A year and a half ago I was visiting Montalcino and met my good friend Giovanni. He needed a prep cook for a class he was giving for Sadie Nardini’s yoga retreat, and I happily volunteered. It was one of those “pinch me” moments, as we chopped veggies, spoke of food and life, and looked out upon this view. We became fast friends, and this year we attended his beautiful wedding. Another pinch me moment – he and Stefania, the party, the people, the food and wine…WOW!
And now they are both coming here for our American Thanksgiving celebration. Yay!!!
Then, the following week, Giovanni will offer a cooking class for Expat Kochen! Here’s a preview… Film isn’t so great – when I took this video had no idea I would end up using it like this, but anyway, sure had fun putting this together. Hope you enjoy and are intrigued to join the class!
We will hold the class on Tuesday morning, December 2nd. We’ll meet in the morning, cook together, then wine and dine for lunch. My apologies to all who cannot come at this time – work schedules and all. Expat Kochen events happen because of the generosity of people who donate their kitchens, and we are so appreciative! Sometimes we have daytime events, sometimes evening. (If you are interested in hosting an event, just send me an email and let’s brainstorm about it.)
We have a spectacularly beautiful kitchen for this class in Klein Basel, and the class will be limited to about 10 people total – so if you are interested please email me immediately. We are working on the menu – he’ll definitely teach us how to make his homemade pasta, and oh, I forgot to mention Giovanni is a professional pastry chef, so know we’ll do some kind of fabulous dessert! I am not sure about the rest of the menu – but know it will be wonderful. Cost will cover food – once I have the menu sorted will have those details for you via email. Think 40 Chf or less…
Looking forward! Email me here.