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Welcome to Our  2019 ClassesFresh Fruit DessertFall  2019 classes

Recipes from La Dolce Vita's own cookbook

Recipes for Living the Sweet Life!

September Private class only

Fall | November 16
Triple Layer Meat and Cranberry Pie
Thanksgiving leftover Balls
Fennel & Radicchio Salad with Pesto Vinaigrette
Sweet-Potato Spoon Bread with Caramel-Pecan Topping

Finding Your Own Sweet Life

“This is the Italian attitude towards food: Each bite an event, Each meal an occasion,  Each flavor a celebration. This is the attitude instilled in my heart (and stomach) from an early age.”

Quoted from Michelle Kenney’s cookbook
La Dolce Vita~ Recipes for living the sweet life

Executive Chef, Restaurant Owner

All  Classes  begin at 1 p.m. and last until approximately 4 p.m. We eat everything we make and have wine as well as cook together.

Most classes are $65 per person.

2020 Classes

Winter | January 11th
Baked Orchetti with Pork Sugo
Piadina with Ricotta, Prosciutto and Arugula
Grilled Eggplant and Goat Cheese salad atop greens
Fig & Raspberry Tart with Sweet Red Wine Ice Cream

Early Spring | March 14th
Sicilian Style Cannelloni with Béchamel Sauce
Italian White Bean and Mustard Green Soup
Harvest Vegetable Galette with Greens and Goat Cheese
Lemon Mascarpone Crepe Cakes

Late Spring | May 9th
Italian Lentil Salad with Grapes, Hazelnuts and Vegetables
Pork Shoulder Braciole
House Made Pasta
Sicilian Style Carrot Cake

Summer | July 11th
            Peach  Almond Yogurt Cake
Strawberry & Lavender Risotto
Fresh zucchini salad with dried rose petals and lemon zest
Mediterranean chicken with red currants, sundried tomatoes and marsala

Early Fall | September 12th
Lattice Crusted Minestrone Pot Pies
Smokey Kale and Olives
Chicken with Catalan Picada
Umbrian Apple Walnut Roll Ups

Late Fall | November 14th 
Mushroom Barley Soup with Mini Meatballs
Eggplant Ravioli with Gewertzraminer
Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Cranberry Brown Butter
Torta della Nonna with Pastry Cream, Toasted Pine Nuts and Fresh Berries

2020 classes $75 Multiple Class Purchases discount available

La Dolce Vita  Heritage Square • • (805) 486-6878 •

740 S. B ST. Oxnard


Dear Michelle and Team, thank you for opening your doors to us and allowing us to learn from you. We had a lot of fun bonding as team mates. We learned a lot from you and your team. I hope to see you again in the future. With Gratitude, Troy, La Crascenta Ca. 

Michelle, I wanted to thank you for your hospitality hosting our United Fresh Leadership program dinner and cooking class. Wehad a wonderful time learning how to cook and during our special dinner the next evening. Thanks for having Mrs Laurent tell her story in her beautiful turn of the century costume. Your staff went above and beyond to make sure our experience was the best it could be. Thanks, United Fresh Leadership class"23" Mr. Winton Phoenix Az. Aug 1 2017

                                              Cooking Classes

Cooking Classes for All

Dick Jordan video shot at the class with the North American Travel Journalist Association:

Delicious Food Savory Dishes

Review from one of the International Travel Writers that joined us at one of our classes: article/oxnard-a-glorious-getaway

One of our very happy students!

"Ever since attending your cooking class my husband has been cooking. He had never before "been in the kitchen".  Now, I rarely cook.
 He even is calling the kitchen HIS. Thanks again.  We will come to another of your wonderful classes!"

****Four Stars 2/26/2017
"Seriously take this cooking class!!! The owner and her close friend teach it and you WILL NOT be disappointed.  Four course meal, wine, cooking advice and enlightenment, take home recipe and an all around great experience all for $59 per person. So fun!!"

Come and try one of our cooking classes taught by Owner and Executive Chef Michelle. We also are including some guest chefs. Our classes are scheduled from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. credit for  cooking class will be issued only with a 48 hour notice. You may send another student as a substitute if you find you cannot make it and have not notified us by 48 hours. Minimum guest count required to hold classes.

Classes generally begin at 1 p.m. and end at about 4 p.m. Cost is $59 per person prepaid and includes your meal, a glass of wine, and hands on training (not just watching!) Call for menu details and reservations. We have had over 200 classes so far and everybody is raving about them. Cooking Classes are a great way to meet new people in a comfortable atmosphere, with good food, good wine and learning new cooking techniques at the same time.

So please join us, you won't regret it!

Reservations are a Must: (805) 486-6878 

Chef Preparing for Class

Refund Policy
For class reservation, payment in full must be received. Refunds in the form of a future cooking class will be issued only with a 48 hour notice. You may send another student as a substitute if you find you cannot make it and have not notified us by 48 hours.

Minimum guest count required to hold class. Limited Space available. We will have a waiting list and hold a second class if the class is over 16 students.




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