When: From 11.30am to 2pm, every Saturday from September 9th to November 11th
Price: Cooking Masterclasses at Solo are priced at AED 300 per person (inclusive of soft drinks)
Interested in creating a magical spread of Italian dishes to astound family and friends? We know just the space that could make your dream come true. I spent a fun-filled day learning new recipes and culinary skills from Chef Doxis Bekris and the expert Solo team and detailed below is all about my Italian cooking class experience.
Starting with handmade focaccia followed by Bruschetta della Casa, we also learned how to cook two classic pasta dishes - Bucatini all’Amatriciana and Spaghetti Carbonara. We prepared all the dishes from scratch, from making pasta dough, baking fresh bread, pasta sauces as well as picking up some professional culinary skills and techniques. You could be an expert cook or a complete novice and you would still fit perfectly here. The classes at Solo Dubai takes place under the expert guidance of Executive Chef Doxis and his team . They provide step by step lessons, friendly guidance and hands on experience, thus equipping each learner the information needed to createdelicious Italian dishes from Solo’s celebrated menu.
The food is also insanely good – The Bruschetta was excellent from the first bite and the focaccia was melt-in-your mouth perfect, packed with flavor. I enjoyed a good share and found myself craving more. The pasta sauces quiet frankly, inspired me. I never thought a restaurant rendition of such a dish would be this simple to prepare. We finished cooking and then a member of staff dished up, arranging the meal beautifully. I sat down with my fellow foodies and savored the tasty meal we prepared.
Is it worth the cost? Hands down YES! What is great about this course is the opportunity it lends to learn from an expert who can coach well and entertain. Chef Doxix also throws in small tips and tricks that cookbooks cant really capture. I would definitely recommend making your way to Solo Dubai, not only for the amazing dining experience it offers, but also for a cooking course with a brilliant chef and his team.
14th October – Antipasti and Pasta .This week budding chefs will learn how to make two moreish antipasti dishes, Giardiniera and Pickled Eggplant, and for main course there’s two classic pasta dishes on the menu; a spicy and flavourful Penne Arrabiata, and a creamy and satisfying Spaghetti Carbonara. The expert Solo chefs will showcase professional techniques and tips in this interactive session.
21st October – Seafood Supper. There is much more to Italian food than just pizza and pasta – in this hands-on class Chef Doxis will teach foodies how to make three traditional Italian seafood dishes, each using a different technique and cooking style. Together with your classmates you will serve up Amberjack tartare, pan-seared salmon with puttanesca sauce, and baked seabass with fennel, lemon, and capers.
28th October – Perfect PastaThe Solo chefs are pasta pros and in this practical class they will share their tricks of the trade and demonstrate how to make a flawless pasta dish. Practice the techniques to make perfect pasta dough every time and cook tasty sauces from scratch, before serving up and tucking in to farfalle Lombardy with meatballs, spaghetti with mussels, and linguine with homemade pesto. Delizioso!
4th November – Taste of Sicily.The rich, bold taste of Sicily lands in Dubai with this fun and interactive class. Learn how to cook three authentic, regional dishes; Involtini di Spada (swordfish rolls), Parmigiana di Melanzane and Cassata Siciliana. Throughout the class you will learn culinary tips and tricks from the expert Solo chefs.
11th November - La Dolce Vita There is a mouth-watering menu for the last class of the series. Learn how to prepare a delicious Carre di Agnello, grilled trimmed rack of lamb served with creamy polenta, caponata and thyme jus. Chef Doxis will reveal the secret recipe to Solo’s famous lasagne, and make sure you save some space to enjoy dessert, a creamy Panna Cotta with morelo cherries and biscotti.
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