Upcoming Classes

Upcoming Classes

We hold a variety of 4 hour hands-on cooking classes ( $165) as well as wine workshops and other food, wine and beer events.

For a chronological listing of  classes & events, view our calendar.

Advance your Wine Tasting Skills, Part 2 - Wine Styles

Advance your Wine Tasting Skills, Part 2 - Wine Styles

Screen shot 2015-06-09 at 12.14.30 PM Tues 28th June Screen shot 2015-06-09 at 12.14.37 PM 6.00pm
$85 

This intimate 3-hour workshop includes 3 flights of wine to taste with matched nibbles by Katrina.

As we delve deeper into the art and science of wine tasting, we will explore the concept of how climate and/or winemaking technique can conspire to make very different wines from the same grapes! With an ever increasing selection of alternatives hitting our wine lists and bottle shop shelves, there has never been a better time to branch out and look for some new favourite drops!

Intended to be casual, fun and hands-on, the evening will help to expand your ‘palate library’ with some interesting takes on your favourite white wine varieties and maybe some new names to add to your vocabulary as well!

 

Decadent Desserts

Decadent Desserts

Screen shot 2015-06-09 at 12.14.30 PM Date Sun 10 July  Screen shot 2015-06-09 at 12.14.37 PM Time 1.00pm
$165

Nicole Daldy, Head pastry chef from Aria restaurant will be teaching this class and will share with you all the tips and tricks to create fabulous desserts at home.

Handmade Rocky Road with Marshmallow, Honeycomb, Hazelnut & Coconut, Churros with Spiced Cinnamon Ice cream and Rich Chocolate Sauce, Yoghurt & Lemon Pannacotta with Seasonal Fruit, Blueberry Clafoutis with White Chocolate Mousse.

Rani's Indian Feast

Rani's Indian Feast

Screen shot 2015-06-09 at 12.14.30 PM Date: Sun 17 July  Screen shot 2015-06-09 at 12.14.37 PM Time: 11am
$165

Let Rani weave her magic with you and teach you the secret to beautiful, Indian cuisine from her home in Mauritius.

Vegetable Samosas with Tamarind Sauce – lightly spiced potatoes and herbs enclosed in a crispy pastry, Hyderabad Style Lamb Biryani – tender marinated, spiced lamb  layered with saffron rice, Beans in Fenugreek Coconut Sauce, Cucumber Raita, Paneer Masala – Fresh Paneer (Indian Cheese which will be made in class) in a succulent, tomato based gravy and finish with sweet Mango Kulfi

WINE MASTERCLASS WITH ANDREW SCOTT- ITALY

WINE MASTERCLASS WITH ANDREW SCOTT- ITALY

Screen shot 2015-06-09 at 12.14.30 PM Date: Tues 26 July  Screen shot 2015-06-09 at 12.14.37 PM Time: 6.00pm
$95

This intimate 3 hour workshop includes 12 wines to taste with bread and nibbles.

Italy,  “The Land of 1000 Grapes”  — actually make that 2000!  This session will give you the framework and tools you’ll need to get started understanding the maze of Italian grapes, regions and wine labels. Intended to be casual, fun and hands on, this evening incorporates games and activities to give you all the tricks, tips and tactics you need to improve your palate and talk more confidently about wine, without sounding like a wine snob.

Sorry, Sophia Loren not included

French Bistro

French Bistro

Screen shot 2015-06-09 at 12.14.30 PM Sun 7 August  Screen shot 2015-06-09 at 12.14.37 PM 11.00am
$165
This class will teach you some wonderful classic French techniques – the masters of cuisine! Crab and Gruyere Souffle, Crepinettes of Pork with a, Mushroom Cream Sauce, Loin of Lamb en croute with a Port Wine Sauce, Potatoes Dauphinoise, Glazed Carrots Perrier, Salad Lyonnaise, Poached Pears in Red Wine with Chocolate Sauce.

French Decadence

French Decadence

Screen shot 2015-06-09 at 12.14.30 PM Wed 17 Aug  Screen shot 2015-06-09 at 12.14.37 PM 5.30pm
$165
Sharpen your butter knives for this French feast! Start with a bowl of beautifully cooked mussels. For mains two peasant style dishes; a cassoulet with duck confit, pork sausage & haricot beans and a dijon braised chicken finished with creme fraiche.  We will also make handmade buttered noodles to accompany along with a simple green salad and seasonal vegetables cooked to perfection with hazelnut butter. Finish with soft and silky creme caramel.

Rani's Indian Feast

Rani's Indian Feast

Screen shot 2015-06-09 at 12.14.30 PM Date: Wed 31 Aug  Screen shot 2015-06-09 at 12.14.37 PM Time: 5.30pm
$165

Let Rani weave her magic with you and teach you the secret to beautiful, Indian cuisine from her home in Mauritius.

Vegetable Samosas with Tamarind Sauce – lightly spiced potatoes and herbs enclosed in a crispy pastry, Hyderabad Style Lamb Biryani – tender marinated, spiced lamb  layered with saffron rice, Beans in Fenugreek Coconut Sauce, Cucumber Raita, Paneer Masala – Fresh Paneer (Indian Cheese which will be made in class) in a succulent, tomato based gravy and finish with sweet Mango Kulfi

Flavours of Spain and Portugal

Flavours of Spain and Portugal

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$165
In this class we make a tasty traditional Spanish flatbread and follow with piri piri barbecued chicken, a rich and delicious pork and clam stew, fried potatoes with chorizo and salad. For dessert we make a Spanish version of creme brulee with a golden toffee top.

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French Bistro

French Bistro

Screen shot 2015-06-09 at 12.14.30 PM Wed 29th June  Screen shot 2015-06-09 at 12.14.37 PM 5.30pm
$165
This class will teach you some wonderful classic French techniques – the masters of cuisine! Crab and Gruyere Souffle, Crepinettes of Pork with a, Mushroom Cream Sauce, Loin of Lamb en croute with a Port Wine Sauce, Potatoes Dauphinoise, Glazed Carrots Perrier, Salad Lyonnaise, Poached Pears in Red Wine with Chocolate Sauce.

Moroccan and More

Moroccan and More

Screen shot 2015-06-09 at 12.14.30 PM Date: Sun 3rd July  Screen shot 2015-06-09 at 12.14.37 PM Time: 11am
$165
Learn how to toast and blend spices in this class, cook a whole duck and celebrate the unique ingredients and flavours of the Middle East.

Spicy Lamb Harira soup; Manoushi Flat breads with Scallop, Baba Ganoush and Harissa; Roast duck with Pomegranate and Walnuts; Wild rice salad with barberries, carrot and pine nuts; Semolina cake with yoghurt and burnt butter

Wine Masterclass with Andrew Scott- France

Wine Masterclass with Andrew Scott- France

Screen shot 2015-06-09 at 12.14.30 PM Date: Tues 12 July Screen shot 2015-06-09 at 12.14.37 PM Time: 6.00 pm
$95 

This intimate 3 hour workshop includes 12 wines to taste with bread and nibbles.

Taste your way around the 6 key wine regions of France, the Hexagon, and sample wines from Champagne, Alsace, Burgundy, Rhone, Bordeaux and Loire.

Intended to be casual, fun and hands on, this evening incorporates games and activities to give you all the tricks, tips and tactics you need to improve your palate and talk more confidently about wine, without sounding like a wine snob.

Exotic Flavours of the Middle East

Exotic Flavours of the Middle East

Screen shot 2015-06-09 at 12.14.30 PM Date: Wed 20 July  Screen shot 2015-06-09 at 12.14.37 PM Time: 5.30pm
$165

Learn how to combine the exotic flavours of the Middle East with a modern twist.

Bread fritters with Feta, Blackened Tomatoes with Fenugreek and Coriander Paste,
Beef koftas with pine nuts and tahini sauce
Circassian Chicken with Walnut Tarator & paprika oil
Cauliflower, Eggplant and Carrot salad with Pomegranate dressing
Almond pastries with braised quince

Pizza and Pasta Essentials

Pizza and Pasta Essentials

Screen shot 2015-06-09 at 12.14.30 PM Sun 31 July  Screen shot 2015-06-09 at 12.14.37 PM 11.00am

$165
In this class you will master the classic Italian trifecta…pizza, pasta and  gnocchi. Learn how to make pizza dough and create a potato, rosemary and prosciutto pizza, hand make spaghetti with a simple oil, garlic, chilli and white anchovy sauce with crunchy breadcrumbs and potato gnocchi with a rich tomato suace and pesto. Finish with a fresh berry version of Tira Mi Su.

Sour Dough and Bread Making

Sour Dough and Bread Making

Screen shot 2015-06-09 at 12.14.30 PM Thurs 11 Aug Screen shot 2015-06-09 at 12.14.37 PM 5.30pm
$165 
Making your own bread is much easier than you think! In this class you’ll learn how to make and maintain a starter (and take it home with you) and create a variety of delicious breads with quality flour, grains and seeds. The price includes a meal of fresh baked bread with cheese and antipasti and a glass of wine plus bread to take home.

Moroccan Summer Delights

Moroccan Summer Delights

Screen shot 2015-06-09 at 12.14.30 PM Date Sun 21 Aug  Screen shot 2015-06-09 at 12.14.37 PM Time 11.00am
$165
This class showcases Moroccan flavours at their best using pomegranate, saffron, rosewater, nuts, pulses and spices. We start with a handmade layered fried bread which is served with a sweet and savoury tomato jam and labneh then mains include baked savoury lamb pastries with pine nuts, a rich fragrant braise of fish with saffron, and cous cous. Finish with a cooling, perfumed, ice treat of watermelon & rosewater granita with creme fraiche and pistachio praline.

Kitchen Essentials

Kitchen Essentials

Screen shot 2015-06-09 at 12.14.30 PMDate:  Wed 7 September Screen shot 2015-06-09 at 12.14.37 PM Time: 5.30pm
$165
This class will teach you some classic techniques and give you some essential skills in the kitchen. Learn to chop and dice like a chef, fillet fish and trim beef, make a stock, truss, stuff and roast a chicken, deglaze and make a jus from pan juices and perfectly create emulsion sauces.

Spanish Tapas

Spanish Tapas

Screen shot 2015-06-09 at 12.14.30 PM Date:  Screen shot 2015-06-09 at 12.14.37 PM Time:
$165

Learn to cook a delicious selection of authentic Spanish tapas!

Snapper, Capsicum and Chorizo kebabs with Mojo Picon Verde; Chicken Wings in Almond and Garlic sauce; Salt Cod fritters with alioli; Empanadas – Spinach, Anchovy, Pine nuts and Raisins; Ham, Green olives and Egg;
Baked Cuttlefish Rice with Pimientos, and Saffron

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Brunch, the new Favourite Meal

Brunch, the new Favourite Meal

Screen shot 2015-06-09 at 12.14.30 PMDate : Sun 19th June  Screen shot 2015-06-09 at 12.14.37 PMTime : 9.30am
$165
This class celebrates all the things we love about brunch- Savoury and sweet, cured meats, free range eggs, fritters, grilled rustic bread and fresh herbs, fruits and vegetables.

A Taste of Vietnam

A Taste of Vietnam

Screen shot 2015-06-09 at 12.14.30 PM Sun 26 June Screen shot 2015-06-09 at 12.14.37 PM 3.00pm
$165 
In this class you’ll learn how to make spring rolls and a crispy savoury pancake with prawns and pork. These will be enjoyed Vietnamese style with two dipping sauces, rice papers and fresh herbs. Main courses include a famous dish of turmeric-fried fish and slow cooked duck legs in a claypot.

Beer, Birds, Beef & Barbeques

Beer, Birds, Beef & Barbeques

Screen shot 2015-06-09 at 12.14.30 PM Wed 6th July Screen shot 2015-06-09 at 12.14.37 PM Time: 5:30pm
$165
Improve your skills on the barbecue with this class and add some hot new favourites to your barbecuing repertoire. Learn how to bone and hot smoke quail, cook flatbreads, grill whole chicken and cook some Fred Flintstone style steaks of beef rib eye on the bone. Create a delectable array of sauces such as chimichurri and aioli and some Mediterranean style vegetable side dishes. The meal is accompanied by a selection of boutique beers and wine. This class is mostly Gluten Free.

Thai Classics

Thai Classics

Screen shot 2015-06-09 at 12.14.30 PM Date: Thurs 14th July Screen shot 2015-06-09 at 12.14.37 PM Time: 5:30pm
$165
Learn how to put together a beautiful Thai meal, consisting of a tantalising appetiser, a coconut and galangal chicken soup, a rich red curry of duck with lychees, hot and sour green papaya salad and a stir fry favourite of chicken with chilli jam, Thai basil and cashews.  This class is also Gluten Free

French Bistro 2

French Bistro 2

Screen shot 2015-06-09 at 12.14.30 PMSunday 24 July Screen shot 2015-06-09 at 12.14.37 PM 2.00pm
$165 
After the popularity of French Bistro Cooking, Chef Chris Gilson will be teaching some more classic French techniques in this hands on class. Dishes include Chicken Quenelles with Tarragon Cream Sauce; Fillet of Beef en croute with Red Wine Sauce; Coulibiac of Salmon with Hollandaise Sauce; Pommes William; Red Cabbage, Flemish Style;Celeriac Remoulade and Passionfruit Soufflé.

Modern Greek

Modern Greek

Screen shot 2015-06-09 at 12.14.30 PM Wed 3 August  Screen shot 2015-06-09 at 12.14.37 PM 5.30pm
$165
This class will teach you traditional Greek dishes with a modern twist. Saganaki with Caramelised honey figs, Grilled Octopus with Tatziki dressing, Smoked Tahini Eggplant, Flat bread, Slow cooked lamb shoulder with Thyme and lemon, Skordalia, Fragrant Pilaf, Radish, cucumber, dill, tomato and sesame salad, Baklava

Scrumptious Salads

Scrumptious Salads

Screen shot 2015-06-09 at 12.14.30 PM Sun 14 August Screen shot 2015-06-09 at 12.14.37 PM 11.00am
$165
Who says you can’t make friends with salad?! These absolutely delicious salads will have your friends clamouring for an invite to dinner.

Black Beluga lentils with chorizo and aioli
Quinoa, fresh dates, spinach, toasted almonds, preserved lemon, goats fetta
Thai beef salad with lemongrass, fresh mint, cherry tomatoes, ground roast rice
Farro with avocado, sugar cured salmon, celery, fennel, lemon, yoghurt and dill dressing
Roasted Pumpkin with mushrooms, fennel, tahini sauce, pepitas and green chilli oil

Nose to Tail - Le Petit Cochon

Nose to Tail - Le Petit Cochon

Screen shot 2015-06-09 at 12.14.30 PMDate : Sunday 28 Aug  Screen shot 2015-06-09 at 12.14.37 PMTime : 10.00am – 4.00pm
$195

Join chef Katrina Ryan and Chris Luxton, butcher extraordinaire, for an afternoon of Pig butchery. We will be butchering a whole pig and cooking up a feast using different cuts including, braised cheeks and belly, rolled and stuffed loin, crispy fried tail & ears, stuffed trotters, sausages and curing and smoking a ham on the barbecue.

This is a 6 hour, hands on class culminating in a fabulous pork feast.