You know the colourful, grammable, delectable, vegetable-focussed dishes and cookbooks from Yotam Ottolenghi. You know that food will be great. But sometimes you don't know where to get halva. Or how to deal with pomegranates. This is your chance to prepare a selection of Ottolenghi vegetable dishes and enjoy a delicious lunch with one of his biggest fans, Caro Gray, as she walks you through the process, from beginning to satiated end.
Time:10.30am to 1pm
Where: Healesville, Yarra Valley
Caroline (aka Caro) is a Yarra Valley legend who has put on Ottolenghi feasts for many lucky Victorians, from cameo appearances at Mac Forbes’ Graceburn Wine Room to many private and corporate catering gigs. For the past few years Caro, with her passion for Ottolenghi, has been a regular feature at cooking schools around Melbourne, sharing her understanding of wholesome, real-food cooking. Caro now brings her wealth of knowledge and experience to you, at her own home food studio, down in picturesque Healesville.
In this hands-on workshop Caroline will share some of her favourite Ottolenghi vegetarian recipes and demystify the unusual and often long lists of ingredients. Most importantly, you'll get to eat all the dishes prepared.
The plan for this workshop is for you to come away feeling confident in undertaking new recipes, namely those from Israel-born, London-based chef Yotam Ottolenghi. His food is as delicious as it is beautiful to look at. Clever use of spices, with influences from the Middle East to Asia and beyond, peppers the vegetable-laden share-plates that have become his stock-in-trade. His UK restaurants and cookbooks have elicited cult followings: Caroline is a big fan, and has traipsed the width and breadth of London to eat in his eponymous restaurants. Her copies of his books are battle scarred.
The fruits of your labour
You will enjoy the fruits of your labour over lunch, and here is what that will look like:
Beetroot and pomegranate dip Tahini lentils Za'atar flatbreads Spicy harissa carrots Cauliflower cake Roasted spiced brussel sprouts Chocolate and halva brownie
The kit required
Nothing required: bring a notebook, a pen and your appetite!