Low and Slow Smoking – Brisket Masterclass
Our Brisket Masterclass will give you all the knowledge and skills you need to make top grade, mouth-watering beef brisket. Whilst our 12-hour beef brisket smokes in the Traeger smoker in front of you, our Pitmaster Ben will cover topics such as beef selection and preparation, smoking methods, cooking temperatures, cooking times, timber selection and slicing. Ben will also demonstrate marinades, rubs and bbq sauces. Once the brisket is cooked, turn the burnt ends into delicious beans, use your new-found skills in spicing to char some local sweet corn with spiced butter, transform coleslaw with an addictive authentic dressing and make your friends envious with the ultimate deli style brisket sandwich on local artisan bread. Enjoy a meat-sweat inducing brisket lunch with thick cut brisket accompanying sides and a craft beer or local wine. Includes hands on lesson, lunch, a craft beer or glass of local wine, souvenir apron, recipes and a take home pack of rubs and sauces. Allow 3 hours. $155 per person
Low and Slow Smoking – Baby Back Pork Ribs Masterclass
Learn how to cook the most succulent baby back pork ribs! Our owner/Chef/Pitmaster will talk you through different breeds of pig, rib preparation, marinades, rubs, smoking methods, cooking temperatures, cooking times and timber selection. Ben will demonstrate marinades and rubs and show you how to make a “gun” bbq sauce whilst our racks of baby back pork ribs smoke in the Traeger in front of you. Enjoy the slow smoked ribs with sides and a drink for lunch. Includes lesson, lunch, a beer or glass of wine, souvenir apron, recipes and a take home pack. Allow 3 hours. $155 per person.
Thai Street Food Menu 1
Your senses will be ignited by the smells, sounds and flavours of Thailand as you learn how to compile a tantalising menu, find and select the best local produce and balance the fundamental flavours of Thai cuisine. Our Chef Ben will teach you how to make curry pastes from scratch, make balanced dipping sauces and use knife and presentation skills to bring your authentic dishes to life. Includes lesson, lunch, souvenir apron, recipes and a glass of wine of beer with your meal. Allow 3 hours. $155 per person. MENU - Prawn salad with sweet and sour plum dressing. Chicken Pat Thai. Red curry with beef. Steamed jasmine rice. Sweet sticky coconut rice with fresh seasonal fruit.
Thai Street Food Menu 4
Your senses will be ignited by the smells, sounds and flavours of Thailand as you learn how to compile a tantalising menu, find and select the best local produce and balance the fundamental flavours of Thai cuisine. Our Chef Ben will teach you how to make curry pastes from scratch, make balanced dipping sauces and use knife and presentation skills to bring your authentic dishes to life. Includes lesson, lunch, souvenir apron, recipes and a glass of wine of beer with your meal. Allow 3 hours. $155 per person.
Thai red curry fish cakes: Learn the hidden secrets to this iconic Thai Street food. Make a fresh Thai Red Curry paste from scratch for your fish cakes and a plum dipping sauce. Includes curry paste to take home. Chiang Mai Style Pork skewers: Learn a secret Thai marinade for skewers to give them the perfect sticky char. We demonstrate the top tricks involved in fanning over charcoal or wood to give your skewers the smoky street touch and we make an authentic peanut satay sauce.
Thai Style Omelette: Get the technique to this vibrant staple and make a beautiful fluffy Thai Style omelette topped with a fresh Thai salad of cucumber, shallots and herbs. Learn how to balance the fundamental flavours of Thai cookery with a lime and fish sauce dressing. Khao San Road Fried Rice: Hear the story behind Jasmine rice, learn how to select the best product and how to cook your rice to bring out its uniquely Thai fragrance. Then learn about the seasonings, spices and vegetables used to make Thai style fried rice. Coconut Sticky Rice: Find out the principle difference in sticky rice, how to cook it, its many uses accompanied by a uniquely balanced Thai sweet coconut sauce and fresh fruit.
Fresh Healthy Vietnamese Menu 4
Join Ben for an informative class on Vietnamese cuisine. Admired for its reliance on fresh herbs and vegetables, complimentary textures and selective use of spices and proteins, Vietnamese food is considered one of the healthiest cuisines worldwide. This class delves into a variety of Vietnamese flavours and cooking techniques. Includes lesson, lunch, apron, recipes and a glass of wine of beer with lunch. Allow 3 hours. $155 per person. Beef Pho: A lifetime of Vietnamese have passed down the secrets of the broth to generations and now you can have it too. Learn about the spices for the broth, making fresh rice noodles, the right cuts of beef to use and accompaniments it takes to create this wonderful staple. Fresh Vietnamese Spring Rolls: Hear the inspiring and self-sufficient story behind hand-made rice paper in the Mekong region. Get the tips on selection and preparation of Vietnamese vegetables and meats, the way to roll and preserve for later and learn two fantastic dipping sauces. Hue Style Clay Pot Eggplant and Pork: Get the tips to authentic clay pot cookery and the use of western vegetables in Vietnamese cookery such as eggplant. Learn the spices and sauces used in this classic dish. Vietnamese Style Baguette Banh Mi: This French influenced roll is the best lesson in East meets West. Learn the classic recipe of Vietnamese style pâté, selecting and pickling vegetables, secrets of making mayonnaise, and the cold cuts and herbs used.
Discover authentic Mexican cuisine, the wonderful depth of flavour created by the use earthy, savoury ingredients combined with spices, chilli and citrus. Using authentic ingredients learn how to create delicious Mexican dishes from scratch. Warning: no Tacos in sight! Includes lesson, lunch, souvenir apron, recipes and a glass of wine of beer with lunch. Allow 3 hours. $155 per person.
Molé and Salsa Rojas: With its history dating back to the Aztecs the ambiguity of mole, how and when to use it can seem daunting. Learn the different types of molé before making a truly ageless classic, learn how complex the ingredients can be, where to find and how to prepare them. Teamed with a classic Salsa that incorporates jalapeños and fresh tomatoes. Handmade Corn Tortillas: Learn the story behind corn and its many uses in Mexican cooking, how to make masa, using a tortilla press and how to soft grill and crisp grill your own tortillas over a wood fire grill.
Charred Pork Loin with Citrus Marinade: Be inspired by this authentic Mexican citrus marinade for grilled meat, learn how to spit roast over flame and the best accompaniments and ways to eat it
Beef Empanadas: Hear the lasting influence the Spanish had on cooking after the invasion of Mexico. Learn how to slow cook beef, chorizo spicing, make your own refried beans, how to seal the empanada pastry and a classic chimichurri dip. Black Beans and Rice: The art behind cooking beans from dried and how to impart the flavours of Mexico through them. Learn the story behind rice coming to Mexico and how to cook it Mexican style
Smoking & Curing Masterclass – An Introduction
Join us for a discussion about the history and purpose of smoking and curing, selecting the best produce, hot and cold smoking, wet and dry curing, timber selection and types of smokers. Demonstrations and tastings are included. Allow 2 hours. $80 per person.
For inquiries please call (02) 49307832
Thursday to Monday 10am-5pm
"Just wanted to thank you for a lovely experience at your cooking class on Saturday. We were there as part of a weekend long celebration for my mum’s 80th birthday and she absolutely loved it...all three of us did. Thankyou for making her feel a bit special, she definitely knows Thailand pretty well and she was most impressed with your knowledge too. Thankyou again for an interesting and fun day. Hope to come back one day for another one!!! Regards, Louise"