le Fate please tell Chef Andrea I say hello. Would you have liked a present like this one sweetie?


Stuff could always be worse said...

Wow these photos are so nice, love the dessert!

Laura said...

Stuff could always be worse: Thank you so much sweetie!

Namine said...

what a fabulous wedding gift!!

Joan said...

great pics!!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, I have always wanted to learn to make pasta from scratch. And you got to do all this and more, in Rome?! What an amazing gift. I'm sure you two will cherish that memory for a long long time. :)

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The Simply Luxurious Life said...

What a perfect wedding gift! It sounds like you had a wonderful time and you look beautiful.

I would love to guest post for you whenever you would like.

And you are at the top of my list of people I am asking when I need guest bloggers. Truly - I sincerely appreciated the opportunity to guest blog during the time you were away for you wedding.
Let me know when you need me and I'm all yours. =)

Joanna Jenkins said...

WOW! That is an awesome gift. Coking classes in Italy is one of my dreams. Yours looked wonderful.
Happy weekend, jj

Laura said...

Namine: It really was lovely!! Thank you sweetie...

Laura said...

Joan: Thanx lovely!

Rose said...

what a nice useful gift. i took a class cooking with wine, it was fun. Rose