*WARNING* Reading this post may cause hunger pains.
Last Thursday evening I had a wonderful meal. Actually, I think I’m still full.
Chef Massimo cooked us a classic Italian 7-course meal at his Kitchen Studio Loft in Corktown, Toronto.
We started with platters of antipasti: Buffalo Mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, carpaccio, salami, figs and focaccia bread, then moved on to the primi: handmade cavatelli pasta with tomatoes, arugola and ricotta. Next came the secondo: panfried veal with a lemon sauce and grilled zuccini, and finished the night with a dessert of panna cotta with raspberries and espresso.
Everyone crowded around the kitchen with wine in hand as Massimo showed us every step of the meal, and shared with us a bit of his cooking philosophy and his secret ingredients. The best part of the night was having a chance to roll up our sleeves and join in on the pasta making lessons with training from Massimo. Talk about earning your meal!
Cooking lessons, a savoury home made meal, wine and some awesome dinner mates made for a perfect night!