Italy’s Dolce Vita: Summer Desserts *In-Person* *NEW*

Italians love ending their meals with something sweet, and the hot Mediterranean climate has inspired many of the world's finest refreshing desserts. In this class you will learn how to make the best of Italy's craveable summer treats, including Limoncello Tiramisu, Cannoli Parfait, Amaretto Cherry Ice Cream, and a seasonal Fruit Crostata. Instructor: Diane Manteca



Start Date

August 11, 2022









Thursday, 6-9pm. Aug. 11. The cost of tuition includes all food materials and fees.

This class will meet in-person at CCAE with a limited student capacity. Please note that COVID-19 proof of vaccination is required. Please view our In-Person Class Guidelines prior to enrolling.

Instructors: Diane Manteca


Diane Manteca

Diane has been a professional chef for thirty three years, working in high end gourmet establishments, along with catering. She owned the Brickyard Café in Cambridge for 8 years, which was an eclectic and popular café style restaurant in the Fresh Pond area. Diane has co-authored a Zone cookbook on healthy eating and worked as a food consultant and developed recipes for a major specialty food company. Chef Diane has also cooked for fund raising events, and cookbook signings for culinary celebrities.

Diane owned Sassy River Sauces, a specialty food company, selling at Farmer’s Markets and major food establishments. She is now a personal chef with clients in metro west and the Boston area. Her teaching career spans 30 years, with Italian cooking as her specialty, along with Moroccan, African, Asian, Cuban and regional cooking from the United States. She travels to Italy often to learn regional Italian cooking and brings her knowledge back to teach her students.