Abbotsford’s Otao Kitchen is hosting Mexican and dumpling master classes

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Abbotsford’s Otao Kitchen is hosting Mexican and dumpling master classes

Otao Kitchen
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Otao Kitchen are hosting Mexican cooking classes and dumpling parties for Melbourne's active culinary connosieurs.

Otao Kitchen are one of the premier cooking class destinations in Melbourne, and their latest offerings will teach you to master the culinary arts of Mexican cuisine and hands-on dumpling making. What’s more, you can claim 25% of the cost back through the Victorian government’s Midweek Melbourne Money initiative for the next few days, so get in fast.

The best part is Otao Kitchen stage their cooking classes in a relaxed, enjoyable environment where you can enjoy a glass of bubbles among like-minded participants, and a delicious meal together at the end.

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Mexican Cooking Master Class

Their Mexican Cooking Master Class delves into Mexico’s sensational array of dishes and drinks, with expert chef tuition teaching you everything from the fundaments of Mexican ingredients and flavours, all the way to the actual cooking tips, tricks and techniques only an experienced chef can teach you.

The totally hands-on experience will see you learn how to craft Mexican recipes yourself from scratch, suited to your own palette rather than a recipe’s. At the end, you’ll be able to take home online material from your class to get you started creating the perfect dishes at home – but not before you enjoy the delicious fruits of your labour with sparkling wine and beers.

All the class sizes are intimate, so you’ll get constructive tuition to ensure you leave the session feeling like you’ve mastered the tips and tricks to cooking amazing Mexican food.

What you’ll do on the day

  • This hands-on experience lasts for approximately 3 hours
  • Enjoy a complimentary refresher drink on arrival
  • Demonstration of the Mexican Cooking Class Recipes by your Chef
  • Tastings, making your entree, mains, salads, desserts
  • Sit and eat together at the end with a glass of sparkling wine

What’s on the menu

  • Tacos de Guisado- Stewed Beef
  • Tortillas- Corn Flatbread
  • Salsa Rojo + Salsa Verde Roasted Tomato and Tomatillo Sauces
  • Ceviche con Tostadas -Lightly Cured Seasonal Fish
  • Sopa De Tortilla- Tortilla Soup

Find out more info and book sessions to the Otao Kitchen Mexican Cooking Master Class here.

Dumpling Party

Otao Kitchen are renowned for their dumpling workshops – it’s one of their specialities – and their Dumping Party is more than just a valuable skill, offering you the chance to immerse yourself in Chinese food culture.

Another totally hands-on master class, Otao will teach you to master the art of dumpling making from the ground-up. You’ll learn how to make your own dough from scratch – a highly meditative, rewarding process – before creating the most sumptuous filling of your choice. There’s options for every palette – beef, pork, chicken, tofu – and you’ll also learn how to craft your dumplings to aesthetic perfection with a selection of decorative folds.

Like all Otao Kitchen classes, you’ll be guided by a professional, experienced chef who’ll add finesse to your enthusiasm. At the end, you’ll get to eat to your heart’s content or take your creations with you.

What you’ll do on the day

  • This hands-on dumpling making experience lasts for 2 to 2.5 hours
  • Complimentary drink
  • Demonstration and dumpling-making and learn how to fold your favourite dumplings
  • Steam your dumplings
  • Sit and eat together at the end with a glass of sparkling wine

What’s on the menu

  • Spices – Chilli, Spring onion, Shallots, Ginger, Chinese Chives
  • Seasoning and Sauce – Soy Sauce, Chinese Black Vinegar, Hoisin, Fish Sauce, Chilli Oil, Rice Wine
  • Vegetables – Wongbok, Mushroom, Water Chestnuts
  • Vegetarian – Carrot, Peas, Carrot, Sweet Corn, Taro or Potato, Water Chestnuts
  • Meats – Pork, Chicken, or Beef
  • Seafood – Fish and/or Prawn pescetarians *
  • Plus dumpling skins – made from flour

Find out more info and book sessions to the Otao Kitchen Dumpling Party here.

In partnership with Otao Kitchen