Loading Events

Pesto Gnocchi & Watermelon-Mint Sangria with Rosemary Caparelli Wednesday, July 28

Pesto Gnocchi & Watermelon-Mint Sangria with Rosemary Caparelli

  • Location: Gorton Community Center
    400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045

Caparelli Cuisine Presents: Pesto Gnocchi, Watermelon-Mint Sangria

Roll up your sleeves as Rosemary Caparelli shares her mom’s secret for delectable handmade gnocchi and garden-fresh basil pesto along with fresh watermelon sangria.

Wednesday, July 28, 2021, 6:00 to 8:00 pm

This hands-on class will provide you with:

-recipe and ingredients to make and taste ricotta gnocchi
-recipe and ingredients to make, taste and take garden fresh basil pesto
-recipe and ingredients to make and enjoy watermelon-mint sangria
-handmade pasta skills
-fresh pesto making skills

Grab your BFF, an apron, a paring knife and cutting board, and your favorite empty cocktail glass and join us for a Calabrian delight!


Future cooking class with Rosemary:

Wednesday, August 25

About Rosemary Caparelli:
Rosemary is a recently retired Family and Consumer Science High School teacher.  She holds a bachelor’s degree from Chicago State University in Home Economics/Education and a master’s degree from Saint Xavier in Education/Leadership.

During her extensive teaching career, she has shared her love for cooking with countless students from pre k to college and beyond.  In the private sector, she ran her own catering company, Favor Us, specializing in wedding cakes, mini pastries, hors d’oeuvres, and bonbonniere (Italian favors).

Rosemary credits her immigrant mother as well as her strong Calabrese Italian roots for her love of Italian food.  She enjoys creating new twists and adapting old family recipes. Teaching others her culinary skills is her life’s passion.

Gorton Community Center will take and may use photos and videos from this event for its promotional purposes. Your attendance indicates your consent to the above.

By purchasing a ticket to an event at Gorton, I acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk that my child(ren) and/or I may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 by attending or participating in a Gorton program, event or activity and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and death. I understand that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 at Gorton may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of myself and others, including, but not limited to, Gorton employees, volunteers, and program participants and their families. I voluntarily agree to assume all of the foregoing risks and accept sole responsibility for any injury to my child(ren) or myself (including, but not limited to, personal injury, disability, and death), illness, damage, loss, claim, liability, or expense, of any kind, that I or my child(ren) may experience or incur in connection with my or my child(ren)’s attendance at Gorton or participation in a Gorton program, event or activity (“Claims”). On my behalf, and on behalf of my children, I hereby release, covenant not to sue, discharge, and hold harmless Gorton, its employees, agents, and representatives, of and from the Claims, including all liabilities, claims, actions, damages, costs or expenses of any kind arising out of or relating thereto. I understand and agree that this release includes any Claims based on the actions, omissions, or negligence of Gorton, its employees, agents, and representatives, whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during, or after participation in any Gorton program, event or activity.