Dear Ben,

I have lived in Italy many years and spend all my summers in Liguria and Lecce and can teach you dozens of pastas, so please do let me know the selection you would like. Here is what I propose, but open to your suggestions! We can do fresh and dry pasta if you wish. I will of course bring my pasta machine!

Rigatoni Arrabbiata

Rigatoni Cacio e Pepe

Spaghettone Cacio e Pepe

Spaghetti all' Amatriciana

Spaghetti Vongole

Bolognese ragù with Fresh Papardelle

Lobster linguine with prawns

Spaghetti with mussels

Linguine with Wild Mushrooms

Pesto Pasta

Pork meatballs with tagliatelle

Strozzapreti with chicken stock, truffle, butter and Parmesan

Spaghetti puttanesca

Bucatini with Cornish crab, chilli and lemon butter

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Dear Ben!

I am originally from Moscow, and relocated to New York at a young age. While in NYC, I worked under Daniel Bouloud and later moved to Paris, where I lived in Julia Child's apartment and learnt THE French way of living !!!!
Always inspired by Japan, I headed to Tokyo where I worked with Zaiyu Hasegawa at DEN, a two Michelin star restaurant which was named TOP 50 Best Restaurants in Asia. My biggest mentor was Pascal Aussignac, who I had the pleasure of working with in his Michelin star restaurant Club Gascon in London. I have spent every summer since my childhood on the coast of Italian Liguria and learned how to make fresh pastas. Additionally, I have 10 + years of private chef experience, collaborations and food styling. I offer cooking classes, private plated dinners, small/large gatherings.
I am extremely passionate about quality on all levels and work to ensure that all the elements within the event are as perfect as possible. I am fully vaccinated with a booster and safety is my number one priority. I focus on seasonal ingredients (farmers markets, trusted butchers like Ottomanelli Brothers and fishmongers like Citarella, Chelsea Market and Dorian's). I will make sure that your cooking class will be absolutely fabulous and work with you to ensure that everything goes absolutely perfect and according to your taste and preferences! I will make sure everything smoothly and professional.
Please feel free to ask to modify the menu or shoot me a message so we can work around it. I promise you a wonderful evening Looking forward to cooking for you!

Meal for 9 on 23 May 2022