Pasta Perfection: Learn to Make Fresh Italian at Eataly Dallas

by Britni Rachal on April 26, 2024 in Food+Drink,
Eataly pastas in package

Call it a mini culinary school for anyone to sign up and drop in. 

The cooking classes at Eataly Dallas are not only fun and engaging, but they’re paired for perfection with fun bites and authentic Italian wines to taste throughout what is truly a unique learning experience.

Eataly offers a variety of pasta, pizza, and Tiramisu classes. Courtesy photo.

A delightful way to wind down after a long day in the office or a great weekend date night – an abundance of classes are available for any palate. Enjoy a new line of classes designed to celebrate the new exclusive Eataly Pasta collection, a first for the famed Italian store and restaurant with stores in only seven U.S. cities that are among only 40 locations throughout the world. The Dallas location at NorthPark Center is the only Eataly  in Texas – and really the only Eataly storefront that’s truly in the South.

Eataly is launching its first pasta line exclusively for Eataly. Courtesy photo.

Most of the cooking classes are located in La Scuola di Eataly, located near the salumi and formaggi fridges, next to the butcher counter. If you’ve never been to Eataly, it’s a great speciality store, boasting thousands of authentic Italian products – everything from Italian pantry products, oils, vinegar, sweets, and more. The concept surrounds founder Oscar Farinetti’s idea of a having an “informal, natural, and simple place to eat, shop, and learn.”

Eataly’s Cavatelli Al Ragu. Photo Britni Rachal.

You’ll typically start out with a delicious Antipasti appetizer full of meats and delicious cheeses and 10-year sourdough bread. Chef and his assistants will teach about different cheeses from Italy along with the paired beverages – one sparkling, one white and one red. For our class, we had Chef Calvin Ibarra.

Eataly’s Linguine Al Pesto class allows the opportunity to learn to make homemade pesto sauce. Photo Britni Rachal.

Learning to make the cavatelli al ragu is fun – and with tasty end results. The curved edges of the cavatelli are great for holding sauces. Crafting fresh cavatelli pasta is more of an enjoyable art than some would expect, and you get to take home your very own box of freshly made pasta, along with recipe cards for future use.

Making fresh Cavatalli at Eataly’s cooking school. Photo Britni Rachal.

A full list of Eataly classes and events are available at the Italian market’s website.


Cover photo courtesy Eataly.

Britni Rachal lives in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. She is a fifth generation Texan who enjoys all things fashion, shoes, tennis, and traveling. In addition to writing, she is a full-time marketer.