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June 2017
Coconut Dusted Prawns

Auckland is buzzing with the new restaurants opening around the city showcasing a blend of Asian flavours with a modern twist.  Tonight your chef will let you in on some of the secrets that have taken the city by storm.  With New Zealand’s amazing seasonal produce alongside the freshest seafood your taste buds will be excited by the flavour combinations.  Start with steamed fresh mussels with a soba noodle salad PLUS crispy skinned snapper, spiced lentil salad, sesame miso dressing

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Date:
30 Jun 2017
Starting:
6:00pm
Finishing:
9:00pm (approximately)
Price:
$80 per person
July 2017
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Sour, sweet and salty….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 3 delicious ‘street food’ Thai recipes blending seafood with seasonal and fresh flavours to ensure minimal cooking time and maximum flavour combinations.  

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Date:
04 Jul 2017
Starting:
6:30pm
Finishing:
9:00pm (approximately)
Price:
$80 per person
Grilled fish fillets with bean puree and summer vegetable salad

New Zealand has an array of seafood incredibly unique, equally delicious.  Tonight’s hands on cooking class will introduce you to a variety of species and showcase their flavours and qualities.  There will be tastings available throughout the cooking demonstration and then you will go on to recreate recipes with assistance from your chef.  Be prepared to try some exciting new flavours and learn about new species you may not have tried before.

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Date:
05 Jul 2017
Starting:
6:30pm
Finishing:
9:00pm (approximately)
Price:
$80 per person
Baked aubergine fish tomato lemon feta

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. The colours and vibrancy of the flavours of Spain will be shared and recreated in tonight’s class.  Join your chef and fellow cooks to experience this unique cuisine.  Your chef will share their knowledge of the cuisine plus recipes for you to then go on to recreate and enjoy. Start with Squid with Black Rice…

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Date:
06 Jul 2017
Starting:
6:30pm
Finishing:
9:00pm (approximately)
Price:
$80 per person
Carpet bag steak, garlic buttered prawns, cauliflower puree, confit tomato, beurre rouge, French mustard emulsion - SR

Who can resist a meal that combines the freshest Seafood with the pick of NZ meat.  Join us tonight at the School where your chef will showcase dishes that highlight why New Zealand truly is a unique place to live.   Tonight you will start with an Asian Style Salmon Coleslaw and to follow BBQ Beef Sirloin with Prawn, Tomato & Cognac Ragout, Herb Salad

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Date:
12 Jul 2017
Starting:
6:30pm
Finishing:
9:00pm (approximately)
Price:
$80 per person
Mediterranean Grilled Snapper Fillets, Italian Tomato and Olive Salad - ME

A tour of the Auckland Fish Market Plus Cooking Class. Take a walk around the Fish Market with your chef prior to the class and learn what to look for when purchasing your seafood.  Discuss the variety of fish species, shellfish and crustaceans on display – your chef will then discuss the fish and accompaniments that are presented in the recipes over the following hour in the demonstration room.  Go on to cook the recipes in the hands on classroom…

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Date:
15 Jul 2017
Starting:
10:00am
Finishing:
1:00pm (approximately)
Price:
$90 per person
Crispy Skin Snapper, Cauliflower Puree, Rosemary and Oregano Butter, Grilled Scampi - SR

Enjoy a complimentary beverage & platters in the bar from 6pm then go on to learn about flavours and ingredients to recreate some fabulous recipes to present at home.  Your chef will also help you out with some great menu planning advice plus tips and ideas on creating delicious meals to entertain.  Following on from our theme at theSeafood School, the recipes will be fresh, seasonal…and also a little bit special.

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Date:
18 Jul 2017
Starting:
6:30pm
Finishing:
9:00pm (approximately)
Price:
$90 per person
Coconut Dusted Prawns

Sample cuisines from some of your favourite ethnic cultures….plus try your hand at creating your own dumplings with dipping sauce.  Enjoy cooking and sharing the tastes and flavours of delicious treats from around the globe.  A chance to meet new people and come together to share food and stories in a great night out.

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Date:
21 Jul 2017
Starting:
6:00pm
Finishing:
9:00pm (approximately)
Price:
$80 per person
Gurnard or mullet with olives and capers

Spend a night with Ray McVinnie and the Seafood School.  Ray McVinnie, acclaimed magazine food editor and writer, cookbook author, guest chef and consultant will inspire you in tonight’s class with 2 delightful seafood recipes.  Hear about his wonderful culinary travels, be inspired by his incredible food knowledge and learn about the techniques that create uncomplicated & delicious meals through a layering of fresh seasonal flavours. A truly inspiring evening!

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Date:
27 Jul 2017
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Starting:
6:30pm
Finishing:
9:00pm (approximately)
Price:
$95 per person
Bruschetta of Prawn with Shiso, Preserved Lemon and Miso Ranch dressing - SR

Start the night off with 2 seafood tapas recipes that will introduce you to fresh NZ seafood matched with international flavours.  Go on to learn the essentials of a good fish stock then the technique behind making a delicious chowder brimming full of seasonal seafood complimented with crunchy bread.  

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Date:
28 Jul 2017
Starting:
6:00pm
Finishing:
9:00pm (approximately)
Price:
$80 per person
Salmon and Scampi with potato and beurre blanc

Enjoy a fun 2½ hour hands on cooking experience culminating in a delicious brunch.  Today you will be cooking: Prawn, rocket and feta fritters with sweet chutney PLUS Grilled prosciutto wrapped salmon fillet with spinach eggs benedict – lightly poached eggs drizzled with freshly made hollandaise sitting on a bed of spinach and toasted bread  

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Date:
30 Jul 2017
Starting:
10:30am
Finishing:
1:00pm (approximately)
Price:
$60 per person
Bouillabaisse chef SR

From beignets to jambalaya to gumbo, New Orleans has a taste all of its own.  Tonight’s fun class celebrates the Creole and Cajun cuisine with tasty seafood recipes.  World famous for its culture, music and food – enjoy the flavours of this vibrant city.

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Date:
31 Jul 2017
Starting:
6:00pm
Finishing:
9:00pm (approximately)
Price:
$80 per person
August 2017
Whole grilled flounder with salsa

Join us in tonight’s class to learn the techniques of knife handling and fish filleting, grilling the perfect fillet plus seafood smoking recipes.  You will receive a step by step demonstration on the techniques before you practise filleting a fish yourself with guidance from your chef, then sit down to a meal of freshly smoked fish fillets, smoked mussels with honey butter, fresh bread and salad.

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Date:
02 Aug 2017
Starting:
6:30pm
Finishing:
9:00pm (approximately)
Price:
$80 per person
Fried prawn patties, cucumber peanut dipping sauce - Thai Night - Steve Roberts

Enjoy your Friday night with us at the Seafood School and share the flavours of the Middle East, Turkey and/or Greece in a selection of small dishes to complement our Babich wines and artisan beer.  A combination of seafood and vegetarian dishes will be presented by your chef and enjoyed throughout the evening as you work together on the recipes.

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Date:
04 Aug 2017
Starting:
6:00pm
Finishing:
9:00pm (approximately)
Price:
$60 per person
crispysquidplusrisotto

Start lunch off with an enticing seafood entrée recipe and then learn the technique behind creating the ultimate seafood risotto.

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Date:
05 Aug 2017
Starting:
11:00am
Finishing:
1:30pm (approximately)
Price:
$80 per person
Crispy skin fish with mango

Tonight’s recipes will include the ‘pick’ of seafood available downstairs at the Fish Market – seasonal and exceptionally fresh!  Just off the boats – your chef will create 3 recipes showcasing the best of the market matched with exciting and interesting flavours which you will then go on to recreate and enjoy.

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Date:
08 Aug 2017
Starting:
6:30pm
Finishing:
9:00pm (approximately)
Price:
$80 per person
BBQ seared Hapuku, corn salsa and roasted red pepper dressing - Mark

With the cold weather upon us, fresh NZ Seafood is the perfect complement to enjoy a relaxed evening at home with family and friends.  Tonight your chef will create two winter warmers that are perfectly matched for week day meals or for a relaxed weekend lunch. 

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Date:
10 Aug 2017
Starting:
6:30pm
Finishing:
9:00pm (approximately)
Price:
$80 per person
Moroccan fish with fruity couscous

Team succulent seafood with aromatic herbs and exotic spices.    Learn about the flavours of chermoula and harissa, experience the vibrant flavours of a seasonal white fish tagine matched with the enticing Moroccan spices PLUS create your own jar of preserved lemons to take away with you.  Go on to recreate the rich culinary traditions and unique tastes that are essentially Morocco and enjoy a mouth-watering meal full of seafood and spice blends.

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Date:
14 Aug 2017
Starting:
6:00pm
Finishing:
9:00pm (approximately)
Price:
$80 per person
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Considered as one of the healthiest cuisines worldwide, Vietnamese cuisine brings together 5 fundamental philosophies that help create its unique flavour – taste, nutrients, five colours, senses and body.  These elements are designed to work together in harmony and to create a balance within the body….this balance also creates the wonderful flavours and aromas we know as Vietnamese cuisine.  Tonight your chef will match those elements with fresh NZ seafood to create light and healthy recipes bursting with flavour.

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Date:
16 Aug 2017
Starting:
6:30pm
Finishing:
9:00pm (approximately)
Price:
$80 per person
Salt and Pepper Prawns with fresh dipping sauce MD

Fusion flavours continue to evolve with Auckland becoming a vibrant hub of nationalities.  Tonight match these international flavours with fresh NZ Seafood to create recipes that combine local seafood varieties with a global influence. 

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Date:
18 Aug 2017
Starting:
6:00pm
Finishing:
9:00pm (approximately)
Price:
$80 per person
Cooking Class - Beyond the Border - Spanish Seafood

Start lunch with a light seafood entrée then learn the tips and techniques behind making a perfect paella.  Explore the flavours and tastes of Spain in this hands-on cooking class and meal.  Start the evening with a Spanish seafood entrée then complete the evening with traditional Paella – the classic blend of seafood, spices and meats – bound together with rice.

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Date:
19 Aug 2017
Starting:
11:00am
Finishing:
1:30pm (approximately)
Price:
$80 per person
Favourite Cooking Classes - Sunday Brunch

Enjoy a fun 2½ hour hands on cooking experience culminating in a delicious brunch.  Today you will be cooking: Prawn, rocket and feta fritters with sweet chutney PLUS Grilled prosciutto wrapped salmon fillet with spinach eggs benedict – lightly poached eggs drizzled with freshly made hollandaise sitting on a bed of spinach and toasted bread  

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Date:
20 Aug 2017
Starting:
10:30am
Finishing:
1:00pm (approximately)
Price:
$60 per person
Cooking Class - Sushi and Tempura

 Tonight your chef will showcase the freshest fish available carefully cut into perfect slices alongside freshly made sushi rolls.  Go on to make your own teriyaki sauce and match with fresh NZ salmon and a bowl of steamed rice.

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Date:
22 Aug 2017
Starting:
6:30pm
Finishing:
9:00pm (approximately)
Price:
$80 per person
Thai fish skewers with cucumber relish

Tonight you will learn how to cook and prepare 3 delicious quick seafood recipes designed to fit into a busy weekday schedule.  Fish is one of the quickest meals to prepare – learn how to blend your seafood with seasonal and fresh flavours to ensure minimal cooking time and maximum flavour combinations.  

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Date:
24 Aug 2017
Starting:
6:30pm
Finishing:
9:00pm (approximately)
Price:
$80 per person
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Grilled fish fillets with seasonal salad

With a fusion of African, native American, European, East Indian, Arab & Chinese cuisine – the flavours of the Caribbean is sure to create some spectacular flavours when matched with fresh NZ Seafood.  Why not join us in tonight’s class to find out.

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Date:
29 Aug 2017
Starting:
6:30pm
Finishing:
9:00pm (approximately)
Price:
$80 per person
Vietnamese market fish with sticky rice

With so much diversity of culture, tonight’s class will be a symphony of flavours blending the tastes of Malaysia together alongside local NZ seafood.  A new class to the Seafood School, join us tonight to experience something special.

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Date:
31 Aug 2017
Starting:
6:30pm
Finishing:
9:00pm (approximately)
Price:
$80 per person
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