"There's nothing more romantic than Italian food." - Elisha Cuthbert
Sunday Supper Cooking Classes
The "Sunday Supper" Cooking Classes are intimate culinary experiences held in a private home in Medford, MA. The classes are limited to a small group and a full meal is prepared together by the students then enjoyed family-style in our dining room. Written recipes are provided so students can replicate the meal at home. Classes are part demonstration and part hands-on. Everything prepared by the group is enjoyed afterwards.
Class sizes are purposely kept to a minimum in order to foster a harmonious experience and enjoy a family-style dining experience afterwards. Classes sell out quick so don't delay signing up!
Winter is in the Air - Italian Cooking Class Sunday January 20th 2019, 11:00AM, Medford, MA Winter is here which means it's time for some heart-warming dishes. This is a wonderful time to return to the kitchen and learn some new, heartier recipes that you can share with friends and family over the months to come. Join us on January 20th as we prepare some winter favorites that are far easier than you might expect. The menu for this class includes mushroom ragu' over rigatoni, hunter-style chicken cacciatore and cannellini beans with broccoli rabe sautéed in olive oil . A delicious limoncello cake will be prepared ahead (recipe provided) and will end the meal, served with espresso, of course. Space is limited so be sure to sign up here!
Private culinary lessons are available upon request. These are fun opportunities to gather a small group of friends and enjoy a few hours cooking, learning and socializing. Group size, menu, pricing and timing to be discussed during an initial consultaiton. These can be hands-on or just presentation. Every event is different and can be tailored according to your specifications! Our kitchen or yours!! Please inquire within. Gift certificates are availble! Contact us here for more info!
Eataly Boston Back to Basics: Pollo Alla Siciliana 1 Session: 2/12/19; 5:30 - 6:30pm A visit to Sicily might lead you to believe that every dish originating from this region contains olives. With thousands of perfectly groomed olive trees, Sicilians will add olives to many dishes as they add not only depth of flavor, but also a good amount of satiating sustenance. In this class, we will prepare “Pollo alla Siciliana,” a one-pot wonder that utilizes key Sicilian ingredients, such as olives. The final result will be a delectable dish that is satisfying and comforting, ideal for cold winter nights. CLASS IS FULL Arlington Community Education 5 Ingredient Italian Chicken 1 SESSION: 1/24/19; 6:00pm - 9:00pm Learn to prepare delicious pasta dishes without the hassle and cost of unnecessary or hard-to-find ingredients. Economical and versatile, pasta is a kitchen staple. Chef Montillo will show you how less is more! Come learn new recipes that will inspire you to spend more time in the kitchen and less time eating out, including penne arrabiata, pasta with beans, and pasta aglio olio. Register here. Valentines Day Special - Couples Cook Italian 1 SESSION: 2/14/19; 6:00pm - 9:00pm Tired of waiting in overcrowded and overpriced restaurants on Valentine’s Day? Here’s an idea: you and your love join Chef Francesca Montillo in preparing a memorable dinner to mark the occasion. Each couple will prepare pasta alla carbonara, chicken in white wine, and peas and pancetta sautéed in olive oil. Then for dessert we’ll make tiramisu. Learn new culinary skills while spending quality time with your significant other. As always, enjoy laughs cooking alongside other couples. The evening will include additional treats prepared by Chef Montillo, as she sets the stage for a fun Valentine’s Day cooking adventure. Feel free to bring your beverage of choice. Limited to 5 couples. Tuition includes all food fees. This class fills quickly! Register Here.
5 Ingredient Italian Chicken 1 SESSION: 2/28/19; 6:00pm - 9:00pm Chicken can lend itself to a variety of recipes, yet we find ourselves making the same ones every week. Let’s revamp the chicken dinner. Each recipe will include only five core ingredients, most of which you will likely have on hand. Recipes will be ideal for weeknight dinners but impressive enough to serve at a dinner party. Recipes may include lemon caper chicken, chicken peperonata, drumsticks in red sauce, and chicken breasts with balsamic glaze. Register here.
"I was lucky enough to attend a cooking class with Francesca last Sunday and it was a fantastic experience. The cooking was leisurely with all the students taking part under Francesca's direction. When it was ready, Francesca's family joined us in a beautiful dining room to chow down. The prepared meal was delicious and the company even better! Plus, doggie bags! Highly recommended. GO!" - Karen Lee
"I've taken 2 of Francesca's cooking classes and they've been awesome. Both times I learned how to cook risotto so now I can cook it at home and for family. The second time I helped others since I had become an experienced risotto chef. She's knowledgeable and experienced, calm and clear in her instructions. She provides clear documents with the recipes which makes it easy to take it home and cook her wonderful recipes. Everything has been delicious!" - Karen Bloom
"I've been wanting to learn to make pizzelle for a very long time. They are so beautiful and fancy, yet light. I have always bought the store kind but I know the homemade ones are better. I took Francesca's baking class because I knew we would make these. With her instructions, I learned the proper method for making these delicious cookies. I'm so excited at how easy they were to make! While we learned to make four cookies in class, all which I will repeat at home, the pizzelle alone were worth it!" - Emily Casella
“I thoroughly enjoyed the “All About Pasta” class with Francesca Montillo. It was interactive, fun and easy. I have used the recipes since taking the class, and they are some of my favorites." – Cathie Buckley
"The classes were very well organized, the variety of recipes was excellent and the guidance/teaching was excellent. The classes were fun and enjoyable for all ages and experience levels. Both myself and my daughter enjoyed it very much." - Geraldine C.
"Francesca's cooking class was an expected delight. I have taken classes, but none so comfortable, delicious, and simple to repeat at home. I am a dedicated follower of Francesca and her true Italian everyday recipes that make me long for my ancestors and their love of family and home." - Anna M.
"Francesca taught simple yet delicious meals I have already cooked multiple times while offering knowledge and tips withheld by following recipes." - Catherine Chan
"The Italian cooking class was a fun way to spend time with my boyfriend, making delicious pasta dishes. We're avid cooks, but we still learned some new tricks and learned how to prepare an ingredient we hadn't cooked with before!" - Melanie Yarbrough
"Ciao! I've had the pleasure of attending 2 classes with Francesca. She knows her stuff. Her classes are fun and low key. She teaches simple recipes that enabled me to go home and cook Italian food. Having been to Italy twice and a student of Italian, that is amazing. One class was in her home, which gave us an opportunity to really learn how to make all the dishes and enjoy them together Italian style, with wine of course. I've used some of the skills she taught in other recipes. And now I make risotto, from scratch, stirring constantly. My family and my Thanksgiving celebration were very pleased with this new skill. Francesca has a simple cannoli recipe that I am looking forward to trying. I look forward to taking her Italian cooking tours to Italy in the coming years. Perfetto!"- Karen B.