Cooking Classes

Instruction & demonstration by Anthony Braica & Matt Higgins
Live Music
Wine by Opici Family Vineyard

Each class is filled with laughs, instruction and hands-on participation, as well as a delicious dinner. Learn from start to finish how to shop, prep, cook and present a sophisticated, eye-appealing 5-course dinner. Raffles and live music add to the festivities.

Reservations required
(Events are limited to 35 guests)
To reserve, call Matt Higgins at 732.308.3830 or

Adult Cooking Classes



Sunday, January 14th,  2018
Cooking Class

First Course
Fresh Mozzarella
Second Course
Seafood Soup, Shrimp, Crabmeat, Lobster
Third Course
3oz Lobster tail Fra Diavolo, Spicy Plum Tomato, Basil
Fourth Course
Veal Saltimbocca, Prosciutto, Sage, Mozzarella, Fingerling, Spinach
Fifth Course
Pignoli Cookies Fresh Biscotti, Cranberry, Pistachio
$50.00 Per Guest (tax & service not included)



Friday, February 23rd,  2018
Cooking Class/Wine Pairing
Wine pairings presented by Max’s Beer, Wine & Liquor

First Course - Stuffed Mozzarella
• Tom Gore Sauvignon Blanc – Bright citrus, lime, and tangerine aromas that carry through the palate. The wine finishes with crisp acidity and a touch of minerality. Retail $13
Second Course – Cavatelli, Pork Shank Ragout
• Elio Perrone Barbera D’Asti – A delightful nose of red berries, cherries and violets. Medium in body with perfect acidity and soft tannins, which should pair nicely with the meat sauce of this pasta dish. Retail $16
Third Course – Alaskan Salmon, Mussels, Fennel Broth
• Pacific Pinot, Pinot Noir– Flavors of black cherry, raspberry, and plum. A smooth, long vanilla and spice finish. Pairs well with red sauce dishes as well as heavier fish like Salmon. Retail $14
Fourth Course – Flat Iron Steak Arrabiata
• Southern Slope Cabernet Sauvignon – Black fruits dominate the nose while you will find notes of vanilla and bing cherry on the palate to complement the spice from the Arrabiata sauce. Retail $12
Fifth Course – Italian Ricotta Cheesecake
• Bricco del Sole Moscato D’Asti – A beautifully fragrant and expressive bubbly with just the perfect touch of sweetness. Floral aromas of orange, white peaches and honeysuckle. Retail $16
$75.00 Per Guest (tax & service not included)


Hosted by:

Anthony Braica, Owner

Matt Higgins, Owner

Class Layout:

        7:00 p.m.                                  8:00 p.m.

         Introduction                             2 Main Course Items

         2 First Course Items                Instruction and Demonstration

         Instruction & Demonstration


                                               9:00 – 10:00 p.m.

                                  1 Dessert Course Items

                                  Instruction & Demonstration

                                  Questions and Closing Remarks

Why not impress your family and friends with your newly acquired skills from La Cipollina!

Reservations are highly recommended – Event is limited to 25 guests!

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16 West Main Street | Freehold, NJ | Tel: 732-308-3830 | Email: