Levantine mezze

At Sauce we’re always on the lookout for new masterclasses, courses and events to further our knowledge and skills. Where better to do this than with the experts themselves!

We’ve compiled a list of interactive courses for your perusal…

The London Flower School

Due to open its doors in vibrant King’s Cross in May, the London Flower School founded by Wagner Kreusch, former Head Tutor at McQueens Flower School, and Helen Dyson, an experienced teacher and florist, will teach students the art and business of floristry. Whether a beginner or an experienced florist, the school offers a variety of courses in an innovative learning environment. Students will learn floristry techniques, both classic and contemporary, create beautiful arrangements and be inspired to explore the world of flowers. Alongside learning floristry skills, students will gain practical tools for building their own business. The energy and creativity of the city is integral to the school. The London Flower School will take its inspiration from London’s people, art, culture and events. Doors will open in spring; the first short course will take place on 9th May and first career course will run from 22nd May to 19th June.

Arabica Bar & Kitchen cookery courses

As Britain’s love affair with Middle Eastern cuisine continues to grow, chef and founder of Arabica, James Walters and Executive Chef, David Jones decided to begin hosting monthly market tours, cookery classes and Levantine feasts in The Cookhouse.

Priced at £115 pounds per person, each hands-on cookery class will start with warm pastries and Turkish coffee at Arabica Bar & Kitchen. Coffee will be followed by a whistle stop tour of Borough Market, where Walters and Jones will pick up seasonal produce from a handful of their favourite stalls to be incorporated into the cookery session. The Borough Market Cookhouse, located above Three Crown Square, is an open plan kitchen and dining space that boasts impressive views out over the Market. At The Cookhouse students will produce an array of seasonal mezze dishes featuring some of Arabica’s larder essentials, such as freeke, preserved lemons, sumac, pomegranate molasses and za’atar. The day concludes with an informal meal, enjoying the food cooked paired with Lebanese wine, baklawa pastries and fresh mint tea.


Levantine mezze

Master the art of baking and butchery at Macellaio RC 

The Macellaio RC team are delighted to introduce baking and butchery masterclasses to their concept offering. Suitable for all levels, the classes aim to give participants an interactive ‘behind the scenes’ look into; the art of baking and advice on how to cook different types of meat, respectively… Ideal for corporate bookings, special occasions and private events with friends & family.

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Aquavit masterclasses at Aquavit London 

This month, Aquavit London will launch a series of aquavit masterclasses, presented by aquavit expert and brand ambassador for Amathus, Jon Anders Fjeldrud. Housing one of the largest collections of aquavit in the UK, Aquavit London will host classes designed to guide guests through the history, distilling process and flavours of this quintessential Scandinavian spirit.

Paired with a small smorgasbord tasting, prepared by Executive Chef Henrik Ritzén, the masterclasses will showcase an extensive range of aquavits from O.P. Anderson served from the restaurant’s very own bespoke drinks trolley, including Original Klar, 125th Jubilee, Elderflower, Petronella and Skåne – also available to cater for those in the main dining room.  In addition, guests have the option to stay and dine in the main restaurant after the masterclass to enjoy a dinner from Aquavit’s authentic Nordic à la carte menu.

Dating back to the fifteenth century, Aquavit London’s namesake spirit gets its distinctive flavour from spices and herbs such as cumin, caraway and dill, and is often associated with celebrations such as Christmas, Easter and traditional crayfish dinners throughout the Nordic countries.

In keeping with the stylish décor of the restaurant, this classic Scandinavian tipple is served from unique Schnapp Fish decanters, designed by Svenskt Tenn, alongside a creative cocktail list that celebrates classic recipes with a Nordic twist, such as Scandi Mule, Bergen Bitter, Nordfjord and Kalhygge.

The masterclasses will take place one Monday of each month, as part of a collaborative initiative with neighbouring restaurants throughout St James’s Market. Read more and book here.

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Italian Masterclasses with Theo Randall

Award-winning chef Theo Randall hosts regular seasonal masterclasses at his eponymous restaurant, Theo Randall at The InterContinental. Classes take place on selected Saturdays from 11.30am to 4.15pm, and focus on the finest ingredients available to match the seasons. Guests are invited to enjoy a coffee reception in the morning, before heading into the kitchen with Theo for an engaging and entertaining experience. Participants are encouraged to eat as they go, as Theo aims to inspire cooks of all abilities. At 1pm guests are treated to a wine tasting with head sommelier, Vittorio Gentile, before being seated for a three course lunch inspired by the theme of the class, paired with fine wines. Each class is priced at £250 per person and guests also receive a copy of Theo’s latest cookbook, ‘My Simple Italian’. The next theme will be pasta and risotto on the 13th May. To book, contact 0207 318 8747 or email reservations@theorandall.com