There is no secret I love Italian food, may it be brushetta, pizza, spaghetti alla carbonara or risotto – Italian food is all about flavours and simplicity – two things that resonate strongly with me.
A couple of weeks ago, I attended an Italian cooking class at VIVE Cooking School, in Rosebery, Sydney.
The class celebrated all the delights of the famous Italian city of Florence, with a delicious Italian spread. First we watched French Chef Julien prepare a flavoursome slow cooked beef Al Ragu sauce and crunchy amaretto biscotti, then we got hands on with a refreshing Italian salad before making our own fresh egg pasta. Finally, at the end of the class, we enjoyed the freshly prepared delicacies in a convivial and joyful atmosphere.
WHAT WE MADE AND ATE
- Panzanella Salad: a Tuscan salad of bread and tomatoes that is popular in the summer
- Fresh Egg Tagliatelle (served with Chef Julien Al Ragu sauce)
- Biscotti (made by Chef Julien): Italian almond biscuits that originated in the city of Prato. They are twice-baked, oblong-shaped, dry, crunchy, and dipped in a drink
WHAT I LOVE ABOUT VIVE COOKING SCHOOL
♥ Hip & trendy venue, in Saporium at the Cannery Rosebery, with top of the range equipment
♥ Fun experience, for passionate foodies who are searching for a deeper connection with how they shop, source, prepare and share food.
♥ Hands-on workshop ran by a passionate chef
♥ Largest range of cooking class on offer – learn to cook cuisine from all around the world from the south of France to Louisiana!
♥ Kids classes also available as well as speciality workshops led by top Sydney’s pastry chefs (e.g. Macarons, Croquembouche etc.)
♥ Loan apron provided
BUON APPETITO! Disclaimer: Mademoiselle Slimalicious attended as a guest of VIVE Cooking. All opinions and photos are my own.