Making a mezze in the Cookhouse

Chef and founder of Arabica restaurant, James Walters and his Executive Chef, David Jones will be hosting monthly Levantine inspired cookery classes in The Cookhouse

When it comes to feasting, countries in the Levant are pros, their cuisines and culinary styles perfect for sharing.

James Walters and chef David Jones have carefully developed their mezze making classes to incorporate the basics as well as the culinary secrets of this exciting cuisine. Starting on 6th May, Walters and Jones will hold intimate Saturday morning classes (9:30-2:30pm) sharing their passion for Middle Eastern flavours with those keen to learn. The courses will continue throughout the summer, each with a slightly different Middle Eastern theme.

Priced at £115 pounds per person, each hands-on cookery class will start with warm pastries and Turkish coffee at Arabica Bar & Kitchen. Coffee will be followed by a whistle stop tour of Borough Market, where Walters and Jones will pick up seasonal produce from a handful of their favourite stalls to be incorporated into the cookery session. 

The Borough Market Cookhouse, located above Three Crown Square, is an open plan kitchen and dining space that boasts impressive views out over the Market. At The Cookhouse, students will produce an array of seasonal mezze dishes featuring some of Arabica’s larder essentials, such as freekeh, preserved lemons, sumac, pomegranate molasses and za’atar.

The day concludes with an informal meal, enjoying the cooked food, paired with Lebanese wine, baklawa pastries and fresh mint tea.

Turkish Mezze, Saturday 3rd June

Modern Mezze, Saturday 1st July

Persian Masterclass, Saturday, 5th August

Modern Meze, Saturday 2nd September

Vegetarian Meze, Saturday 7th October

Moroccan Masterclass, Saturday 4th November

Festive Canapes, Saturday 2nd December

For information on how to book a place, visit http://shop.arabicafoodandspice.com/collections/cookery-classes