January 2014 Archives

Patisserie Masterclass Part 2, Wednesday 29th January 2014

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rachel--choc-macarons.jpgIf you’ve always wanted to learn how to make your own pastry, lemon curd, caramel, chocolate ganache or macarons, then this class is for you!

For this class Anna is collaborating with guest chef Rachel Davies.  We will demonstrate a series of key patisserie skills and you will make:

smlemontart0012.JPGTarte Tatin with your own rough puff pastry

Tarte au citron with your own lemon curd and easy shortcrust pastry

Salted caramel macarons

Spiced chocolate truffles

rachel-choc-truffles.JPGAfter this hands-on class, you’ll leave with the confidence to tackle patisserie at home.

This class includes a light supper with wine, and patisserie and recipes to take home.

Rachel Davies trained in Cuisine and Patisserie at Le Cordon Bleu and worked at Galvin Bistro de Luxe in Baker Street and Lanka Patisserie in Primrose Hill.

Date: Wednesday 29th January 2014

Time: 7pm-10.15pm

Location: Highbury, London N5, near Arsenal tube

Price: £80. 10% discount if you bring a friend, so £144 for two.

To book: email Anna

Please read the booking terms & conditions before booking your place. Thank you.


Secret Kitchen menu, 18th January 2014

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smbloodorange0001.jpgFourth anniversary dinner


Blood orange cocktails

Deep-fried parsnips and lemons


Squash soup with blue cheese & hazelnuts


Beef short-ribs, polenta, curly kale


Blood orange trifle

 Bay and mulberry liqueurs

Cooking Club, Tuesday 14th January 2014

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smquiches0001.JPGThe Cooking Club is a monthly series of classes that you can dip in and out of as you please. At each class we cook a seasonal vegetarian supper, the stars of which are Riverford's beautiful organic vegetables and fruits. This class is perfect for those who want to eat seasonally and are after a little recipe inspiration (as well as a fun night out).

Classes are usually held on the second Tuesday and/or Wednesday of the month, 7pm-10pm. We cook together for a couple of hours - learning different culinary techniques each month - and then sit to enjoy a convivial dinner around the kitchen table with wine.

classinkitchen.jpgCome in January for inspiration for cooking seasonal stars such as parsnips, Brussels sprouts, Jerusalem artichokes and oranges. Below is an example January menu to give you a feel. The exact menu is usually set at the last minute so that the best seasonal produce available from Riverford at the time can be used, and so that any returning guests can learn something new.

Parmesan-crusted parsnip chips with aioli

Broccoli and Stilton quiche with easy home-made pastry

Raw Brussels sprouts salad

Sephardi orange & almond cake with citrus salad

“I have thoroughly enjoyed these classes. I have learned many new skills and the classes have given me ideas on using seasonal vegetables. I have used many of the recipes again.”

“Thank you for another wonderfully inspiring and enjoyable evening.”

Date: Tuesday 14th January, repeated Wednesday 15th January 2014 if demand

Time: 7pm - 10pm

Location: London N5 (Arsenal tube 2 mins walk)

Price: £45 per person per class. Or £120 for 3 Cooking Club class places, which could be 3 for you, or you plus 2 friends, or as gifts, or any combination of those options.

To book: Email Anna Please read the booking terms & conditions before booking your place. Thank you.


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