Workshops for the 2013 autumn-winter season are coming to an end and I’m now gathering ideas and starting to plan for the New Year. These are hands-on classes in which we prepare a full menu together and then taste it, with wines to match. If you’d like more information about the programme, or if you have a special wish or interest, please mail me here.
Another fun idea, great for team-building, or a birthday or a farewell, is to get together your own group, find a day and date that suits you (weekdays or Saturday mornings) and we can then decide on your menu/theme together. The food is always in tune with the seasons; themes vary from country/region-specific (French, Alsatian, Swiss, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Spanish…) to a focus on a particular type of food (fish, meat, vegetables, wild food, bread, first courses, soups & suppers, desserts…).
Weekday morning workshops cost CHF110/€90 per person.
Saturday mornings cost CHF130/€105
To get a feel for the shape of things, check out this lively account of one of my workshops (thanks Amanda!). And another participant wrote: “You taught me loads in class and glass”.
For a taste of this autumn/fall’s programme, here’s what we got up to:
WORKSHOPS SEPTEMBER – DECEMBER
Thursday 26 September, 9.30-1.30
Eat Well: Love Vegetables
“Cooking vegetables creatively shows a lot more skill and imagination than turning out meat-and-two-veg”, says top UK chef Simon Rogan. For this workshop we’ll cook up a basketful of late summer vegetables, creating starters, stand-alone mains and accompaniments (includes some gluten-free dishes).
Is fish on your table twice a week or do you struggle to bring it on more than a couple of times a month? This session will help you to recognise, choose and cook 4-5 different kinds of fish, with delish accompaniments.[Optional extra, please indicate your interest on signing up: visit a supermarket fish counter Wednesday October 23 to see what’s on offer, equipped with fish inventory handout in English, French and German]
Are you in a mild panic already at the thought of the holidays and all that food you’ve got to produce? For this pre-Christmas workshop, we’ll do a range of dishes suitable for the holidays with the accent on fresh, delicious and do-ahead, so that with a bit of planning (and sharing out tasks with family and friends) you’ll be able to sail serenely through the festive season.