"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!
Fall is in the Air! Sunday October 6th, 2019, 4:00PM, Medford, MA Ready to get back in the kitchen after a summer of grilling? Than join Francesca Montillo, native Italian, cookbook author and Italian culinary tour leader for a fun and educational afternoon cooking some delicious recipes and eating the fruits of your labor!
Our menu for this class includes a first course of stuffed shells filled with a delicious stuffing of ground meat, parmesan cheese and seasonings, all sautéed in herbs and spices and dressed in homemade tomato sauce. Our second seasonal dish will be Chicken Marsala, so easy and delicious that it's sure to inspire all those who need chicken inspiration . And fall is the perfect season for some broccoli rabe sautéed in garlic and olive oil. And what would an Italian Sunday dinner be without dessert? We will be enjoying delicious pumpkin biscotti with espresso.
Join us for a fun, educational and social Sunday afternoon! Class is part demonstration, part hands-on, all-around fun! Register by clicking here. Class is in Medford, exact location will be sent upon registration.
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!
Arlington Community Education Springtime in Italy 1 SESSION: 5/16/19; 6:00pm - 9:00pm Springtime is almost here and with it comes vegetables bursting with flavor. Showcase the first signs of spring with earthy and Mediterranean flavors. Come learn to prepare a few simple, yet absolutely delicious dishes that you will want to add to your spring menus: a light, seasonal and delicious asparagus risotto, chicken Marsala, and a Sicilian salad. Register here.
5 Ingredient Italian Cooking 1 SESSION: 5/23/19; 6:00pm - 9:00pm Are you overwhelmed by lists of ingredients that are expensive, hard to find, and not easily used in other dishes? Join Francesca, author of the 5-Ingredient Italian Cookbook, for a fun class that will demonstrate that Italian cooking is all about quality over quantity. We will prepare a delicious cannellini cream as our antipasto, penne arrabbiata as our first course, lemon caper chicken as our main course, with a side of Roman-style spinach. Come learn family-friendly dishes that are pleasing and don’t call for a laundry list of ingredients! 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.