Truffles + Perfect Wagyu Steak


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Description

One of the most fabulous things about the change of seasons is the change in the food we're able to access, cook and eat. Right now, it's cold outside which means truffles are on the menu!

And this weekend, we're honoured to have Carmine Di Campli of Fish River Truffiere in the VIVE kitchen, working his magic alongside Head Chef Julien Vasseur to educate and inspire around all things truffle!

Cooking a steak to perfection is an art that often seems impossible. It all starts with sourcing the best meat possible, and knowing how to pan sear steak after using Sous vide technique and infusing with truffles. 

As with most VIVE collaborators, Carmine Di Campli has a great story to tell. The son of Italian immigrants, Carmine and his family (mum, dad and sister) settled in Sydney's Rosebery, long before the appearance of Saporium and VIVE Cooking School. A lot may have changed in Rosebery over the years, but Carmine's parents are still happily at home in what they once considered 'the best kept secret in Sydney'!

Living their Australian lives steeped in deep Italian tradition and rituals, Carmine and his sister were surprised to learn that not every household in Rosebery had a self-sustaining vegetable garden and egg-producing chickens in their backyard! Through simple circumstance and unwavering tradition, Carmine and his family learned an early appreciation of whole, seasonal food and the rituals that have since become hallmarks of their lives. From the annual tomato passata-making to harvesting and cooking mussels found in the waters at Botany Bay, this family shares a lifelong love and celebration of food, family and friends.

So why truffles?

Carmine and his family had always dreamed of owning a farm one day. So when presented with the option to purchase some land complete with truffles, olives and a flowing river, the allure was too great and the deal was done!So we welcome Fish River Truffiere. As the name suggests, this family owned and operated business is located on the banks of the Fish River that flows through the O’Connell Valley in central west NSW. In 2002, 1,000 oak and hazelnut trees were planted on this picturesque property resulting in the the production and supply of fresh, premium truffles to restaurants in both Bathurst and Sydney since 2007.

Cooking is all about team-work and sharing a good time, and our working stations are designed for 2 people. Therefore, if you've purchased 1 ticket only for this class and are coming by yourself, we will pair you with one of our other guests. A great way to make new friends!

The VIVE Experience is best appreciated with a minimum of 6 guests in the kitchen. If this number hasn't been reached 7 days prior to the class, VIVE Cooking School reserves the right to cancel it. 

By booking this class, you agree to our terms and conditions.

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What you will learn
  • Juicy Wagyu steak infused with Truffles, potato rosti and Cafe de Paris butter. Simply delicious!
  • How to source the perfect piece of meat to achieve the best result possible. How to achieve the perfect juicy steak each time
  • How to get the most from using truffles and then give their intoxicating flavour to the dishes you prepare
What you will get
  • Cooking Skills that will last you a lifetime
  • Delicious dishes to enjoy with your fellow classmates during the class
  • Any leftovers to take home
  • The recipes for all the dishes prepared during the class
  • Some nibbles and non alcoholic refreshments on arrival

What to bring
  • Your love of meat, truffles and your appetite
What to wear

We recommend you wear some comfortable closed-toe shoes as you will be standing for most of the time.


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CANCELLATION POLICY

  • Booking of 3 people or less
    • Full refund is available if cancellation is up to 4 weeks prior to a class date.
    • No refund is available if cancellation is within 4 weeks and up to 72 hours prior to the event. However, you can exchange for another class. In this case we will issue you with a credit note valid for up to 6 months from the issuing date.
    • No refund is available and to exchange for another class a re-booking fee of $45 per ticket applies if cancellation is within less than 72 hours prior to the class. However, you may send someone else to attend the class. Please notify us via email to info@vivecookingschool.com.au if this is going to be the case. Please give us your full name and order number, full name and contact details of the person attending.
       
  • Booking of 4 or more people
    • Full refund is available if cancellation is up to 6 weeks prior to a class date.
    • No refund is available if cancellation is within 6 weeks and up to 7 days prior to the class. However, you can exchange for another class. In this case we will issue you with a credit note valid for up to 6 months from the issuing date.
    • No refund is available and to exchange for another class a re-booking fee of $45 per ticket applies if cancellation is within 7 days of the class date. However, you may send someone else to attend the class. Please notify us via email to info@vivecookingschool.com.au if this is going to be the case. Please give us your full name and order number, full name and contact details of the person attending.

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Terms & Conditions

VIVE COOKING SCHOOL (VIVE) TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  • Bookings and Full payment is required in advance.
  • Pre-paid gift cards are also regarded as payment. You can book online using you gift card code at checkout for payment. Please note that gift cards cannot be used to pay for private events.
  • All adult classes are for 16 years and above, unless otherwise stated in the class description.
  • In the case where children are allowed to attend an adult class, they have to be 12 years old and above. Please note that any child under 16 will have to be accompanied by an adult.
  • All junior classes are strictly for children aged 7 years old till 15 years old. We reserve the right to refuse entry to a child if we feel he/she is too small to attend the class without running the risk to injure him/herself.
  • If we haven’t reached the minimum number of 6 participants for a class, we reserve the right to cancel the class up to 7 days prior to its date. We will inform you within 7 days of the class date and we will give you the option to either get a full refund or rebook for another class at a later date in a form of a credit note valid for 6 months.
  • If we have to cancel a class due to unforeseen circumstances, you will be notified as soon as possible and we will give you the option to either get a full refund or rebook for another class at a later date in a form of a credit note valid for 6 months.

ALLERGY POLICY

  • As a fully operational cooking school, VIVE utilise nuts, wheat, dairy, sugar and other raw natural ingredients and wholefoods on our premises every day. VIVE is aware of potential allergies to these foods and the severity of the reactions some individual may experience.
  • In the interest of safety and comfort of everybody attending our cooking classes, VIVE has a “General Public Allergy Policy”. This policy applies to all people entering the premises, whether you attend a general VIVE cooking class or a private event. Please see our General Public Allergy Policy page for more information and to fill in the indemnity form if needed prior to booking a class.
  • VIVE reserves the right to refuse entry to a cooking class or a private event on the day (with no refund or class transfer available) if the student has a known allergy and hasn’t informed us prior to attending the class or hasn’t filled in the indemnity form.

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS WHEN ATTENDING VIVE

  • START TIME: Classes run by VIVE will start on time. We advise students to arrive on time for the beginning of the class. We kindly ask that you arrive no earlier than 15 minutes prior to class commencing as we will be preparing for your class until this time.
    If a student is late for a class, it is their responsibility to catch up with the rest of the class and minimise disruption as VIVE instructors will not have the time to interrupt the class and begin again for every late student.
  • STUDENT HEALTH RESPONSIBILITY: You will not attend if you have become ill within 48 hours before your class with any diseases such as colds and flu, diarrhoea, vomiting… As those sorts of diseases can be spread through food, we need to protect all our students.
    VIVE reserves the right to refuse entry to a cooking class on the day (with no refund or class transfer available) if a student is deemed unwell and at the risk of infecting others during the class.
  • STUDENT ATTIRE: This is an immersive, hands-on class. You will be on your feet most of the time so please wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes.
  • CLASS INGREDIENTS: As we are committed to serve you only the freshest produce, please note that some of the class menus may vary slightly depending on product availability on the day.
  • CLASS RECORDING: Please note that cameras are placed in the school and the classes can be filmed and broadcasted live within the precinct of VIVE and the Cannery.
    Some classes may be recorded and part of the content may be used for promoting future classes on VIVE online channels, including (but not restricted to) Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and both on our blog and newsletter. 
  • RIGHT TO REFUSE: VIVE reserves the rights to refuse a student to attend a class if the instructor or one of his assistants feels they are intoxicated or may cause harm to themselves or anyone else attending the scheduled class or event.
  • RELEASE OF LIABILITY: When participating in a cooking class or event where the students or participants will be around or using sharp and potentially dangerous tools suitable to a kitchen environment, the student releases indemnifies and excludes VIVE and its employees from any and/or liability of any kind for any damage or injury incurred while attending or visiting VIVE.
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CANCELLATION POLICY

  • Booking of 3 people or less
    • Full refund is available if cancellation is up to 4 weeks prior to a class date.
    • No refund is available if cancellation is within 4 weeks and up to 72 hours prior to the event. However, you can exchange for another class. In this case we will issue you with a credit note valid for up to 6 months from the issuing date.
    • No refund is available and to exchange for another class a re-booking fee of $45 per ticket applies if cancellation is within less than 72 hours prior to the class. However, you may send someone else to attend the class. Please notify us via email to info@vivecookingschool.com.au if this is going to be the case. Please give us your full name and order number, full name and contact details of the person attending.
       
  • Booking of 4 or more people
    • Full refund is available if cancellation is up to 6 weeks prior to a class date.
    • No refund is available if cancellation is within 6 weeks and up to 7 days prior to the class. However, you can exchange for another class. In this case we will issue you with a credit note valid for up to 6 months from the issuing date.
    • No refund is available and to exchange for another class a re-booking fee of $45 per ticket applies if cancellation is within 7 days of the class date. However, you may send someone else to attend the class. Please notify us via email to info@vivecookingschool.com.au if this is going to be the case. Please give us your full name and order number, full name and contact details of the person attending.

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