(LA Trend) — Even with travel off the table for the time being, it’s still possible to get a taste of Italy in 2020. Aside from ordering in or dining outdoors at one of L.A.’s many red sauce or upscale eateries, you can bring Italian flavors to your home with virtual cooking classes from Eataly. Located on the West Side of Los Angeles, this 670,000-foot marketplace offers a wide selection of imported food and wine as well as locally-produced items.
Since the pandemic has canceled in-store tastings and in-person classes, Eataly has moved La Scuola online. Take online interactive cooking classes from some of Eataly’s finest chefs and learn to shape gnocchi, master regional specialties, and savor the differences between olive oils. Enjoy seasonal classes that offer a personalized chef experience or a kid-friendly class. Sign up early because classes fill up fast.
Don’t sweat the ingredients. Each class registration includes an ingredient kit with everything you’ll need for culinary success. If you live further from Eataly, kits can be shipped for an additional fee. Email Eataly for wine pairings to go with your class meal.
While you’re shopping, don’t forget to pick up some holiday gifts or cooking bundles for the foodies in your life. No chocolate lover could resist the Colazione all’Italiana bundle with Loacker Gran Pasticceria cookies, Lavazza coffee, Orange Marmalade, Loacker Classic Lemon Wafers, Wild Cherry “Extra” Jam, and Mulino Bianco Pan Di Stelle Cocoa Cookies.
Shop for specialty items or pick up a meal from one of Eataly’s many dining options. Satisfy your carb cravings with Napoli-style pizza and al dente pasta at La Pizza & La Pasta or savor grilled Pollo alla brace with polenta from Terra. Save room for Sfera Di Cioccolato, a hazelnut mousse with chocolate melted core covered with hazelnut and dark chocolate shell with a classic espresso.