Chef and founder of Arabica restaurant, James Walters and his Executive Chef, David Jones will be hosting monthly Levantine inspired cookery classes in The Cookhouse
When it comes to feasting, countries in the Levant are pros, with their cuisines and culinary styles perfect for sharing.
James Walters and chef David Jones have carefully developed their mezze making classes to incorporate the basics as well as the culinary secrets of this exciting cuisine. Starting on 6th May, Walters and Jones will hold intimate Saturday morning classes (9.30-2.30pm) sharing their passion for Middle Eastern flavours and with those keen to learn. The courses will continue throughout the summer, each with a slightly different Middle Eastern theme.
Priced at £115 pounds per person, each hands-on cookery class will start with warm pastries and Turkish coffee at Arabica Bar & Kitchen. Coffee will be followed by a whistle stop tour of Borough Market, where Walters and Jones will pick up seasonal produce from a handful of their favourite stalls to be incorporated into the cookery session.
The Borough Market Cookhouse, located above Three Crown Square, is an open plan kitchen and dining space that boasts impressive views out over the Market. At The Cookhouse students will produce an array of seasonal mezze dishes featuring some of Arabica's larder essentials, such as freeke, preserved lemons, sumac, pomegranate molasses and za'atar.
The day concludes with an informal meal, enjoying the food cooked paired with Lebanese wine, baklawa pastries and fresh mint tea.
Lebanese Mezze – Saturday 6th May
Turkish Mezze – Saturday 3rd June
Modern Mezze – Saturday 1st July
For information on how to book a place, visit http://shop.arabicafoodandspice.com/collections/cookery-classes