Yet another fun find on Gilt City. A mozzarella making class at Tommy Lasagna! I've seen this offer on Gilt a few times and have heard good things. Chef Tommy Mosera is the chef and owner of this fairly new gem in NYC's Gramercy neighborhood. Judging from reviews the food is pretty kick ass. Since I live on the West Side it can, at times, take an act of god (or insanely good food) to get me to head across town. A mozzarella making class with my hubby that includes cheese, lasagna samples AND wine is a sure fire way to get me to the East Side;-)
Chef Tommy teaches the class himself which I love. They offer a mozzarella making class for $74 per person and a lasagna making class (which we're definitely planning to go to) for $95. Chef Tommy was awesome. Not only was he super knowledgeable and informative but uber pleasant. A genuinely nice guy. He started the class by pouring everyone a glass of crisp white wine to compliment the cheese. We went through all the steps: warming the curds for stretching, adding the salt, checking proper temperatures which is a MUST when making fresh cheese. We made 3 different types of mozzarella-a fresh ball to take home, Bocconcini (little marinated balls of joy) and fresh mozzarella rolled with sopressata. Through out the class we sampled our cheeses and at the end...had the pleasure of sampling Chef Tommy's famous lasagna. I mean there's a reason the restaurant is named after the Italian staple. The class and the food get an A+. Ryan and I can't wait to go back.
If you're looking for something fun to do, have company visiting or gift hunting for a fellow foodie, a class at Tommy Lasagna is a good way to go. FYI-classes really do fill up fast so plan ahead and check out Gilt for specials!
Notice the "Eat Up" ;-)
The man himself...
Our soon to be yummy cheese curds warming up for stretching!
Our marinated mozzerella knots with olive oil, fresh basil and crushed red pepper. Yum!
The hubs enjoying a little piece of heaven, aka Tommy's Lasagna with meat sauce and bechemel.