This year one of my new years resolution was to learn more baking skills and so I jumped at the chance when our companies social committee put on a Tapas Cookery Evening at the Open Kitchen in Hoxton.
On arrival we were greeted with a large grass of sangria and toasted almonds. From there we were taken up to the kitchen and introduced to chefs and split into teams of two to work on a different recipe each.
|Washing and drying of the olives|
|Simple but delish|
Since I didn't have to much to prepare, I got to go check out what everyone else was up too. This is one of the chef's teaching his team to do a Spanish omelette and check out his glasses beard combo...amazing!
|a perfect Spanish omelette|
|so simple, just photo and eggs... many many eggs!|
Next up were the stuffed mushrooms. I gave the girls on this team a hand... so many mushrooms to fill.
|stuffed mushrooms, ready for the oven|
I am really funny about my seafood, its weird as I think seafood looks and smells great, but I'm always really funny about how its cooked etc. I finally tasted mussels a few years ago and I can eat a few, same with oysters. However prawns I just can't get over the texture; the way they "pop" in your mouth when you eat them, yet I still love the idea of them and also weirdly love to peel them, which my dad has already appreciated. All the seafood tapas on the evening looked great...
|fresh salsa for the mussels|
the chorizo was so delish...
and finally the breads....
|Lynda making all the breads look shinny with a drizzle of olive oil|
It was such a lovely evening all round and all the chefs were great. I think I might be back for their patisserie class very soon.
Happy Gazpacho x