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Couples and Friends…sign up for Italian cooking classes starting Sept. 12 at Restaurante da Lucas!

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Are you an Italian food lover but not quite adept at cooking it? Lisa Mayda, chef and owner of Restaurante da Lucas — which recently earned an 8.0 by the Accademia Italiana della Cucina, will be hosting weekly cooking classes for couples and friends! 

The classes will be every Monday starting next week, Monday 12th from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Since Mondays can seem like a stresser easing back into the work week, this is your chance to blow off some steam in a fun way! Cooking is a great way to unwind…chopping, peeling, kneading — the mechanics of which let your mind focus on a new skill that’s not as difficult as you might think. If you really love to cook and are passionate, you’ll enjoy Lisa Mayda’s authentic recipes and style of cooking. Time and time again she has surprised us with excellent dishes and menus, such as the one she prepared for Mother’s Day.

There will be 6 classes in total, each one with a new menu where you’ll learn to prepare something new — pastas, pizzas, salads and desserts!

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Cooking classes are great teamwork activities for couples and friends, or conversation-starters if you want to meet someone new. Surprise those around you with your newfound skills; all you need to bring to class is an apron and a knife. You can even spice things up in the kitchen and bring your own bottle of wine, or try one chosen by sommelier Sandro. Let’s be honest, cooking is way more fun with a glass of wine! During the sessions, you’ll both watch and participate hands-on. Afterwards, everyone has a chance to talk about what they learned throughout the activity and what was prepared.

You can sign up for all 6 classes or one at a time. If you go as a couple or with a friend, each class will cost only RD $1,500 or RD $9,000 for all six. For individuals, each class will be RD $1,000 and RD $6,000 for the whole bunch. This very affordable and entertaining way to learn to cook makes for awesome Monday night dinners too.

“This is my invariable advice to people: Learn how to cook- try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless, and above all have fun!”

– Julia Child

So take Julia Child’s advice and have fun! Learn from Restaurante da Lucas’ highly-rated chef, Lisa Mayda, the details to fine Italian cuisine. RSVP now!

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Cooking classes with Lisa Mayda

When: Starting on Monday September 12th, 6 weekly sessions

Time: 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Where: Restaurante Da Lucas


  • Couples and friends: 1 class RD$1,500 and for all 6 RD$9,000
  • Individuals: 1 class RD$1,000 and for all 6 RD$6,000.

RSVP: Email [email protected] or call 8098617863

What to bring: Apron and knife, and you can even bring your own wine!

Menu for the 1st Lesson:

Spinach souffle with cheese sauce
Primavera sauce
Fresh tomato and basil sauce

Restaurante Da Lucas


Plaza Buena Vitsa, Av. Las Robles
Buena Vista Norte, La Romana
Click on an image below to see a map:

 Lucas Map

Opening times:

Tue. – Sat., 5pm – 11pm (Closed on Mondays)
Sun., 11am – 11pm


(809) 550-3401, [email protected]

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