Friday, November 5, 2010


It's shaping up to be an exciting month, so go over the scheduled classes below, double check your calendars and then shoot me an email to make your reservations.

It's easy to make your reservation for any of the upcoming cooking classes listed below...

Simply email me at to make your advance reservation.
Your payment by cash or check will confirm your space in class. When you email to sign up, I will send you directions to the class location and a mailing address for the check, plus any other details you'll need to know

Sat. Nov 13 11 am - 2:30 pm

Food, Wine and Conversation of Tuscany with special guest Nada Vergili of Nada's Italy THIS CLASS IS FULL BUT WE'VE PLANNED ANOTHER FOR JAN 8!

Heidi Billotto and the entertaining Nada Vergili of Nada's Italy join forces in the kitchen for and afternoon of fun and flavor!

This class promises to be one you will not soon forget! As class participants watch and work with Heidi to prepare an entire Italian meal perfect for holiday entertaining, special cooking class guest Nada Vergili will be teaching us all fun little Italian expressions, sayings and phrases - plus how to talk with our hands - as we eat and drink our way through the afternoon.

The menu includes a grilled antipasto with house-marinated olives, rolled pasta with Italian sausage, mushrooms and local greens, bistecca and salmon Florentine with braised tomatoes and white beans, and Heidi's own holiday twist on a old classic - chocolate tiramisu. Wine pairings are included with each course
Class will be held in Heidi's south Charlotte kitchen. Cost is $65 per person.
Email Heidi at to make your advance reservation.

Thursday, Nov. 18 6-9 pm

Cooking At Home With Heidi Do-Ahead Holiday Hors D'oeuvres

This class on Thursday Nov 18 will feature a menu you can do-ahead and includes: homemade chicken sausage and potato puffs, my favorite spanekopeta, pork and mushroom steamed dumplings with a from scratch hoisin sauce, bite-sized crab cakes and chocolate and peppermint creme brulee shooters to cap it all off.
Class will be held in Heidi's south Charlotte kitchen. Cost is $55
Email Heidi at to make your advance reservation.

Tuesday,Nov 30 6-9:30 pm

Heidi's Hands-on Holiday Gifts From the Kitchen

This fun, hands-on holiday class will take place at a new location for us - the beautiful Mint Hill Arts Gallery.
Located at 7714 Matthews-Mint Hill Rd, Mint Hill, NC 28227,The Gallery will be feauturing a Holiday exhibit called "Small Treasures" made by some of the area's most talented craftsmen.

The work at the gallery will be available for sale and will inspire us as we make our own edible gifts from the kitchen including: homemade vanilla, homemade coffee liqueur, limoncello, Christmas morning chocolate cinnamon buns, Moravian sugar cake and personalized gingerbread people plus more great little gifts to give with love made right in your own kitchen.

And as a gift to you, you'll be able to take home some of the "spoils" from class to enjoy yourself!

Class wine pairings include tasting pours of a red, a white and a sparkling wine perfect to serve at your upcoming holiday fete!

Cost is $55 per person.
Email Heidi at to make your advance reservation.

Saturday, Dec 4 11 am-2:30 pm

Cooking At Home with Heidi More Holiday Hors D'oeuvres

On Saturday Dec 4, the hors d'oeuvres continue with more holiday favorites. This class menu will include a trio of stuffed mushrooms, savory Mexican cheesecakes, beef
filled profiteroles, shrimp and grits shooters and mini chocolate pecan tarts.

At both classes,wine pairings will be served with each dish.
Classes are held in Heidi's south Charlotte home.
Cost is $55 per person.
Email Heidi at to make your advance reservation.