Classes & Events

For guests interested in an immersive culinary experience, we offer a series of classes and events in our private dining space. From cooking demonstrations to regional dinners to wine seminars, our talented Vetri Cucina team and guest chefs are always developing new and exciting courses.

Advance registration is required for all events. New offerings are announced bimonthly via our newsletter and social media channels.

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Upcoming Classes

For those interested in learning more about the unparalleled quality of food, wine and service.

Pasta Class with Chef Jacob Rozenberg Sold Out Request Waitlist

Cooking Demonstration

Pasta Class with Chef Jacob Rozenberg

Monday, September 16, 2019  |  6:30PM
$195 Includes hospitality fee and house wines
Limited to 12 guests

Join us for an evening filled with tasting and learning as Chef Jacob Rozenberg demonstrates the process of creating pasta from scratch here at Vetri Cucina. Chef Jacob will feature a variety of pastas throughout the evening, all while providing guests with insight on the different cooking techniques and methods he uses to perfect homemade pasta. The demonstration will include a multi-course meal and house wines. *Gluten free and dairy free restrictions cannot be accommodated*

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Wine Dinner

An Evening with Cristian Maddalena of Siro Pacenti Wines

Wednesday, September 18, 2019  |  6:30PM
$295 Includes hospitality fee and wine pairing
Limited to 16 guests

Join us in welcoming Cristian Maddalena of Siro Pacenti wines! Longtime brand ambassador and export director for Siro Pacenti, Cristian will share - through words and wine - the story of how Siro Pacenti became a leader in the production of Brunello di Montalcino and a fixture in the world of Italian winemaking. Enjoy a selection of Siro Pacenti wines, paired with a multi-course menu, in our intimate private dining space. *Dietary restrictions and allergies cannot be accommodated*

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Cookbook Dinner with Nicholas Elmi of Laurel Sold Out Request Waitlist

Cookbook Dinner

Cookbook Dinner with Nicholas Elmi of Laurel

Monday, September 23, 2019  |  6:30PM
$250 Sommelier-selected wines, hospitality fee, and a copy of Laurel: Modern American Flavors in Philadelphia
Limited to 18 guests

Join us for a special evening in celebration of modern, French-influenced American cuisine as we host Chef Nick Elmi of Laurel! Chef Elmi will prepare a multi-course meal of seasonal, sustainable local fare, from his new cookbook, Laurel: Modern American Flavors in Philadelphia! *Dietary restrictions and allergies cannot be accommodated.

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Sommelier Series: Obscure Varietals Sold Out Request Waitlist

Beverage Class

Sommelier Series: Obscure Varietals

Sunday, October 6, 2019  |  12:00PM
$150 Hospitality fee, multi-course lunch and wine pairing
Limited to 18 guests

There are over 550 registered native grapes of Italy, making it one of the most unique and diverse areas of viticulture in the world! In this class, we'll be exploring five distinct rare and forgotten varietals that are anything but ordinary! Join us for an afternoon of learning and tasting the best Italian grapes you've never heard of - all while enjoying a multi-course meal prepared by our chefs in our private dining room. *Dietary restrictions and allergies cannot be accommodated.

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Cooking Demonstration

Mastering Pasta with Chef Marc Vetri

Tuesday, October 8, 2019  |  6:30PM
$300 Includes hospitality fee and house wines
Limited to 12 guests

Join Chef Marc Vetri for an intimate evening at the chef's counter in our upstairs private dining room, where he'll showcase all the techniques used to create the from-scratch pastas featured in his cookbooks Il Viaggio di Vetri, Rustic Italian Food, and of course - Mastering Pasta! The demonstration will include a multi-course pasta meal and house wines. *Gluten and dairy restrictions cannot be accommodated*

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Cooking Demonstration

Whole Grain Bread Baking Class with Claire Kopp-McWilliams & Ariel Einhorn

Monday, October 14, 2019  |  6:30PM
$175 Includes hospitality fee and house wines
Limited to 12 guests

Join longtime Vetri Cucina baker and miller, Claire Kopp-McWilliams, and current Head Baker and Miller, Ariel Einhorn, for a special evening dedicated to the fundamentals of bread baking - using whole grains and natural leaveners. Claire and Ariel will lead a group discussion on ingredients, equipment, and baking techniques, as well as demonstrate the application of several recipes from humble start to fluffy finish! A multi-course dinner and house wines will be served throughout. *Gluten and dairy restrictions cannot be accommodated*

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Cooking Demonstration

Multi-Course Cooking Demonstration

Wednesday, October 23, 2019  |  6:30PM
$195 Includes hospitality fee and house wines
Limited to 12 guests

You'll pull up a chair at the chef's counter and we'll pull back the curtain on all the tips, tricks and techniques of creating a multi-course meal, from start to finish! Enjoy the full dinner and house wines! *Dietary restrictions and allergies cannot be accommodated*

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Pasta Class with Chef Jacob Rozenberg Sold Out Request Waitlist

Cooking Demonstration

Pasta Class with Chef Jacob Rozenberg

Tuesday, October 29, 2019  |  6:30PM
$195 Includes hospitality fee and house wines
Limited to 12 guests

Join us for an evening filled with tasting and learning as Chef Jacob Rozenberg demonstrates the process of creating pasta from scratch here at Vetri Cucina. Chef Jacob will feature a variety of pastas throughout the evening, all while providing guests with insight on the different cooking techniques and methods he uses to perfect homemade pasta. The demonstration will include a multi-course meal and house wines. *Gluten free and dairy free restrictions cannot be accommodated*

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Beverage Class

Sommelier Series: Thankful for Wine

Sunday, November 3, 2019  |  12:00PM
$150 Hospitality fee, multi-course lunch and wine pairing
Limited to 18 guests

'Tis the season to give thanks, spend time with family, and drink some wine (but not necessarily in that order!) Join us for an afternoon of wine tasting and learning, while enjoying a multi-course meal prepared by our chefs in our private dining room. From bubbles to whites and reds to a little something sweet to wash down that pumpkin pie, this class will focus on some of our favorite holiday pairings. Let us help you get in the holiday spirit - one glass at a time! *Dietary restrictions and allergies cannot be accommodated.

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Beverage Class

Sommelier Series: DOC Dropouts

Sunday, December 1, 2019  |  12:00PM
$150 Hospitality fee, multi-course lunch and wine pairing
Limited to 20 guests

Do you know how many rules are involved in labelling a bottle of wine "Chianti," or "Valpolicella"? A lot! The Italian DOC system has been viewed by some winemakers as more trouble than it's worth - and some rules are meant to be broken! This class will focus on the renegade winemakers that decided to leave behind the strict labelling laws of the DOC to make the wines they truly want to make. Join us for an afternoon of wine tasting and learning, while enjoying a multi-course meal prepared by our chefs in our private dining room. Let's drink to these rebels without a cause! *Dietary restrictions and allergies cannot be accommodated.

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FAQs

Q: What’s the cancellation policy?
A: Tickets are non-refundable. If you are not able to attend this event, someone else may come in your place. Seats cannot be transferred to a different event or class.

Q: What’s included with my registration?
A: Inclusions vary for each event. Please see specific event descriptions for details.

Q: How long are cooking classes and dinners?
A: Cooking classes and dinners last an average of 2.5 to 3 hours. The length of the event also depends on the evening’s topic and group.

Q: Do you contact the waitlist if tickets become available?
A: Absolutely! We always reference the names on the waitlist if tickets open up.

Q: Are cooking classes hands-on?
A: Our cooking classes are primarily chef demonstrations unless stated otherwise in the class description. Your chef/teacher is there to share his expertise with you and answer any questions you have while you watch, learn and eat. Guests are always welcome to interact with the chef and participate in the cooking process during the class.

Q: What should I wear?
A: Vetri Cucina does not have a dress code. Most people wear business casual attire for informal evenings like a cooking class. Others dress up for more formal occasions.

Q: Can guests under 18 years old participate in events?
A: Yes, but they must be accompanied by an adult. When applicable, a non-alcoholic drink will be given to them so they don’t feel left out.

Q: When are events posted?
A: Events are posted every two months. Be the first to know by joining our mailing list. You can also follow us @vetricucina on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for the latest announcements.

Vetri Cucina matches all guest donations made to the Vetri Community Partnership