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.

 

< October 2018 >
SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
  1 2 3Thai Dinner--SOLD OUT!
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thai Dinner--SOLD OUT!Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$80.00 per person/BYOB: tom yum shrimp soup, corn fritters with a cucumber-peanut sauce, pork pad Thai, and red chicken curry with root vegetables,
4KOPPERS TEAM BUILDINGKOPPERS TEAM BUILDING 5Oktoberfest!
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Oktoberfest!Time: 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
$80.00 per person/BYOB: homemade Bavarian pretzels with a sweet mustard sauce, apple sauce, red cabbage, spaetzle with butter & parsley, weiner schnitzle (pork not veal), and apple strudel for dessert
6Oktoberfest!
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Oktoberfest!Time: 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
$80.00 per person/BYOB: homemade Bavarian pretzels with a sweet mustard sauce, apple sauce, red cabbage, spaetzle with butter & parsley, weiner schnitzle(pork not veal) and apple strudel for dessert
7Homemade Pie Class with Lunch
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Homemade Pie Class with LunchTime: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
$85.00 per person/BYOB: Learn to make the flakiest crust and turn it into delicious pies!
We will be making turtle pumpkin pie, apple, lemon meringue and a bourbon pecan pie
Lunch will be served and you will be taking home some tasty desserts!
8Moroccan Dinner
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Moroccan DinnerTime: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$80.00 per person/BYOB: chicken ginger lemon kebabs, citrus fruit salad with orange flower water, pork tagine with apricots & pistachios, honey raisin couscous, Knafah (sweet cheese dessert). mint tea & Moroccan coffee
9Greek Dinner:
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Greek Dinner:Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$80.00 per person/BYOB: lemon orzo soup, pastitsio (lasagna with ground beef and a beshemal sauce, panzanella salad and chocolate baklava sundaes
10Mexican Dinner
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mexican DinnerTime: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$80.00 per person/BYOB: puffy pork tacos, creamy tortilla soup, chicken tamale pie, and sopapilla cheese pie for dessert
11 12 13The KITCHEN by Vangura ClassThe KITCHEN by Vangura Classsee link above calendar
14Tuscan Dinner
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuscan DinnerTime: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$80.00 per person/BYOB: Pici (hand rolled semolina spaghetti) with hot sausage, swiss chard & peppadew sauce, panzanella tomato, bread & plum salad, chicken saltimbocca and a chocolate hazelnut tart with gelato
15Homemade Pasta Class
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Homemade Pasta ClassTime: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$80.00 per person/BYOB: Italian herb salad with frico chips, Tuscan mac & cheese with homemade farfalle, pici with broccoli & pancetta and Alla Familia bolognese sauce over fettuccine
16Southern Italian Dinner
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Southern Italian DinnerTime: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$80.00 per person/BYOB: olive tapanade bruschetta, mixed greens with Parmesan crisps, Sicilian meatloaf with a fresh cherry tomato compote, risotto with mushrooms, provolone & pancetta and chocolate hazelnut cannoli (homemade shells) for dessert
17Tasty Tacos (from scratch)
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tasty Tacos (from scratch)Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$80.00 per person/ BYOB: Learn to make corn and flour tortillas by hand and turn them into tasty tacos!
breakfast taco with fried egg, chorizo and chili jam
Buffalo shrimp taco with celery slaw and blue cheese drizzle
Hot and crunchy chicken tacos with a pineapple-habanero salsa
Thai "puffy taco" with pork, slaw & peanut sauce
18Indian Dinner
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Indian DinnerTime: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$80.00 per person/BYOB: , homemade naan, punjabi chicken kebabs, 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
19Private PartyPrivate Party 20Date 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: butter lettuce salad with blue cheese, bacon, pears & pumpernickel croutons, pork loin with a cider sauce, Brussel sprouts & figs in an agro dolce balsamic syrup, individual sweet potato casseroles with bacon & pecans, andpineapple upside-down carrot cake for dessert
21Holiday Yeast Breads & Lunch
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Holiday Yeast Breads & LunchTime: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
$85.00 per person/ BYOB: Cherry almond stollen, cream cheese Danish braid, cinnamon rolls plus a dried fruit & rum stollen. Perfect for entertaining, gift giving and all freeze well.
Soup and salad will be served for lunch
BRING CONTAINERS TO TAKE HOME GOODIES!
22Asian Favorites
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Asian FavoritesTime: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$80..00 per person/BYOB: and crab rangoons with a ginger sauce...Thai green mango salad and fried pork spring rolls...Korean Bimimbap with chicken, vegetables & rice
23Chinese Dinner
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Chinese DinnerTime: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$80.00 per person/BYOB: wonton soup, cold szechuan peanut noodles, orange chicken and General Tso's shrimp with broccoli
24French Dinner--SOLD OUT!
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
French Dinner--SOLD OUT!Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$80.00 per person/BYOB: Mussels Normande (calvados cream sauce with bacon and apples) roasted beet salad with walnuts, blue cheese & orange viniagrette, red vinegar chicken with French gnocchi and a grand marnier souffle
25Flour & Grain Alternatives
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Flour & Grain AlternativesTime: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$80.00 per person/BYOB: This is a class for people with carb "sensitivties/restrictions". You will receive information, substitutions and instruction as we cook the following recipes:
cauliflower pizza
crispy coated chicken Milanese
roasted potatoes
almond-coconut flour cake with berries
26Private PartyPrivate Party 27Pizza, Pastries & Limoncello
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Pizza, Pastries & LimoncelloTime: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$80.00 per person/BYOB: (dough made from scratch) pizza rolls with provolone & prosciutto, Italian salad with balsamic dressing, pesto pizza with cheese, artichokes, roasted red peppers and topped with fresh arugula, meat lovers pizza with red sauce, and a lemon Caprese torte with gelato Please bring 2 1/2 cups 'cheap' vodka in a glass jar. We will start your limoncello and you can finish it at home the next day.
28Holiday Yeast Breads & Lunch
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Holiday Yeast Breads & LunchTime: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
$85.00 per person/ BYOB: Cherry almond stollen, cream cheese Danish braid, cinnamon rolls plus a dried fruit & rum stollen. Perfect for entertaining, gift giving and all freeze well.
Soup and salad will be served for lunch
BRING CONTAINERS TO TAKE HOME GOODIES!
29Dairy Free Dinner
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dairy Free DinnerTime: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$80.00 per person/BYOB: This is a class for people with dairy sensitivites/restrictions. During this class you will be given information and instruction as we cook the following:
Butternut squash mac & cheese
Roasted red bell pepper soup
Salad with avocado dressings
Creamy chocolate mousse
30Tapas 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 with romesco sauce, and Spanish rice pudding
31Cajun-Creole Dinner:
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cajun-Creole Dinner:Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$80.00 per person/BYOB: muffaletta dip in a bread bowl, fried green tomatoes with bacon jam & pimento cheese, sausage & shrimp jambalaya and bananas Foster crepes with a grand marnier caramel sauce