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222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza Ste 107
At W Kinzie St
Chicago, Illinois 60654
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 20

What you'll learn in this cooking techniques class:

Gnocchi may pre-date pasta, but these little knuckle-shaped dumplings still receive pride of place in Italian cuisine, from Nona’s table to the finest ristorante. 

Learn to prepare a variety of gnocchi paired with seasonal accompaniments for a perfect match of flavors. Your chef can recommend an Italian wine from our cellar to make your meal molto delizioso! 

Menu:

  • Potato Gnocchi with Walnut-Pesto Cream Sauce
  • Herbed Ricotta Gnocchi with Butternut Squash, Sage Brown Butter Sauce and Pecorino Romano
  • Roasted Carrot Gnocchi with Caraway, Bacon and Brussels Sprouts
Skills covered in class:
  • Selecting potatoes
  • Shaping and cooking gnocchi
  • Preparing fresh herb and cream sauces
  • Roasting winter squash and root vegetables
  • Making brown butter
  • Working with spices

Due to the layout of our kitchens and in consideration of your classmates, students will work in groups of 3 to 5 people. Parties of 6 or more will be directed to our private events department so we can accommodate them appropriately. 

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A one-week notice is required for cancellation of any class. If you do not cancel by telephone at least 1 week in advance of your scheduled class, we will charge your credit card in full for the class. Please feel free to send a friend in your place if you cannot attend and it is within one week of the class as no refunds will be available. All classes also have a non-refundable, non-transferable 10% fee for the operational and administrative costs incurred by The Chopping Block. This service fee will not be refunded and cannot be transferred in the case of any cancellation.

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Chicago's largest recreational cooking school and gourmet retail store, offers demonstration and hands-on cooking classes, as well as wine classes, private cooking parties and corporate team building events. Classes at our two locations cover subjects from cooking basics to intensive Boot Camps as well...

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