Cafe Firenze is one of my favorite restaurants. It's one of those places that I take my family and friends since I know the service will always be good and the food always yummy. Fabio Viviani of Top Chef fame hosted a cooking class last weekend and I was so excited to attend. The class was a little over 2 hours and was full of fun and deliciousness. The best part, other than Fabio's humor and charm, was of course the food and drink.
Fabio in action. I tried to be as discreet as possible with my picture taking. He didn't mind cameras being present but I wanted to spend more time paying attention to what he was doing than taking pictures.
Jacopo, the mixologist for the restaurant, showed us how to make ginger/cranberry margaritas.
So so good and he definitely didn't skimp on the tequila.
The meal we learned how to make- lemon/garlic chicken, cranberry risotto and pumpkin gnocchi.
The gnocchi was my favorite.
We ended the class with a dessert cocktail- pumpkin pie martinis.
This was super strong so I couldn't finish it but it had good flavor.
If you're ever in the area, please stop at Cafe Firenze for lunch or dinner. I believe there is going to be another cooking class in December, which I fully intend to sign up for, so maybe I'll see you there.