Bratislava: Learning How To Cook
May 16, 2017
Imagine cooking with strangers. No, I don't mean inviting them over to your house where you cook for them like the "Das Perfekte Dinner" (a German show) and everyone rates your food in the end, but going somewhere to cook with a group of strangers. That's exactly what I did in Bratislava, the best choice of that week, a cooking class with Chefparade.
A group of 7 me including plus the Chef, everyone cooking in couples, me mainly drinking, we had one mission and this was to indulge ourselves with delicious food and hopefully learning how to cook it.
On the menu:
Homemade burger New York style
Chicken lollipops served with a peanut salad with coriander chutney
Churros with "chilli"-chocolate sauce.
Yep Sounds fantastic right? That's why I decided to go for it.
I gotta confess I wasn't too excited about the burger and churros. Burgers are the most things to cook and churros, well, I lived in the Spain for a long time and didn't want to be disappointed.
But I was in for a surprise, I actually cooked the most delicious burger I've ever had in my life, that is because I learned how to make an onion kind of jam and the way the meat was prepared, just delicious.
I wish I could share the recipe with you, but that's a secret that only Michael aka Burger Guru, should reveal (and I forgot to take notes).
My second favourite thing was the actual desert and I am not joking that the Slovakian Churros tasted million times better than the real Churros from Spain
I could not stop eating them. Once there were out of the frying pan they landed straight into my mouth, dipped in chocolate cream and sprinkled with that magic dust.
Until today I still do not understand why dessert has to come last.
I crave dessert normally before dinner in between but also after.
Did I mention the chicken lollipops?
They taste better than normal drumsticks.
It was a bit macabre to slide the meat backwards off the bone to the other side but they tasted delicious because we marinated them also for a bit in a garlic, ginger, chilli paste made by us.
In this class I learned some secrets that I love to use in the future if iI just had my own kitchen to do so. But if not I just go out for lovely dinner to some friends or do another class at Chefparade in Bratislava and you should too, you won't regret.