Fun Social Dining and Classes at La Cucina Di Sandra Cooking School
Social dining was a feature at our recent Seafood cooking classes at La Cucina Di Sandra in Richmond. How to meet other foodies in Melbourne? Well, coming along to this cooking class enabled The World Loves Melbourne to meet other passionate foodies.
The group above included banking professionals, Richmond foodies, and Fairfax journalists from The Weekly Review. You can book with a private group or join up with others to meet and experience a night at La Cucina Di Sandra together.
A recent group included iconic Melbourne journalist and author Hilary McNevin, Adam CEO from Wine Compass, Lisa from Lisa Eats World, and Roz from In Love with Brunch, and fabulous Liz and Celestine Melbourne foodies.
Sandra has seen an escalation in bookings and popularity of her classes. Foodies are looking for points of difference; and La Cucina Di Sandra brings to the table a unique warm location, Sandra's engaging personality and knowledge, the ability to learn how to make sensational Italian dishes to cook at home, and a highly enjoyable dinner party at Sandra's table. Melbournians enjoy unique dining experiences and Sandra has been receiving excellent if not rave reviews.
Sandra is heaps of fun, teaching guests how to cook Italian meals that are authentic, where to buy your Italian groceries, the best pastas and shapes to use, and entertaining chat about all things food and her beloved Italy. Sandra is gaining popularity with corporate groups looking for something bespoke and fun! Perch yourself on a stool "ringside" and you enjoy chatting with Sandra and other guests. Sandra demonstrated how the dishes are cooked and she provides copious recipes and notes!
Mussels with a modern take on a traditional seafood and zucchini soup.
Sandra impresses with her Parmesan biscuits, to whet your appetite on arrival. She also prepares finger food in most classes, that could in fact pose as an entree. The Mussel and white bean soup with prosciutto (above) was a revelation with the combination of mussels and a cannellini soup a match made in heaven. Something to easily make at home!
The entrees are impressive and can be scaled up to become a main if desired. Sandra is an excellent chef; whether working with seafood, cheese, mushrooms or meat!
The dish above is packed with flavour from a superb stock; Baby penne with prawn ragu. The small penne complemented the size of the prawns.
By the time main course is demonstrated you feel like you've already become somewhat satiated.
Kingfish Parmigiana with burrata, eggplant and pomodorini. Sandra is known for her use of and flair with burrata!
Desserts are a showstopper at La Cucina Di Sandra Cooking School.
A traditional dessert from Puglia.
Crostoli and cherry sandwich. Sandra passes the ricotta through a fine sieve and folds with whipped cream together with sifted icing sugar and seeds of the vanilla bean.
For a night of foodie engagement, Italian cooking demonstration, and sheer fun, book yourself (group) a class at La Cucina Di Sandra!