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November 2018
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2½ hour class.  Poke, the popular Hawaiian snack of raw fish seasoned with soy & sesame oil.  Poke is available everywhere, from food trucks to restaurants of local chefs.  Tonight you will learn traditional, modern and other styles of Poke, from classic Shoyu ‘Ahi’ the traditional Hawaiian dish of raw fish seasoned with soy and sesame oil followed by salmon, edamame and spring onion Poke PLUS a prawn, sweet potato, avocado and cucumber Poke Complimentary beverage on arrival. Bar open from…

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Date:
13 Nov 2018
Starting:
6:30pm
Finishing:
9:00pm (approximately)
Price:
$80 per person
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2½ hour class.  Completely ‘on trend’, whether you love it or you love to hate it, there is no denying that America’s mouth-watering street food hits the spot every time.  From the food trucks that line the beachfront in California, all the way to the city centre stalls of New York, the United States has a huge array of food to choose from.  Street food has exploded in recent years.  Learn how to make 3 street style seafood dishes tonight for…

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Date:
16 Nov 2018
Starting:
6:00pm
Finishing:
8:30pm (approximately)
Price:
$80 per person
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2½ hour class .  Tonight renowned Chef Mark Southon will take you on a journey back to the ‘homeland’ with seasonal British seafood dishes.  Fresh fish, perfectly cooked to extract maximum flavour.   All bookings made online will go in the draw to win a signed copy of Southon Cooking by Mark Southon.  (3 to giveaway on the night).  Tonight you will be cooking house smoked salmon with prawn bubble and squeak followed by roasted hapuku, gnocchi and peas, bacon and lettuce. Complimentary beverage…

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Date:
19 Nov 2018
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Starting:
6:00pm
Finishing:
8:30pm (approximately)
Price:
$80 per person
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2½ hour class. Colourful and diverse, street food is one of those travel experiences one can find in cities and towns all around the world.  We are mixing things up tonight in a ‘one of a kind’ fusion class like the Seafood School has never seen before – there will be an untouched classic dish and a big, bold and ‘non-purist’ recipe that will make your palate sing. You will start with Hokkien Mee stir fried prawns, crispy pork and sambal and…

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Date:
20 Nov 2018
Starting:
6:30pm
Finishing:
9:00pm (approximately)
Price:
$80 per person
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3 hour class.  A celebration of New Zealand shellfish and crustacean. Following on from our successful oyster and scallop festivals, join Chef Paulie at the Seafood School where he will share his passion for these popular seafood varieties. The art form of shucking will be demonstrated, create scallop, oyster and crayfish recipes plus learn a few little known facts, all alongside a glass of bubbles, Babich wine or Birkenhead Brew Company beer.  We will start with fresh shucked half shell oysters…

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Date:
24 Nov 2018
Starting:
5:00pm
Finishing:
8:00pm (approximately)
Price:
$100 per person
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2½ hour class .  We are all for breaking with convention and trying something new on special occasions but sometimes only classic dishes will do on Christmas Day.  Tonight join our Head Chef who will create a menu of favourite traditional seafood recipes…..with a special inspirational twist. Tonight we start with seared scallop salad, with citrus, apple and fennel followed by grilled  salmon with yuzu hollandaise and asparagus. An exceptional class that’s not to be missed.  Complimentary beverage on arrival. Bar open…

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Date:
26 Nov 2018
Starting:
6:00pm
Finishing:
8:30pm (approximately)
Price:
$100 per person
December 2018
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2½ hour class.  Fresh salmon, tuna maki rolls, seasonal salad and free range eggs presented with design and flair to premium effect.  With a focus on colour, texture and vibrancy the recipes will also include complementary sauces to add a zing. Complimentary Beverage on arrival. Bar open from 10.45am.  Class starts promptly at 11am.  

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Date:
02 Dec 2018
Starting:
11:00am
Finishing:
1:30pm (approximately)
Price:
$80 per person
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 2½ hour class.  Here’s 3 dishes you can whip up in a flash that will wow the family.  Dumplings, dim sims and steamed buns are on tonights menu celebrating the delights of small dishes that make up Yum Cha menus across the city.  Learn all the techniques you need to recreate the recipes at home with focus on fresh, seasonal and fabulous. We start scallop and ginger dumplings with Sichaun dipping sauce followed by pork, prawn and chive dim sims, finishing…

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Date:
03 Dec 2018
Starting:
6:00pm
Finishing:
8:30pm (approximately)
Price:
$80 per person
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2½ hour class.  New Zealand is a very unique place to live – in this class we celebrate with the spoils of both the land and the sea, all locally sourced. Serving the finest freshest produce available in a very special menu your recipes will include seasonal seafood, premium NZ beef matched with unique locally produced artisan products and Black Label Babich wines. Tonight start with delicous seared scallops with pink grapefruit and smoked bacon followed by Savannah scotch fillet ,…

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Date:
05 Dec 2018
Starting:
6:30pm
Finishing:
9:00pm (approximately)
Price:
$100 per person
Kingfish Tataki

2½ hour class.  Exciting new recipes to wow the dinner party crowd will be shared with you tonight.  Chef will create New Zealand seafood recipes that are a ‘little bit special’, perfectly complementing the flavours of the season and showcasing a Black Label Babich wine tasting with each recipe. Tonight you will start with a whitebait fritter with watercress and citrus mayonnaise followed by salmon linguini, shaved fennel and lemon gremolata. Bubbles and complimentary platters will be available on arrival prior to…

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Date:
10 Dec 2018
Starting:
6:00pm
Finishing:
8:30pm (approximately)
Price:
$100 per person
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2½ hour class.  Jump in to the season with seafood recipes designed for a relaxed meal complemented with summer produce.  Enjoy fresh new ways to cook using in-season produce bringing summertime flavours into your cooking.  Complete the afternoon with a summer dessert to refresh the palate and celebrate the upcoming sunshine fun. We start with grilled King prawns and chilli lime dressing followed by balsamic  roasted salmon, asparagus and semi dried tomato salsa, and finishing the meal with  macerated summer berries…

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Date:
15 Dec 2018
Starting:
10:30am
Finishing:
1:00pm (approximately)
Price:
$80 per person
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3 hour class.  Celebrate with the Seafood School team for our final class of 2018 and enjoy crayfish, oysters, fresh fish, seasonal produce, bubbles, premium Babich wines and Birkenhead Brewing Company craft beer.  Be quick with this one……it will sell out fast.  Start with half shell Pacific oysters with shallot mignonette.  Followed  by miso baked salmon, asparagus and black garlic with a fresh radish salad PLUS crayfish and roast fennel with rocket, ciabatta  and tarragon mayonnaise. Complimentary beverage on arrival. Bar…

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Date:
20 Dec 2018
Starting:
5:30pm
Finishing:
8:30pm (approximately)
Price:
$120 per person
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January 20192019
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2½ hr class.  Celebrate the first class of 2019! Fresh New Zealand Seafood matched with Artisan NZ beers and Babich wines.  Sample cuisines from some of your favourite ethnic cultures and enjoy cooking and sharing the tastes and flavours of delicious treats from around the globe. Complimentary beverage on arrival. Bar open from 5.30pm.  Class starts promptly at 6pm.  

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Date:
09 Jan 2019
Starting:
6:00pm
Finishing:
8:30pm (approximately)
Price:
$80 per person
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2½ hr class.  Dust off the BBQ – summer is here!  The art of the seafood grill is showcased tonight alongside marinades and sauces.  We’ll also have a selection of specially matched craft beers from Birkenhead Brewing Company for you to try to accompany the sizzling dishes, as well as our range of Babich wines. Complimentary beverage on arrival. Bar open at 5.30pm.  Class starts promptly at 6pm.  

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Date:
11 Jan 2019
Starting:
6:00pm
Finishing:
8:30pm (approximately)
Price:
$80 per person
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3 hr class.  Celebrate the ultimate in decadence with a night of fabulous seafood showcasing NZ shellfish and premium seasonal white fish.  Tonight your chef will share delicious recipes each with beverage suggestions from either Birkenhead Brewing Company or Organic Babich wines, finish the evening with sorbet and biscotti. Complimentary beverage on arrival. Bar open from 4.30pm.  Class starts promptly at 5pm.  

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Date:
12 Jan 2019
Starting:
5:00pm
Finishing:
8:00pm (approximately)
Price:
$110 per person
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2½ hr class.  From Sea to Plate you can’t get much fresher than fish fresh in off the boats.  Our vessels arrive in to Wynyard Wharf overnight and off load in to the market in time for the morning.  Tonight’s class will be the pick of the produce showcasing species that you may not have tried before matched with fresh seasonal flavours. Complimentary beverage on arrival. Bar open from 5.30pm.  Class starts promptly at 6pm.  

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Date:
15 Jan 2019
Chef:
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Starting:
6:00pm
Finishing:
8:30pm (approximately)
Price:
$80 per person
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2½ hr class.  Colourful and diverse, street food is one of those travel experiences one can find in cities and towns all around the world. Sample cuisines from some of your favourite ethnic cultures and enjoy cooking and sharing the tastes and flavours of delicious treats from around the globe. Complimentary beverage on arrival. Bar open from 5.30pm.  Class starts promptly at 6pm.  

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Date:
17 Jan 2019
Starting:
6:00pm
Finishing:
8:30pm (approximately)
Price:
$80 per person
fish techniques

3 hr class.  Join us in today’s hands on workshop class to learn the techniques of fish filleting, seafood cooking techniques, squid cleaning and preparation and knife handling.  You will receive a step by step demonstration on the techniques before you practise yourself with guidance from your chef, then sit down to a delicious self-cooked lunch of fresh seafood with seasonal flavours to match.  A great introduction class to Seafood and preparation not to be missed. All class attendees receive a…

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Date:
19 Jan 2019
Starting:
2:00pm
Finishing:
5:00pm (approximately)
Price:
$100 per person
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2½ hour class. Thai food is a harmonious blend of sweet and sour, laced with herbs and spices.  In this stunning seafood class learn to blend these flavours to create combinations that will excite the taste buds!  Tonight you will learn how to cook and prepare 2 delicious Thai recipes blending seafood with seasonal and fresh flavours to ensure minimal cooking time and maximum flavour combinations. Complimentary beverage on arrival. Bar open from 5.30pm.  Class starts promptly at 6pm.

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Date:
22 Jan 2019
Starting:
6:00pm
Finishing:
8:30pm (approximately)
Price:
$80 per person
Mussel Fritter

2½ hr class.  Jump in to the season with seafood recipes designed for a relaxed meal complemented with summer produce.  Enjoy fresh new ways to cook using in-season produce bringing summertime flavours into your cooking.  Complete the evening with a summer dessert to refresh the palate and celebrate the sunshine fun. Complimentary beverage on arrival. Bar open from 5.30pm.  Class starts promptly at 6pm.  

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Date:
31 Jan 2019
Starting:
6:00pm
Finishing:
8:30pm (approximately)
February 2019
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2½ hr class.  Celebrate Waitangi Day and Chinese New Year in tonight’s Pacific fusion class bringing this wonderful melting pot of colourful cultures and food together in fresh seasonal seafood recipes blended with the spices and fruits of the Pacific to create flavour combinations that stimulate the taste buds. Complimentary beverage on arrival. Bar open from 5.30pm.  Class starts promptly at 6pm.

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Date:
04 Feb 2019
Starting:
6:00pm
Finishing:
8:30pm (approximately)
Price:
$80 per person
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3 hr class.  Dumplings, dim sums and steamed buns are on this afternoon’s menu celebrating the delights of small dishes that make up Yum Cha menus across the city.  Learn all the techniques you need to recreate the recipes at home. Complimentary beverage on arrival. Bar open from 1.30pm.  Class starts promptly at 2pm.  

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Date:
09 Feb 2019
Starting:
2:00pm
Finishing:
5:00pm (approximately)
Price:
$100 per person
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2½ hr class.  Celebrating Indonesian street food, come on a journey into Indonesian cuisine – strong and spicy flavours await. Learn how to use the whole fish in 2 amazing recipes that will both excite and dazzle your taste buds. Bar open from 5.30pm.  Class starts promptly at 6pm.  

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Date:
12 Feb 2019
Starting:
6:00pm
Finishing:
8:30pm (approximately)
Price:
$80 per person
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3 hr class.  Love of NZ Seafood is shared in tonight’s class with recipes that have been created especially for you and your special partner.  Work alongside one other couple at a bench of 4 then sit down and enjoy a delicious seafood meal complimented with Babich wines and Birkenhead Brewing Company artisan beers. Complete your meal with Rush Munro icecream biscotti and coffee.  Be quick to book this one as tickets go fast! Complimentary beverage on arrival. Bar open from…

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Date:
14 Feb 2019
Starting:
6:00pm
Finishing:
9:00pm (approximately)
Price:
$110 per person
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3 hr class.  Celebrate the ultimate in decadence with an evening of premium NZ seafood.  Tonight your chef will show you his ‘tips and tricks’ in two delicious recipes – each paired with either ‘Babich wines or artisan beer from Birkenhead Brewing Company.   Complete your meal with zesty Rush Munro sorbet matched with biscotti and coffee. Bar open from 4.30pm.  Class starts promptly at 5pm.

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Date:
16 Feb 2019
Starting:
5:00pm
Finishing:
8:00pm (approximately)
Price:
$110 per person
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2½ hr class.  Creating seafood recipes for a crowd is easy when you know how.  A delicious make-ahead sharing menu is presented tonight with a range of mezze and grazing plate recipes that are fuss free and will indulge the taste buds…..without spending any time away from your friends. Complimentary beverage on arrival. Bar open from 5.30pm.  Class starts promptly at 6pm.

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Date:
19 Feb 2019
Starting:
6:00pm
Finishing:
8:30pm (approximately)
Price:
$80 per person
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2½ hr class.  The Spanish have enjoyed a love of seafood dating back centuries.  Surrounded by three coastlines, seafood has long been a part of Spain’s staple diet.  Traditionally served in bars across Spain, tapas has evolved into a sophisticated cuisine, which showcases Spain’s vibrant and wide ranging flavours. Complimentary beverage on arrival. Bar open from 5.30pm.  Class starts promptly at 6pm.  

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Date:
20 Feb 2019
Starting:
6:00pm
Finishing:
8:30pm (approximately)
Price:
$80 per person
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 2½ hr class.  Fresh New Zealand Seafood matched with Artisan NZ beers and Babich wines – celebrate your Monday night with us.  Sample cuisines from some of your favourite ethnic cultures and enjoy cooking and sharing the tastes and flavours of delicious treats from around the globe. Complimentary beverage on arrival. Bar open from 5.30pm.  Class starts promptly at 5.30pm.

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Date:
25 Feb 2019
Starting:
6:00pm
Finishing:
8:30pm (approximately)
Price:
$80 per person
Snapper and Chorizo Tacos

2½ hr class.  The crowd-pleasing Mexican and American cuisines are combined with fresh NZ seafood in a new fusion cooking class. Deriving from the culinary cuisines of Tejanos, flavours are Spanish influenced and blended with Texan and Mexican blends. We’ll also have a selection of specially matched craft beers from Birkenhead Brewing Company, be in early for beer tasting. Complimentary beverage on arrival. Bar open from 5.30pm.  Class starts promptly at 6pm.

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Date:
28 Feb 2019
Starting:
6:00pm
Finishing:
8:30pm (approximately)
Price:
$80 per person
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