• Classes will be held at Mona Lisa Pasta 921 Preston Avenue Charlottesville, VA
• Class duration will be 2 to 3 hours.
• Classes are light participation format unless otherwise noted.
• Class reservations are accepted with full payment.
• Credit card information is required for phone reservations.
• Payment by check or cash can be made at Mona Lisa Pasta or via mail.
• We reserve the right to cancel any class due to insufficient enrollment. We will notify you, then refund the      fee or apply it to another class as you so choose.
Class cancellations must be made at least two days prior to the scheduled date to receive a refund of the class fee.
• The focus of the classes will be home cooking with gourmet flair.
• Topics will be geared to easily obtainable ingredients, techniques and tips for the home kitchen, and professional presentation.
• Preparations will be of a complexity that will be welcoming to cooks of all knowledge levels.
• The community can look forward to special classes that feature guest chefs and food and wine experts.
• NEW- Dinner Parties in your home

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Upcoming Classes | Mona Lisa Pasta


November 30, 2016    Wednesday    7pm   $68   Participation


Autumn Apple Salad with Hazelnuts

Pork Cutlets / Calvados / Apples / Caramelized Onions

Roasted Butternut & Apple Gratin

Individual Apple Walnut Cakes

From savory to sweet the mighty apple can carry any course.  We’ll share some favorite apple recipes in this class featuring apples 4 ways.

January 10, 2017    Tuesday     7pm     $68    Participation


Potato Napoleans

Spinach Wrapped Snapper

Jolly Green Brussels

Chocolate Mousse Brulee

Michel Richard most notably of Citronelle & Central in DC sadly passed away in 2016.  We’ll honor his great place in American dining with this class featuring his recipes.

January 21, 2017    Saturday     7pm     $68    Participation


Come, learn how to “get it done” in the kitchen.  Knowing how to use your chef’s knife is probably the single most important skill.  We’ll make something to nibble from all the chopping that’ll be going on!

February 14, 2017    Tuesday    7pm   $75   Participation


Celery Root & Carrot Salad

Beef Burgundy / Spaetzle

Vacherin Glace

Bring your sweetie, a good friend, or just come to feel the love!  We’ll prepare a delicious, comforting meal with European flavors and a fantastic dessert!  A perfect way to celebrate the loveliest holiday!

March 1, 2017    Wednesday    7pm   $75   Participation


Columbian Style Ceviche

Yucatan Chicken Lime Soup

Pork in Oaxacan Mole

Rice Pilaf / Venezuelan Avocado Sauce

This menu tours several Latin American countries with epicurean delights.


Call Jim at 434-295-2494 or email to
Call Terre at 434-974-7444 or email to

Terre Sisson of Charlottesville Wine & Culinary and Jim Winecoff of Mona Lisa Pasta have teamed up to bring community cooking classes to the Charlottesville area.

Come..learn..taste..enjoy yourself in a relaxed environment. Upon arrival you will be served a light appetizer to take the edge off your hunger. A light meal of all the savory preparations will be served along with a complimentary glass of wine.

Jim Winecoff of Mona Lisa Pasta and Terre Sisson of Charlottesville Wine & Culinary present classes geared to the home chef who wants to enjoy cooking more. We focus on fine home cooking techniques and timesaving tips with a gourmet flair.

Call us now at 434-295-2494 to reserve your space.

Classes are held at Mona Lisa Pasta, 921 Preston Avenue.

A light meal of the prepared dishes is served along with a complimentary beverage.