Halloween Flash Sale

HALLOWEEN FLASH SALE: Saturday October 28 AT 12pm Lunch on the Italian Riviera ONLY $79

Join us for an amazing cooking class featuring handmade ravioli, focaccia, basil pesto, Mediterranean sea bass, and a fragrant apple cake! This is your chance to learn many essential Italian cooking techniques and   enjoy a fabulous lunch with wine… Special sale price $79 (instead of $110)!  

  • Classic Ligurian Focaccia
  • Homemade Spinach & Cheese Ravioli in Creamy Walnut Sauce
  • Roasted Sea Bass with Olives, Artichokes, & White Wine
  • Potatoes & String Beans in Basil Pesto
  • Moist Apple & Amaretto Cake with Cinnamon-Scented Whipped Cream
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Friday October 27 at 6PM: Cooking With Wine

Cooking with wine is a common technique in Italy. From pan sauces for pasta and meat to flavorful broths for cooking fish, wine is often the backbone of most Italian dishes. This menu features wine (white, red, dry, and sweet) in every dish, and dinner paired with wine.

  • Cheese Ravioli with Sweet Peas, Tomatoes, Cream, & White Wine
  • Filet Mignon in Rich Red Wine Glaze
  • Roasted String Beans with Artichokes & White Wine
  • Risotto with Prosecco, Butternut Squash, Sage, & Leeks
  • Wine-Poached Fruit over Marsala Zabaione
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December 2 At 12pm: Neapolitan Pizzeria Cooking Class

BONUS: Take home your own pizza dough to practice after class!! Watch a video of our pizza making class here. If you've ever wanted to bake crisp, thin-crust pizzas, this hands-on class is for you: we'll take you through the essential techniques of kneading, rolling, topping, and baking pizza dough and demystify the process of working with yeast. We'll bake Italy's most famous pizzas, starting with the classic tomato- and Mozzarella-topped Pizza Margherita, then set our imaginations free and combine various toppings for a true pizza-lover's fantasy. We'll even make a sweet pizza... delicious with a glass of sweet wine at meal's end!

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Book Your Holiday Party Now!

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Looking to host a memorable holiday celebration this year? Call 917-602-1519 to inquire about availability. Click here for more on our clients and testimonials.

Here's what a client recently said about her team-building event at RUSTICO COOKING: "I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for your wonderful service.  We had a ball and appreciate the Chef’s attention, professionalism and guidance in our memorable cooking experience. From the moment we arrived, the Chef made us feel welcomed and cared for. We also appreciative the extra Balsamic Chicken dish which was not part of the meal plan.  Is it possible for us to have the recipe? All of the food was absolutely delicious!!!" - Anna S., JP Morgan


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FARMER’S MARKET RECIPE: Romanesco Cauliflower & Bacon Reginette


The first time I saw Romanesco cauliflower, I was not in Rome. I was at a farmer’s market in New York City, and the subtle green vegetable made me stop in my tracks: it looked like an alien from a science fiction film, or something out of an Arcimboldo painting. It had a striking shape, with conical florets spiraling towards a pointed top. 

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