Lisa Lavagetto celebrates the bounty and passion of Italian food! A much-loved instructor at Ramekins in Sonoma County, Lisa offers tips and inspiration from 35 years of experience cooking with her first-generation Italian relatives.
Note: This event originally was scheduled for April 23.
Launched by marriage into an Italian family, Lisa eagerly began learning with her husband's grandmother, who formerly worked as chef for a resort on Lake Como. Chef Lisa refined her technique and deepened her love of cooking at the family restaurants. Her menu:
- Pasta e Fagioli with Sausage
- Timballo - Large Pasta Drum Layered with Meatballs, Pasta, Cheese & Asparagus
- Chocolate Budino
Chef Lisa joined Ramekins in 1998, where she serves as a chef ambassador. Along with teaching, Lisa focuses on menu development, catering and staff management for the cooking school. Among her popular classes is the menu from the movie "Big Night," which also features Timballo as star of the show.
Her love of cooking has led to gold medals at the Sonoma Harvest Fair and a Blue Ribbon Award from the Marin County Fair for her contributions to managing and judging the popular food contests.