JP McMahon, owner of the Eat Galway restaurant group will host a new series of cookery classes and one day cooking workshops throughout this summer season in Aniar Restaurant and Boutique Cookery School.
The classes will offer all food lovers the chance to learn, taste and enjoy local produce – and are designed to cater to everyone from novices to experienced cooks.
Small classes with a maximum of 6 students will be taught a host of culinary skills, from cooking the perfect cut of lamb, to baking the sweetest brioche and learning the tricky technical procedures of deboning a chicken and filleting a fish.
During the first course of the season, “Understanding Food”,students will take a six week voyage into the six basic food elements. Each Monday they will look at the origin and traceability of bread, beef, pork, fish, poultry and vegetables and how best to prepare them. The course, which costs €360, will start on June 10th, and commence again on August 12th and also October 7th.
Aniar will also play host to a range of one-day workshops costing €150, which will focus on specific food groups. The workshop “The Whole Lamb”, to be held on June 9th, will teach students how to cook the nicest cut of lamb, while “The Whole Hog”, held on June 23rd, will teach students how to use pork to prepare delicious meals.
For lovers of baking, “The Whole Loaf” will teach students how to make everything from a sweet brioche to rye bread on Sunday June 30th, while those seeking adventure in the kitchen can also try ”The Whole Hen” on July 21st which will teach students how to debone a chicken and cook it at least 5 different ways.
Students will also be able to perfect their hosting skills with a one-day workshop on how to plan, prepare and cook a four course meal to delight the tastebuds. The course, which will be held on June 2ndand July 7th, will also teach students how to pair food and wine and bake bread.
According to JP, the classes “promise to be both educational and fun, with a focus on the produce of the West of Ireland”. Each class will be held in the intimate and critically acclaimed Aniar Restaurant, Dominick Street in Galway.
JP has many years teaching experience having lectured at both GMIT and UCC. His philosophy of producing excellent food using seasonal, sustainable and local produce is embodied in each of the Eat Galway restaurants, including Aniar, making it the ideal location for these interactive classes.
For more information phone 091 535 947 or visit www.AniarRestaurant.ie