Special Events

Interested in hosting your own event? See our Private Events & Catering page

San Valentino (Valentine’s Dinner)

Thursday, February 14; Reservations open from 4:30-8:30pm. This is a set menu with two dishes per course to be shared by the couple. No alterations can be made.

Course 1:

Burrata e Pomodoro (Creamy fresh mozzarella, imported confit tomatoes, balsamic, chive oil)

Bresaola Valtellina (Aged beef with arugula, shaved parmigiano reggiano, lemon, olive oil)

Course 2:

Garganelli dello chef (Fresh pasta with speck, gorgonzola, and saffron in a brandy cream sauce)

Risotto alla Trevisana (Carnaroli rice, smoked pancetta, radicchio, Barolo wine, parmigiano reggiano)

Course 3:

Salmone alla Sorrentina (Wild Alaskan salmon fillet baked in puttanesca sauce served on a bed of arugula)

Scaloppina ai Porcini (Pork Tenderloin, porcini mushroom, cognac sauce)


Course 4:

Baci di Sophia Loren (Chocolate cups filled with zabaione and fresh berries)

Includes 2 glasses of Prosecco

$110 per couple. Each table is limited to an hour and a half seating.  A credit card number is required to reserve the dinner. Any cancellations made within 72 hours of the event will incur a fee of $20 per guest. Call the restaurant at (540)373-1352 to reserve for this event.

Cooking classes: Now at Whittingham’s!

Learn how to cook like an Italian! Each cooking class will cover the skills needed to cook simple, classic Italian fare. Better yet—you’ll learn from a real Italian chef!

Next Cooking Class: Sunday, January 20 at 12:00

Wow dinner guests with your new found cooking skills. The theme of this class is Lasagna.  Danilo will teach you how to make all of the ingredients needed to make a classic and authentic Lasagna with variations.

To book this class, please contact Whittingham’s at 540-374-0443 or info@shopwhittingham.com. Reservations are required for Cooking Classes. Your spot will not be reserved until payment is made in full, and no refunds will be issued less than 48 hours before the class takes place.

Language Classes (30/person)

Call for a lesson time that works with your schedule!

Learn the most beautiful language in the world. A native Italian will teach you the basics of conversation. Classes are an hour. Enjoy appetizers and beverages at half price during the class!

If you are more advance in your language skills, let us know and we can arrange a special date and time for you.

Class packages are available: 3 pack-$75, 6 pack-$120, 10 pack $150

Payment in full is required for registration. No refunds.  No exchanges.

Wine Tastings (20/person)

Next Tasting: Wednesday, February 6 from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. 16 spots left -OR- from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m 16 spots left

Taste and enjoy wines from the region of the month!  Light antipasti will be included.  $20 per person.

Payment in full is required for registration. No refunds.  Dates can be transferred or exchanged pending that we can fill your spot.

Chef’s Table (100/person, limited to 14 seats) 

Come ready to enjoy a dinner like you’ve never had before! The bi-monthly chef’s table includes a seven course meal based on a specific region in Italy with perfectly paired wines. The menu and wine list change monthly—always something new. A native Italian will regale you with the history of the region and its dishes. Below are the months and corresponding regions.

A Credit Card is needed to hold reservation.  In the event of cancellation, a $50 deposit will  be charged to the card on file.  Spots can be gifted but not exchanged.  

January Chef’s Table menu

  1. Frittata di Patate e fontina (Frittata with potato and fontina)
  2. Crema di Zucca e Fontina (Butternut squash and fontina soup)
  3. Gnocchi alla Valdostana (Gnocchi in a creamy cheese sauce topped with bread crumbs)
  4. Pizzoccheri d’Aosta
  5. Stufato Valdostano (Braised short ribs with porcini mushrooms)
  6. Cottoletta alla Valdostana
  7. Torta di Formaggio Nocciole (Nutella Cheesecake)

January 23- Valle d’Aosta 12 spots left

February 13- Trentino Alto Adige 14 spots left

February 27- Trentino Alto Adige 14 spots left

March 13- Veneto 14 spots left

March 27- Veneto 14 spots left

April 10- Marche 14 spots left

April 24- Marche 14 spots left

May 8- Calabria 14 spots left

May 24- Calabria 14 spots left

June 12- Sardinia 14 spots left

June 26- Sardinia 14 spots left