Announcing our Winter Cooking Class series:
Share the warmth of our kitchen and our staff this winter in one of our delightful Saturday afternoon cooking classes. Get behind the scenes at Al Forno with Chefs David Reynoso, Phil Niosi and Neil Temkin! Classes are held in our kitchen and include a scrupmtious four-course meal.
Classes run from 12-3:00. $75/per person.

577 South Water Street * Providence * 401.273.9767 

Please Call Suzette or Rob to sign up

The final menu for each class is formulated as we near closer to the actual date. We cannot accommodate specific menu choices but can honor certain dietary restrictions with ample notice. 

Our classes are designed to be comfortable and informal. All levels of skill and interest are welcome as we love having a diverse group of enthusiasts to keep it interesting for all. We recommend comfortable shoes and appropriate clothing; it is difficult to predict the temperature in the kitchen on any given day.

We serve wine by the glass for an additional charge


January 17
Winter Braises Filled
Nothing like a slow-cooked pot of delicious meat and vegetables to warm you on a cold wintry night! Join us to discover the nuances of what makes a braise so easy, flavorful and impressive.

January 24
Pizza-pa-Looza Filled
Who doesn't love the pizza of Al Forno? Join us over the toasty coals of our grill and learn the
secrets to success with hand-formed pizza. After a formal introduction to our beautiful red Hobart mixer, you'll measure, roll and flatten the dough before shaping it for the grill. We'll also share ideas and recipes for left-over pizza dough. Crispy, delicious fun for all!

January 31
Italian Frying Filled
Think fried foods are greasy or heavy?? Think again! If you've ever sampled our exquisite fried
calamari, you've tasted the right way to fry. Join us in the preparation of classic Italian
morsels and tasty accompaniments. Learn how flours, batters, frying oil and frying time all affect the outcome.

February 14
Decadent Desserts Filled
Spend Valentine's Day afternoon surrounded by Al Forno sweetness! In addition to yet-to-be determined specialties, learn how to make the classic Al Forno tart dough (easier than you might think!), and our hand-churned ice cream. Surprise your sweetheart with your newly-acquired skills and recipes, or...share the afternoon together!

February 28
Chicken. Filled
We've often heard from guests that our chicken is amazing. What makes it so special? In this class, learn simple techniques and recipes for preparing chicken at home that include poaching, roasting and grilling. You'll be thrilled with the array of manageable options.

March 7
Antipasto Abbondanza  Filled
Antipasti offer a wide range of variety from small sandwiches, chilled vegetables, cheeses and meats to hot foods such as fried vegetables and fish. Immerse yourself in a feast of tasty Italian-inspired nibbles.

March 14
Where the Wild Things Are Filled
Learn to conquer the wild beast! This class offers insight into less common types of meat and what to do with them. Tired of the routine of beef, chicken and lamb? This is the class for you!

March 21
Pasta Three Ways Filled
If you've eaten at Al Forno or read George and Johanne's cookbook, On Top of Spaghetti, you know that pasta has always been on the menu. Join the chefs for some of the Al Forno classics as well as some new favorites.






 Wells App

Going to Paris? Don't leave home without Patricia Wells!


We have just returned from Paris where we had the inside scoop on the best restaurants, food shops, wine bars and all things gastronomic.  We were guided by Patricia Wells' fabulous new app for the iPhone, The Food Lovers' Guide to Paris.  It's full of great tips, reviews, maps and all the info you need to navigate the Paris food scene like a pro. 
                                                            --George and Johanne

Here's what Patricia says about the app:

"I am very excited to announce that THE FOOD LOVER’S GUIDE TO PARIS is back! All new content in an all new format -- as an app for the iPhone, also compatible with the iPad and iTouch. April 17 is the target date to begin sales on the iTunes App Store!

Over the past 15 months I have been visiting, re-visiting, and testing the best of culinary Paris, and the result is a user-friendly app that includes more than 350 favorite addresses, from restaurants, cafés, and wine bars, to the best in cheese shops, bakeries, pastry shops, chocolate shops, markets and specialty shops. Features include color-coded pins and GPS locations to guide you to the best spots nearby as you wander the city. You can browse by category or neighborhood, or if you are just looking for a place for a quick late-night bite, you find it quickly. You will be able to call establishments, link to their web sites, and even find directions. Color photos are included for most destinations. The app also features my popular A-Z glossary of French culinary terms. For more information, visit www.foodloverparis.com and on Itunes (click here to download now!). Note that you can also gift the app, tell a friend, share on Twitter and Facebook. And a 5-star rating would be most welcome!"