No one cooks like an Italian nonna, who learned from the best, her nonna. Club delle Orecchiette and Storico Fresco Alimentari e Ristorante are devoted to carrying the nonnas’ Italian culinary traditions forward, preparing Italian dishes as they’ve been prepared for generations and passing along the skills and recipes so they’ll not be lost.
Established in 1998 in the town of Altamura in southern Italy, the Orecchiette Club promotes Apulian orecchiette art; valuing indigenous raw ingredients, such as durum wheat, and the use of these ingredients in homemade pasta, bread and traditional bakery products. Club delle Orecchiette will share this luscious legacy through upcoming classes and dinners at Storico Fresco, Buckhead’s all-in-one Italian grocery store and restaurant, during the week of October 6-11. Learn how to make two different types of pasta -- orecchiette and capunti -- in the Club delle Orecchiette Pasta Class offered on Thursday, October 6 at 6 or 8 p.m. and Tuesday, October 11 at 6 or 8 p.m. Each hour-and-a-half class includes wine, small finger foods and instruction, and students take home their handcrafted pasta. Tap this link and select a date to book seats at an Orecchiette Club pasta class; $80 per person plus $4.99 service fee. Experience an authentic Italian five-course meal created by “the nonnas” at Club delle Orecchiette pop-up dinners on Saturday, October 8 at 7:30 p.m. and Wednesday, October 12 at 7:30 p.m. Dinners celebrate the food of Puglia and wine pairings accompany each course. Select a date and buy tickets online, $150 per person plus $8.84 service fee. Leave class or dinner fully content, pasta in hand or nonna-prepared dinner and wine in belly, and happy knowing a portion of ticket proceeds goes to Club delle Orecchiette and its quest to educate the public about these culinary riches and the culture of healthy and natural food.