They start off on Thursday 9th with ‘Cucina Italiana’ with Chef Claudio (an authentic Italian, you will be pleased to know) who will be teaching you how to prepare and cook some of Italy’s most popular dishes. Now who wouldn’t get a kick out of learning how to make a proper Tiramisu? [Note for guys – forget Viagra; learn this skill and it will boost your love lives ten-fold.]
It is a well-known fact that Brits love a good curry so I will be heading to ‘Indian Inspirations’ on Thursday 16th for some assistance with my pork vindaloo-making skills with Chef Virginia, one of Icoa’s well-respected chefs who hails from India. She is also going to teach the makings of a Goan fish curry, a coconut-infused delicacy. I am particularly excited about this as the plethora of coconuts in my back garden might actually be of some use.
If you’d rather just imbibe, there’s a 'Wine 101 – Wine Simplified' class on Saturday 18th, (from 3:30 to 4:30pm) led by sommelier Edward Rasiulis of Twilight Wines. This class is set to educate you on everything you need to know about wine in an hour. At a cost of just CI$20.00 (which includes wine samples) it’s definitely worth a go.
Chef Virginia makes a come-back on Thursday 23rd when she teaches a how-to on Indian appetisers and dips. Impress your mates with your newly expanded repertoire of pakoras, bhajis, veggie samosas, and a range of chutneys.
Kids are not left out of the equation and so your little Nigella and Jamie Oliver prodigies can enjoy a free demo on 25th Saturday at 4pm to 4:30pm of Gawk & Leer’s Zoku Quick Pop Maker as well as enjoy tasty samplings of cool frozen popsicles/ice lollies. It would be good next time to expand the repertoire a bit further for youngsters and progress on to more sophisticated recipes, I think. Spag bol, fried fish, pizza, roast chicken, even how to make a nice salad would all be good pointers for youngsters in an age when they can operate a microwave and that’s about it.
Back to the oldies and on Tuesday 28th superstar Chef Keith Griffin will be in the house to give a demo on how to create a selection of canapé recipes to impress your guests. Smoked salmon with sour cream & black pepper, sesame tuna tartar on crisp won ton, roasted onion & gorgonzola tarte. Now that’s what I’m talking about!
Finally, Chef Wanda Teraguchi delivers an ‘Asian Fusion’ session on Thursday 30th, with some real treats lined up, including a Pan-Asian noodle salad with crisp glazed duck breast, shrimp & chicken chive dumplings and lobster volcano spring rolls.
Cooking classes are all CI$50.00 and include the recipe for each dish and a nibble or two of what the chefs produce. All classes start at 6.00 pm and finish approximately at 8.00pm.
To book your place and for more information visit Gawk & Leer or email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 945 1914.