|Last Saturday’s class at The Sticky Rice Cookery School in the Adelaide Hills was a bit different to most I’ve done. It was a surprise class. Not for the host, but for the guests!
The birthday girl arranged a mini bus to drive her 20 guests to a Mystery Location. That location was my class. They were absolutely delighted, and it turned out to be one of my most dynamic classes. The guests were all my age and they all slipped into ‘kitchen mode’ without a hitch.
The menu was as follows:
Light & Healthy Vegetarian Dishes
Entree: Trio of Dips with Vegetable Crudites –
Syrian Roast Red Pepper, Pomegranate Molasses
& Walnut Paste (Muhammara),
Quick and Easy South Indian Creamy Cashew Chutney,
Smoky Lebanese Eggplant Dip (Babagannouj),
Main Course: Fragrant, Tomato-laced Karnataka Hot & Sour
Toor Dal Soup (Rasam),
Iranian Spicy Saffron Rice,
Homemade Griddle-Baked Wholemeal Flatbreads (Chapatis),
Punjabi-style Tomatoes, Peas and Curd Cheese (Matar Panir),
Stir-fry of Oven-roasted Cauliflowers with Snow Peas and Fresh Coriander,
Mild Karnataka-style Poriyal of Broccoli, Potato and Green Beans,
Dessert: Moist & Luscious Maple Fruit Muffins,
Served with Low-fat Cottage Cheese, Honey & Cinnamon.
A candle-lit dinner rounded out the magical evening. Feel free to invite me next time you want to throw a party with a difference.