Venetian feast cooking class

Embark on an authentic Venetian culinary journey with our Venetian Feast cooking class. Learn the secrets and tricks of Venetian cuisine, from traditional dishes to modern twists and prepare a full-course meal made of comfort food at its best. 

Pumpkin gnocchi

Cost: £125 per person (including drinks and booking fees)

Type: in-person, small class of maximum 8 people. Private class booking for groups of up to 12 people also available.

Duration: 4 hours (including time to enjoy the food you will be preparing, together)

Age minimum: Adults only (18+).

Skill level: no cooking experience required

Venue: Brixton Windmill, Windmill Gardens, Blenheim Gardens, London, SW2 5DA

Class details

This immersive Venetian Feast cooking class is the perfect opportunity for you to discover the comfort of traditional Venetian cuisine, all about simplicity and flavour.

You will not only learn how to prepare and cook classic Venetian dishes, but also dive into the rich culinary culture that has been passed down for generations – all whilst learning some useful tips and tricks to master the art of Venetian cooking.

In this class, you’ll learn authentic recipes and cooking techniques, and enjoy a fun and interactive culinary experience in a relaxed setting.

First of all, you’ll learn how to make some traditional starters, such as mozzarella in carrozza (deep-fried mozzarella sandwich) or fried meatballs, all to be served alongside your aperitif drink (aperol spritz or non-alcoholic).

Then you’ll learn how to make one main course which may include a risotto with peas, lemon and mint, pasta with mussels in a rich tomato sauce or pumpkin gnocchi with butter and sage (depending on seasonality and local market ingredients). This will be followed by learning how to make ‘sgroppino’, a traditional lemon sorbet digestif.

Finally, it’s going to be dessert time with a classic tiramisu’ or some baci in gondola meringues (kisses on a gondola), to accompany your Italian style coffee.

Sample recipes (class will focus on up to 4 recipes – plus 2 alcoholic/non-alcoholic drinks – such as):

  • mozzarella in carrozza (fried mozzarella sandwich)
  • fried meatballs
  • pea, lemon and mint risotto
  • potato and rosemary oil risotto
  • pasta e fagioli (bean and pasta soup)
  • pumpkin gnocchi with butter and sage 
  • pasta with mussels and tomato sauce
  • tiramisu’
  • baci in Gondola meringue kisses
  • mascarpone cream and amaretti biscuits
  • ‘sgroppino’ (traditional lemon sorbet)
  • spritz or hugo
  • and much more (also based on seasonal ingredients).
  • welcome refreshments (tea and coffee)
  • all ingredients and utensils required for the class
  • making of two starters
  • making of one main
  • making of one dessert
  • making of one aperitif drink (alcoholic or non-alcoholic)
  • making of one digestif drink (alcoholic or non-alcoholic)
  • time to enjoy the food and drinks prepared together
  • a thank you for joining surprise gift.

This class may require you to work in pairs and you may be paired up with another individual for some activities.

Special dietary requirements and food allergies:

Please inform us in advance and prior to confirming your booking of any allergies, disabilities, diabetes, pregnancy, epilepsy, learning difficulties etc.

Should you have a special dietary requirement, please send us a message before booking your class. Although we are unable to tailor our course content for all special dietary requirements, we would be happy to discuss the class schedule and try to accommodate your needs.


It is essential you arrive promptly for your class. If you are late, please be aware that the class may have started. Wherever possible, we will allow you to join in, however if you have missed essential parts of the class, this may not be an option. A refund will not be provided in this instance.


The Venetian Kitchen will not accept responsibility for the loss of any personal possessions left unattended during the class.

  • Cancellations:

We appreciate that there will be circumstances whereby you will need to change the date of your booking. Please give us as much notice as possible in order for us to refund or transfer your booking.

  • bookings cancelled more than 30 days prior to class date will be fully refunded, or alternatively you may request to transfer your booking to another date free of charge

  • bookings cancelled between 30 and 7 days prior to class date are subject to 50% cancellation fee and are not transferable to another date

  • bookings cancelled less than 7 days prior to class date and no-shows are subject to 100% cancellation fee.

Cancellations by The Venetian Kitchen:

The Venetian Kitchen is entitled to cancel any class at any time subject to the repayment of any fees received in respect of the class or the part of the class which has been cancelled.

In the unlikely event of cancellation of a class by ourselves, we undertake to offer a suitable transfer to an alternative date or class, or the above stated refund  of the class fees. 

We cannot be held liable for any third-party costs, such as travel bookings or accommodation with hotels other than our own.


All refunds are made to the source of the initial payment, ie. fees paid by a credit card can only be refunded to the same card.

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