A hands-on cooking class culminating in dinner served with wine.
Viola’s wildly popular class on pasta for the holiday table returns in 2014 with new ideas to stir your inner Italian cook. This menu is sure to wow your family and friends!
Spaghetti alla spoletina
spaghetti in black truffles and anchovy sauce
Tortelli di magro
spinach and chard tortelli for Christmas Eve
Timballo di pasta alla Napoletana
Neapolitan style pasta pie
Viola Buitoni, a direct descendant of the famed pasta and chocolate family, hails from Perugia, in the heart of Umbria. She came to the US in 1985 for a business degree, but soon after graduation found herself drawn back into the genetic passion for food. In New York City she started Buitoni & Garretti, a catering kitchen and Italian fine foods shop. Here in San Francisco Viola can be found giving lectures on Italian food traditions and trends and cooking classes in collaboration with the SF Italian Cultural Institute and Italian Consulate. She also teaches "The Italian Kitchen", a monthly workshop at the Cavallo Point Lodge Cooking School; and an ongoing series of food articles and cooking videos for MissionLocal.org, a UC Berkeley's School of Journalism blog based in San Francisco's Mission District where Viola lives.