Tradition plays a steep role as certain foods symbolize fortune and good tidings in the coming year. Our menu features some of these and will allow you to develop your skills making dishes that will set you up for your own celebration. Learn to make homemade dumpling dough, shape dumplings 4 ways, and cook them 3 ways.

Dumpling Dough

Shanghai Potstickers with Citrus & Ginger

Fried Dragon Eggs

Steamed Shrimp Dumplings

Sichuan Spicy Dumplings

Chinese Long Beans

Class Type: Hands-on

Instructor: Chef Anne Haynam

Fee: $90.00

Chef Ellen’s vast volumes of recipes will help you be more creative and breathe life into dinners for slowly warming evenings.

Pork tenderloin with honey chipotle sauce

Salmon cake with yogurt sauce

Panko mustard crusted chicken

Scallops with brown butter and herbs

Class Type: Hands-on

Instructor: Chef Ellen Velez

Fee: $90.00

We’ll do butternut squash and pancetta risotto, Pesto risotto with pulled chicken, Tuna risotto from pantry, wild mushroom risotto, risotto cakes and we’ll also make arancini (risotto balls) we can stuff them with cheese, fry them up and enjoy! We’ll also round out the rice with a hearty salad and finish with a fragrant jasmine rice pudding.

Class Type: Hands-on

Instructor: Chef Ellen Velez

Fee: $90.00

What would breakfast buns be without the most delicious Grand Marnier Pecan Sticky Buns?! Next we will be working with braiding a bread by shaping a delicious Challah bread   For the lemon lovers, we will be creating a new twist by making a Lemon Almond Roll which is rolled and twisted.  The class will end with each team making sweet dough to take home.  Please bring a medium size bowl and two brown paper bags.

Class Type: Hands-on

Instructor: Chef Kathy Lehr

Fee: $90.00

Join Chef Vicki as she discusses salmon, how to bring out the best of its texture and taste, and what to serve alongside.

The recipes prepared in class will be Sesame Salmon Bites with Orange Miso Sauce, Creamy Salmon Mousse, Curried Salmon with Thai Vegetables, and Spring Onion Biscuits with Smoked Salmon Mousse.

Class Type: Hands-on

Instructor: Chef Vicki Todd-Smith

Fee: $90.00

NOVEMBER 12 @ 5:45 PM – 8:00 PM $19

Join us in the casual, cozy Balconatta in The Bistro. Our knowledgeable wine steward will lead guests through three wines paired with three appetizer bites. Make it an evening, and enjoy dinner before or after the event. Reservations recommended for dining.

2 time slots available: 5:45 pm & 7:15 pm

$19 per person

Gratuity not included. Limited availability.
Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Hands-on cooking classes in The Villa Grande’s active professional prep kitchen •
• Cutting-edge culinary education from Gervasi’s seasoned chef instructors •
• A 3-hour session that includes time to enjoy your culinary class buffet along with a glass of wine •
• A recipe packet to help you recreate your Cucina experience at home •

Cucina Class Schedule Below:

October 28: Learn how to make authentic corn tortillas by making the corn mixture, rolling them out and cooking them.

Stroll the Gervasi estate and make four stops where you’ll select a beer or wine taste paired with a fall favorite bite.

All tickets are pre-sold, walk up tickets will not be available.

Chose your start time: 12 PM or 1 PM. Allow approximately 2 hours to complete the crawl.

$29 PER PERSON (Adults Only)
Service charge included, applicable taxes additional. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Event is rain or shine; please dress accordingly.

Ticket Includes:

~ Selection of 1 beer or wine, plus an appetizer bite at four stops
~ Gervasi logo glass
~ Winery tour at The Crush House
~ Turn in your completed passport at The Marketplace for a 20% off
discount! (exclusions apply)
~ Printed Ticket Not Needed. Present the name you purchased your
tickets under at The Crush
House to start your Crawl. We recommend you arrive no later than
3:30 pm to allow enough time to visit each stop. Gratuity is


Crispy Duck Confit over Cauliflower Puree and Cherry Gastrique

Paired with Truscano – Sangiovese or Seasonal Oktoberfest Beer

Mushroom Pizza Smoked Gouda with Garlic Cream Sauce

Paired with Velluto – Pinot Noir or GV Jabberwocky Pale Ale

Butternut Squash Soup with Lavender Honey

Paired with Lucello – Pinot Grigio or Seasonal Thirsty Dog Beer

Munster and Potato Stuffed Pierogi with Caramelized Onion and Whole Grain Mustard Sauce

Paired with Bellina – Chardonnay or GV Farmhouse Ale

All tickets are pre-sold, walk up tickets will not be available.