Special Events

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


Chef’s Table (100/person, limited to 30 seats)

Wednesday, November 20 beginning at  6:30 p.m.

Our Chef’s Table event for November features the region of Friuli Venezia Giulia.  Enjoy a 7-course meal paired with wines that pays homage to this incredible region.  The menu is as follows:

  1. Carciofi Fritti e Fonduta- Fried Artichokes tempura style served with fondue
  2. Capesante e Fagioli- Pan seared scallops over a cannellini bean salad
  3. Gnocchi Gratinati- Gnocchi with ham and mushroom in a cream sauce topped with toasted oregano bread crumbs
  4. Risotto e Scampi- Shrimp Risotto
  5. Anatra all’arrosto- Herb-roasted duck over potato and vegetables
  6. Vitello brasato- Braised veal short ribs over cheese polenta  
  7. Torta di Formaggio e Nutella- Nutella Cheesecake

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.  


Pop up Wine Tasting (25/person)

Wednesday, November 13 from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. -OR- from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m

Taste and enjoy wines from our guest vendor!  We will be hosting a winemaker from Italy who will share their wines with us.  Light antipasti will be included.  $25 per person.

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


Wine Tastings (25/person)

Next Tasting: Wednesday, December 4 from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. -OR- from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m 

Taste and enjoy wines from the region of the month!  Light antipasti will be included.  $25 per person.

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


Feast of the Seven Fishes (150/person)

Sunday, December 15 beginning at 6:00.

Join us at the second annual Feast of the Seven Fishes.  This unique occasion is celebrated in Italy at Christmas and consists of seven-fish-based-courses. All courses will be paired with wine. The menu for this year is as follows:

  1.  Insalata e aragosta- Mache lettuce, oranges, fennel, red onion, lobster, blood orange vinaigrette
  2. Tartar di Tonno- Tuna tartar with mango and avocado
  3. Misto Fritto all’arancia piccante- Fried Calamari and Shrimp tossed in a spicy orange sauce
  4. Risotto Gamberetti e Zucchine- Risotto with shrimp and zucchini
  5. Tagliolini all’aragosta- Fresh tagliolini with lobster in a slightly spicy cherry tomato sauce
  6. Pesce al Cartoccio- Fresh fish prepared with herbs and cherry tomatoes in the oven
  7. Zuppa di Cannolichi e Arogosta- seafood soup with razor clams and lobster
  8. Sorbetto all’Arancia- Orange sorbet

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.  $150 per person includes gratuity, but not tax. No refunds.  


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.


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!

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.