15, Sep, 2019
Class Schedules/Menus

Class Schedules/Menus


*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 our 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.
  • We DO NOT offer children’s classes or parties but interested 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.
  • For information on classes at The Kitchen By Vangura click here


May 30 – June 6, 2020

  • $2495 plus airfare

  • 7 nights accommodations

  • 5 authentic Greek cooking classes

  • Local excursions, swimming & water sports available

  • Daily breakfast, 6 lunches, 7 dinners

  • Wine included with meals

  • 1/3 deposit not due until October 2019

  • Only six spots remaining! For more information, call Dorothy at 412-362-0679



< August 2018 >
      1Private Party
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Private PartyTime: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
2Mexican Dinner--CANCELED
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mexican Dinner--CANCELEDTime: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$80.00 per person/BYOB, shrimp tostadas with pineapple salsa, chicken tamale pie, mexican slaw with jalapenos, cabbage, & red bell peppers, and a frozen margarita tart for dessert
3Thai & Vietnamese Favorites--SOLD OUT!
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thai & Vietnamese Favorites--SOLD OUT!Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$80.00 per person/BYOB: Chicken banh mi sandwiches with spicy mayo, pickled vegetables & herbs, corn fritters with a cucumber-peanut sauce , green mango salad, and a Thai spring roll with pork and a spicy dipping sauce
4Bachelorette PartyBachelorette Party
5 6Tuscan Dinner
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuscan DinnerTime: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$80.00 per person/ BYOB: bruschetts with caponata & goat cheese, heirloom tomato, peach, and burrata salad with balsamic drizzle, chicken Milanese with a sage butter sauce and cacio e pepe (homemade fettuccine with cheese & black pepper and lemon zabaglione with fresh berries for dessert
7Homemade Pasta Class
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Homemade Pasta ClassTime: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$75.00 per person/BYOB: tomato & mascarpone bruschetta with a balsamic drizzle, peach and tomato panzanella salad, fettuccine carbonara, ricotta & spinach ravioli in a butter pistachio sauce, potato gnocchi with tomato butter sauce
8Indian Dinner
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Indian DinnerTime: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$80.00 per person/BYOB: Indian pork tacos with mango chutney, homemade naan, tomato-date chutney, cucumber & mint riata, butter chicken with golden basmati rice mixed with apricots, almonds, & granny smith apples, and kheer (rice pudding) for dessert
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
STOVETOP CLAMBAKETime: 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
$80.00 Per person/ BYOB: clam chowder, watermelon, garlic bread, peach shortcake with ice cream and a stovetop clambake with lobster, shrimp, chorizo, potatoes, clams and corn.
12Asian Favorites
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Asian FavoritesTime: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$75.00 per person/BYOB: Chinese peanut noodles, pork pot stickers...Thai fried calamari on puffed rice noodles & and. Vietnamese beef banh mi sandwiches with spicy mayo, herbs and pickled vegetables
13Private Party
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Private PartyTime: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
14Private PartyPrivate Party 15CLOSEDCLOSED 16French Dinner
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
French DinnerTime: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$80.00 per person/BYOB: nectarine & peach salad with lavender syrup, pecans, & blue cheese, asparagus a la Polonaise, chicken in brandy with apples, bacon, onions & baguette slices and a lemon almond souffle for dessert
17The KITCHEN by Vangura ClassThe KITCHEN by Vangura Classsee link above calendar for specifics 18Date Night Dining--SOLD OUT!
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Date Night Dining--SOLD OUT!Time: 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
$160.00 per couple/BYOB: shrimp cocktail with a spicy orange balsamic sauce, herb crusted grilled sirloin steak with a fresh tomato and herb salsa, cheesy pull apart bread, asparagus and blueberry pie with ice cream
19Polish Favorites
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Polish FavoritesTime: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$75.00 per person/BYOB: Variety of perogies, haluski, stuffed cabbage rolls and chrustiki (fried dough) for dessert
20 21Tapas of Madrid
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tapas of MadridTime: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$80.00 per person/BYOB: marinated olives, steamed mussels with chorizo & baguette slices, Spanish omelet wrapped in serrano ham with a piquillo pepper relish, grilled zucchin with salsa verde grilled shrimp in a garlic-wine sauce, deep fried peppers tossed in sea salt plus Spanish rice pudding
22CLOSEDCLOSED 23Thai Dinner
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thai DinnerTime: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$75.00 per person/BYOB: Bang, bang shrimp,, salmon with a pesto topping and a raspberry sauce, fried rice with pineapple, cashews and grapes, cold peanut noodle salad with napa cabbage, sweet bell peppers, carrots & cilantro
24Private PartyPrivate Party 25Pizza, Pastries & Limoncello
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Pizza, Pastries & LimoncelloTime: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$80.00 per person/ BYOB: (doughs & sauces made from scratch) mini cheese & ham calzones, Italian salad with balsamic dressing, hot sausage & mushroom pizza, gourmet white pizza with sun dried tomato pesto, chicken & feta, Hazelnut tart and tiramisu.
Please bring 2 1/2 cups of 'cheap' vodka in a glass jar. We will start your limoncello and you can finish it at home the next day.
26Amalfi Coast Dinner--SOLD OUD!
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Amalfi Coast Dinner--SOLD OUD!Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$80.00 per person/BYOB: bruschetta with caponata, fish with a lemon caper beurre blanc sauce, green peas & pancetta risotto, Heirloom tomato, strawberry, mozzarella & pink peppercorn salad with a Balsamic drizzle and a hazelnut tart for dessert topped with chocolate hazelnutt gelato.....plus limoncello!
27Greek Dinner:
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Greek Dinner:Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$80.00 per person/BYOB: Greek lemon soup, Greek panzanalla veggie salad , spanikopetia, baked chicken with orzo and kataifi almond & walnut pastries in shredded phyllo dough
28Southern Cookin'!
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Southern Cookin'!Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$75.00 per person/BYOB: mac and cheese soup, ambrosia salad shrimp & grits plus a bourbon pecan pie for dessert