Special Events

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A Downtown Affair on Caroline

Join us for a 6-course dinner on the 1000 block of Caroline Street!

Envision strolling down Caroline Street on an autumn evening and coming upon beautifully adorned white clothed tables beneath soft globes of light. Neighbors and friends fill the street while they chatter and consume local fare enjoying the beauty and charm of Downtown Fredericksburg.

Join us for an extraordinary food collaboration to benefit Fredericksburg VA Main Street’s Downtown programs. Enjoy a six course, al fresco dinner right on the 1000 Block of Caroline Street October 14th, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. followed by a live auction of five destinctive Downtown experiences. Libations will include local craft beers, wines as well as signature craft cocktails to compliment the evening.

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Wine Tastings (20/person)

Next Tasting: Wednesday, November 7 from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. 12 spots left -OR- from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m 11 spots left

Taste and enjoy wines from Lombardia!  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.  


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.


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.  Reservations are open for the remainder of 2018.

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.  

October 24- Emilia Romagna 10 spots left

November 14- Lombardia 6 spots left

November 28- Lombardia 12 spots left

December 12- Piemonte 0 spots left