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Making fresh pasta with the pros

New York, United StatesPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Ivan

3 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Italian cuisine
Host can accommodate dietary restrictions.
Up to 10 people
Includes food and drinks

What you'll do

Our classes are 3 hours long and consist of 2 hours of personalized cooking instruction during which we will prepare and learn the basic concepts of different kinds of dough and their application. We'll prepare 3 distinct kinds of pasta: egg's fettuccine, semolina cavatelli and squared spaghetti alla chitarra

We'll then walk through the 3 kind of sauces which will be prepared for the pasta: ragu' alla bolognese, salsa boscaiola with pancetta and mushrooms and classic pesto alla genovese. We’ll also prepare a fresh baby spinach salad with strawberries and balsamic as appetizer and we will end our prep time crafting a scrumptious coffee gelato from scratch as a dessert.

Finally for the last hour, our guests will sit down in our cozy dining room and will be served everything prepared together.
Other things to note
We suggest to dress comfortably and arrive at least 10 minutes before the start of the class to have time to prepare and mingle with your fellow students a little.
Our classes are 3 hours long and consist of 2 hours of personalized cooking instruction during which we will prepare and learn the basic concepts of different kinds of dough and their application. We'll prepare 3 distinct kinds of pasta: egg's fettuccine, semolina cavatelli and squared spaghetti alla chitarra

We'll then walk through the 3 kind of sauces which will be prepared for the pasta: ragu' alla bolognese, salsa boscaiola with pa…

What's included

  • Food
    We'll be making:
    Baby spinach salad with strawberries and balsamic<br...
  • Drinks

Meet your host, Ivan

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 29 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I was raised in the coastal northern Italian city of Trieste, a stone throw of distance from Venice. At age 14 I started working in some of the busiest and best restaurants. First in Italy, on the Adriatic riviera and in the Dolomites, eventually expanding my horizons to work in Vienna, Bruxelles and finally landing over the pond in New York City in 1998.
Since then, I worked in many bastions of Italian cuisine in the Big Apple and I've been featured many times in the New York Times, Esquire, the Michelin guide and I'm being recognized by my peers by being bestowed the title of Master Chef in Italian Cuisine by the Academia Barilla and featured in Best Chef America in 2012, 2014 and 2016.
In 2016 I started my own cooking school Red Inside Culinary to pass on all my hard earned experience to anyone who loves food and life.
I was raised in the coastal northern Italian city of Trieste, a stone throw of distance from Venice. At age 14 I started working in some of the busiest and best restaurants. First in Italy, on the Adriatic riviera and in the Dolomites, eventually expanding my horizons to work in Vienna, Bruxelles and finally landing over the pond in New York City in 1998.
Since then, I worked in many bastions of Italian cuisine in the Big Apple and I've been featured many times in the New York Times, Esqu…
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From $125
/ person
Fri, Apr 16
$125 per person
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
$125 per person
Sat, Apr 17
$125 per person
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Join 1 other guest
$125 per person
Wed, Apr 21
$125 per person
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
$125 per person
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Where you'll be

Our Culinary studio is located in the heart of the Greenwich Village and consist of 2 fully equipped kitchen spaces, a hot kitchen and a pastry section. The adjacent dining room sits up to 16 people comfortably and has that old New York charm that makes everyone feeling at home far from home.
Winter
February 2021
This is an amazing class to take alone or with others. Ivan truly knows how to make the experience special, meaningful, and most importantly, delicious! If you love pasta, you must take this class because it will only deepen your understanding of the art of making pasta. Disclaimer: you may be inspired to buy a pasta maker online that very night, or dust off the one you have. Ivan has truly made this a memorable experience by his homey setup and his awesome cooking advice. 10/10 would take this class again!
This is an amazing class to take alone or with others. Ivan truly knows how to make the experience special, meaningful, and most importantly, delicious! If you love pasta, you must…
Alyssa
January 2021
Loved our experience with Ivan. He was thoughtful in the structure of the class and took time explaining each step. Everything was delicious, and it was a great value for overall experience! I'll be looking into his other classes for the future.
Loved our experience with Ivan. He was thoughtful in the structure of the class and took time explaining each step. Everything was delicious, and it was a great value for overall e…
Sarah
December 2020
I was looking for fun activities during COVID and decided to take up some cooking classes. I’m so glad I came across this experience in the city! Ivan is a great instructor and you actually make the food from scratch yourself including the pesto sauce and gelato ice cream! I made so much food (“like 3 plates worth) that it was sooo worth the cost of this experience! I also met a friendly couple during the event and it made me happy to socialize again during this strange time. Highly recommend this class, especially if you love authentic Italian food! Cute studio space too!
I was looking for fun activities during COVID and decided to take up some cooking classes. I’m so glad I came across this experience in the city! Ivan is a great instructor and you…
Randall
December 2020
This was an awesome experience. He taught us to make pasta and some delicious sauces. It was fun, his cooking/eating space is cool pand Ivan is a great and friendly teacher. Would definitely do more classes with him
Chanel
November 2020
I bought this experience as a gift for my partner’s birthday. We had an amazing time and Ivan was very accommodating. We will be back!
David
September 2020
I had an amazing experience with Ivan, only hampered by my girlfriend's passing out from a long day. However, Ivan was completely willing to move our date no questions asked and without an additional price and for that I am so glad I was able to learn from him!
I had an amazing experience with Ivan, only hampered by my girlfriend's passing out from a long day. However, Ivan was completely willing to move our date no questions asked and wi…

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  • Fri, Apr 16
    6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    $125 per person
  • Sat, Apr 17
    11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Join 1 other guest
    $125 per person
  • Wed, Apr 21
    11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    $125 per person
  • Sat, May 8
    11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    $125 per person
  • Sat, May 8
    6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    $125 per person

Dietary preferences

If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.
Fish allergy
Soy-free
Dairy-free
Pescatarian
Peanut allergy
Shellfish allergy
Vegetarian
Tree nut allergy

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 14 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.