Rustic Italian Cooking Class - Chef Mel


Next Available: 05 Oct 6:00PM
3.0 hours

Description

Italians are masters of understated culinary art. Their foods are rich in strong flavours and seasoned with gorgeous fresh herbs. Now is your chance to learn the techniques behind creating simple yet delicious dishes that will wow your friends and family.

Your cooking class begins with a heart warming welcome where you are served with either freshly made bread, focaccia or pizza over an introduction and chat with your fellow budding chefs. Then pop on your apron, get into the kitchen and start cooking!

You will work in small groups as Chef Mel guides you step by step. In this class you will learn the tricks and tips to making the perfect pasta dough, delicious ravioli filling, roasted capsicum sauce and burnt butter with sage. On top of that, you will also have the opportunity to learn an Italian sweet dish - the fabulously light and refreshing semi-freddo, a versatile, delicious Italian ice-cream dessert.

This is fun, informative and will teach you how to produce stunning authentic Italian dishes that are steeped in tradition and flavour!

Chef Mel's Rustic Italian Menu

Signature lavender and rosemary flatbreads with pancetta and artichoke...served with truffle olive oil and fig balsamic

Roasted pear and pancetta bark baked cheese

Ravishing ravioli stuffed with speck and sweet potato, burnt sage butter sauce, famous roast capsicum puree

Ricotta and pear tarts with blow torched sugar and double vanilla pear gelato

Please note: The menu is based on available seasonal produce and is subject to change at the experience provider's discretion. Pasta will always be included. You will not have your own personal kitchen and work space; instead you will work and cook together as a team, and share workspace and the kitchen equipment with other participants. A group cooking session with partial group participation is the most effective and fun way to add to your cooking skills. Some dishes will be hands on, but to speed up the session there will be some dishes that are only demonstrated!

 

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Class Schedule

Duration: 3 Hours

What you will learn
  • Italians are masters of understated culinary art.
  • Strong flavours and seasoned with gorgeous fresh herbs.
  • Techniques behind creating simple yet delicious dishes that will wow your friends and family.
What you will get
  • 3 hour action packed but relaxed cooking session
  • All ingredients supplied
  • Apron supplied
  • Recipes and notes supplied
  • 3 course feast of the meals prepared
  • Refreshments and nibbles on arrival

What to bring
  • Your enthusiasm!
What to wear

Casual (Warning: It might get messy)


VANILLA ZULU Culinary Adventures is an interactive cooking school in Wilston, Brisbane. Classes are designed to inspire and motivate even the most shy or reluctant cooks by keeping it simple, fast and fresh. Cooking classes should be interactive and fun, whilst teaching you new skills in the process!

Our classes are specifically aimed to make cooking less intimidating, to increase your skills and confidence and allow you to explore your unique flair. You will be encouraged to participate, to help prepare the food and join the cooking process, resulting in a more enjoyable and beneficial learning outcome than simply observing a pure cooking demonstration.

We take all the mystery and pressure out of the entire cooking process and specialize in quick and easy cooking, teaching you how to create gourmet meals without spending hours in the kitchen!

Come and learn all the tricks and shortcuts which make gourmet cooking fun.

Included in all classes is the lesson, copies of recipes from the class and the enjoyment of the 3 course meal (starter, main and dessert) prepared during the class.

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