Thai Cooking Class for Couples in Maleny
The Sacred Chef was joined by a really lovely couple for a Thai cooking class, especially for couples as part of the Sacred Chef Cooking School program, here on the sunshine coast in south east Queensland. Cooking classes for couples can be a great way to celebrate your relationship by doing something together in a fun and creative atmosphere.
Giovanna and Peter chose a yummy Thai menu with seven dishes, which included baby green lipped clams in chilli jam; snapper fillet Thai fish cakes; green paw paw salad, crab and ginger rice paper rolls; king prawns in lemongrass and ginger; glass noodle raw veg salad with mint and lime; and sticky black rice to finish.
Working with a couple can be very satisfying as a teaching chef, as you can impart a great deal of information and target the areas of interest. On the day we used over 60 bowls during the class, I suppose when you treat every ingredient as sacred you just need a hell of a lot of bowls. We chopped red chillies, green chillies, galangal, coriander roots, turmeric, ginger, crushed and pounded our curry pastes. We also fried shallots, garlic, dried chillies and prawns, mixed in tamarind water, fish sauce, palm sugar and made our chilli jam. The smells were divine and the flavours peaking toward Thai nirvana.
Peter and Giovanna were then invited to sit down at one of our dining tables, and enjoyed a glass of wine, before being served a succession of the dishes we had been making together. The clams with chilli jam (pictured here) were the overwhelming favourite dish on the day. Conversation soon became animated as we realised that we shared similar views about good food, wine, eating out and the sunshine coast. Laughter rang out frequently and it was truly one of the best cooking class/lunch experiences I have had of late.
For a relaxed, informative and delicious day on the sunshine coast, here in Maleny, a cooking class with the Sacred Chef is a bit different but in all the right ways.