French Classics (Hands on Limit 6)
Apr
23
5:30 PM17:30

French Classics (Hands on Limit 6)

C'est soir we will make a cassoulet, a souffle, and perfectly roasted herbed lemon chicken. Come faime (hungry) and bring a container in case of unlikely leftovers. We will sit down to eat our dinner afterward. Wine included. Invite a guest to eat with you at 7:30, add additional $55.00  Very early start time of 5:30!


$90 | 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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Lunch & Outdoor Container Building with Greg Trahin (Limit 12)
May
2
11:30 AM11:30

Lunch & Outdoor Container Building with Greg Trahin (Limit 12)

Enjoy a great lunch, then construct a beautiful flower pot taught by fun and talented Greg Trahin of Trigetty Designs.  You will take your container home to enjoy all summer long.   You could also give it as a Mother's Day gift. We will be assembling  these outside in a covered area, so if it is cool, please dress accordingly and bring newspaper or plastic to go under them to keep your car clean for the drive home.   Place to be announced


$85 | 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, Bars, and Tarts (Demonstration)
May
7
6:00 PM18:00

Pies, Bars, and Tarts (Demonstration)

A very popular class, I will demonstrate our wonderful pecan bars, a fruit tart to get your taste buds ready for nature's bounty, and beloved peanut butter pie. Oh yeah babayyyyyyy. Please eat a little protein before you come!  :)


$60 | 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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Simply Irresistable (Demonstration)
May
21
6:30 PM18:30

Simply Irresistable (Demonstration)

Tonight I will demonstrate recipes that are infallible and are perfect go tos.  Everyone needs those things he can do well and trust to add to his meal as a side or use in a pinch perhaps as a carry in.   A good class for those who are afraid to cook or think they can't.  This is a good class to ask a lot of questions in and learn some basics.


$60 | 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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Awesome Vegetarian Recipes (Demostration)
Apr
16
6:30 PM18:30

Awesome Vegetarian Recipes (Demostration)

To get ready for Earth Day the next Sunday, why not add more plant based foods to your diet? That food pyramid has certainly changed since some of us were young and it is now recommended that half of your caloric intake be plant based. Please join us this night to add some delicious, healthy vegetable and fruit ideas to your recipe file!


$60 | 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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Exceptional Cakes (Demostration)
Apr
9
6:00 PM18:00

Exceptional Cakes (Demostration)

Why are some cakes light as air?  Why do some cakes have no taste and others make you want to eat the plate? What is the meaning of the miette and why does it matter?  And should all cakes be light as air or should some be hearty? Tonight I will bake for you three of our most requested cakes: Coconut, Carrot, and the amazing Italian Creme Cake. Please note the early start time.


$60 | 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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Recipes from American Masters (Demonstration)
Apr
2
6:30 PM18:30

Recipes from American Masters (Demonstration)

Tonight I will show you why some chefs win the Michelin stars, how some offer very popular and foolproof  recipes, and what to look for in searching for recipes on the internet.  I will demo recipes from Thomas Keller, Christopher Kimball, Lidia Bastianich, and Ina Garten


$60 | 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 (Hands On, Limit of 6)
Mar
19
6:00 PM18:00

Breakfast Pastries (Hands On, Limit of 6)

Get ready to feed your Easter bunnies with breakfast pastries like your grandmother used to make. Blueberry Coffee cake, Cinnamon Coffee Cake, Apple and Bran Muffins.  Just for fun we will make deviled eggs too. Please bring containers to take your pastries home!


$85 | 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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Hands On - Buche Noel (Christmas Yule Log)
Dec
18
6:00 PM18:00

Hands On - Buche Noel (Christmas Yule Log)

Make your own festive yule log, delicate merinque mushrooms, and decorate it for your friends and family. Wine served! This class begins at 6:00.

Limit 8 People


$65 | 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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Demonstration - Holiday Dinner
Dec
4
6:30 PM18:30

Demonstration - Holiday Dinner

Beef Wellington
Popovers
Green Beans Almondine
Holiday Dessert TBA


$60 | 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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Hands On -  Knife Skills with Wustof's Ed Bartush
Nov
16
6:00 PM18:00

Hands On - Knife Skills with Wustof's Ed Bartush

Coming all the way from Chicago, witty Ed Bartush is Wustof's regional rep and boy, does this man knows how to use and sharpen a knife. You will be learning and laughing. Everyone attending will take home a Wustof paring knife and loads of knowledge. We will also offer special prices on several knives. A great gift to give for the holidays!


$55 | 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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Hands On - Appetizers
Nov
13
6:00 PM18:00

Hands On - Appetizers

The hardest thing to make, yet the most enjoyed (after dessert haha), are appetizers!  We will work in teams and wine will be served.  This is my most requested class. This class begins at 6:00. Please bring tupperware or boxes to bring your appetizers home!

  Limit 8 People


$80 | 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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Lounge Night at La Dolce Vita
Oct
20
7:00 PM19:00

Lounge Night at La Dolce Vita

Please join us for a sultry evening with small tables, candles, cocktails, and acclaimed blues and jazz singer Kat Bowser with her accompanists. A traditional 50's type lounge dinner will be served, La Dolce Vita style of course, and afterward Kat will croon to us in her soul searching voice. Many seats are already booked so please call  soon!

You are welcome todress in 50's nightclub style... 

Shrimp Cocktail
Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing
Lover's knots Rolls/ Imported French Butter (New!)
Steak, Vegetable, and Twice Baked Potatoes
Mushrooms available with Steak
To Die For Chocolate Cake


$55 | 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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Midsummers Night's Dreamy Dinner ( 4 spots left!)
Aug
4
6:30 PM18:30

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
6:30 PM18:30

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
1:00 PM13:00

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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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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One Great American Meal ( SOLD OUT )
May
1
6:30 PM18:30

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
6:30 PM18:30

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
6:00 PM18:00

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
6:30 PM18:30

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
11:30 AM11:30

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
6:00 PM18:00

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
6:30 PM18:30

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
6:30 PM18:30

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
6:00 PM18:00

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
6:30 PM18:30

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
6:30 PM18:30

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
6:00 PM18:00

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
6:30 PM18:30

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
6:30 PM18:30

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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