Dinner was delicious and I did not have to cook it.
I went to my first cooking class last night. I didn’t do any of the actual cooking but the chef prepared the food in front of us so that we could replicate the dishes later and he gave us some awesome cooking tips during the preparation. Tips like how to get more juice out of your lime or how to easily peel your garlic clove. He also showed us how to pit a peach and an easy way to shred cabbage. He also said that you should never use Pam (cooking spray) as it contains propane, ewwww, that seems like a bad thing to have in your food-related products.
In addition to the tips he shared, we got to eat the 4 course meal that he cooked for us. We started with a Vermicelli Noodle Salad with Peanut Sauce, then a simple corn, tomato and avocado salad, followed by chicken enchilada pasta and we finished the night with a pineapple, blueberry and peach crumble. My favourites were the vermicelli noodle salad and the chicken enchilada pasta but it was all very good. The crumble had a coconut and almond crust on it as opposed to the regular oat crust and it was very easy to make. I might try it myself some time but I think I will leave out the pineapple. I like pineapple but it was not my favourite in the crumble.
One of the reasons I wanted to take the course was as a way to meet new people. So in addition to eating some yummy food, I also chatted with the woman next to me. The class was a mix of couples and singles and several of the attendees were regulars.
I’m really glad I finally made it there. It’s a nice evening out, I learned some cooking tips AND I got to eat delicious food, all for $15. It’s a pretty sweet deal, I definitely want to go again. The only problem with the class is that it is on Tuesdays, which is also badminton night. But now that I know how good it is, I will have to make the time for it again.