5 June 2022 | Mediterranean Mezze & Tapas: Vegetarian-SPOTS NOW AVAILABLE



When: 5 June 2022

Time: 4:00pm-7:00pm

Where: The cafe at Vogelmorn Bowling Club, 93 Mornington Road, Brooklyn, Wellington 6023

Mezzes are small plates perfect for entertaining and sharing. They're found all around the Mediterranean and the Middle East. In Spain they're known as tapas and are served with drinks as a way of stimulating the appetite. They can also make an entire casual and delicious meal with family and friends. Combine several on a big platter or serve on individual plates: the choice is yours! 

In this class, we'll be hands-on making a wide variety of vegetarian mezzes, demoing a few elements and sharing some plating ideas to wow your guests should you recreate these at home, perhaps for a festive dinner party around the holidays. 

After Chef AJ demos the dips, everyone will get a chance to get hands-on making 4 of the dishes (labne, dolmeh, om ali, ta'ameia). Once you've had a go at making these four, you'll move on to one of four cooking stations to make one other dish on the menu.  

Price includes 3-hour class, all ingredients, recipes, some bonus homemade Middle Eastern snacks upon arrival, a glass of homemade hibiscus kombucha or tea on arrival and a shared mezze feast after we're done cooking. Wine and beer available for purchase.


The full menu will be announced on the day, but here are some of the recipes we're considering (inspired from our massive cookbook collection, Ottolenghi, and other favourites):

Dolmeh Barg with silverbeet (Persian stuffed silverbeet leaves with yellow split peas and rice)

Home-made labneh balls with garden-grown za'atar, sumac or chili flakes

Layered fattat hummus (with various toppings to make it exciting, tasty and beautiful)

Salad-e shirazi, served in lettuce cups

Muhamarra (red capsicum dip)

Beetroot tzatiki

Ta'ameia (Egyptian fava bean felafel)

Batata harrara (spicy and herby roast potatoes)

Warm butter bean salad

Egyptian boiled eggs with chilli za'atar oil and sesame seeds

Individual rose and pistachio Om Ali

Orange and almond cake (GF)

SKU: 202256

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