There are four great Roman pastas, all connected: Gricia, Cacio e Pepe, Carbonara, and Amatriciana. They each play off of the others and reveal different sides to the same concept. Gricia is simple and focused on the luscious guanciale fat with a dusting of pecorino, while cacio e pepe loses the meat and adds more cheese and pepper for rich sauce, add an egg and keep the meat and you have indulgent carbonara, skip the egg and add tomatoes for hearty Amatriciana.
Pasta, guanciale, and pecorino are the veins that pulse through each one of these quintessentially Roman dishes. Just as Fellini examines and plays with our perception of fame culture and the cafe society, Italian cuisine can play with out perception of what a few simple ingredients can mean. Buon Apetito!
In this class we explore the 3 of those 4 Sauces:
Cacio e Pepe
Chef Choice Salad & Vinaigrette
When Booking with a gift card, please select “ Gift Card” at check out and add your GiftCard number to the order in the space provided.
Cooking Classes in our “ Cookshop” take place at 45 East Main Street, Babylon. You’ll have a workstation equipped with all the tools and ingredients you’ll need for each recipe, and you’ll have time to enjoy everything you make. We will also provide you with recipes and "at home" instructions for all the menu items.
We will provide you with an apron, but we recommend wearing casual clothes that you don’t mind getting a little bit messy in. We ask that you wear flat comfortable shoes. Please do not wear open-toed shoes or sandals. Please pull long hair back.
Classes are generally 2.5-3 hours depending on the menu/class/start time, regardless of the time listed on the booking, Kids Classes are 1-2hrs
Cost is per 1 person unless the class states otherwise ( 'Kids & Adult Class tickets are for 2)
Classes are approximately 2.5hrs
Kids (10-15) classes run 1.5hrs, guardians are welcome to wait or drop off
Kids (5-9) are approx. 1hr and require at least one guardian to stay the duration of class
Our classes are capped at 14-16 students usually working in groups of 2 – 4 , Individuals will be paired with a partner. If you prefer to work solo please notify us in the space provided during booking - or call our store at 631-818-1100
Please note all allergies or special needs in the space provided at checkout.
Babylon Mercantile reserves the right to modify class menus at any time due to ingredient availability or seasonality.)
The intent of our classes is to teach, that the results of a dish or pastry may differ from class to class and by the student. In some classes, specifically, pastry & baking weather may affect the outcome of the recipe.
When we cancel a class due to inclement weather, or other circumstances beyond our control (e.g., power outages, facility issues, etc.), we will endeavor to contact you by email or telephone with as much notice as possible and issue a full refund to the original form of payment (or, if you prefer, issue you a refund in the form of a Babylon Mercantile gift card). However, if we do not affirmatively cancel a class by email or telephone and you are unable to attend, our standard cancellation policy applies.
We understand that sometimes class cancellations are necessary, and this policy describes what happens in the event of a cancellation.
- For cancellations made up to 48 hours before the schedule start time of a class, Babylon Mercantile will provide you with credit towards a future class – this will be in the form of a Cooking Class e-Gift Card. For cancellations made less than 48 hours before the scheduled start of a class, we are not able to offer any refunds or in-store credit.
- BootCamp or "Special Event" cancellations: Any cancellation made 1 week prior to the event will receive a credit towards future classes, 1 week to 48 hours prior will receive 50% credit, and 48 hours prior to class we cannot provide any credit or refund
- (Cancellations or changes can be made (1) in person in at the location of the culinary class or by calling 631-818-1100 and speaking directly to a Babylon Mercantile representative. We cannot accept or honor cancellations made by email or left on voicemail.
Covid Cancellations: If you become ill, please attempt to test at least 48 hours before class and inform us of a positive result as soon as possible. We will do our best to accommodate you by offering the following alternatives:
1: Customer finds someone to take their spot(s) - and will receive 20% off a future booking.
2: BM provides customer with their meal/ingredients in a take home kit. Kit includes instructions and personal call with chef to review the recipe. Plus, customer receives 20% off a future booking
3: Customer declines options 1 and 2 and receives a 50% credit towards another class
4: BM rebooks you into a future class of equal value of our choice; BM will try their best to accommodate customers' schedule
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By purchasing this class, you agree to Babylon Mercantile cooking class terms and conditions, including cancellation policies.