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3 Hr Class

Hanukkah Prelude Party

Let’s celebrate Hanukkah together in festive Kennebunkport and hone our latke making skills!

After our potato appetizers, we’ll sit down and savor a slow-cooked brisket and dip Jillyanna’s homemade challah into the luscious caramelized onion sauce. This dinner will also feature a much loved Jewish holiday dessert: rugelach.

Students are welcome to BYOB. 


  • Potato Latkes with Sour Cream, Applesauce
  • Slow Roasted Brisket with Caramelized Onion Gravy
  • Sautéed Mixed Vegetables with Fresh Herbs
  • Challah Bread
  • Mixed Green Salad, Dijon Vinaigrette
  • Sour Cherry and Chocolate Rugelach

Duration: 3 Hours

Cost: $225 per person

Class Size: Class is limited to 6-8 people to allow for plenty of personal attention and practice time. 

Location: Classes include recipes, hand-on instruction and dinner. They are designed for couples who love to cook and are held in our beautiful, professional home kitchen in Kennebunkport, Maine. We cook rain or shine.  

Tickets for classes are non-refundable, but you are welcome to send someone in your place. If we must cancel a class due to illness, we will notify you 5 days prior to the class and you will receive a full refund.  

Meet Jillyanna

Jillyanna (Jill Strauss) has worked in professional restaurant kitchens throughout New England and has studied Italian cooking with famous cookbook author Giuliano Hazan in Verona and fourth-generation pizzaiolo Enzo Coccia in Naples. In 2012, Jill renovated her own private kitchen and picturesque patio to create an elegant indoor and outdoor classroom where she can share her Italian-inspired recipes and woodfired cooking techniques with students from all over the world.

Located in picturesque Cape Porpoise, Maine

Jillyanna’s facility includes three ovens: a Mugnaini woodfired oven, a Miele electric oven and a Viking gas oven. Classes take place inside the teaching kitchen and outside of the kitchen on a bluestone patio. There are several spacious marble, granite and cherry wood work stations as well as plenty of stools and chairs. Classes take place rain or shine.