Take a Cooking Class at Pippin Hill

Do you enjoy cooking, or do you wish to learn more about it? Head to Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards for a cooking class! Executive Chef Ian Rynecki teaches each class, leaving you with kitchen skills you will use for a lifetime. Enjoy a cooking demonstration, along with two glasses of Pippin Hill wine. Afterward, sit down for a family-style dinner and enjoy your creation!

Handmade Pasta & Hearty Sauce

Have you ever made homemade pasta? Now’s your chance! On February 5th from 6 pm to 9 pm, Pippin Hill will host a Handmade Pasta and Hearty Sauce cooking class. Learn how to make house-made ricotta gnocchi, a fan favorite at Pippin Hill. In addition to the pasta, you will also learn how to make two different sauces. Of course, this class includes two glasses of Pippin Hill wine! For this class, they recommend the Red Pump Blend or Viognier.

Cooking for Two

Haven’t figured out Valentine’s Day plans for you and your special someone? Head to Pippin Hill on February 12 from 6 pm to 9 pm for a pre-Valentine’s celebration at their Cooking for Two class. In this class, you’ll learn how to save money and time by making meals perfect for two people. Learn how to shop smart and create the right portion sizes! Additionally, receive two glasses of red or white wine.

Reserve Class Series: French Cuisine Cooking

Travel to Paris for the night right here in Charlottesville at this French Cuisine Cooking class. Executive Chef Ian Rynecki will provide a demonstration on how to create the perfect French dish. Additionally, this meal is easy to cook at home! Show off for your loved one on Valentine’s Day by taking your skills home with you. This class is part of the Reserved Series, which means it is smaller and more intimate for those learning. Additionally, tickets for this class are $125.

Mussels & Clams

Seafood lovers, this class is for you! On February 19th, the Mussels and Clams class will help you learn the proper techniques for preparing seafood. You will learn how to properly shuck and season with this hands-on demonstration. Afterward, gather around the table for a delicious meal and of course, two glasses of your choice of wine. For this class, they recommend pairing Cabernet Franc or Zero White.

Mastering Knife Skills

Many forget how important basic skills are required to be successful in the kitchen! At this Mastering Knife Skills class, you will learn proper techniques and tips to have you feeling more confident when you’re in the kitchen. Learn how to slice, dice, and more, and then sit down for dinner all together! This evening, they recommend pairing the meal with Cabernet Sauvignon or Viognier. This class will take place on February 27th from 6 pm to 9 pm.

Pierogi Class

If you’ve ever had pierogi, you know how delicious it is! If you haven’t, now is your time to learn. Pierogi are filled dumplings of Eastern European origin and can be stuffed with a savory or sweet filling. Stop by Pippin Hill on March 4th from 6 pm to 9 pm and learn how to make the perfect pierogi.

March Madness

Last but certainly not least in the Winter Class lineup is March Madness! On March 11th from 6 pm to 9 pm, learn how to whip up the perfect appetizers to help you enjoy the March Madness season! These recipes will be perfect for entertaining groups of people, as some can be made ahead of time while others only take a few minutes to throw together. After this class, you’ll be ready to host a March Madness watch party!

Tickets to cooking classes at Pippin Hill are $95 and include a meal and two drink tickets. When you get to the class, visit the event manager to pick up your drink tickets, your recipe, and of course, your apron! Expand your knowledge in the kitchen, enjoy a delicious meal, and sip on Pippin Hill wine–it doesn’t get much better than this! Get your tickets today.

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