Cooking - Dolce Italiani Christmas

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Course description

Learn to make your own Italian sweets at this workshop in Sydney.

Join Chef, Jeffrey Simonetta – and his Italian Mama Caterina – to learn how to sweeten your Christmas table Italian style. Together they will teach you recipes and techniques that have been created each Christmas in their family home and passed down through generations.

On the menu
  • Pandoro - like a panettone, served with zabaglioni and fresh fruit
  • Chocolate Panforte - a traditional Italian chewy dessert with fruit and nuts
  • Mini Cassata layer cakes - sweet Siciliano sponge cake layered with ricotta and candied fruits
  • Torrone Italian Honey & Nut Nougat - a demonstration of this sweet classic

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

About the Chef

Jeffrey Vincent Simonetta is an Australian–Italian Chef who has worked under some of Australia’s most influential Chefs.

His family background, thick with Italian culture, influenced the way in which he sees cooking and produce. It taught him that; “To be Italian is to be passionate. It is to intimately taste wine, sauce, and ripe olives, as well as appreciating simplicity and nature, from the fragrance of the spring air, the skill of the sculptor, and the soul of the painter. It means to belong to a gene pool influenced by some of the most interesting cultures in history and translate those onto a plate”.


The Essential Ingredient Rozelle
731-735 Darling Street
Rozelle NSW 2039

On the day...
  • All participants must wear closed-in shoes.
  • Registration is from 15 minutes prior to the 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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