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Start this cooking class in Notting Hill by shopping for all the ingredients in the vibrant and bustling Portobello Road Market!
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You will meet at Portobello Road market where Claire and Charlotte will show you how to select the best quality ingredients depending on the season and what is most fresh.
After about an hour you will head back to the kitchen with all the produce. Once settled with a glass of Prosecco, you will start to put together a feast of Italian dishes with your fresh ingredients. This is a relaxed atmosphere where the wine and chatter will flow throughout the day.
You will prepare up to 10 dishes including some antipasti starters, a pasta or risotto dish and either a meat or fish dish and finally a Tiramisu for desert. If that all sounds a bit overwhelming, don’t worry, the recipes will be sent to you electronically after the class.
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A family run Italian cookery school in the heart of Notting Hill.
The Enrica Rocca Cookery School is situated in Notting Hill and allows you to serve up a bit of Italy on a plate. Having grown up surrounded by food, made using only the best and freshest ingredients, it’s little wonder that Enrica’s daughters have stepped forward to continue in her footsteps.
Claire and Charlotte are an enthusiastic duo, passionate about the food they cook. There are two classes on offer, one which gets you out and about shopping together on Portobello Market before using the ingredients in the kitchen. Thursday evenings class has you meeting straight at the kitchen to cook up an Italian Feast.
In each class you will prepare up to 10 dishes, including antipasti starters, a traditional pasta or risotto dish and a fresh meat or fish main course. Don’t worry if that sounds like an overwhelming amount to remember – every recipe will be provided electronically after the course.
Escape to Italy for the day through wonderful smells, tastes and a hive of activity in this Italian kitchen in Notting Hill. You will feel right at home in this friendly, lively and really rather brilliantly flamboyant school.
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