• Unlock the secrets to divinely luxurious risotto with Chef Paul Niddrie in this Introduction to Risotto. We’ll cover everything from creating the perfect stock and nailing your flavour base to getting an ultra-creamy texture, cooking your rice perfectly and of course garnishing it with the most delectable ingredients. We’ll also chat about flavour variations, using…

  • We are welcoming Davide Tonucci (The Coastal Italian) back to Essential Ingredient Newcastle to prepare a delightful selection of Italian baked goods and sweets with you. This course is hands-on and you will learn a good selection of technical pastry skills as well as share in the joy that is Italian baking. Your Menu… Focaccia…

  • No tools? No problem. Come learn the art of traditional, hand-rolled pasta with Chef Davide Tonucci (aka The Coastal Italian). Hand-rolled and pressed pasta is a tradition as old as time. It’s one of the finest expressions of ‘cucina povera’ (poor cooking) – taking nothing but flour, water and salt then transforming it into an…

  • Born and raised in a seaside town on the Italian east coast, Davide’s (The Coastal Italian) passion for food was ignited as a child. He spent time watching and helping his mamma and nonna making many varieties of fresh pasta by hand. He’ll continue this tradition with you in our Handmade Pasta Class. Combining hand-cut…

  • Sicily…the name conjures up visions of sun-drenched rocky coasts surrounded by azure water, groves of lemon trees and of course the food! Sicilian food prizes pristine ingredients prepared simply, with influences from ancient Rome, the middle east and even the Normans. Sicily is also famous for their love of sweets – from cannoli to marzipan…

  • Gorgeous gnocchi at your fingertips! Come and learn the secrets of gnocchi making from our Italian Nonna – Angie Di Lorenzo. In this class Nonna Angie will impart her tips and tricks on how to create light and fluffy gnocchi. She will teach you how to properly prepare your potatoes and how to treat your…

  • Unlock the secrets to divinely luxurious risotto with Chef Paul Niddrie in this Introduction to Risotto. We’ll cover everything from creating the perfect stock and nailing your flavour base to getting an ultra-creamy texture, cooking your rice perfectly and of course garnishing it with the most delectable ingredients. We’ll also chat about flavour variations, using…

  • Ready to take the next step in your cooking adventure? Want to create tiny masterpieces of pasta perfection? Join our Italian for Teens this school holidays. Chef Davide is here to help – we’ll visit classics of Italian cooking and then end with an Aussie-Italian twist for dessert! Caprese bruschetta with olive oil toasts with…

  • From 1:30pm – 3:30pm on Tuesday 11th January we are heading across the world in our ‘Kids Class – Italian Adventure!’ In this 2-hour, hands-on cooking class we will explore flavours of Italian cuisine and learn how to make hand-kneaded, fresh pasta as well as two delicious, iconic sauces. Your kids will make… Handmade Spaghetti…

  • From 10:00am – 12:00pm on Tuesday 11th January we are heading across the world in our ‘Kids Class – Italian Adventure!’ In this 2-hour, hands-on cooking class we will explore flavours of Italian cuisine and learn how to make hand-kneaded, fresh pasta as well as two delicious, iconic sauces. Your kids will make… Handmade Spaghetti…

  • Born and raised in a seaside town on the Italian east coast, Davide’s (The Coastal Italian) passion for food was ignited as a child. He spent time watching and helping his mamma and nonna making many varieties of fresh pasta by hand. He’ll continue this tradition with you in our Handmade Pasta Class. Combining hand-cut…

  • We are welcoming Davide Tonucci (The Coastal Italian) back to Essential Ingredient Newcastle to prepare a delightful selection of Italian baked goods and sweets with you. This course is hands-on and you will learn a good selection of technical pastry skills as well as share in the joy that is Italian baking. Your Menu… Focaccia…