This workshop takes place at Culinarium, 1215 Weston Rd.
Join Chef Anthony Sestito of Pastaio for a fun, hands-on class exploring a wide range of traditional Italian filled pastas. You’ll ease into the class with a complimentary antipasto platter on arrival, and then dive into learning how to make a simple and versatile fresh egg pasta dough from scratch, with an emphasis on choosing the right flours and the importance of resting the dough. Then, working with selection of delicious fillings such as spinach or butternut squash & ricotta, as well as classic tortellini and Piedmontese meat fillings, you will review a variety of filled pasta shapes and styles. There will be a discussion of the pairing of different shapes and sizes with their traditional fillings as you learn how to fill and shape classic Ravioli, Cappelletti & Cappellacci, Triangoli/Fazzolletti, Balanzoni, Tortellini, and Agnolotti del Plin. The class culminates in a light lunch of Cappellaci Di Zucca, with sage, pine nut & pancetta, with a selection of wine, beer, and soft drinks available for purchase. Any extra pasta made in class can be taken home, along with PDF recipes and new skills to impress your friends!
$79 + HST
Anthony Sestito is the head Chef of Pastaio, one of the leading suppliers of specialty handmade Italian pastas to many of Toronto finest restaurants. Building on his Italian heritage and more than 14 years experience working in some of the GTA’s top kitchens, along with several in-depth trips to Italy to study pasta traditions from Bologna to Rome, Anthony founded Pastaio in 2020 to dedicate himself to becoming a full-time pastaio (pasta maker). @_pastaio_