So the 1st night we arrived in Rome we knew we wanted to do something special while we were there. I was on the AirBnb app when I saw the “experience” category, so I clicked on it and started scrolling through the options. I saw a bunch of cool things but the one that stood out to me the most was a pasta making class with a former restaurant owner named Veronica. Her kitchen looked absolutely gorgeous and the reviews were great so we booked it right away! It was about $119 per person, which I thought was a little pricey, but I knew it would be a great memory.
The class was around 8 people from all over the world, and we really got to know each other because it was so intimate. Veronica and her friend Barbara were so sweet and helped us make true, authentic, Italian pasta. We made three different kinds: tagliatelle with pomodoro and basil, pesto gnocchi, and sage and butter ravioli. My favorite was the tagliatelle 🙂
After seeing the pasta-making process, I realized how easy it is to make from scratch… I wonder why more restaurants don’t make their pastas by hand? That small change could make such a difference in their restaurant, and it’s so easy! I wonder if it will taste the same if I make it back home… I’m sure the flour in Italy is better, but we will see. I just need to get my hands on a pasta wheel…. but I wouldn’t really want to buy one and then use it once or twice a year… ya know?
TA DAAA! Have you guys taken a pasta making class before?