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The cuisine of Central Italy - La Cucina Abruzzese


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The cuisine of Central Italy - La Cucina Abruzzese

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Description

Abruzzo, my native Region has a motto “Abruzzo, forte e gentile”, Abruzzo strong and kind. The food strongly reflects the environment. From hilly heartland we have the cuisine of the farmers, from the mountains we have the cuisine of the shepherds and from the sea in the coastal towns, the cuisine of the fishermen.

Simple cooking for the most part, but also famous for elaborate and unique dishes reserved for special occasions and for special guests.

What are my classes about?

  • Classes are interactive demonstrations, held at my home in Richmond.
  • I cater for a minimum of 4 people to a maximum of 8 people.
  • You will be welcomed into my home to enjoy a three course meal with a complimentary glass of wine, plus finger food before the meal.
  • Informal and highly entertaining, you will see each course prepared, cooked and then served at the dining table.
  • A full set of recipes for all the dishes prepared will be provided on the night and also emailed to you after the class.
  • The guests are expected to arrive at 6.30pm and classes will be over between 10 and 10.30pm.
  • If you would like more information please contact Sandra by emailing lacucina.disandra@ozemail.com.au.

Email us to take advantage of our SPECIAL OFFERS if you attend more than one class and for booking a class for 6 to 8 people, a real bargain!

lacucina.disandra@ozemail.com.au

FEEDBACK ON MY CLASSES:

As much as I loved the food and watching it being prepared in front of me, I think the part that I liked most was the lady herself. Sandra is clearly a lover of creativity and style and she shares a special intimacy with her participants that makes her lessons very real and honest. Attending a La Cucina Di Sandra cooking class is but a small invitation into Sandra’s world. Go visit the Italian lady in her beautiful Richmond home and get a taste of what REAL Italian cooking is all about. Thanks Sandra! Bree (www.imageffect.com.au) 

Before attending her class we had never met Sandra, but already we’re talking about how we can swing another trip to Melbourne. Sandra’s passion for Italy and generosity with her knowledge make this an experience worth travelling for. We drove eight hours from Adelaide to get to La Cucina di Sandra and it was indeed ‘vale la pena’ – worth the effort! Here’s all you need to know to book your own evening or buy a class for a friend. So go ahead – take a trip to Italy, if only for an evening. [Mary Louise (www.heartinabruzzo.me)]

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What you will learn
  • Discover the food of Abruzzo, one of the most versatile regions of Italy
  • Adapt Australian produce to Italian dishes exceptionally diverse
  • Prepare authentic Italian food from the Abruzzo region - the cuisine of the mountains and of the sea
What you will get
  • Partake in a three-course meal with a complimentary glass of wine, plus finger food before the meal
  • Enjoy learning through interactive demonstrations
  • A full set of recipes for all dishes enjoyed on the night

What to wear

Casual


Cancellation & Refund Policy

Cancellation and transfer policy: 

Please be aware that classes and gift vouchers are non-refundable. Cancellations received more than 14+ days of your booked class are entitled to reschedule into another class. A refund will not be given. Cancellations made 14 days or less of class date are non-refundable and non-transferable. Want to send someone in your place? Absolutely no problem – just let us know your friends’ name and contact details by either email lacucina.disandra@ozemail.com.au or phoning through the details. If, due to extreme and unforeseen circumstances, you cannot attend your class and you are within 14 days of class date, a $50 cancellation fee applies and is not negotiable. We are sure you appreciate the high cost of running the classes, purchases already made and the fact that seats cannot then be on-sold. If you cancel a class that has been booked through redemption of a gift voucher, the same terms and conditions as above will apply.
In the unlikely event that a class is cancelled or re scheduled by La Cucina di Sandra, a future class date will be offered or a refund can be arranged.

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Terms & Conditions

Cancellation and transfer policy: 

Please be aware that classes and gift vouchers are non-refundable. Cancellations received more than 14+ days of your booked class are entitled to reschedule into another class. A refund will not be given. Cancellations made 14 days or less of class date are non-refundable and non-transferable. Want to send someone in your place? Absolutely no problem – just let us know your friends’ name and contact details by either email lacucina.disandra@ozemail.com.au or phoning through the details. If, due to extreme and unforeseen circumstances, you cannot attend your class and you are within 14 days of class date, a $50 cancellation fee applies and is not negotiable. We are sure you appreciate the high cost of running the classes, purchases already made and the fact that seats cannot then be on-sold. If you cancel a class that has been booked through redemption of a gift voucher, the same terms and conditions as above will apply.
In the unlikely event that a class is cancelled or re scheduled by La Cucina di Sandra, a future class date will be offered or a refund can be arranged.

How do I know if my place in the class is confirmed?

All reservations are deemed confirmed once payment is received in full. You will also receive a confirmation email. Class reservations must be paid for at time of booking your place but please feel free to contact us, if you need a special allowance (eg. you do not get paid for another 3 days) and we will do our best to assist. You do still need to register for the class.

Can I bring a friend to watch?

Sorry but no. Only confirmed guests that have paid for a place in a class may attend. You are most welcome to come with a friend or partner with you however they will need to register and pay for their place in the class.

What about dietary requirements? 

We do our very best to accommodate certain dietary requirements however it is sometimes not possible with every dish within a particular class but again, so long as we know in advance, we do our very best. Please email any dietary restrictions to us at the time of your booking and well in advance of your class date. We are very happy to organise a vegetarian class, you can email us and we will be happy to design a bespoke class for groups of 4 to 8 people. Some of the scheduled classes are meatless, so just talk to us about your vegetarian needs.

How do I buy and redeem Gift Vouchers?

Please refer to the www.weteachme.com top navigation and click on Gift Vouchers, these menus will explain to you everything you want to know about Gift Vouchers.

Do you provide recipes to take home?

We certainly do, you will be provided with a full set of recipes of the dishes you will enjoy during the class you attend. We aim to inspire you to cook the dishes you enjoyed on the night!

Do I need to bring anything to a class? 

No need, everything will be provided.

Can I bring a camera to the class?

Yes you are welcome to bring a camera however video is not permitted. We request that you use discretion and consider other participants’ privacy if taking photographs. La Cucina di Sandra reserves the right to revoke this permission at any time during the class, without notice and at its sole discretion.

What do I wear to the cooking class?

Please wear appropriate and comfortable clothing.

Do you have a mailing list?

Yes, this is to ensure you are the first to know about new classes, special events, recipes and much more. You can sign up for our newsletter on our website www.lacucinadisandra.com.au or on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/lacucinadisandraau.

Do you have a Facebook page?

Yes, this is a great way for us to share information with you www.facebook.com/lacucinadisandraau so jump on over and click "Like" if you like what you see. We love posts and feedback and it is also a great way to keep you up to date with what we do and with the exciting happenings at La Cucina di Sandra.

Do you hold Private cooking classes, Corporate events, Hen's parties, Birthday parties, Christmas cooking classes and private dinners?

Yes, most definitely. We are also happy to design a bespoke class for you from our premises or at your home (kitchen permitting). Just jump onto our website www. lacucinadisandra.com.au  and click on the relevant section and if you still have some questions and want to talk to us please email us on lacucina.disandra@ozemail.com.au

Have we answered all your questions?

If not please do not hesitate to contact us at lacucina.disandra.com.au
 

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Mark

27 December 2018 • The cuisine of Central Italy - La Cucina Abruzzese

We totally enjoyed this experience. We leant a lot from watching Sandra make each of the dishes and then from tasting the result of each of the carefully thought out steps. Sandra has a deep level of knowledge on Italian cooking. She then adapts this knowledge to the ingredients available in Australia. Sandra also tells you where are the best places to buy ingredients at the best prices. Sandra goes beyond the food to make the total experience memorable. This is from the moment you arrive when Sandra introduces herself and welcomes you into her apartment that is beautifully decorated - it resonates with Sandra's character. Italian music in the background rounds out the experience. Sandra clearly has a passion for what she does and enjoys sharing her knowledge. We are looking to attending another ones of her events. Mark & Jacqui

Katerina

24 October 2018 • The cuisine of Central Italy - La Cucina Abruzzese

Sandra’s class was beautiful. I learned so much about Italian cuisine that I didn’t know and have left with some delicious new recipes to try at home and cook for guests.

Travis

11 August 2018 • The cuisine of Central Italy - La Cucina Abruzzese

Was very good, food was delicious, can't wait to cook my won versions.

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