Have you ever dreamed of dining in a beautiful restaurant on a Sunday, maybe with the newspaper in hand, or a glass of vino? Even better, imagine being able to do so, while the kids are engaged in an authentic Italian culinary experience, that is free of charge? Well, FiDi Families is happy to report that the dream has become a reality. We were invited to Nonna Beppa, located at 290 Hudson Street in SoHo, for an incredible dining and chef experience that caters to the kids, but benefits the parents with a chance to unwind and watch their kids have a great time, learning about Italian cuisine, with the opportunity to taste all of the delicious food that they made.
The restaurant opened in the Summer of 2018. This gorgeous downtown destination is helmed by Chef Giancarlo Cacciatori, who goes by Chef Wendy. If you are familiar with the landscape of Italy, then you will be impressed to know that Nonna Beppa is an Emilia Romagna regional authentic Italian restaurant and the majority of the ingredients are imported from Italy. The restaurant is named after his grandmother, who is also the person who taught him how to cook the delicious food that is served daily. Our group was with Chef Tania, who was fun, patient and a wonderful teacher for our group of 8.
Kids are invited to learn and engage in pasta making, learn solid Italian cooking techniques and taste their food creations. The minimum age is 3 and the class size is usually limited to 6 to 8 participants.
We loved the entire experience and there are plenty of things to do in the immediate neighborhood, such as the FDNY Fire Museum and the Children’s Museum of Art. Make it an afternoon of fun, food, and exploring, which is the ultimate family day out!
Classes are free, with the adult dining reservation, which can be made by visiting their website HERE.
Date: Sunday, February 24th
Time: 12 pm
Location: 290 Hudson Street
Age(s): 3 and older
Cost: Free with dining reservation
FiDi Families Insiders: Kids can enjoy the fruits of their labor in the restaurant or can take it home, uncooked. The kids cooking class is offered every 2 weeks, on Sunday’s at 12 noon.