Tom Condron, chef/owner of the Liberty Gastopub, just got back from an eating trip to Italy and he wants to share what he learned. So he's scheduled two Saturday morning cooking classes:
"Rome to Naples," including Roman- and Jewish-style artichokes, carbonara with guanciale and roasted lamb chops with rosemary, potatoes and lemon, will be held at 10 a.m. this Saturday, Jan. 12. Cost: $35.
"Italy's Sunday Supper: Gravy is on the Stove!" with guest chef Rita Benedetto (Condron's mother-in-law) will highlight family classics, at 10 a.m. Jan. 26. Cost: $40.
Classes are demonstrations and include tastings and a wine and beer pairing. Each one lasts about 2 hours. Reservations are required. Call 704-332-8830.