Learn new culinary skills, make friends, eat… What’s not to like at these classes around the city.
Words: Ferdinand Godinez
Whether you’re a budding cook or just want to learn new recipes, these sessions are definitely worth signing up for.
Become a pro at creating delectable Japanese delicacies.
This sushi masterclass imparts secrets and tricks-of-the-trade of the masters, from choosing and mixing ingredients to seamlessly rolling everything together.
The class includes a four-course menu and two mixed drinks. The next sessions are on 11th November and 7th December.
AED 169. Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Street. 10am-1pm. Contact: 02 616 6149, crowneplaza.com/abudhabicity
Multicultural-cuisine forms the basis of the cooking classes held at this café.
Chefs are on hand at all times to assist participants and answer your questions. It’s a social affair with the sessions wrapping up with participants sharing their culinary creations.
Check out the café’s website for future classes.
Industrial City of Abu Dhabi (ICAD) 1, near Dalma Mall. Contact: 02 681 0090, partiperfect.ae
Leave it to the restaurant’s master chefs to show you the way to roll the perfect sushi.
Learn to roll sushi and Temari or colourful ball shaped sushi canapés originated from Kyoto.
A minimum of eight people is required.
Next session is on 30th November.
AED 299. Southern Sun Abu Dhabi, Al Zahiya. Noon-3pm. Contact: 02 818 4888, tsogosun.com/southern-sun-abu-dhabi
Fancy concocting refreshing beverages? This one’s that little bit different with participants learning how to blend various flavours to come up with their very own signature drink. Your friends will be impressed!
AED 159 with three mixed drinks paired with three canapés. Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas, Saadiyat Island. Sun-Thu 4pm-7.30pm. Contact: 02 697 0000
Jones the Grocer
The festive season is coming and this popular Australian eatery intends to get you in the mood early.
Sign up for the festive-cooking masterclass to learn how to prepare roasted baby chicken with parsnip purée, chestnuts and Brussels sprouts.
Those with a sweet tooth can opt for the festive pastry class to whip up traditional pumpkin cake with cream cheese frosting and candied pecans – yum! Both two-hour classes are for AED 295.
Khalidiya, Al Mamoura, Al Raha and Al Muneera outlets. Various timings. Visit: jonesthegrocer.com