Calling all fellow foodies…
Take four mamas, a gorgeous new culinary destination, a passionate Head Chef, a kitchen full of sparkling new gadgets and beautiful ingredients and mix. The result? A fun-filled morning of cooking, chatting and eating at Culinary Boutique, a foodie destination in Jumeirah that offers everything from an uber lovely café to a cute cooking school – where fab new ‘Mums The Word’ classes are being offered every Thursday from 10am to 11:30am, throughout March.
Okay, so we may not like the day-to-day kitchen chores (packed lunches, kids suppers, family meals – it can get a little tedious, right?), and while we love hanging out with the gals, coffee mornings can get a little same/same. But a cooking sesh with our friends is just about the most perfect way to catch up and learn something new – all before the school run (and with a yummy meal included). Yup, this is our kind of ‘ladies who lunch’.
Tired of churning out the same old meals or feel that your kitchen skills are a little rusty? Head Chef Julius will get you up to Nigella standard in just an hour and a half… Seriously, our menu included an Heirloom Tomato and Goats Cheese Tart, followed by Feta Stuffed Lamb Rack with Spice Roast Pumpkin, all made from scratch by our fair mama hands, using the best possible ingredients and with plenty of encouragement and smiles from Chef. And the best part? Sitting on the gorgeous terrace enjoying our meal whilst the team tidied up in the kitchen (a rare treat for most mamas). Anything we couldn’t finish was packed up for showing off with at home, together with a menu with easy-to-recreate instructions for that next special meal chez nous.
It was all so perfect and laid back that we forgot we were learning anything at all, plus it’s the perfect way to get that all-important ‘me-time’ away from the usual work, kids, and family commitments. And with classes in everything from essential knife skills to ‘healthy but not boring’ plus plenty in-between, there are lots of reasons to come back again (and again).
Think dad and the kids need to get in on some of that kitchen action? Not a problem, Culinary Boutique are also offering private classes where you can expect a home-cooked meal whipped up by your fam. Perfect. And how about for mamas with a competitive streak? Well, everyone who takes part in ‘Mums The Word’ classes will be entered into a grand draw to win a voucher from Picture People. But really there’s no such thing as a loser here as you’ll all walk away with a goodie bag in addition to a whole set of new skills and a very happy belly.
So whip out your apron, gather your gal pals and book in for the best ladies lunch in the City, mamas!
‘Mums The Word’ classes cost AED 455 per person.
Brought to you in partnership with Culinary Boutique