Roanoke Farmer's Market
Jul
8
to Aug 26

Roanoke Farmer's Market

Beginning Saturday, July 8, we will be selling our wonderful yeast cinnamon rolls, crepes, and Bill's Bars, which have a whopping 32 Grams of Protein and freeze fantastically.  You can buy several, freeze them, then take one out every morning to eat for all your basic protein needs. Plus they actually taste good! All this will be happening right outside of Fearless Cook every Saturday from 9-1. We bowed out of the Farmer's Market last year, but the requests to return have been so great, we are doing it again!  Come and have some fabulosity prepared by Noel and Katie.

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Midsummers Night's Dreamy Dinner ( 4 spots left!)
Aug
4
6:30pm 6:30pm

Midsummers Night's Dreamy Dinner ( 4 spots left!)

Midsummer Night's Dreamy Dinner
Friday, August 4  6:30
5 Courses with Wine
$145.00 per person
Menu to be decided by July 10.

This will be an ethereal dinner in the style of Tatina and Oberon held at my home. Seating is limited to 26 people. Pamela Downs of Hartley's fame will be cooking with me.  I truly believe she is the best female chef in Indiana. We promise a  memorable meal and event. Wine will be paired with every course and is included in the price.  There will be a cash bar from 6:30-7:15.  The menu will be decided in the next few days and I will send an email with it.  Expect woodland fairies, music and a beautiful, delicious night with some pleasant surprises throughout. 

Chilled Corn Soup with Lobster
Salmon Tartar
Summer Risotto
Tenderloin of Beef
Gently Grilled Vegetables
Passion Fruit/Raspberry Tart

Reservations only please. Six seats are already sold.


Reservations Required | Call Text or Email to Reserve Your Spot
260-341-4300 | ladolcevita139@aol.com All classes need to be prepaid. Please note that I do not accept credit cards for culinary classes.

Checks can be made payable to La Dolce Vita and mailed to me at:
Laura Wilson
7138 e Tanglewood Rd-92
Roanoke, In 46783

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La Dolce Vita Cookout
Jul
21
6:30pm 6:30pm

La Dolce Vita Cookout

Come and have yourself some great American food enjoyed on our porch or inside. Old-fashioned recipes served with always in-fashion kindness.

MENU
Pulled North Carolina Pork
Mom's Potato Salad
Tossed Salad
Baked Beans with Bacon
Texas Sheet Cake
Berry Crumble & Ice Cream
Bear & Wine by the glass


$50 | Reservations Required | Call Text or Email to Reserve Your Spot
260-341-4300 | ladolcevita139@aol.com All classes need to be prepaid. Please note that I do not accept credit cards for culinary classes.

Checks can be made payable to La Dolce Vita and mailed to me at:
Laura Wilson
7138 e Tanglewood Rd-92
Roanoke, In 46783

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 Yoga and Lunch Al Fresco
Jul
14
1:00pm 1:00pm

Yoga and Lunch Al Fresco

Join us at my home from 11:00am-1:00pm for yoga followed by a nice little lunch by the pool. Valerie Powers from Powers of One Yoga in Roanoke will be your knowledgable instructor. Afterward, you can nourish your stretched and toned body with a buffet lunch.

MENU
Grilled Chicken, Goat Cheese and Nuts
Bowl of Fruit
Homemade Bread
Chocolate Chip Pie with Ice Cream (very nourishing!)

 


$40 | Reservations Required | Call Text or Email to Reserve Your Spot
260-341-4300 | ladolcevita139@aol.com All classes need to be prepaid. Please note that I do not accept credit cards for culinary classes.

Checks can be made payable to La Dolce Vita and mailed to me at:
Laura Wilson
7138 e Tanglewood Rd-92
Roanoke, In 46783

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One Great American Meal ( SOLD OUT )
May
1
6:30pm 6:30pm

One Great American Meal ( SOLD OUT )

 SOLD OUT

Tonight, as the weather gets warmer and the sun is staying out, (thank you God!) our thoughts turn to the grill, summer, and fun. Many of you grill all winter long and I salute you! But some of us find the grill daunting. We know so many grill masters, so many people who have the BEST recipe, that we become "grill shy." Tonight, we will banish all those fears and learn how to sear, how to reverse sear, how to grill veggies, and how to grill fish. Bring it on!


$60.00 Per Person | Reservations Required | Call Text or Email to Reserve Your Spot
260-341-4300 | ladolcevita139@aol.com All classes need to be prepaid. Please note that I do not accept credit cards for culinary classes.

Checks can be made payable to La Dolce Vita and mailed to me at:
Laura Wilson
7138 e Tanglewood Rd-92
Roanoke, In 46783

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Cooking with Thomas Keller (Demonstration)
Apr
17
6:30pm 6:30pm

Cooking with Thomas Keller (Demonstration)

Thomas Keller is a master at fine, pure food that has a perfect seasoning. He holds more Michelin Stars than any American chef-- and for good reason. Tonight I will demonstrate how to poach a salmon a la Thomas Keller as well as a few other dishes from his most recent cookbook. A class not to be missed!


$50.00 Per Person | Reservations Required | Call Text or Email to Reserve Your Spot
260-341-4300 | ladolcevita139@aol.com All classes need to be prepaid. Please note that I do not accept credit cards for culinary classes.

Checks can be made payable to La Dolce Vita and mailed to me at:
Laura Wilson
7138 e Tanglewood Rd-92
Roanoke, In 46783

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Paella and Frittata ( SOLD OUT )
Apr
10
6:00pm 6:00pm

Paella and Frittata ( SOLD OUT )

 SOLD OUT

Learn how to make healthy and delicious Paella tonight, chock-a-block of chorizo, chicken, and shellfish, getting the crusty bottom layer just right. You will also make a Frittata, so all things Spanish tonight. Hola!


$75.00 Per Person | Reservations Required | Call Text or Email to Reserve Your Spot
260-341-4300 | ladolcevita139@aol.com All classes need to be prepaid. Please note that I do not accept credit cards for culinary classes.

Checks can be made payable to La Dolce Vita and mailed to me at:
Laura Wilson
7138 e Tanglewood Rd-92
Roanoke, In 46783

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French Classics (Demonstration)
Mar
27
6:30pm 6:30pm

French Classics (Demonstration)

This night I will be breaking down some of the mysteries of French food. Known as the epicenter of fine cuisine for centuries, we will honor the traditional and well-loved recipes that make us think of Urban France. Mushrooms Druxelles, French Onion Soup, and Boeuf Bourguignon.


$60.00 Per Person | Reservations Required | Call Text or Email to Reserve Your Spot
260-341-4300 | ladolcevita139@aol.com All classes need to be prepaid. Please note that I do not accept credit cards for culinary classes.

Checks can be made payable to La Dolce Vita and mailed to me at:
Laura Wilson
7138 e Tanglewood Rd-92
Roanoke, In 46783

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Cyber Etiquette: Panache in this Tricky Multi Media Age
Mar
22
11:30am11:30am

Cyber Etiquette: Panache in this Tricky Multi Media Age

Wednesday, March 22 ( $45.00* )
11:30 Gather with a Champagne Cocktail
12:00 Lunch
Tomato-Basil Soup
Cheddar Bisquits
Tarragon Chicken Salad with a Side Salad
Buttermilk Tarts with Fruit and Flowers

Whether you embrace technology or shun it, it is here to stay as surely as that sun is going to rise tomorrow. It can be wonderful one day or ridiculous the next. Karen Hickman will give us the latest in what is trending in etiquette today. She will touch on what's old, what's new, and what never changes in etiquette. She will welcome any of your questions. She will particularly highlight cyber etiquette, something we could all learn a little about!

Karen is a certified etiquette and protocol consultant trained by The Protocol School of Washington® in Washington D.C. She has trained thousands of people in the corporate, university and medical arenas in the most current and universally accepted etiquette and protocol since 1999. She has shared her knowledge in a weekly Q&A column in the Ft. Wayne News Sentinel for over 6 years. The column in called "Contemporary Courtesies."

She is the founder and owner of Professional Courtesy LLC.
Read more about her on her web site www.professionalcourtesyllc.com

*Tax and Tip included.  Additional wine will be available for purchase.


$45.00 Per Person | Reservations Required | Call Text or Email to Reserve Your Spot
260-341-4300 | ladolcevita139@aol.com All classes need to be prepaid. Please note that I do not accept credit cards for culinary classes.

Checks can be made payable to La Dolce Vita and mailed to me at:
Laura Wilson
7138 e Tanglewood Rd-92
Roanoke, In 46783

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Pies and Tarts (Hands On) SOLD OUT
Mar
20
6:00pm 6:00pm

Pies and Tarts (Hands On) SOLD OUT

SOLD OUT

This is a very popular class. We will make three kinds of crusts, and three different pies. Please bring pie 1 pan and 2 tart pans so you can take yours home!


$70.00 Per Person | Reservations Required | Call Text or Email to Reserve Your Spot
260-341-4300 | ladolcevita139@aol.com All classes need to be prepaid. Please note that I do not accept credit cards for culinary classes.

Checks can be made payable to La Dolce Vita and mailed to me at:
Laura Wilson
7138 e Tanglewood Rd-92
Roanoke, In 46783

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One Perfect Italian Meal (Demonstration)
Mar
13
6:30pm 6:30pm

One Perfect Italian Meal (Demonstration)

Tonight learn the secret of a perfect Caesar Salad with a coddled egg, Seafood Pasta, and how to make a poolish, resulting in a warm Ciabatta. This will be a wonderful class!


$50.00 Per Person | Reservations Required | Call Text or Email to Reserve Your Spot
260-341-4300 | ladolcevita139@aol.com All classes need to be prepaid. Please note that I do not accept credit cards for culinary classes.

Checks can be made payable to La Dolce Vita and mailed to me at:
Laura Wilson
7138 e Tanglewood Rd-92
Roanoke, In 46783

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6 Fast Meals for Busy Bodies ( SOLD OUT )
Mar
6
6:30pm 6:30pm

6 Fast Meals for Busy Bodies ( SOLD OUT )

 SOLD OUT

 

Back by popular demand, this class focuses on preparing several great main courses and simple salad dressings that your family will love. All are these are freezable as well


$50.00 Per Person | Reservations Required | Call Text or Email to Reserve Your Spot
260-341-4300 | ladolcevita139@aol.com All classes need to be prepaid. Please note that I do not accept credit cards for culinary classes.

Checks can be made payable to La Dolce Vita and mailed to me at:
Laura Wilson
7138 e Tanglewood Rd-92
Roanoke, In 46783

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Breakfast Pastries for Your Valentines (Hands On)
Feb
13
6:00pm 6:00pm

Breakfast Pastries for Your Valentines (Hands On)

ONE SPOT LEFT

Awaken your loved one with real pastries made with the best nature has to offer and no artificial ingredients added! This night: Biscotti, Scones, and a Blueberry Coffee Cake. Please bring containers to take your baked goods home!


$70.00 Per Person | Reservations Required | Call Text or Email to Reserve Your Spot
260-341-4300 | ladolcevita139@aol.com All classes need to be prepaid. Please note that I do not accept credit cards for culinary classes.

Checks can be made payable to La Dolce Vita and mailed to me at:
Laura Wilson
7138 e Tanglewood Rd-92
Roanoke, In 46783

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Valentine Wine Dinner with Michael Sturgis
Feb
10
6:30pm 6:30pm

Valentine Wine Dinner with Michael Sturgis

Bring your Valentine for a very special 5 course dinner complete with fabulous wine at each course. Absolutely everything home made. It will be a beautiful, romantic night with candles, flowers, and special touches. Don't have a romantic interest right now? Bring a friend or a family member because Valentine's Day is for every type of love. Adults only please.

MENU
Salade Paeva
Delicate White Fish with Baby Artichokes en Croute
Pecorino Romano Pepe Nero Burro Fettucine
Prime Tenderloin of Beef Nestled on a Bed of Ratatouille
Extraordinary Chocolate Tart with Gold
Coffee or Tea
8 Spaces Left
The wines presented will be available to order.


$80.00 Per Person | Reservations Required | Call Text or Email to Reserve Your Spot
260-341-4300 | ladolcevita139@aol.com All classes need to be prepaid. Please note that I do not accept credit cards for culinary classes.

Checks can be made payable to La Dolce Vita and mailed to me at:
Laura Wilson
7138 e Tanglewood Rd-92
Roanoke, In 46783

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All Things Chocolate (Demonstration)
Feb
6
6:30pm 6:30pm

All Things Chocolate (Demonstration)

From our Exquisite Chocolate Tart with a Gingerbread Crust, to Julia Child's Amazing Reine de Saba Cake, to a simple Fudge Pie, learn how to properly bake with coverture chocolate.


$50.00 Per Person | Reservations Required | Call Text or Email to Reserve Your Spot
260-341-4300 | ladolcevita139@aol.com All classes need to be prepaid. Please note that I do not accept credit cards for culinary classes.

Checks can be made payable to La Dolce Vita and mailed to me at:
Laura Wilson
7138 e Tanglewood Rd-92
Roanoke, In 46783

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Bread (Hands On)
Jan
30
6:00pm 6:00pm

Bread (Hands On)

In this class, you will learn how to make a satisfying and beautiful boulé of Rye, a rustic Italian Olive Loaf, and delicious rolls. A popular class!


$75.00 Per Person | Reservations Required | Call Text or Email to Reserve Your Spot
260-341-4300 | ladolcevita139@aol.com All classes need to be prepaid. Please note that I do not accept credit cards for culinary classes.

Checks can be made payable to La Dolce Vita and mailed to me at:
Laura Wilson
7138 e Tanglewood Rd-92
Roanoke, In 46783

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Comfort Food (Demonstration)
Jan
23
6:30pm 6:30pm

Comfort Food (Demonstration)

As it gets colder, we want warmer, richer food to help us through the dark, dismal days and nights. I will demonstrate Chicken Pot Pie with a Potato Crust, Carolyn's Southwestern Stew, and a fabulous Chocolate Cake.


$50.00 Per Person | Reservations Required | Call Text or Email to Reserve Your Spot
260-341-4300 | ladolcevita139@aol.com All classes need to be prepaid. Please note that I do not accept credit cards for culinary classes.

Checks can be made payable to La Dolce Vita and mailed to me at:
Laura Wilson
7138 e Tanglewood Rd-92
Roanoke, In 46783

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Healthy and Yes, Super Delicious! (Demonstration)
Jan
16
6:30pm 6:30pm

Healthy and Yes, Super Delicious! (Demonstration)

Learn how to make our signature Quinoa Salad, Nicoise Salad, delicious Tomato and Corn Soup, and a great, spicy side: Smashed Broccoli. 


$50.00 Per Person | Reservations Required | Call Text or Email to Reserve Your Spot
260-341-4300 | ladolcevita139@aol.com All classes need to be prepaid. Please note that I do not accept credit cards for culinary classes.

Checks can be made payable to La Dolce Vita and mailed to me at:
Laura Wilson
7138 e Tanglewood Rd-92
Roanoke, In 46783

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Nov
2
12:00pm12:00pm

Glam Glitter & Gold

Slow down and treat yourself to a fabulous autumn day with a style show at the beautiful North End, followed by lunch at 12:00 noon at La Dolce Vita. This is a well loved event in Roanoke, so call your friends and get ready for a fun girl's day before all heck breaks loose for the holidays!  We all want a little glam now and then.  

Seating is limited and several seats are already sold
$40.00 Per Person | Reservations Required | Call Text or Email to Reserve Your Spot
260-341-4300 | ladolcevita139@aol.com

 

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Knife Skills Class with Ed Bartush
Oct
26
6:30pm 6:30pm

Knife Skills Class with Ed Bartush

A good knife will last a lifetime.  Join approachable Ed Bartush from Wustoff Knives as he and I show you how to use knives on a multitude of foods. I will demo how to cut an onion and the differences between onions. He will show how to properly sharpen, hone, store and clean your knives. Ed will tell you which knives you really need --surprisingly few- plus introduce you to the newest and the coolest knives to add to your collection when you need a "knife fix" (as I often do). Discounts will be given on purchases, gifts with purchase and many door prizes.  Everyone can try the various knives during the demos! Once you use a good, quality knife, your kitchen skills and enjoyment will be greatly elevated. It's not how many things you have in your kitchen, it's the quality of them and the knowledge you have to use them correctly. 

Appetizers and Wine

$30.00 Per Person | Reservations Required | Call Text or Email to Reserve Your Spot
260-341-4300 | ladolcevita139@aol.com

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Wine Tasting
Oct
21
6:30pm 6:30pm

Wine Tasting

Join us for wine with  It is with Steve Dilanni and his Italian partner Roberto. This night will showcase special wines from all over the world, presenting wines you cannot get in stores in Fort Wayne. Wine tastings are really fun nights and give you an opportunity to stock up for upcoming tailgates and holidays. Like it or not, the holiday season is coming...

There will be small bites

$20.00 Per Person | Reservations Required | Call Text or Email to Reserve Your Spot
260-341-4300 | ladolcevita139@aol.com

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Fearless Cook Opening!
Oct
19
4:00pm 4:00pm

Fearless Cook Opening!

Laura Wilson and La Dolce Vita are thrilled to announce the opening of FEARLESS COOK!
You are invited to celebrate with us October 19th | 4:00pm-8:00pm

Located at 142 North Main Street, just a mere block from La Dolce Vita, Fearless Cook is chock-a-block full of everything you could use in your kitchen as well as the perfect gifts for your favorite fearless cook! We can't wait to see you!

Here is a sweet note from our neighbor BoRo

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Salsa & Tango Party
Oct
8
6:00pm 6:00pm

Salsa & Tango Party

Get your sexy on with dance instructions from Arthur Murray!Everyone can dance this night, even those of us with two left feet.Small bites will be served. The patio will be open.  There will be a cash wine, Sangria, and beer bar too with a focus on Latin America and Spain.

6:00 Drinks and Tapas | 7:00 Dancing Instructions with Amy

$20.00 Per Person | Reservations Required | Call Text or Email to Reserve Your Spot
260-341-4300 | ladolcevita139@aol.com

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Awesome Cookout
Aug
12
6:30pm 6:30pm

Awesome Cookout

We love us some grilled food, so come for an easy-peasy night of Indiana food that you do not have to cook! We will have some outdoor sofas to sit on and shoot the breeze. Out door
seating as well as indoor.  Buffet at 7:30. 

Grilled Salmon or Flank Steak or Smoked Ribs
Avocado, Corn and Black Bean Salad
Panzanella
BLT Salad
LDV's  Potato Salad
Hot, Homemade Bread
Fruit Crisp with Ice Cream

$35.00 | Please let us know your protein preference
Reservations Required | Call Text or Email to Reserve Your Spot
260-341-4300 | ladolcevita139@aol.com

 

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Apr
16
12:00pm12:00pm

Italian Boot Camp IV

In the last of this series, you will learn to make Pasta, Goat Cheese/Spinach Ravioli with Sage Butter Sauce, Red Sauce, Focaccia, Ceasar Salad. Again, your friend or amore may join you for dinner at 6:00!  Italian wines included in price.

Last of the series of 4. 

$225.00 Limit 8 cooks

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Mar
21
6:00pm 6:00pm

Macarons (sold out!)

The hardest cookie with the least ingredients. In this class you will learn for for macarons, it's totally about the technique! We will do Easter colors! Be prepared to start immediately as we will have a lot to do.

Two Spaces Left

To register, text or email me, then send a check to this address. Your check holds your spot. Please note there are no refunds if you cancel less than 24 hours.

Please send your check to:

Laura T Wilson | 7138 E Tanglewood Rd-92 | Roanoke, In 46783

 

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