Artisan pasta making workshop

  • Learn to make your own pasta by hand

  • Duration icon3h
    Participants icon1 - 6
    Offered in English, French, Italian
  • Artisan pasta making workshop

  • Learn to make your own pasta by hand

  • Duration icon3h
    Participants icon1 - 6
    Offered in English, French, Italian
  • Offered in English, French, Italian
  • Meet your host, Silvana L
    Photo of Silvana L

    Hi, my name is Silvana and I am a 4th generation artisan pasta maker from Napoli, living in London. I specialise in ancient traditional pasta making, that is the dying art of making pasta entirely by hand, without a rolling machine. The pasta created is very rare and you won't be able to see it outside the area where it has been created. I love to teach this particular method of pasta making and to keep alive this tradition that only a handful of Italian grandmothers still master.

  • What you will see and do

    Learn the dying art of making pasta entirely by hand and enjoy a truly unique experience!

    Under the expert guidance of Silvana, a professional artisan pasta maker from Napoli, you will learn all there is to know about pasta and will create some of the most unusual and beautiful pasta shapes, traditional in Italy but virtually unknown in the UK.

    Each month there is a new pasta to learn, new flours and flavours to explore, so you can come over and over again to refine your skills and enjoy a relaxing and fun afternoon with friends, old or made on the day!

    In the real Italian spirit, you will eat together with all the other guests, bonding over the delicious food you have made.

    Suitable for anyone, you do not need to have made pasta before.

    What to expect:

    Upon arrival, you can relax and have a drink on the ground floor, while Silvana is getting ready upstairs.

    Five minutes before the class is due to start, please make your way upstairs, and head to room 2. Silvana will be waiting for you!

    In this 3-hours, hands-on workshop, you will learn (*):

    A brief introduction to the history of pasta
    How to mix different flours and other ingredients to obtain a smooth pasta dough
    How to handle, pull and fold the dough to obtain the pasta shape of the month
    How to match pasta and sauce
    The best cooking technique for the perfect pasta al dente
    (*) please note: the description of the class is general and it might change depending on the kind of pasta made on the day. Each month there is a new pasta to learn, and the lesson will be based solely on the technique required to create that specific pasta.

    And best of all, at the end of the lesson, you will get to enjoy the delicious fruits of your labour.

    The recipe will be emailed ASAP (at the moment there are delays, thank you for your patience and understanding)

    2017 pasta shapes list (**):

    September: Wholewheat orecchiette, served with broccoli and garlic (contains anchovies). Vegetarian option available, contact me for details.

    October: Fusi Istriani, served with beef and garden peas ragu (vegetarian option available, contact me for details).

    November: Rigatoni alla Gricia (pecorino and guanciale sauce). Vegetarian option available, contact me for details.

    December: Culurgiones (sardinian pasta filled with potatoes), served with tomato sauce.

    (**)Tutti a Tavola takes the right to change the menu at the last minute without notice, according to the availability of products.

    Allergies, Intolerances and special diets:

    I am happy to make adjustments to suit special dietary needs, I need at least 12 days notice in order to make the necessary adjustments. Please contact me after booking and I can arrange

    For gluten intolerant and celiacs, I run a parallel gluten-free artisan pasta making workshop every Sunday morning: you will make the exact same pasta of the month, but gluten-free. Please contact me for more information.

    Beverages:

    Drinks are not included but available to be purchased on the premises.

    What you need to bring:

    Wear comfortable clothes, a short sleeved t-shirt, and flat shoes.

    Please, if possible, avoid wearing nail polish and hand jewelry.

    Please bring an apron or an old t-shirt to protect your clothes

  • Included iconWhat's included

    Guests will be eating the fruits of their work at the end of the lesson.
  • Not included iconWhat's not included

    Drinks are not included
  • Policy iconCancellation policy

  • The workshops are held on the first floor, room 2.

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