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Take a Cooking Class at Red Pump Kitchen

In Food & Drink, Things to Do in Charlottesville by xponent21

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Red Pump Kitchen is located in the heart of Charlottesville’s Historic Pedestrian Mall. This European cafe-style restaurant serves up Mediterranean and Tuscan dishes. Their award-winning wine program touches on their extensive wine selection. In addition to their delicious cuisine, they also host cooking classes. Take a cooking class at Red Pump Kitchen and learn how to serve up delicious dishes, just like they do!

Winter 2020 Cooking Classes

Red Pump Kitchen will host Winter 2020 Cooking Classes, perfect for any level of experience! Their cooking classes will educate attendees on their farm-to-table philosophy while helping them to create dishes based around their Italian and Tuscan cuisine. After going through a hands-on demonstration, everyone sits around the table to enjoy their creations. With a variety of classes offered, there’s a class for everyone!

Pizza 101

Pizza 101 will be offered at Red Pump Kitchen on January 26th from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm. Learn how Red Pump whips up their delicious pizzas. You’ll also be taught how to properly chop and prep vegetables, a skill you can take with you in any recipe you make! Next, you’ll discover how to pair the right wines with pizza. After the interactive cooking lesson, break bread (or pizza) with your classmates. The cost of this class is $65 and includes a meal and two glasses of wine.

Love Letter Pasta

Have you ever made pasta from scratch? Now’s your chance! On February 9th, Red Pump Kitchen will host their Love Letter Pasta Class from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm. Just in time for you to whip up something special for your loved one on Valentine’s Day, you’ll want to take note! With Red Pump’s Tuscan and Italian cuisine, what better place to learn how to make homemade pasta? Tickets are $65 and include a meal and two glasses of wine.

Knead to Know Gnocchi

For pasta lovers, Red Pump Kitchen’s Knead to Know Gnocchi Class is right up your alley. On February 23rd from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm, learn how to craft the perfect ricotta gnocchi! Additionally, you will learn how to create two different sauces: oyster mushroom crème fraîche, and a classic Italian salsa verde. Like the other classes, tickets are $65 and get you a meal and two glasses of wine.

Cavatelli per Favore

The last class on the winter schedule will teach you to create Cavatelli! This pasta originates from Southern Italy and is a staple at Red Pump Kitchen. In fact, they say it is one of the most fun kinds of pasta to make! Additionally, they say that you can make this yourself at home because it doesn’t require any particular equipment. Create two different sauces: a lamb sauce and a basil pesto. Your family and friends will enjoy your newly learned cooking skills after you take this class!

If you’re looking for something fun to do with friends, consider taking a cooking class at Red Pump Kitchen! Leave with a belly full of delicious food, and skills you can take home with you. Make your reservation today for one of their upcoming class!

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