Otahuna is back on deck and offering Winter Cookery Lessons.
Otahuna Lodge will offer local guests unique insights into its celebrated food and wine programme during a series of cooking demonstration lessons. These lessons – limited to a maximum of only ten guests each – will offer participants the chance to learn first-hand cooking secrets and practical techniques from Executive Chef Jimmy McIntyre.
Jimmy has been the Executive Chef at Otahuna Lodge for 8 years, having been profiled in numerous publications such as Cuisine, Taste, Australian Gourmet Traveller and Dish. His “potager to plate” philosophy utilises the freshest local ingredients, drawing upon the year-round selection from Otahuna’s 2-acre organic potager garden and orchard.
The schedule and themes for the 2011 Winter Cookery Lessons are as follows:
The Stress-Free Dinner Party
Thursday, 21 July – SOLD OUT
Saturday, 23 July – SOLD OUT
Thursday, 4 August
Ever wanted to take the stress out of hosting a dinner party? This class will focus on easy recipes meant to impress your guests and practical tips that will allow you to best prepare before the event so that you can instead focus on hosting your guests.
Pasta & Risotto
Thursday, 18 August
Saturday, 20 August
Once you have tasted handmade pasta, there is no turning back! This class teaches techniques for making pasta both by hand and using a press, exploring a variety of shapes such as pappardelle, tortellini, and gnocchi, and a range of accompanying sauces. Jimmy will also provide tips for making the perfect risotto.
Tuesday, 20 September
Thursday, 22 September
Make your taste buds sing with a single bite. In this lesson Jimmy will make a selection of sweet and savoury finger foods highlighting a variety of flavours, textures and presentations that will leave your guests hungry for more.
Each lesson will begin at 10:00AM. Classes incorporate a visit to Otahuna’s organic potager gardens, a 90-minute cooking demonstration lesson with Jimmy in the Lodge’s kitchen, lunch with matched wines and recipes from all dishes prepared during the lesson. Tariffs for each lesson are $195 per person including GST.