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Class Descriptions

Mediterranean Feast

Just as the Mediterranean Sea touches the shores of Europe, Africa and Asia, Mediterranean cuisine draws on as many regions and cultures to create dishes rich in history and flavour. In this hands-on class you will discover a unique melding of flavours, and using a variety of regional staples such as fresh cheeses, herbs, legumes, grains, lemon, garlic, sunkist vegetables and of course olives and olive oil, you will create a beautiful Mediterranean feast to be enjoyed at the end of the class with a couple of glasses of matched wine. Sample Menu: Nicoise salad w/ herb & lemon marinated chicken; Pesto crusted Mahi-Mahi w/ ratatouille and cannelini beans; Poached pear in kataifi pastry w/ almond and Zabaglione

Middle Eastern Cooking

Come & discover a whole new world of flavours & textures with some fabulous Middle Eastern fare. Participants will prepare exotic and aromatic dishes including prawns wrapped in almond Kataifi pastry, Baba Ghanoush, lamb grilled in Zhoug paste. Recipes & course notes included & a Middle Eastern feast will be served at the conclusion of the class with matched Australian wines.

Modern French Experience

Come and enjoy a simply divine evening in this truly French experience, creating some modern delicacies to be devoured at the end of class with some beautiful matched wine. Recipes included.

Sample Menu: Wonton Lasagne of Prawn and Saffron; Slow cooked Duck with Cabbage Fondue, Crisp Prosciutto and Roasted Hazelnut; Cardamon & Calvados Caramelised Apple.

Queensland Christmas Menu

Gone are the days when we spend all day in a hot kitchen cooking a hot lunch for Christmas.

Spend an innovative lunch with the James St Cooking School Chefs, preparing and presenting a tropical feast with flavour and flair. This year you can spend more time enjoying your Christmas instead of cooking it! Last year's menu included , roasted turkey breast fillet stuffed with brie, cranberries and pistachios; Thai whole fish; salad of char grilled prawns & Thai herbs w/ a chilli & tamarind dressing; and warmed caramelised mango cheek served w/ pineapple & mint salsa and chocolate sauce.

Queensland Christmas Menu 2

Let loose these holidays and cook up a feast to fuel your palate with flavour. In this class you will learn some great seasonal recipes that will bring something different to the table this Xmas. Enjoy a sit-down dinner at the end of class with a couple of classes of matched beer and wine. Menu includes great recipes such as,

White peppercorn and coriander spiced turkey mince wontons.

Salad of Char grilled Zhoug paste marinated prawns w/ a citrus dressing

Roasted Moroccan chicken breast stuffed w/ feta, preserved lemon & cous cous

and Cinnamon and cracked black pepper parfait for dessert.

Quick & Easy Asian

Taking some of the best recipes from our old Quick & Easy Asian series, this class is sure to get you mouth watering with some Asian classics.

 

Sample menu:

Lemongrass and lime chicken salad

Steamed pork and waterchestnut wontons

Prawn, lemongrass and coconut soup

Strifried pork w/ noodles, lime and peanuts.

Sausage Making

Have you ever wanted to know how to make your own sausages? If so, then this hands on class is for you. We will take you through the tips and techniques of making sausages.

Sample Menu:

Thai duck sausages poached in cocont cream, Italian style pork & fennel sausages and Spanish chorizo. 

Seafood BBQing

This class demystifies the BBQ & how it relates to seafood. You will learn the ins and outs of BBQing seafood, as well create your own BBQ banquet to be enjoyed at the end of class, with a couple of glasses of matched wine or beer. Recipes and course notes included. Recipes include: Korean bbq squid, Mediterranean Bbq prawns, Moroccan spiced fish & Bbq scallops on a green mango salad.

Thai Thai

A regional cooking adventure of Thailand, which will cover flavours from the North and South.

After travelling through Thailand, John has come home with traditional methods and recipes to share with you.. Recipes include: Roast duck curry, Green mango & squid salad, & Grilled chicken w/ homemade sweet chilli sauce. A Thai banquet will be enjoyed at the conclusion of the class with 2 glasses of matched wine.

Recipes included.

Vietnamese

Vietnamese

After 4 trips to Vietnam John has finally put a menu together from this beautiful cuisine.

Sample menu:

Pho –Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup.

Caramelised Pork w/ Jasmine Rice

Prawns in Coconut Batter

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