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Cooking Classes

Class Schedule

Classes are held at Secolari in The Mall in Columbia 10300 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Columbia MD, 21044 Call to Reserve Your Spot: 443-367-0010 Bring Your Own Wine!

Path to Perugia Cooking*

Featuring Chef Alba
Perugia, a province of Umbria, has the atmosphere of another era due to its mystical paths of medieval villages, palaces, castles, and the fortresses of charming villages. Every path has a special meaning, just like the special food we will prepare. Please come and enjoy a variety of Perugia Crostini, Penne Con Verza Pomodoro e Pancetta, Swiss Chard in Garlic and Lemon, and of course, Baci da Perugia (chocolate Kisses).
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 | 6:15pm - 8:30pm | $70/person (Snow date Wednesday, February 28, 2018) *Sold Out

Pass the Grated Cheese Please*

Featuring Chef Alba
Grated Parmigiano and Pecorino are two of the most beloved cheeses in Italy that cannot be missed on a dinner table. A plate of pasta seems incomplete not served with a sprinkling of grated cheese. Let’s discover and savor delicious dishes using these treasured cheeses such as Nodini (bread knots) di Parmigiano with Marinara, Petto di Pollo con Spinaci e Ricotta, and Tortini di Verdure e Formaggio.
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 | 6:30pm - 8:30pm | $70/person *Sold Out

Traditions from the Northwest of France*

Featuring Chef Wecker
Classically trained in the French culinary tradition, Chef Wecker examines the art of crepe making. Create savory Bretagne buckwheat crepes with brie & sauteed apples, accompanied by a delicious Veal Aux Ecrevisse (with crayfish), roasted carrots & turnips. Imagine yourself in the small village in Northwestern France that became famous for this classic crepe recipe.
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 | 6:30pm - 8:30pm | $70/person *Sold Out

All-Time Indian Favorites

Featuring Chef Ravi
Join Chef Ravi as he recreates the magic of some of the all-time Indian cuisine favorites!

Our appetizer is a classic aloo tikki, a crunchy mashed potato and green pea cutlet stuffed with a heavenly blend of chana dal, cilantro, and mint chutney served with Secolari Peach Bourbon Jam. Dinner is the all-time favorite fiery lamb vindaloo served with a garlic and tomato pulao accompanied by a cucumber and peanut raita. Don’t worry - you can adjust the spice level! Dessert is rice and tapioca pudding with saffron and nuts, served with ice cream and topped with Secolari dessert balsamic.
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 | 6:30pm - 8:30pm | $70/person

Enchanting Recipes of Casablanca

Featuring Chef Alba
The cuisine of Casablanca, Morocco is rated among the best in the world because of its aromatic spices, the careful and artistic food preparation, and its delightful presentation. The anticipation is always to please the guest so that they know they are welcome. In this class, we will be making Braised Meatballs in Ras-El-Hanout Spice, Zaalouk (Eggplant and Tomato Cooked Salad), and Seffa Couscous.
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 | 6:30pm - 8:30pm | $70/person

Anticipating Spring

Featuring Chef Wecker
Imagine an early spring walk to an actual spring to gather watercress for a beautiful salad with minted peas, roasted shallots & goat cheese. Savor lamb as never before. Learn to prepare and roast noisettes of lamb complemented by a creamy polenta and spinach that will hold us over until those first hints of spring truly appear.
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 | 6:30pm - 8:30pm | $70/person

Sunny Taste of Spain*

Featuring Chef Alba
Over the centuries, the cuisine of Spain has been influenced by many cultures including the Phoenicians, the Romans, and the Moors.

Whether you're in Barcelona or Madrid or on a countryside or coastal retreat, the food of Spain is full of flavor and charisma. Don’t miss Shrimp with Mortar-Pestle Garlic Harissa Sauce, Chorizo in Rioja Wine, Spicy Potatoes in Saffron Aioli, and Homemade Mini Focaccia with Sea Salt and Rosemary.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 | 6:30pm - 8:30pm | $70/person *Sold Out

Two Chefs are Better than One!*

Featuring Chef Alba and Chef Ravi
Enjoy the art of teamwork as Chef Alba and Chef Ravi work together to present a fusion of Middle Eastern and Thai Cuisines.

Explore an array of delicious, colorful and aromatic flavors of these exotic cuisines. Quench your appetite with tempting recipes like Chicken Satay with Yogurt Cucumber Sauce, Middle Eastern Beef Lettuce Wraps, Fragrant Almond and Herb Pilaf, Cheese and Walnut Stuffed Eggplants, and for dessert: Halva Cake!
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 | 6:30pm - 8:30pm | $80/person *Sold Out
Due to the number of ingredients in our chef's dishes, we are unable to list them all. Please advise us of any allergies you may have upon registration.

Payment is required to reserve class space. We realize that cancellations sometimes occur - if your cancellation is made 48 hours prior to the class, we will be happy to give you a full refund or apply the fee to another class. Otherwise, the payment is nonrefundable and nontransferable.