Hands-on Gnocchi Making Class – a Dinner and Workshop Experience

Cooking Classes

Dec 19th 2021
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
La Scuola

$CAD 125.00


Literally meaning "little knobs," gnocchi dumplings are made of riced potato and flour. The dough is then rolled, one by one, over a textured surface to produce sauce-capturing ridges. While the exact origins of this Italian culinary staple are subject to debate, many hold the belief that gnocchi became popularized when Spanish explorers introduced potatoes from South America to Europe in the sixteenth century.

When many people hear gnocchi, they may be drooling over potato gnocchi, but did you know there are actually many different types throughout Italy? Depending on where you travel in Italy, you’ll discover different gnocchi dishes with varying ingredients and sauces, each drawing on the local traditions and the biodiversity of the region’s microclimates.

Join the chef of La Scuola to learn more about the delightful pillowy pasta and all its variations. During this in person event, our chef will prepare two gnocchi classics to offer you the opportunity of tasting two completely different but equally delicious dishes part of the Italian regional traditions of gnocchi making. You will learn about the history of the dishes and how to perfectly select ingredients to make your own at home. After the dinner, you'll be invited by the chef to try your hand at learning the technique, and once done, you'll be able to take the gnocchi home with recipes from the evening to recreate the meal whenever you like. You will end your experience with a delicious dessert from our Pasticceria.

Don’t miss the chance to explore the secrets behind the art of gnocchi making!

In this class, guests will: 

  • Discover the history of gnocchi and learn about the different regional variations of the dish 
  • Take part in a hands-on activity, trying their hand at making fresh potato gnocchi 
  • Enjoy 2 courses perfectly paired with complementary wine tastings selected by our beverage expert
  • Bring home a dessert from our Pasticceria 

Additional Information 

  • Please notify us in advance if you have any dietary restrictions. If we are not notified ahead of time of any special needs, we may not be able to accommodate them. 
  • Class duration is approximate and may vary by 10-15 minutes.
  • Tickets are individually sold and one ticket will give you access to one seat
  • All guests planning to consume alcohol must be able to produce valid government-issued identification to prove they are 19 or older. 
  • Beginning September 22, 2021, Ontario will require proof of vaccination focused on indoor public settings. To attend this event, you must provide your proof of vaccination as well as proof of identity (such a driver’s license or health card).  Your guests will also be required to show their full vaccination status and identification to attend the event.  Failure to provide proof of vaccination will not be permitted at the event, and refunds will not be given.

For any further information you can email us at toronto.lascuola@eataly.com or call us at 437.374.0250 ext.835

La Scuola

Manulife Centre, 55 Bloor Street West

Toronto Canada M4W 1A6