The Pugliese tradition of preparing simple, healthy meals using locally grown food and beloved extra virgin olive oil is passed on in our very popular cooking classes. True, authentic southern Italian cuisine is celebrated as our guests participate in preparing their meal. After working up the appetite, the lights are dimmed and dinner is served. The rest of the evening is so wonderful, you’ll just have to come and see! Guided by Cinzia or occasional guest chefs.
Paint & Sip
Truly a fun way to tap in to your creative side, and if you don’t have one you will find it during our Paint & Sip classes. If you can lift your wine glass, you can lift your paintbrush – and the rest is fun, laughter and your very own masterpiece! Bring friends or come on your own, either way come as you are and we take care of the rest!
Once you take our Limoncello making class everyone will want to be your best friend. We take you through the steps to make this famous southern Italian after-dinner liqueur. Roll up your sleeves and enjoy the citrusy aroma as we prepare a batch together. Don’t worry – we send you off with the recipe and a few other surprises!
Let us help you plan your private event. Customized options available. Send us an email to request an event.
- Birthdays and special occasions
- Corporate parties and team building
- Open house style wine & olive oil tasting
Italian Movie Night
Make it a night in with us as we enjoy a classic Italian movie with English subtitles. A great way to practice your Italian language listening skills! We provide appetizers and wine. If we catch you snoozing you have to sing for us after!
Olive Oil Education
What in the world does extra virgin mean? If there is cold pressed, is there hot pressed? Why do some olive oils taste different than others? Can you cook with it or not? We’ll cover all these topics and more in our informative olive oil education experience. Subscribe to our email list to be notified of our next class.
Our events include wine, appetizers and dessert. Contact us for details.
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6300 South Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34231
Mon. - Fri. 12 - 5
Sarasota Farmers Market
Saturdays 7am to 1pm
The Market at Lakewood Ranch
Sundays 10am to 2pm