What’s the difference between marinara, Bolognese and pomodoro sauce? Which cut of pasta is the best to pair with what sauce? Food lovers will no longer have to struggle with these questions as they are invited to attend Ariccia Trattoria & Bar’s Tour d’Italia Cooking Classes hosted by Ariccia’s Culinary Team. The intimate classes will be hosted the first Wednesday of the month and will take place on July 11, August 8, September 5, October 3, and November 7 in Enoteca, the Private Dining Room at Ariccia at 6:30 p.m. Classes are limited to 14 attendees and the cost is $100 per person. Attendees will be able to sample their creations, which will be paired with select wines, and they will be able to savor the moment at home with a take-away basket containing fresh pasta, basil pesto (made with basil from the Ariccia herb garden), Ariccia’s traditional tomato sauce, a small block of cheese from the featured region, and a signature Ariccia apron. Reservations required: 334.321.3179.
Each month, the classes will highlight a different region of Italy and a specific type of dish. The guests will learn the art of making pasta dough from scratch and will learn how to create various types of pasta from tagliatelle to tortellini as well as how to prepare a signature sauce from the featured region. Attendees will also learn the art of making appetizers and desserts.