Italian’s Allegria cooking classes have been a success!

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In May Italian Allegria organized a two-day event in Zurich: four separate cooking classes with internationally renowned chef Andrea Sposini. These classes where conceived as a journey in Italian cuisine as well as in Italian culture and history and they had been successful beyond our imagination.

The attendees came from many European nations ad Switzerland, Austria or Denmark and their age ranged from 28 to 72 years old. All of them were really curious and willing to learn while having fun and tasting some great food.

In this particular occasion we are reporting on, the cooking class was about the cherry and its many uses: “The Cherry on the… Plate. When cherries meet meat and cheese”.

The people became more chatty and cheerful, they started to cook under Sposini supervision, and we saw many of them taking precious notes about some cooking tips. Andrea Sposini guided everybody and gave many great advices while talking about the history and tradition of those dishes: the lunch was all about cherries so we ended up using more than ten kilos of that delicious fruit!

The class started from the lengthier recipe, the cherry cake, then moved on to what has been the king of the table, a pork fillet braised in red wine, served with cherries and beets. We cooked the pork with the new roner cooking technique as explained by Sposini and everybody seemed intrigued by this cooking method.

We the proceeded with a particularly tasty and original hors d’oeuvre, the gorgonzola pâté served with a cherry and zucchini flower salad: the special touch was the bio oil by Maria Bitonti.

Last but not least, we prepared the cherry risotto that was cooked with a touch of Negramaro Cantine San Marzano, a deep purple red wine with rich and complex scent and notes of spices, berries, and cherry jam.

The attendees seemed really happy with the dinner and were already asking informations about the next cooking classes, while chatting with one another and exchanging addresses and social network contacts, talking about lifestyle, work, travel and other subjects.

We noticed that these classes have this great social value: people come not only to learn how to cook, but also to exchange experiences and broaden their social network, while having fun and tasting some delicious food and wines.

Italian Allegria will surely organize more cooking classes like these: to keep in touch with all our events and offers please visit often our website,
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