Come and learn how to cook with passion, joining food-writer and internationally acclaimed prize-winning cook book author Diane Holuigue. You choose the particular culinary skill you wish to perfect or the dishes you want to master in this unique 6 hour cooking class.
This product is only available to RedBalloon customers
Each participant is asked to give input into what the menu might include - not just the dishes, but the techniques you’d like to master to be a comfortable, confident cook in your own home.
Be it making Italian risotto, roasting the best crisp-skinned duck, feeling at home with French soufflé-making, home-made pastas or complex sauces, insight into the new 'fusion' of cutting edge Australian cuisine or Moroccan dish, delicate fish dishes, puff pastry or a classy, made-in-advance dessert, Di will find a like-minded group for you.
Class starts at 9.30am and it is all hands on deck to cook a sumptuous, four-course sit-down lunch with wine. The students will have had a full 6 hours to learn as much as possible from Di’s skills, talents and years of experience.
Initially trained at Le Cordon Bleu Paris, and L’Ecole Le Nôtre, Paris (pâtisserie and charcuterie), Diane continually augments this outstanding grounding with classes around the world, and in the kitchens of famous chefs, including those of Michel Guérard, Freddy Girardet, Roger Vergé, Alain Senderens, La Tour d’ Argent, Alice Waters and Wolfgang Puck.
Di was named a Living Legend of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival and has authored 12 cookbooks, winning the inaugural "Best Contribution in Food print" for the Australian Food Media Awards. She also has an order of Australia for her contribution to the Australian Hospitality Industry.
Please note: Please book in at least 2-3 months in advance, and please contact RedBalloon if you are after a specific date.
Diane Holuigue has also recently published the 950pg 'A Lifetime of Cooking, Teaching and Writing from The French Kitchen' which can be purchased from her, Good Bookshops or The Slattery Media Group, RRP $40.
No cancellations permitted, if you have to change the date of your experience you must inform the experience provider at least 1 week prior.