Italian Cooking Class Yarra Valley
Cook Signature Gnocchi with Head Chef Fondata 1872
You know it is a very special cooking class when you can combine an expert chef with the signature dishes of the restaurant visited.
This is what you can expect on Friday mornings at Fondata 1872 located in Kangaroo Ground, the gateway to the Yarra Valley.
Head Chef Chris Lillico, will share the secrets for making the well-known Gnocchi dishes, local favourites at Fondata 1872 in the Yarra Valley. This is fabulous, fun and informative class to perfect your gnocchi making and impress your family and friends at home as you take recipe cards with you after class.
Pan Fried Gnocchi with Pumpkin Sage and Walnuts and Ricotta Gnocchi, tomato Ragu, Fior di latte and Basil
You’re in good hands with Chris Lillico whose Italian heritage and early experiences in Italian and European kitchens helped him develop his passion for Italian cuisine. Born in New Zealand then having cutting his teeth in some of Melbourne’s classic Italian restaurants before heading to New Zealand to hone his skills. Chris travelled and worked through out Europe and Italy bringing back to Australia his love of food and Italian culture. His passion for Italian Cookery is reflected in the Fondata menu with Gnocchi and one of those dishes that you may remember forever.
The gnocchi recipes reflect seasonal, local produce, made in the style of Nonna and full of flavour. Master the basics of Italian cuisine from simple sauces to pasta and gnocchi making, and make a simple risotto confidently. Once you have the basics down pat, you can experiment at home with traditional Italian flavours