It was flutes of sparkling wine in hand at Zigi's Cooking School in Chippendale late last year for a hen's day out, while slicing beef, making praline and other hen-related activities.
|Chef Zigi Ozeri of Zigi's Cooking School, Abercrombie Street, Chippendale|
For the food-inclined, Zigi's offers something different (potentially followed by some of the very much expected activities) and an ideal environment for groups that don’t necessarily all know each other. And a drink before noon as the cooking school kitchen adjoins Zigi's Art Wine Cheese Bar.
|Drinks in the kitchen|
|Sliced beef fillet|
|Chopping cucumbers for salad|
And always have a non slip surface beneath a chopping board, especially the plastic ones. Use different chopping boards for meat and vegetables.
|Pastry rounds for mille feuille|
|Mixed berries for mille feuille|
|Zigi and cooking class|
|Baked pastry rounds|
|Chef Zigi re-heating beef|
|Grilled beef fillet with Israeli couscous, spring vegetable salad and lime chilli vinaigrette|
With a well-dressed salad of Israeli couscous, tomato, cucumber and rocket, the mostly medium-rare cooked beef fillet was an ideal accompaniment to awkward questions and making sure the bride-to-be was really ready to enter marriage-dom.
|Piping pastry cream|
|Wild berry mille feuille with pastry crème and hazelnut praline|
We probably spent just over three hours at Zigi's: cooking, drinking, laughing and having a fun, educational and belly-filling time of it all. Pretty much everything you'd need for a hen's day out. See their Facebook page for more details.