Thursday, 22 December 2011

Alio Cooking Class - Making bread & pasta!

Last weekend, I attended a cooking class at Alio Restaurant with sugarpuffi and vxdollface, thanks to an awesome voucher deal.

Head chef Ashley Hughes teaching us how to make bread and pasta

Some olives to nibble on with our sparkling wine

Making pasta (he makes it look so easy!)

Yummy garlic and rosemary focaccia - this was SO GOOD, straight out of the oven and dipped in olive oil and 25 year aged balsamic vinegar 

This salad was delicious and so easy to make - with witlof, walnuts, persian feta and pear, such a great salad, the sweet and crunchy pear was highlight

From the pasta class - Rotolo with spinach, ricotta and mushroom, with a burnt butter and sage sauce + chestnuts - amazing!! I made a naughty version of this filling the other night, substituting the pasta for puff pastry instead and baking it in the oven. So easy, yet so tasty!

And to finish off... tiramisu

All the different types of pasta Ashley showed us how to make

I thought this class was quite good, and gave me a few different (relatively simple) ideas to try out at home, and we even got a bonus voucher for the degustation too - $60 so that was a plus! 


Nic@diningwithastud said...

What a fab class! That focaccia looks freaking amazing!

Tina@foodboozeshoes said...

What a great space for the class. And the pastas look divine, especially the cooked rotolo :P

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

A friend of mine did this class too. The pastas in the last photo look so good! :D

Corrina said...

That looks amazing, i've always wanted to do something like that! All the food looks absolutely fabulous!
p.s Merry Christmas! xx

missklicious said...

Nic - It smelt so good! I was starving by the end of the class even though I wasn't that hungry to begin with haha

Tina - Ashley made the pasta making look so effortless!

Lorraine - The pasta was delicious!

Corrina - Merry Christmas lovely :) You should definitely do it. I really enjoyed it!