Eastern Mediterranean - from Turkey to Arabia

brunch

New York to New Delhi…..and beyond….. This brunch menu draws inspiration from New York’s eclectic and multi-ethnic cuisine. You can serve a number of the dishes as part of a main meal or appetizer offering. Or you could bring it all together to present an original and memorable brunch.

Menu
Khagina / Scrambled Eggs with Cumin, Tomatoes & Fresh Coriander
Five Spiced Potato Pancakes
Fillet of Salmon Cured with Coriander Seeds, & Chives
Roast Beef with a Spice & Herb Crust
Slow Oven Roasted Tomatoes with Balsamic Vinegar & Thyme
Bloody Mary Mix
Iced Lemon Grass & Ginger Tea
Toasted Spiced Bread with Seared Mandarin Oranges

easy entertaining

This menu is for entertaining, family meals or for any occasion that calls for food that tastes wonderful and is dazzling, yet is unfussed and achievable at short notice – minimal prepping time and cooking requiring no attention. So bring out that bottle of wine and bond, celebrate, romance…have fun!!

Menu
Tomato Soup Scented w/ Cumin & Garlic
Olive, Garlic & Lemon Roasted Chicken
Roasted Rack of Lamb with Pomegranate Molasses
Onions & Potatoes Roasted in Balsamic
Salad Caprese
Herbed Buttered Rice
Chilled Melon Soup w/ Mascarpone Ice Cream

fish tales

They are not all the same and require different techniques of cooking. Learn the basic rules and the secrets of success to cooking diferent types of seafood and varying techniques – Marinating, deep-frying, grilling, poaching, roasting pan-searing. Master these by taking this course and never be intimidated by cooking fish again!!

Menu
Prawn Seviche
Tempura Calamari w/ Spicy Salsa
Thai Seafood Salad
Poached Threadfin w/ Sauce Americaine
Roasted Whole Barramundi w/ Butter & Toasted Almonds
Pan Seared Red Snapper Fillets w/ Thai Asparagus & Hollandaise Sauce
Fresh Fruit Fritters w/spiced sugar

italian interpretations

This sun-drenched menu will thoroughly train you the three basic Italian pasta sauces- a tomato sauce, cream sauce and an olive oil sauce along with an array freshly made pasta… linguini, ravioli, spaghetti , herb pasta blankets…
You can apply these fundamentals to interpret an amazing range of pasta dishes. And the crisp and succulent slow roast chicken will keep your guests begging for their next invitation.

Menu
Crab Wonton Ravioli with Tomato,Vodka & Cream Sauce
Ragout of Wild Mushrooms with Cream
Fresh Pasta with Sun Dried Tomatoes Artichoke Hearts & Pine Nuts
Mixed Baby Greens with a Balsamic Vinaigrette
Slow Oven Roasted Chicken
Saute’ ed Spinach with Olive Oil & Lemon Juice
Tiramisu

italian summer

Italy – known for it’s effusive hospitality, where food plays an integral part and traditional home cooking rules over haute cuisine. Enjoying a meal with friends and family is the main ingredient of any Italian dish.
It is over the table that memories are made, we bond, we romance…
In this class we teach you classic easy to do recipes reminiscent of Nonna’s kitchen.

Menu
Anti Pasti
Marinated Red Peppers & Roasted Cherry Tomatoes w Buffalo Mozzarella and Pesto

Primi
Classic Minestrone
Spaghetti a la Vongole

Secondi
Veal Milanese
Tuscan Bread Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes
Chargrilled Brocolli with garlic & chillies

Dolce
Summer Berries with Meringue and Cream

julie & julia

“Julia has slowly but surely altered our way of thinking about food. She has taken the fear out of the term ‘haute cuisine’. She has increased gastronomic awareness a thousandfold by stressing the importance of good foundation and technique, and she has elevated our consciousness to the refined pleasures of dining”. – Thomas Keller

Menu
Potage Parmentier / Leek or Onion & Potato Soup
Salade Niçoise / Mediterranean Combination Salad
Homard aux Aromates / Lobster Steamed in Wine with Herb Sauce
Boeuf Bourguignon / Beef Stew in Red Wine, with Onions & Mushrooms
Oignons Glacés à Brun / Brown-braised Onions
Champignons Sautés Au Beurre / Sautéed Mushrooms
Crème Plombières aux Fruits / Plombières with Fresh Strawberries or Raspberries

little dishes

….small plates, little dishes from the Mediterranean… hor d’oeuvres, antipasti, appetizers, tapas, mezze, meze – call them what you will – they are as versatile as they are delicious – serve as appetizers, tidbits, finger foods, snacks… as a sit-downdinner, for a cocktail party or on a buffet

Menu
Cakiste / Green Olive Dip
Fried Haloumi
Stuffed Red Peppers
Spiced Chicken Livers on Toast
Andalucian Spiced Mushrooms
Chickpeas w/ Preserved Lemons
Watermelon & Feta Salad
Shrimps & Garlic from Granada
Lemon & Olive Chicken Tagine
Flogeres / Sweet Cheese Rolls

taste of spain

Sunny, fresh, relaxed, generous….Olives, garlic, sun drenched tomatoes, fresh seafood, aromatic spices, fragrant citrus – all bursting with flavours from the Meditteranean are all brought together in this new menu featuring paella with aioli from Spain and other dishes that travel along the southern coast and enable you to taste the sunshine.

Menu
Marinated Olives
Stuffed Red Peppers
Spiced Chicken Livers on Toast
Andalusian Spiced Mushrooms
Shrimp & Garlic from Granada
Seafood Paella w/ Aioli
Salad of baby greens w/feta, pomegranates & Pine Nuts
Caramelized Oranges with Cardamom Creme Anglaise
Sangria / Red wine with citrus and fruits