Explore the flavours of Summer

Lorena Dominguez

Summer means there is abundance of fresh, tasty fruit and vegetables which in-turn means it is the perfect season to explore new culinary horizons. If you looking to learn new skills or have a little fun this guide is for you. We’ve put together a range of cooking classes and cocktail making workshops for you! These experiences will not only provide you with unforgettable skills but also invites you to immerse in the fun of crafting new recipes. 

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Mastering the art of Italian pasta

Learn the art of crafting traditional Italian pasta in a hands-on workshop in NSW. Situated in the beautiful Southern Highlands, you’ll learn the best Italian dishes like orecchiette, tagliatelle and ravioli, paired with matching sauces. Delight and explore the Italian cuisine. You will learn more about making pasta, you’ll learn about different ingredients, techniques, and how certain pasta pair well with different sauces. Impress your family and friends when you come back home with your skills!  

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Crafting gin

Summer is the season for gin, cocktails and antipasto plates in NSW! Your guide will lead your through the intricacies of crafting a well-balanced blend. The hands-on experience of distilling your own 700ml bottle of gin using a gleaming mini copper still. Explore the palette of local and exotic botanicals, carefully selecting ingredients that resonate with your taste preferences. While you’re busy working away at crafting your gin, enjoy a cocktail and an antipasto plate. The class not only allow you the joy of taking home your unique gin masterpiece but also the opportunity to label, sign, and shrink-seal you bottle with a personalised tasting note.  

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 A seafood degustation masterclass 

Seafood mastery and BBQ workshop where you’ll learn to create delectable dishes that will be elevate your summer backyard barbecue game. This experience offers expert guidance on barbecuing scallops, oysters, salmon, prawns, and whole fish with tips and tricks from a seasoned professional chef. Enjoy your culinary creations with a glass of wine or beer! Take home all the recipes covered in the class, ensuring you can recreate the seafood magic for friends and family. From freshly shucked oyster to barramundi curry this seafood.  

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Shake, pour & indulge

Delve into the art of crafting three cocktails, guided by a skilled bartender. Revel in the secrets behind the signature blends of the cocktails … you will make, shake and pour with finesse. During the workshop, enjoy in a perfectly matched meze featuring home-made dips, olives, pita bread, and calamari with caper and olive mayoneza. Enjoy the fruits of your labour and taste your creation at the end! 

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Maggie Beer’s cooking demonstration and seasonal lunch

Located in the picturesque Barossa Valley. This immersive adventure begins with an interactive cooking demonstration in the studio kitchen. Immerse yourself in the expertise of Maggie Beer’s culinary creations using fresh produce and her exclusive range of products. As a special treat, you will get the chance to taste the dishes created during the session.  

Continue the journey, with a guided tasting session at Pheasant Farm Wines in The Farm Shop, exploring exceptional wines. The experience culminates in a seasonal lunch at The Farm Eatery, skilfully prepared by Chef Tim Bourke. With a duration of approximately two hours, this gourmet escapade provides a feast for the senses, from interactive learning to indulgent tastings and a delicious lunch.   

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From the sizzle of BBQs to the clink of wine glasses, the allure of summer food cooking classes and cocktail making workshop is undeniable. 

Whether you want to create your own bespoke bottle of gin, mastering the art of cocktails, or learn how cook with seafood, each class celebrates taste and technique. These experiences will not only provide unforgettable skills but also invite you to immerse in the fun of crafting new recipes. 

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