Our 2020 program will see a new Melbourne 'pop up' venue, and are thrilled to announce that our classes will be conducted from
Obelix & Co (a few doors down from Piedimonte's supermarket)
217 St Georges Rd
Fitzroy, VIC 3068
Our classes will continue to be hands-on, full of fun and as always have a shared meal to finish the day.
Let me know if you have any dietary requirements or are unsure if the classes suit your needs. It is often possible to adjust some of the recipes.
For enquiries and bookings contact:
Angela on 0417 106 147 or email email@example.com
Hands-on Classes Melbourne
Sunday December 8th, 11.00 – 4.00pm ($135) SOLD OUT
A celebration of summer and the start of the festive season, this class will see us creating a seafood banquet using what’s fresh at market that weekend. We will use the grill (or bbq) to cook the seafood with Greek flavours. To accompany the meal we will make a charred quail salad with pomegranate dressing, a goat’s cheese and asparagus tart, baked eggplant with lima beans, a zucchini, roasted grape and haloumi salad, and to finish the meal an Athenian mess (think Eton mess with a twist) – smashed meringue with caramelised apricots, yoghurt cream, honey and pistachio nuts. A glass of bubbles and some wine will complete our celebration meal.
Filo pastry and pittes
Sunday February 9th, 11.00 – 4.00pm ($150)
This class is all about Greek pittes (pies) and the making of stretchy filo pastry. Hortopita (seasonal greens and cheese) spiral pie is a classic that everyone loves. Other pies will include a roast lamb and onion, a potato and capsicum pie and the classic Cretan breakfast cheese bougatsa with honey. To finish, a pumpkin pie with ricotta and spoon sweet. Side salads and a glass or two of wine will complete the lunch banquet.
Sunday March 22nd, 11.00 – 4.00pm ($150)
The end of summer is perfect time to enjoy a variety of fruits and vegetables such as tomatoes, eggplants and figs. This class will highlight this produce through dishes that capture the essence and flavours of the Mediterranean Diet.
Filo pastry and pittes
Sunday April 19th, 11.00 – 4.00pm ($150)
This class is all about Greek pittes (pies) and the making of stretchy filo pastry. Hortopita (seasonal greens and cheese) spiral pie is a classic that everyone loves. Other pies will include a roast lamb and onion, an eggplant and tomato pie and the classic tyropita (cheese pie). To finish, a bougatsa (custard pie). Side salads and a glass or two of wine will complete the lunch banquet.
The Mediterranean Diet
Sunday May 17th, 11.00 – 4.00pm ($150)
A selection of easy and tasty meals that can be prepared in 30 to 45 minutes making them perfect for weeknight dinners. We will explore the basics of the 'Mediterranean Diet' and cook a selection of seasonal dishes including seafood, vegetable and bean dishes. To finish, baked seasonal fruit with yoghurt, nuts and honey.
Spanish food pilgrimage
Sunday June 21st, 11.00 – 4.00pm ($150)
Join Karen Manwaring author of 'A Slow Walk Across Spain', for an afternoon of conversation about the Caminos de Santiago pilgrimages while we cook some of the iconic dishes of Spain. We will make a paella, Galician octopus, and a selection of tapas dishes. To finish - churros with chocolate sauce. All participants will receive a copy of Karen’s book.
Greek winter dishes
Sunday July 26th, 11.00 – 4.00pm ($150)
To start, saganaki feta and baked olives; a warm and nourishing for the soul, kotosoupa avgolemono (chicken soup with egg and lemon) a slow-cooked spiced lamb (kokkinisto) with hilopittes (Greek egg pasta) and to finish, bougatsa (custard pie). A few side salads and seasonal vegetable dishes will also be made and just in case you were wondering, we will be making the filo pastry and the pasta! By the time we’re done you will have earned the hearty lunch and glass of wine.