Cooking: Mastering Gnocchi

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Learn how to make your own fresh gnocchi at this workshop in Sydney.

If you have always wanted to master the art of making beautiful authentic Gnocchi, then this is the class for you. Join our favourite and incredibly talented Italian chef, Davide Tonucci, in this hands on class where he will cover three very different variations of gnocchi.

And at the end of the class, you will sit down to enjoy this beautiful menu with a glass of wine.

On the menu
  • Potato Gnocchi - with prawns and zucchini
  • Ricotta Gnocchi - with gorgonzola, walnuts and radicchio
  • Gnocchi Alla Romana - baked semolina gnocchi, roman style

* Tomato Sugo - Davide will show you his version

  • Seasonal Salad - Using what’s best and what’s in season
About the chef

“My first memories of making pasta are from when I was a kid. I remembered sitting down with my mamma on a Sunday morning, helping her pinch the pasta to make cappelletti for the Sunday lunch (and eating the scraps of raw dough).” Born and raised in a seaside town on the Italian east coast, Davide’s passion for food was ignited as a child, watching and helping his mamma and Nonna making fresh pasta. In his 20’s he began working in local seafood restaurants and spent time developing his craft under the supervision of a Michelin star chef. In later years, Davide earned the position of head chef for a well-renowned restaurant in his hometown.

The love of travel, adventure and new experiences brought Davide to Australia in 2011. He quickly found his feet as he stepped into various kitchens across Sydney’s fine dining scene. A love for fresh seasonal produce is what drives Davide as he prepares classic and modern dishes- always with an equal portion of both Italy and Australia in his heart.


The Essential Ingredient Surry Hills
146 Foveaux Street, Surry Hills

Please note: Street parking is very limited nearby. You might try St Margaret’s Car Park at 417-435 Bourke Street, Surry Hills. It is a 5-minute walk from the venue, with casual parking rates after 5pm at approx. $4/hour.

On the day...
  • We’ve cut out disposable plastics, so please bring your own food containers to take any leftovers home
  • All participants must wear closed-in shoes – no high heels please!
  • Aprons supplied, but dress appropriately for the kitchen, and tie back long hair
  • Arrive up to 15 minutes before the class start time
Booking conditions
  • Withdrawal from the course is not refundable or transferrable.
  • The Essential Ingredient reserves the right to alter or cancel a class without notice. In the event of a change, you will be contacted on the phone number and/or email address you provide.
  • We cannot accommodate dietary requirements in all cases. For more information, please contact The Essential Ingredient 02 9555 8300 prior to booking.

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Course testimonials:

  • said: Really enjoyed the course, Jeff is an engaging tutor, and I took away practical tips on how to make gnocchi - something I had been too scared to try myself at home...

  • said: Five stars

  • said: I very much enjoyed the class. Informative but relaxed. Would definitely do another one.

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