Rialto in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is offering 2013 Cooking Classes led by chef Jody Adams. The Harvard Square restaurant is known for local ingredients and memorable dishes from Adams, a former contestant on season two of Bravo’s Top Chef Masters. Rialto was ranked in Zagat’s five best Boston hotel restaurants and Boston Magazine’s 50 best restaurants in Harvard Square in 2012.
The class begins with coffee & scones at 11 a.m. in the bar & lounge at Rialto. Guests move into the main dining room, as they sit back, relax and enjoy cooking instruction and demonstration led by Adams. Guests receive a packet of recipes to follow along and take notes. The demonstration is followed by a multi-course lunch with expertly paired wines. All classes are $125, inclusive of tax and gratuity.
- January 20; Comfort Cooking for Company: warm salt cod crostini, braised chicken thighs with lemon, olives, and artichokes, roasted cauliflower with pistachios, oranges, mint, and parmesan, and warm spinach and mushroom salad
- February 10; Cooking for the Ones You Love (with Taza Chocolate): antipasto of prosciutto, burrata, and cocoa nibs, pappardelle with roasted squash, raisins, pine nuts, ginger, and chocolate, sweet and sour rabbit with chocolate and spices, and ricotta, chocolate, and dried fruit pizza
- March 10; Mastering The Whole Veal Shank: seasonal bruschetta, slow cooked whole veal shank, fennel salad with blood orange and lemon, and polenta
- April 7; Carbo-loading: Pasta, Pasta, pasta
A portion of proceeds from cooking classes go toward the Rialto Restaurant Scholarship offered yearly at the Cambridge Rindge & Latin School. Please inquire about making an additional donation toward the Rialto Scholarship Fund.