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Gourmet Warehouse Lines Up More Delish Cooking Classes

21 Apr

Gourmet Warehouse has added more delish cooking classes heading into the Summer season. If you haven’t already experienced one of their classes, it is a great way to spend an afternoon or evening with some like-minded food lovers. If you have participated, you know it’s a great way to pick up some knowledge and some great tips in the kitchen. Added bonus is after each cooking class all the participants are offered a 10% discount for purchases made the day of your class. We have set a few of their upcoming classes that caught our eye.  For a full line up of all the classes Gourmet Warehouse is offering visit Cooking Classes.

Pasta Like A Pro: Summery Southern Pasta – June 1, 2023

If you love fresh pasta and would like to learn how to make it from scratch, this is your class. Chef Deniz is back to teach you how to mix, roll, shape, and cook fresh pasta. In particular, this class will focus on the southern Italian style of pasta dough and how you can recreate it at home. You’ll also learn how to expertly make hand-shaped orcchiette and the perfect ragu companion as well as fresh maccheroni for those hot summer days. We’ve set out the delish menu below.


• Summer Salad of BC Sungold Tomatoes, Burrata, UBC Farm’s Arugula, Pickled Onions and Fine Balsamic, Olive Oil
• Hand Shaped Orecchiette with Light Sausage Ragu and Roasted Rapini, Parmesan Reggiano
• Fresh Maccheroni with Zucchini Trifolati, Bottarga, Lemon, Dill and Fine Olive Oil
• Vanilla Gelato with Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Maldon Salt

Date Night: Steakhouse Classics – June 7, 2023

Chef Deniz returns to educate you on the ins and outs of cooking steak. He will also discuss the ins and outs of buying, preparing, and cooking steak in its various forms. From Tartare to Cote de Boeuf (rib steak) this class will show you some of the most traditional ways to enjoy this choice ingredient and build your confidence for the next time you are at the butcher counter. We’ve set out the menu below. Note: Seats for this class are sold in pairs only.


• Classic Salad with Roquefort Ranch Dressing, Crispy Bacon, Marinated Tomatoes, Seasonal Herbs.
• Belgian Toast Cannibal, Steak Tartare with Pickled Shallots, Mustard, Sundried Tomatoes, Grainy Mustard, Sourdough.
• Pan Roasted Prime Cote de Boeuf, Pomme Puree with Preserved Black Truffles, Creamed Summer Greens,
Pan Sauce with Green Peppercorn and Parsley.
• Warm Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Gelato.

Chef’s Table: Istanbul Tavern Classics –
June 8, 2023

Chef Deniz invites you to a world class dining experience like no other. With 15 years of experience at some of the city’s most notable restaurants, like Cafe Medina, Chambar, and more, chef Deniz will artfully guide you through a 5 course tasting menu as he reveals the tips and tricks you will need in your kitchen to advance your skills to the next level and get you ready to wow your guests at your next dinner party. Having grown up in Turkey, Deniz will show you authentic preparation with expertly balanced spices and flavours right from his childhood backyard with Istanbul Tavern Classics.We’ve set out the delish menu below.


• Traditional Mezze Platter, Babaganoush, Red Lentil Falafel with Endive, Charred Pepper Salad with Sherry and Gremolata,
Tzatiki, Sourdough.
• Eggplant Zaalouk, Caramelized Eggplant Salad with Spicy Tomato Sauce, Cilanto and Crispy Onions.
• Pacanga Boregi, Crispy Pastry with Beef Cured in Pastrami Spices, Young Kasseri Cheese,
Charred Tomato Salsa with Pomegranate Molasses.
• Hunkar Begendi, Local Lamb Stew alla Turca with Cheesy Eggplant Sauce and Stewed Bulgur
with Herbs and Harissa.
• Dondurmali Irmik Helvasi, Semolina Pudding with Sweet Spices, PineNuts, Vanilla Gelato

To see all the classes being offered and or to register, we invite you to visit GourmetWarehouse.ca.

Photo Credit: Gourmet Warehouse

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