held an event in their premises, in Customs Street. My friend Lana enrolled us
So Off we trotted
Girls On Tour
We were part of a group of volunteers, who were on hand to help prepare the Mis en Place
for the 6 course dinner that evening.
So hair up, Aprons on... we were ready
It was 6 course dinner.
In charge were visiting Spanish Chef David Puig Zaragoza and the
Head Chef at the School Chef Stefan Lötscher pictured below
We were ushered into the Demonstration Kitchen where the students, were divided into groups
for each course
Here is Chef David sorting out the groups
We, the Volunteers, attached ourselves to a group, then knives out, we chopped and peeledThey were prepping for the 6 course dinner, plus delicious little Iberico Ham Croquettes
to have with drinks
Lana was involved in this course. After this mixture had cooled it was rolled into little balls
Just the Classic Breading. Flour, Egg and Breadcrumbs
Deep fried and served with drinks
Here is the Menu
Meanwhile, I joined the Group, who were in charge of the Salmon Ceviche with Salmon roe, Crispy Quinoa dressed with a Citrus Sesame Sauce Course
Our two students, both at Stage Three
Canada here on cucumber dicing
and Craigen, who was in charge of painstakingly cutting Nori into strips
100 gms of "beautifully chopped" chilies
Tina was on the Churros, she snipped, while the Student piped.
These were served in the Traditional way, with Warm Chocolate Sauce. Yum
Meanwhile Moi on dish washing duty. Looking very professional methinks
Around the kitchen everyone was very busy
Some beautiful dough being kneaded for the fresh ciabatta bread,
This accompanied The Slow Cooked Duck Egg With Chorizo and Potato Foam
Divine. Plates scraped clean
There was a Gazpacho Course, the secret ingredient Cherry Puree
Might have to do that this summer
It was divine.
Then they went onto the grill and were served
and Braised Baby Leeks
Then, dressed with beautiful slices of Octopus, cooked in red wine...plus Roasted Garlic Allioli
So once we had finished the Prep, we, The Volunteers, were whisked away for a tasting of Spanish Wines. Supplied by Sophie Cotter, from St Vincent's Cave
Love her Business Card
This was a fabulous Presentation By Sophie with her sidekick, whose name unfortunately, I didn't record
He had set a little map in front of us all.
Each wine came from a different region and sitting on top of each region, sat a small vial, reflecting the main character of the wine
So Sophie set the mood.
We closed our eyes and she described the region, pictures flashed into my mind, of tropical beautiful Spanish villages,, Vineyards, Towns...she then suggested we remove the cork and inhale the aroma, then tasted the wine
Then we sat down for the delicious dinner
I would to thank Celia and all of her staff, for a wonderful experience