Class Schedules/Menus

OUR ANNUAL CULINARY TRIP TO TUSCANY IS SOLD OUT!!

To view the class calendar scroll down to the bottom of the page.

Class Policies:

  • Please call 412-362-0679 to register for class.
  • You can pay by debit card over the phone (note: we do NOT accept American Express nor Discover).
  • Alternatively, you can pay by check, mail to 5404 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206.  We need to receive your check within 5 days of your phone registration.
  • Please arrive 10 minutes early as class will start promptly on time!  We  have a large parking lot adjacent to out building at the intersection of Penn and Aiken.
  • Just like cultural/sporting events there is NO REFUND once you have registered for a class.  You may, however, send someone in your place.   If you give us 72 hours advance notice you may switch to another class. ABSOLUTELY NO CONSIDERATION FOR ‘NO SHOWS.
  • Gift Certificates are not refundable.  You may give them to another person if you do not want to come to class.
  • In case a class is canceled due to insufficient registration or inclement weather you may switch to another available class or receive a full refund.  Classes with less than 6 people will be canceled.
  • We reserve the right to make menu changes .
  • Please inform us of dietary restrictions/allergies when you register.  We will try and make some adjustments to accommodate your needs.
  • We would be happy to plan a class for people with special dietary needs (gluten free, vegetarian, lactose free, vegan, paleo etc). However, you would need to guarantee a minimum of 6 people for your class.
  • Children ages 8-12 can also attend class with a parent.  Half price for the child. Young adults 13 and up can attend an adult class on their own at full price.
  • PRIVATE PARTY means that particular date is already booked.
  • For information on classes at The Kitchen By Vangura click here

CULINARY EXCURSION TO TUSCANY (April 27-May 5, 2019…SOLD OUT!  But, I can put you on a cancellation list)

If you like a quiet and relaxing vacation where you will learn to cook authentic Italian foods in a luxurious villa on a 30 acre estate in the “Heart of Tuscany” than this is the trip for you!

Join us at the villa Torre del Tartufo built in the 1700’s in the heart of Tuscany (Arezzo-Cortona-Florence-Siena region)

  • hands on cooking classes with no more that 14 people (NO experience necessary…just the love of food!)
  • four late afternoon hands-on classes taught by an English speaking Italian chef in the kitchen of the villa
  • additional cooking classes can be added if requested
  • dietary restrictions and vegans will be accommodated
  • breakfast, lunch and dinner meals are prepared and served at the villa (meals on your own when sightseeing)
  • organic foods used in classes….some of which are grown in their organic garden on the estate
  • meals serve outside, weather permitting
  • dinner meals served with wine and a wonderful selection of after dinner drinks
  • mornings are free for sightseeing on your own (car rental available at Florence airport)
  • a full day guided culinary excursion to include a winery, olive oil tasting, cheese tasting and of course time for shopping!
  • participants receive a cookbook of authentic recipes
  • Torre del Tartufo villa is complete with ensuite bedrooms, pool, hot tub, sauna, massage area, mountain bikes, free WiFi, laundry facilities, and a communal lounge with computer, kitchenette and TV.
  • flight, insurance, meals out of the villa, and car rental are additional

please call Dorothy to be placed on a waiting list…412-362-0679

CLASS CALENDAR:

  • When you put your cursor on a particular class the menu, time and price will appear.  Then, call 412-362-0679 for registration and payment. 
  • The complete schedule is listed through December (arrow forward on the calendar) and I am currently working on January through February 2019.

 

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6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuscan DinnerTime: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$75.00 per person/BYOB: Italian sausage queso dip with crostini, spinach and bocconcini salad with fried pancetta & cherry tomatoes, chicken cacciatore over linguine, homemade cheese agnolotti (large ravioli) in a creamy artichoke sauce plus tiramisu for dessert
14Private PartyPrivate Party 15Private PartyPrivate Party 16
17Thai Dinner
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thai DinnerTime: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$75.00 per person: Thai chicken sliders with peanut sauce, rice noodles & shrimp with Thai pesto, pork panang curry with veggies & pineapple, green mango salad and chicken lemongrass dumplings
18Tex-Mex Favorites
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tex-Mex FavoritesTime: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$75.00 per person/BYOB: tortilla soup. huervos ranchero burritos, beef flautas with avocado crema, puffy chicken tacos, Mexican pizza and a pumpkin churros with chocolate-coffee sauce
19Private PartyPrivate Party 20Thai & Vietnamese Favorites
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thai & Vietnamese FavoritesTime: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$75.00 per class/BYOB: pork chao goi (egg rolls), green mango salad, chicken banh mi sandwich with apple slaw, tom yum shrimp soup and beef Pad Kee Mao (drunken noodles)
21Private PartyPrivate Party 22Private PartyPrivate Party 23Private PartyPrivate Party
24 25Appetz. Around the World/SO
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Appetz. Around the World/SOTime: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$75.00 per person/BYOB:
France: fondue with bread and fruit
Greece: spanikopita
Italy: ricotta stuffed eggplant rollatini with sauce
Vietnam: chicken banh mi sandwiches with apple slaw
Spain: stuffed dates with chorizo & blue cheese
USA: fried green tomatoes with pimento cheese & bacon jam
26Private PartyPrivate Party 27 28Vietnamese Dinner
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Vietnamese DinnerTime: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$75.00 per person/BYOB: Fisherman shrimp soup with pineapple & tomatoes, meatball lettuce wraps with peanut sauce, spicy orange ribs, Vietnamese fried rice and bananas stuffed with nutella and flambeed with rum
29Korean Favorites
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Korean FavoritesTime: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
75.00 per person/BYOB: Korean beef tacos, spicy spare ribs with kimchi fried rice, Korean dumplings and bulgogi chicken pizza
30THE KITCHEN by Vangura ClassTHE KITCHEN by Vangura Classsee link above calendar