Cape Cod Cooking Getaway: Tagliatelle alla Bolognese, February 7-9 and April 11-13, 2014

Learn to cook with Head Chef Fabio Pozzati and experience the rich flavors and traditional cuisine of the Emilia Romagna region of Italy.

Cape Cod Cooking Getaway Class: Chef prepares the dough.

Chef Pozzati prepares the dough.

The perfect pre-Valentine’s Day getaway for you and your love. Head Chef Pozzati will teach you how to make egg pasta by hand, and cut the dough into different pasta shapes in the cozy kitchen of the Palmer House Inn. Students will also learn the traditional recipe for Bolognese sauce. Class to the held on February 8 or April 12 depending on your chosen class dates.

Each Cape Cod Cooking Getaway class will include:

Cape Cod Cooking Getaway preparing to cut the dough.

Preparing to cut the dough.

  • a demonstration with tastings
  • wine tasting complementing the dish
  • learn traditional Italian cooking techniques

The Palmer House Inn and Osteria La Civetta invite you to a session of time-honored Northern Italian style cooking. These classes will be a journey through the world of taste and genuine cuisine of the Emilia Romagna. Students will discover or rediscover the cooking styles of traditional homemade Italian cuisine. The same preparation and cooking styles that were used by their mothers, grandmothers, and other ancestors will be covered in both days of classes, connecting the students with not only the food, but their roots.

Previous classes:

Classes will be held at the Palmer House Inn.

Fabio Pozzati, Head Chef, Osteria la Civetta

Cape Cod Cooking Getaway shaping the dough.

Shaping the dough.

Head Chef Pozzati has been the executive chef at Osteria la Civetta for the past 3 years. He has graduated from Orio Vergani Culinary Institute of Ferrara in 2000. With 16 years of experience in the culinary industry, working at Michelin star rated restaurants in Italy, as well as working in Barcelona for 4 years, his knowledge for Italian food and their history is impeccable. Along with his classical culinary training, he is an expert on the tradition of Italian Cuisine including regional and local variations.

Osteria la Civetta

Osteria La Civetta

Cape Restaurant Review of Osteria la Civetta

Osteria la Civetta

“In “La Civetta” we offer genuine food from Emilia Romagna, a northern Italian region, using the best and freshest ingredients. We shop from locally available seasonal products. Each dish is individually prepared. Portions are generous yet not exaggeratedly large. Our emphasis is on quality.”

Osteria la Civetta is located just steps from the Palmer House Inn. No. 3 on our Falmouth Restaurants Map.

Cape Cod Cooking Getaway Prices: Tagliatelle alla Bolognese

$599.00 plus tax for a 2 night stay in a queen room. This includes a wine and cheese reception the Friday evening before the class, a Palmer House gourmet breakfast each morning, tuition for a 2-3 hour cooking class with Head Chef Pozzati consisting of a demonstration with tastings, plus a $50 gift certificate towards your evening meal at La Civetta.

* Upgrades and additional days are available. Please contact us for pricing at for more information.

Many of our packages can be supplemented with the following extras:

  • Cheese and cracker tray $30.00
  • 6 inch designer cake $30.00 (requires 3 days notice)
  • One dozen red roses $75.00 ($85.00 Valentine’s Week)
  • Couple’s 50 minute massage $225.00

Discounts and specials cannot be combined and will be honored upon request at the time of reservation only. Any package or special involving another organization is subject to availability at the participating venue.
** Gratuities not included in prices for packages and specials.