Valentine’s Day Dumplings & Bubbles Party is a chance to immerse yourself in food culture
28.01.2022

Valentine’s Day Dumplings & Bubbles Party is a chance to immerse yourself in food culture

An impressive life skill, a fabulous connective activity, an immersion in Chinese food culture, and a romantic Valentine's Day party all in one.

What better way to spend Valentine’s Day than a comprehensive, hands-on dumpling making demonstration with a glass of matching champagne in-hand.

Otao Kitchen are hosting their Valentine’s Dumplings & Bubbles Party this Valentine’s Day, February 14 at 6:30pm, in their stunning, purpose-built cooking school on Victoria Street in Abbotsford.

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Otao Kitchen are the name in the game when it comes to learning Asian and international cooking, offering fantastic courses for a range of culinary desires, but Valentine’s Day offers an opportunity for them to loosen the aprons a little and engage in the art of authentic dumpling making in a relaxed, atmospheric setting.

With a highly comprehensive, hands-on demonstration, you’ll be guided by a expert chef, who’ll teach you to craft the exquisite delicacies as only a trained professional can. You’ll learn the folding and steaming processes and how to use a range of different spices and flavours, each with their own unique profiles.

Best of all, there’s a carefully selected bottle of sparkling wine included in each booking, where guests will experience a range of traditional and authentic Chinese dumplings. And at the end of the day, you eat to your heart’s content.

Up close and personal, it’s a truly fascinating process, and a skill that will see you become a star in the kitchen and a smash-hit at dinner parties. Not to mention, it’s a fun activity to be shared with a partner, one that’s sure to bring couples closer together.

Highlights

  • A hands-on demo teaching you how to make dumplings from scratch
  • A small and intimate group setting
  • Experience guided by a professional chef
  • Enjoy a fun cooking, eating and social experience with your loved one

What to expect

  • This hands-on making experience lasts for 1.5 to 2 hours
  • A bottle of champagne per couple or equivalent in red or white wine or soft drinks
  • Hands-on dumpling-making demonstration, teaching you to make (and then eat) your own dumplings
  • Learn how to fold and steam your favourite dumplings
  • Sit and eat together at the end with a glass of sparkling, wine or soft drink

Menu and ingredients

Otao Kitchen caters for a variety of dietary requirements, including vegetarian, gluten-free and vegan.

  • 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
  • Vegetarian – Carrot, Peas, Carrot, Sweet Corn·
  • Meats – Pork, Chicken, Beef
  • Seafood – Fish and/or Prawn *Pescatarians*
  • Plus dumpling skins – made from flour

Spaces are extremely limited to ensure an exclusive and relaxed atmosphere. Advance booking is highly recommended. Book here.