Spring & Summer 17

After a long winter the weather warms and we crave freshness and liveliness in our food. It's time to embrace the bounty of the spring and summer seasons in our cooking, and that's our quest in these Monday Masterclasses.

We're cooking colourful tapas, festive Mexican, summer Thai, spring Italian, Provincial French, and fresh and healthy Vietnamese. 

And then there is Christmas! How about mastering a Xmas seafood paella, christmas duck, and our tasteful take on turducken with some elegant turducken rolls. We've got baking classes too. Learn how to make savoury and dessert roulades (a great option for Christmas lunch!), and master DIY chocolate truffles.

A veritable bounty of flavours and new-found skills in these Monday Masterclasses!

The classes are Mondays 6.30-8.30 pm in the Foodish Cooking School at the Belconnen Fresh Food Markets.

The cost is $95 each, which includes antipasto on arrival, wine or other themed drinks, and generous take aways.

4 September--Colourful Tapas and Sangria

11 September--Festive Mexican and Margueritas

18 September--Summer Thai

9 October--Spring Italian

16 October--Fresh & Healthy Vietnamese

23 October--Provincial French

6 November--Dessert Roulades and Bubbles

13 November--Xmas Seafood Paella and Sangria

4 December--Christmas Duck and Pinot

11 December--DIY Chocolate Truffles

18 December--Tasteful Turducken

Events

Spring Italian & Spritz

Event date:
09-10-2017 6:30 pm
Event End Date:
09-10-2017 8:30 pm
Individual Price:
$95.00

Seasonality is a priority in Italian cooking, and in this class we transform beautiful spring produce into iconic Italian fare--asparagus, pecorino and lemon risotto, fresh colourful egg linguine with a gorgeous basil pesto, and a simple salsa crudo. Bueno!   

Spring Vietnamese

Event date:
16-10-2017 6:30 pm
Event End Date:
16-10-2017 8:30 pm
Individual Price:
$95.00

Vietnamese cuisine is all about vibrant flavours and freshness. It is considered to be one of the healthiest cuisines in the world with its emphasis on fresh produce and an abundance of herbs.

Learn how to combine Vietnamese ingredients and flavours to create iconic summer dishes--Vietnamese rice paper rolls with nuoc cham dressing, green papaya salad, and Vietnamese crepes.

Provincial French

Event date:
23-10-2017 6:30 pm
Event End Date:
23-10-2017 8:30 pm
Individual Price:
$95.00

Provincial French cooking is driven by produce from the garden, and in springtime des petits legumes (young vegetables) form the basis of a myriad of colourful and light meals.

Summer and Autumn French Provincial cooking is driven by the bounty of the vegetable and herb gardens that adorn farms and window sills throughout Province.

In this class we transform our young vegetables and fresh produce into provincial classics like chicken provincal, pissaladiere, and provincial herb tarts. The flavours of the produce star in these iconic dishes!  

 

Savoury and Sweet Roulades

Event date:
06-11-2017 6:30 pm
Event End Date:
06-11-2017 8:30 pm
Individual Price:
$95.00

Roulades are always spectacular and ever so quick to whip up. Once you master them, they will be your go-to for last-minute dinner parties and easy weekend treats. 

Learn how to roll savoury and sweet sponges around delicious fillings. You will make a spinach and goats cheese roulade and a sublime chocolate raspberry roulade. Enjoy with bubbles and good company. Delish! 

Xmas Seafood Paella

Event date:
13-11-2017 6:30 pm
Event End Date:
13-11-2017 8:30 pm
Individual Price:
$95.00

Essential ingredients for Christmas lunch?

Fresh seafood, and lots of it; intense and colourful summer flavours; and, most of all, sharing. The recipe for a wonderful Christmas seafood paella.

Not only does this dish look and taste magnificent, it also embraces the spirit of sharing and community that is Christmas. Test run Christmas in this class and celebrate with a glass of sangria or two.