Dessert Making Class: Tiramisù & Panna Cotta

Tiramisu Panna Cotta

Date & Time

  • Dessert Class Oct. 19
    October 19, 2020 - October 20, 2020
    1:00 pm


In Italian, the expression “dolce al cucchiaio” («spoon dessert») is used to indicate a dessert whose creamy, soft, frothy texture requires the use of a spoon to be consumed and enjoyed. Italy is home to many world-renown “dolci al cucchiaio”, and some of them have become stars in the international dessert panorama. Two of the most popular ones are tiramisù (literally, «pick me up»), that originated from the north-eastern regions of Italy, and panna cotta («cooked cream»), whose origins trace back to the north-western region of Piedmont.

The Centre is teaming up with Chef Tanis Petrin to present a series of classes exploring not only traditional Italian desserts, but also innovative and creative desserts that are inspired by Italian sweets.

Chef Tanis Petrin is originally from northern BC, and has a decade-long experience in the hospitality industry; she helped open the restaurant Nightingale five years ago, and since then she has been working with Chef Sergio Cinti, who runs il Centro’s Pasta Making Classes. Sergio has inspired her to learn about Italian traditions and culture, and Tanis is very excited to be able to teach the secrets of Italian desserts in this hands-on class, where students will be able to sample their delicious creations.

All attendees will receiving a coupon for a complimentary dessert at Nightingale.

Bring your mask, gloves if you feel like wearing them, an apron, a clean container, warm and comfortable clothes and shoes, and – don’t forget to bring an appetite! Feel free to bring a bottle of wine, as well.

There will be two classes in a day, 6 people max per class, for a total of 12 students. The first class goes from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, the second from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The workshop will be held in the Ballroom Kitchen, which will be especially transformed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. A limited number of tickets is available for this socially distanced event, where precautions will be taken to avoid the spread of Covid-19, following the restrictions and instructions from the BC Health Authority.

Couples participating to the class can share the same station upon request at the time of booking.

Refund Policy No cash refunds are available for cultural events, workshops & classes. With a 7 -day notice, we would be happy to provide a credit to use towards other workshops or selected Il Centro initiatives (please inquire).  If your notice is shorter than 7 day, we may be able to issue a credit if we can fill your seat from our waiting list, but there is no guarantee. No credit will be issued for no-shows. All tickets are 100% transferable at any time – just provide your receipt to the person attending or let us know their name by phone or email.

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Venue Phone: 604-430-3337

Venue Website:

IL CENTRO Italian Cultural Centre, 3075 Slocan Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V5M 3E4

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