On Friday night Mr OL and I went on a cooking course at The Pastryworks.
The theme was Vietnamese and Cambodian – YUMMY!!! The way it worked was quite interesting. The chef, Ralph (big German guy) did not do a demonstration, rather each couple was given one or two recipes depending on their complexity and you had to prepare the dish on the recipe. If you required help or there were techniques on there that were not standard he would come around to you and show you.
It worked pretty well as you then got to taste the food that everybody else had made and so tasted about 8 or 9 different dishes. The food we made had a lot of coconut, fish sauce, oyster sauce and lemon grass; pretty much what I would have considered the flavours of Thailand. I suppose most of the southern Asian cultures use similar ingredients.
We had a great time, you can take your own wine or in my case Appletiser and it is a social evening. By the end you have made friends with everyone round the table.
We will most definitely do that again. Here is a link to The Pastryworks website. They do all sorts of things, including corporate functions (guess what we are doing for our Christmas function this year…..)