Greek Cooking Class


OTAO kitchen

OTAO kitchen

4.9 (7)
4.9 stars (62+)

3 hours Class size 10 to 15 label $165


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If you're looking for a heart-healthy eating plan, the Mediterranean diet might be right for you. The Mediterranean diet blends the basics of healthy eating with the traditional flavours and cooking methods of the Mediterranean. You will learn how to prepare traditional authentic dishes that you won’t commonly find in a Greek restaurant. Instead, it is food that you would expect to eat in the kitchen of a Greek family home.

The Mediterranean Diet is actually a dietary pattern modelled on the eating habits of the Cretans in the 1950s. Nowadays, it is the most comprehensibly researched diet in the world with evidence showing that it is incredibly beneficial for physical and mental health.

The Mediterranean Diet follows 10 basic rules of eating. It not only looks at what we eat but how we eat. It rests on the premise that the very basic act of eating brings people together, it creates a sense of community, it allows for discussion time and it provides enjoyment through the sense of taste. Hence, food forms an important part of the human experience. Food makes us feel, it evokes emotion and memories.

In this class, we will put into practice the key elements of the diet which looks into how we eat. As the Mediterranean diet places a lot of focus on the role of food within the home environment, we will prepare all the meals together and sit down on the table to enjoy eating together.

Greek food is not only about sharing food and passing down recipes taught from grandmothers and mothers but it also ensures the recipes are not forgotten. It also follows deeply seeded traditions that imply that one's home is a welcoming and hospitable environment that is open to all.

Some highlights of this hands-on cooking class experience, with expert chef tuition, include:

- Learning the Mediterranean based diet and its health benefits

- Cooking tips, tricks, techniques and 10 ground rules of the Mediterranean diet

- Intimate class sizes in a fun and social setting

- A delicious meal celebrated and enjoyed together, toasted with sparkling wine and beers

- The online recipes from your class so you can recreate them at home

Please note, this class is vegetarian-friendly.

On the menu:

Tapas:

Jan Mar May Jul Sep Nov

- Demonstration of Greek coffee and mountain tea with honey and Loukoumi

- Tzatziki (yoghurt dip)

- Zucchini fritters with feta and ricotta

- Keftedes (mince patties)

- Dolmades (vine leaves stuffed with rice)

- Kalitsounia (individual pastry pies)

- Greek yoghurt dessert

Shared on the table:

Feb Apr Jun Aug Oct-Dec

- Demonstration of Greek coffee and mountain tea with honey and Loukoumi

- Handmade pita bread

- Yellow split peas fava

- Batzarosalata beetroot and walnut fava or Melitzanosalata eggplant dips 

- Lemon oregano chicken and capsicum skewers with Greek Dakos salad

- Gemista stuffed tomatoes or stuffed capsicums with rice

- Amigdalota (almond biscuits), Ladokouloura (olive oil biscuits) or Kourambiethes (almond shortbread)

 

Please arrive 10 minutes before the scheduled start time of the class. We cannot accommodate or refund those who arrive after the scheduled start time, even if you call ahead. The instructor will be expected to start on time and will not be able to repeat the health and safety and/or demonstrations at the beginning of the class.

 

 

 



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Knowledge Required

Beginner-friendly.

What you'll get

- A three-hour hands-on Meditteranean cooking experience.

- A complimentary refresher drink on arrival.

- A delicious meal.

- Online recipes from the class.

What to bring

Everything is provided. Just book, turn up and enjoy!

Suitable for

This class is a great indoor activity idea for a birthday, hens party, team building activity, corporate event, bucks party or Christmas party.

This is a fun indoor activity, suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 16 years old). An adult must accompany any attending kids, and must pay for a separate ticket.

Location

Otao Kitchen - 360 Victoria Street, Richmond Victoria

Your teacher
OTAO kitchen
OTAO kitchen

4.9 (7)
4.9 stars (62+)

Chef Hà Nguyen began his career in Hanoi local restaurants and the Hilton Opera Hotel before travel, study and work in Wellington, New Zealand –New Zealand Diploma in Cookery and Bachelor in Hospitality Management at Wellington Institute of Technology. Chef Hà has started with Intercontinental Hotel Wellington, working with Twelve Apostles Lodge Walk developing menu for Alkina Lodge along Victoria’s Great Ocean Road, delivering nourishing and fresh menus to clients.

He believes that cooking, eating and sharing should be an experience, not just a meal. He created OTAO Kitchen as an extension of his passion for food and to share this passion with others. Food plays an important role in his Vietnamese culture heritage and is central to his family life. Sharing a meal with family and loved ones is a traditional and happy experience. He wishes to extend this experience to you and welcome you to OTAO Kitchen.

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