Cooking Class & Wine Pairing - A Night in Northern Italy with Chef Ian Volberding

  • March 8, 2024 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Pintler's Portal Hostel

    218 West Park Street
    Anaconda, Montana 59711
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Indulge your senses in a culinary journey at Pintler's Portal Hostel with Chef Ian Volberding's Master Class in Italian Cooking and Wine Pairing! Learn to prepare three exquisite Northern Italian inspired dishes, complemented by expert guidance from The Bighorn Bottle Shop on the art of wine pairing. Join the exclusive class, and if you choose to stay the night, enjoy the award-winning hospitality of Pintler's Portal Hostel - on us!


There are only 6 seats available. $150 each. To claim a spot your ticket must be purchased at


On the Menu: 

Italian Mushroom Risotto, paired with the Grosjean Freres Vallee d Aoste Torrette

Arancini, paired with the Bottex Bugey-Cerdon "La Cueille" Méthode Ancestrale 

Arugula & Pear Salad, paired with the Apres Vin de Savoie AOP Chignin


About Chef Ian Volbering:

Chef Volbering is a native Montanan and an Italian trained chef, who spent three years in Florence, Italy at Apicius Culinary Institute. During his time in Florence, Ian absorbed the wonders of Italian cuisine and culture. He brought those skills to New York City, spending nearly a year working in the Big Apple and then nearly a decade working in kitchens in both Paradise and Gallatin Valley. Ian’s exposure to the best restaurants and busiest kitchens leaves him with a strong love and appreciation for good food and drink.

In time, Ian went back to college, earning his bachelor’s degree from Montana State University. After graduating, he began working as a realtor, which eventually led him to Anaconda in 2020. Ian enjoys working in real estate, but his true passion is food. He enjoys sharing his culinary knowledge and experiences with everyone, and relishes this opportunity to bring a particularly unique hands-on experience to Anaconda.


What to expect from a night at Pintler's Portal Hostel:

Pintler’s Portal Hostel opened new in August 2021. In 2023 it was voted Best Hostel in Montana in Distinctly Montana Magazine, and people who leave comments in the guest book frequently note it is the best Hostel they’ve stayed in anywhere in the world!

The Hostel provides a comfortable stay featuring opportunities for social experiences in an exquisite lounge, robust kitchen, music corner, fireplace seating and even a multipurpose room (think games, yoga, you name it!). The Hostel offers affordable accommodations with sleeping rooms and beds simply designed for sleeping. In the Hostel you can rent a bed, a private room, or the entire facility. The Hostel features 11 rooms with bunks that sleep 2-4 people per room for a total of 38. The separate shower and bath suite optimize privacy. Whether you are a solo traveler, outdoor enthusiast, or participating in a family reunion, sporting event or business retreat, the Hostel may be just what you’re looking for.


What's included in the price:

  • Hands on cooking instruction from Chef Volbering
  • Recipes and instructions to take home
  • Ingredients you get to take home to replicate recipes
  • Wine education on why we pair certain wines with certain dishes
  • Wine to drink while cooking
  • Ability to order wine for upcoming dinners/parties from The Bighorn

What’s more – if you join the class and want to experience the Hostel – just let us know. Your night’s stay is on us!

We'll eat, drink, be merry and learn new skills. Space is limited to 8 guests. Bring friends and family for a full experience! Don't miss this opportunity to savor, sip, and stay in Anaconda! 


**Ticket sales end March 4th.

Date & Time

Fri, Mar 8, 2024 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Venue Details

Pintler's Portal Hostel

218 West Park Street
Anaconda, Montana 59711 Pintler's Portal Hostel
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