I was recently invited to take an olive cooking class with celebrated Spanish chef Omar Allibhoy (pictured above) in a couple of weeks. Since it’ll be my turn to plan date night, I thought I’d go big and fancy and invite Laurence along. We’ll be learning to make a selection of tapas, followed by dining on all the food prepared and enjoying carefully selected wines. I’m not quite sure how he’ll top that. I may just have planned date of the year.
I always think of olives as being quite a festive food. We eat a lot of them in December, as appetisers and in pastelles, so I think it’ll be fun to learn new ways of cooking them and maybe even treat our families to tapas this year. The idea with this course is that by the end of it we should be equipped to host our own tapas party.
Sounds pretty amazing, right? Well, I thought you might like to do it too. I’m offering one reader the chance to win a private tapas cookery class for two with Omar Allibhoy on Thursday 4th December from 12.00pm to 3.30pm in Bristol. Here’s the blurb:
“You and one guest will experience hands-on tuition in an atmospheric and professional cook school in the heart of Bristol, at the Bordeaux Quay Cookery School. In this exciting cooking course you will be inspired to get creative in the kitchen and learn how to make a selection of delicious tapas with the ‘master of tapas’ himself.
Omar Allibhoy will take you on a culinary journey where you can explore the exciting flavours of the Mediterranean and learn how to make a selection of beautiful and mouth-watering dishes that will impress friends and family. Take a look at our website for recipe inspiration.
Olives are an essential ingredient in the Mediterranean diet. Versatile and full of flavour, olives also have important nutritional properties and the black variety are a source of iron and vitamin E. What’s not to love? This tapas cookery class with Omar Allibhoy is a perfect way to experiment with flavours of the Mediterranean and will leave you fully equipped to host your own tapas party! Each session ends with a mouth watering feast of all the food prepared, accompanied by some carefully selected wines.”
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Open to UK residents only
Entrants must be 18 and over
Prize will be fulfilled by the event organisers
Winner will be contacted by November 29th, 2014
If the winner does not respond by December 1st, 2014 another winner will be selected
Winner is chosen at random