Ten friends and I celebrated my birthday by arranging for Gaetano's Ortygia 101 private cooking class. The cooking class was personal, educational and entertaining. Following the class Gaetano served the meal he demonstrated. The dinner was outstanding and the wine was excellent. Several of us had lived in Italy and Sicily and we all agreed that Gaetano's food preparation and flavors are authentic Sicilian with a French flair. The atmosphere takes you to an Italian family trattoria in the Village of the Arts. Ortygia is worth seeking out if you want a genuine Italian/Sicilian meal.