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Upcoming Classes & Events


Cooking From the Farmers' Market: A Roman Holiday Feast

Saturday, December 15th

Join us for this special hands-on class featuring classic entrée items of the eternal city revisited through our local farmers' markets.


  • Puntarella Salad with Anchovy Dressing
  • Giant White Beans with Tomato and Dill
  • Bucatini
  • Ricotta and Egg Yolk Ravioli
  • Saltimbocca
  • Hazelnut Tart


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Monday, December 17th


The Italian Kitchen with Viola Buitoni

Tuesday, December 18th

As the winter holidays roll around, Italian homes see a constant coming and going of family and friends who drop in for merrymaking, often without notice. The repertory of any self-respecting Italian cook has a number of dishes for this time of the year that can either be prepared in advance and be ready to go in minutes or made quickly and scaled easily.


  • Gravlax al polline di finocchio (Wild salmon cured with fennel pollen)
  • Minestra svelta di pane alle bietole (quick bread soup with Swiss chard)
  • Torta di cipolle caramellate (Caramelized onions tart)
  • Palline di gorgonzola e mascarpone ai pistacchi (gorgonzola and mascarpone bites with pistachios)



Wednesday, December 19th



Thursday, December 20th


The Perfect Holiday Date Nite

Friday, December 21st

Don't let the holiday season slip away without sneaking in some quality time with your holiday honey or just some good friends.


  • Classic Caesar Salad
  • Linguini and Clams with Uni Butter
  • Garlic Bread
  • Chocolate Lava Cakes


The Asian Melting Pot

Saturday, December 22nd

Seize the izakaya trend with these delicious Japanese small plates. Join Linda Tay Esposito to whip out some tasty yet sumptuous izakaya favorites. What is "izakaya"? You will have to come and find out!


  • Chicken Hearts Yakitori
  • Grilled Beef, Enoki Mushrooms and Scallions Kushiyaki Rolls
  • Seared Scallops with Uni and Ponzu
  • Fried Chicken Karaage
  • Sake Manila Clams with Ikura
  • Mizuna with Goma


White Elephant Gift Exchange Pizza Party

Thursday, December 27th

So what to do with that gift sitting under the tree that you don't know what to do with? You re-gift it by bringing it to our first ever holiday White Elephant Gift Exchange! Bring a wrapped gift to exchange; and no, it's not THAT easy... there will be rules to follow, but we'll fill you in once you arrive. Besides gift giving, we'll prepare pizzas and a few retro food items like 7-layer dip, Swedish meatballs and perhaps bacon, ricotta and maple poppers. Oh, and don't forget the wine.


3rd Annual 'No Holiday Blues' Crab Feast

Friday, December 28th

Don't miss this celebration of our Bay Area favorite, Dungeness Crab. This class is fast becoming a Cavallo Point favorite, so book early.


  • Italian Sausage with Roasted Peppers and Onions
  • Penne Arrabiata
  • Cracked Crab (each guest will cook and clean their own)
  • Shaved Broccoli Salad with Crème Fraîche Dressing, Peppered Walnuts and Golden Raisins
  • Chocolate Pot de Crème


Fly Me to the Moon New Year's Eve Celebration

Saturday, December 29th

Celebrate the New Year before the actual New Year with an evening informed by classic dishes and music, Sinatra style.


  • Shrimp Cocktail with Remoulade and Oysters on the Half Shell
  • Classic Chopped Salad
  • Filet Oscar with a Classic Béarnaise Sauce, Fried Onion Rings
  • Sautéed Spinach with Garlic and Meyer Lemon Zest
  • Hassle beck Potatoes
  • Bananas Foster



Please note that the Cavallo Point Cooking School reserves the right to cancel classes up to 24 hours prior to the event. In this instance, a refund will be issued. Should you need to cancel your class reservation, you may do so within 72 hours of the scheduled class start time without penalty and a full refund will be extended.