Children’s Cooking and Etiquette Class at Culina

polenta with proscuitto

polenta with proscuitto


The Four Seasons Los Angeles of Beverly Hills is offering a children’s cooking and etiquette class this Saturday, October 11 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The class will be held in Culina’s private dining room. Children ages 7-15 are invited to this three-course lunch with Chef Mette Williams and Etiquette Specialist Julie Ann Ulcickas. The $135 lunch includes Julie Ann’s instructional guide to etiquette.

Children will learn to make garlic knots, arancini and pizza. The three-course meal includes Caesar salad or modo mio with tomatoes and burrata, choice of rigatoni with meatballs, seared salmon or chicken parmasean with broccolini plus Four Seasons chocolate chip cookies with gelato for dessert.

I recently had a wonderful meal at Culina.  It’d be fun to imagine what children would do with chicken liver mousse toast with crispy skin, or inky black pasta or crudo. Or perhaps kids eat better than I did as a child. I was in high school before I ever ate sushi and I avoided offal until I moved away from home (even though liver and kidney would regularly appear for dinner– I just didn’t eat it).





Some things are easy to eat- roast chicken, sure pass some to me. I love that this chicken was served on the bone. It’s good for children to know where their food is coming from and what it really is– though recently I have observed many children don’t seem to eat meat (they love cheese though!). My friends don’t push their kids to eat it which is probably fine for their health though it doesn’t create adventurous eaters.  But maybe things will change. I changed when I grew up.


cavatelli with veal cheek ragu

The pastas are wonderful at Culina. Let’s play a game- how would I describe this to my imaginary child?

This is pasta. Sort of like a fat short spaghetti. Or maybe a filled macaroni. Well, pasta comes in many shapes. And it’s meat sauce. Beef. With cheese. Don’t you love cheese? I wonder if there are classes to help parents introduce new foods to kids? I heard it’s something like trying at least seven times before some kids will eat something.

squid ink chittara

squid ink chitarra


This is like…

Just eat it. It’s good.

olive oil cake

olive oil cake




Cooking and Etiquette Class for Children

  • Saturday, October 11, 11-1:30 p.m.
  • Call for reservations – (310) 860-4000

Culina Modern Italian

Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

300 S Doheny Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(310) 860-4000
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