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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 beverage.

Jim Winecoff and Terre Sisson 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.

Upcoming Classes | Mona Lisa Pasta


NOVEMBER 16, 2017    Thursday    7pm   $68   Participation


Beet Salad with Chevre Mousse

Braised Lamb Shanks

Potatoes with Crumbs and Fried Sage

Chocolate Hazelnut Semifreddo

We'll roast up some beets then create a fantastic Fall salad.  Perfectly braised local lamb shanks will be paired with crispy "not fried" potatoes.  Semifreddo is like eating a half frozen delicious cloud.

December 4, 2017    Monday    7pm   $68    Participation


Grilled Bread / White Bean Puree / Sauteed Greens

Grilled Whitefish with Parsley Pine Nut Sauce

Broccolini with Hazelnuts

Blood Orange Semolina Cake / Candied Orange Peel

This meal wouold be perfect for a Christmas Eve celebration.  It's easy on the cook with a wintery bruschetta, simple fish sauce, orange peel that can be candied ahead, and an un-iced satisfying cake.

January 17, 2018    Wednesday    7pm   $68    Participation


Artichoke Soup / Mint Gremolata

Bolognese Sauce with Spaghetti Noodles

Caramelized Pears / Mascarpone

This tangy sprite soup is perfect before a pasta dish.  Everyone should know how to make a fantastic classic Italian Bolognese sauce.  Pears that have been caramelized yet still have a firmness are more than delicious.

February 8, 2018   Thursday    7pm   $68    Participation


Chickpea & Shrimp Soup

Pork Tenderloin in a Spinach & Speck Jacket

Gratin of Zucchini & Tomato

Filomena's Apple Cake

"You had me at soup" is what you'll be saying after tasting this delicious concotion.  Easy elegant main and side are the correct direction on Cupid's day.  Impress your sweetie with a cake that looks like a flower and tastes even better.


Call Jim at 434-295-2494 or email to monalisapasta@earthlink.net


Call Terre at 434-974-7444 or email to terre@wineandculinary.com


•  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


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