- Relaxed and fun demo cooking experience
- Small group around kitchen counter
- 5 – 6 recipes per class
- Take all (complete!) recipes home with you
- Classes available in a wide range of themes
- Wine included
19h00 – 22h00
- 15 March 2018, Festive Easter
- 24 May 2018, Keep calm and curry on!
- 16 August 2018, Emotional eating
- 25 October 2018, Summer sides
- 29 November 2018, Christmas
R550 per person (Max 18 people)
There’s nothing uptight or snobby about the cooking demos Reinée and Deon Brand conduct from the cosy kitchen of their Stellenbosch home. “These demos are for people who’d like to rediscover their love of cooking; whether they want to walk away with a few new ideas for dinner parties, or simply want to learn some new dishes they can make at home,” says Reinée.
The demos take place during the evening, and each has its own seasonally driven theme. It can be anything from fiery curries or French Provençal classics in the nippy winter months (think Pakistani gosht durbari with homemade rotis or croque monsieur and chicken ballotine) to lighter antipasti fare when summer’s in full force (lobster bruschetta with peach kimchi and peri-peri chicken wings, anyone?).
Right from the start, a relaxed vibe is set: as you arrive, you’re handed a glass of wine and a booklet of the recipes that’ll be made during the course of the demo, and then it’s as simple as pulling up a chair around the Brands’ kitchen counter and sitting back as Reinée (chief cook and bottle washer) and Deon (ever-eager assistant and wine-glass topper-upper) get stuck in preparing the six dishes corresponding to the chosen theme.
Because it’s an eat-as-you-go demo, you don’t have to wait till the end of the evening before tucking in – as soon as Reinée and Deon are done with one course, everyone plates up and helps themselves to the dishes before the next course is made. It’s unfussy comfort food (but always with an interesting Tamatiestraat twist!) in a fun, friendly environment. Kind of like the dinner parties you dream of hosting. What’s not to love?