Cook the Book: Ottolenghi

$165 per person

Our Cook the Book classes celebrate some of our favorite chefs and restaurants through their cookbooks. We select a signature dish from their cookbook, adapt it for the home kitchen, and build a menu around it to bring the book to life. These events are less instruction-based than our other cooking classes and make for an enjoyable night out.

What You'll Learn

By the end of the class, you will learn…

  • How to make seasonal vegetables the center of the plate with bold flavors and various cooking method
  • To cook a crisp schnitzel, while keeping chicken incredibly tender
  • Ways to use high-quality frozen fruit to amp up your winter desserts

About This Class

Ottolenghi is back and better than ever! With ‘Simple’, his newest book, vegetables are clearly the star. We are going to cook our way through a variety of different recipes, teaching you varying techniques and sharing lots of make-ahead tips. Our menu on its own is a showstopper but we picked each dish because they can stand alone and still be fantastic, so expect to leave with lots of ways to amp up your own simple dinners at home with new spices, flavors, and tricks. While much of this menu is centered around vegetables, the class itself is not vegetarian.

Menu

Cornbread with Cheddar, Feta, Jalapeño, Zucchini Stuffed with Pine Nut Salsa, Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Green Tahini Sauce, Harissa & Confit Garlic Roasted Potatoes, Seeded Chicken Schnitzel, and Salty & Sweet Cheesecake with Cherrie Compote

 

 

 

 

Details

  • Wine included
  • Full meal served in class
  • Work in teams
  • Suitable for vegetarians
  • Ages 18+

FAQ

What is the format of a typical cooking class?

The average duration of our cooking classes is 4 hours, and they are broken down into three segments: Introductory lecture or demo, hands-on cooking, and eating.

The class will begin with a short discussion or demo from your instructor. After, you can expect to work either on a team or individually to prepare the class menu. As a group, your class will prepare the selected menu in its entirety. In most classes, not every student will make every dish.

Learning happens throughout the class, and your instructor will often call out key techniques as they happen in each recipe.

Most classes conclude by sitting down as a group to eat what you’ve prepared, followed by a discussion of each recipe. You will leave with a copy of the recipe packet and a working knowledge of every dish that was made so you can recreate them at home.

When should I arrive for my class?

Doors open 15 minutes before the class start time.

What do I need to bring with me to class?

You do not need to bring anything with you to class, unless otherwise noted in the class description. The kitchens at SFCS are fully equipped and aprons, recipes, equipment, food and wine are all provided for you. 

Do I need to eat before class?

In most classes, you will be sitting down to eat a complete meal that you have prepared along with your classmates. Since this typically occurs towards the end of the class period, an appetizer or small plate is usually prepared early on in class. However, you’re welcome to additionally have a snack before you arrive or bring one with you.

Please note, for our Baking & Pastry classes, a light meal will be provided for you.

What should I wear to class?

We suggest wearing casual clothing you can easily move around in, and highly recommend wearing comfortable closed-toe shoes. Long hair should be pulled back.

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Cancellation Policy

Any cancellation up to two weeks prior to your class start date will be refunded 100%. Cancellations up to 5 days before your class start date will qualify for an online credit to be applied to another class. No refunds or credits will be issued for cancellations received less than 5 days before your class start date, however, you may always send a friend in your place if you’re unable to attend.

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