Making a mezze in the Cookhouse

Chef and founder of Arabica restaurant, James Walters and his Executive Chef, David Jones will be hosting Levantine inspired cookery classes in The Cookhouse throughout the year

When it comes to feasting, countries in the Levant are pros, 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 21st April, Walters and Jones will hold intimate Saturday classes sharing their passion for Middle Eastern flavours with those keen to learn. The courses will continue throughout the year, each with a slightly different Middle Eastern theme.

Classes range from £90 tp £115 per person and 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 freekeh, preserved lemons, sumac, pomegranate molasses and za’atar.

The day concludes with an informal meal, enjoying the cooked food, paired with Lebanese wine, baklawa pastries and fresh mint tea.

Dates below:

Sat 21st April AM - Session Lebanese Meze
Sat 21st April PM - Session Lebanese Meze

Sat 5th May AM - Session Modern Meze
Sat 5th May PM - Session Falafel Masterclass

Sat 9th June AM - Session Turkish Meze
Sat 9th June PM - Session Turkish Meze

Sat 7th July AM Session Summer Lebanese Meze
Sat 7th July PM Session Summer Lebanese Meze

Sat 8th September AM Session Modern Meze
Sat 8th September PM Session Modern Meze

Sat 6th October AM Session Vegetarian Meze
Sat 6th October PM Session Vegetarian Meze

Sat 3rd November AM Session Morrocan Masterclass
Sat 3rd November PM Session Morrocan Masterclass

Sat 8th December AM Session Festive Canapes
Sat 8th December PM Session Festive Canapes

For more information and to book a place, visit https://shop.arabicafoodandspice.com/collections/cookery-classes