Whether creating intricate sushi maki rolls or a decadently gooey chocolate brownie – Wigmore Street’s L’atelier des Chefs offers a brilliant opportunity to learn a variety of skills (do you know how to slice an onion without bringing tears to your eyes?) and to help you confidently make delicious and gorgeous recipes at home.
I popped in L’atelier’s shiny dream kitchens for a lunchtime session recently to discover I’m actually pretty handy in the kitchen. I left feeling confident I’d be able to replicate almost perfectly the savoury roasted fillet of sea bream with chorizo vinaigrette I cooked with the affable chef Satti and the small group of other food aficionados joining in my class.
The dish we created was easy to make and, more importantly, absolutely scrumptious. Next time I want to invite a guest round to mine for a home cooked meal, I’m definitely keeping this one in mind! Actually, I’ve been invited to a couple of American Thanksgiving dinners recently and a variation of the chorizo vinaigrette might have been just the thing to bring along to show my appreciation as a guest.
Making L’atelier’s recipe even more savoury, Lastminute.com has a 2 for 1 deal allowing you to take a friend for free! The kitchens at the L’atelier des Chefs feature wonderful knives, gadgets and all mod cons with many of the items for sale at reasonable prices in their shop. I was particularly impressed with the bell pepper peeler I used during my class. Getting to try it out before purchase rather than just seeing it on a rack and out of context in a store seems a very practical way to shop.
Of course, you get to eat what you’ve created afterward with a glass of wine and some dessert if you wish in a comfortable and contemporary dining area. And perhaps the most enticing part of a L’atelier des Chefs experience is that you can leave without having to do the dishes! This would make a perfect gift for any food loving friends and family!