The Instructor (Chef) was?: Sorry that Chef Elia was not feeling well due to broken ribs or other injuries, but this was not a class...he merely prepared a very nice meal for the 30 "students"
The atmosphere was: He was not very engaqing, which is understandable due to his pain. He is far more engaging if he comes out to your table at Casa D'Angelo.
Complexity of the information provided: This was not a class...there were very few tips provided...he merely cooked a meal, and left after 1 1/4 hours. I would expect to spend longer in Casa D'Angelo's eating the food we ate....
The Food (or Wine for a Wine) Class: rigatona was too al dente...needed another minute or 2 to boil. Shrimp were excellent...I got no smoked mozzarella in my portion. And while the salad was very good...what did he do....take bottled fine balsamic vinegar and drizzle it on burrata? The bison was not very flavorful. What was the point in providing us pre-made cannoli dessert? We had no clue how the cheese preparation was put together.
The Skills that you learn were: We were taught no skills.
Would you come back: I have my doubts here....this was a blemish on Chef Jean Pierre's reputation. I just attended Chef Jean Pierre's class this past Friday (short ribs, etc.)...and it was like night and day. Chef Jean Pierre was engaging, and taught us skills that we could use with other braised meats.