Fall Cooking Classes!




 Announcing our Fall, 2014 Meet the Farmer Classes

Come join Al Forno chefs David Reynoso, Phil Niosi, Pastry Chef Neil Temkin and a local guest farmer On Saturdays this Fall. Classes are held at Al Forno from 12:00-3:00.

Get behind the scenes, enjoy the local, seasonal harvest and top it off with a delicious luncheon (menu to be determined as the date gets nearer).
Classes are limited to 15 participants.

$75/person at the time of registration.Classes fill quickly, so give us a call! Contact Rob White or Suzi Cozzens at 401.273.9760 to register.

Refunds for cancellations will be issued in the form of an Al Forno gift card.




Viva Mexico! Poblano Farm, South Kingston RI

Saturday, September 13

Join Chef David Reynoso and his sister Olivia as they tap into their Mexican heritage together with Steven Siravo (even his name sounds like a pepper!) of Poblano Farm in South Kingston, RI. This class is truly a showcase of the diverse culinary talents of Chef Reynoso and is bound to be deliciously memorable.

White Barn Farm, Wrentham, MA

Saturday, September 20

It's the Chris and Christy show! White Barn Farm is a small family-run farm growing fresh vegetables and flowers in Wrentham, Massachusetts. Farmers Chris and Christy are dedicated to using organic farming methods and believe in the importance of growing food for their community. They hope to inspire you to eat in season and take the extra moments to prepare wonderful meals using ingredients grown with care.

Walker Farm, Little Compton RI


Saturday, October 4

If you've ever tasted our amazing corn pizza, corn pasta, corn fritters or corn anything, you've tasted corn from Walker's Farm. Join local legend Willy Iadevaia from Walker's and the harvest of October in this sure-to-be entertaining and informational afternoon.

Allen Farms, Westport, MA


Saturday, October 11

Allen Farms has been in operation for over 26 years, growing certified organic herbs, greens, vegetables and flowers since 1987. Located on 50 acres in South Westport Massachusetts, the farm consists of fertile fields for spring, summer and fall growing and 7 greenhouses for year-round production. Come meet Debbie Barrett who always provides a rousing afternoon of information, laughter and amazing produce!

Dame Farm, Johnston RI


Saturday, November 8

Dame is a family-0wned farm, specializing in fresh fruit and vegetables with pick your own apples, corn, pumpkins, and more. Darlene Dame and her family have quite a history to share with participants in this Autumnal favorite. Though we develop our class menus closer to the actual date of the class, you can be certain the Al Forno Apple Tart will appear on this one!

Getting Ducky with D'Artagnan


Saturday, November 15

Since their founding in 1985, Dartagnan has remained dedicated to putting only the finest meats on the tables of American gastronomes. At the vanguard of the farm-to-table movement, they are the leading purveyor of foie gras, game meat, organic poultry, pâtés, sausages and smoked delicacies in the nation. Their philosophy is simple. Before such buzz words existed, they were committed to free-range, natural production and sustainable, humane farming practices. They partner only with small farms and ranches that have strict standards, never use antibiotics or hormones, and sign affidavits to that effect. They support these methods in order to offer you the best-tasting,

conscientiously-raised meat possible.

Ferolbink Farm, Tiverton RI


Saturday, November 22

Ferolbink Farm is a 150-acre family-owned farm located on the shores of the Sakonnet River and Fogland Marsh that that has been working with the Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Eastern Conservation District for approximately 50 years. Over the years, the farm has been under considerable developmental pressures. Fortunately, Jason Peckham, owner of Ferolbink Farms, worked with several conservation groups including the Tiverton Land Trust and The Nature Conservancy to assess options to protect the land. If you've ever eaten Al Forno

mashed potatoes, you will want to meet "Steve Anderson the Potato Guy" for a Spud-tacluar class!







 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!"