Gnocchi are the magical lovechild of pasta and dumplings, versatile enough to be rustic and homey comfort food, or delicate and elegant special-occasion fare. Their secret lies in how easy they can be make to make from scratch, once you know how.
Chef Marc Sultanti will walk you through making two different kinds: a classic potato gnocchi, flecked with fresh herbs and quickly pan-seared to give them a delicious golden touch; a quick & easy versatile recipe that also works well with leftover sweet potato, squash or pumpkin. Chef Marc will also demonstrate the more elegant gnudi, a delicate, pillow-soft gnocchi made with fresh ricotta cheese infused with truffles, and served with a mushroom cream sauce.
This fun, hands-on workshop will teach you the basic techniques for making, preparing and storing your own homemade gnocchis, and provide ample time to make a batch to take home to eat or freeze.
Chef Marc Sultanti has worked at some of Toronto’s busiest and most popular kitchens, from Wayne Gretzkys, to the Esplanade Biermarkt, to places as diverse as Centro, Jump, Rosewater Supper Club, and The Spoke Club before becoming Head Chef at Le Petit Castor. Along with his work at Rakia and Pravda Vodka bar, Chef Marc currently works as a freelance chef, doing private catering and cooking classes at the LCBO.
Every Monday, The Depanneur invites TO’s best culinary talents to lead fun, hands-on workshops.