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Pasta Masterclass – From Zero to Hero

This is the third masterclass in the “Sustainability Series” promoting cooking from scratch, eating seasonally and looking at the paddock to plate ethos.

PASTA MASTERCLASS – FROM ZERO TO HERO

We have been making our own pasta here at The Falls Retreat for years and we have a tried and tested recipe that we will share with you. We will demonstrate and explain the kneading and resting process, show you how to create different types of pasta and cover the different types of tools and equipment required to roll your dough and create your very own pasta. Taste the difference and you will never want to go back to the packet version!

Highlights include:

  • Learn secrets of the Bistro kitchen as we share our house made pasta recipe

  • Learn the tips and tricks of kneading, rolling and cutting different types of pasta

  • Find out about al the various tools & equipment available

  • Discover methods and recipes for making home made gnocchi and ravioli

  • Delicious lunch of house made pasta of the day using seasonal produce from our organic veggie gardens served at our banqueting table. Cash bar available for drinks

Date: Saturday 24th April 2021

Time: 10am – 3pm

What to bring: Just yourselves and some enthusiasm!

Cost: $150 per person

What’s included:

Morning tea on arrival – a welcome drink with a tasty bite from the kitchen team

All day interactive cooking demonstration with Brad King

Recipe & instruction booklet

Delicious lunch served at our banqueting table. Cash bar available for drinks

BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL

If you book all 4 of cooking classes in the “Sustainability Series” you will receive a $25 discount. Please contact us at info@fallsretreat.co.nz

Pickling & Preserving Masterclass

This is the first masterclass in the “Sustainability Series” promoting cooking from scratch, eating seasonally and looking at the paddock to plate ethos.

Come and enjoy our cooking class on pickling and preserving. Identify fruit and veggies from our organic gardens and learn how we utilise excess seasonal produce to create our own range of pickles, chutneys, jams and sambal. Brad will cover the types of fruit and vegetables that can be preserved, what blends of vinegars and herbs to use when you pickle and his top tips for successful jam making. He will also share his knowledge of fermenting and show you how we make our fabulous kimchi. Fermenting is a simple process but it needs to be done correctly, and in this workshop you will discover how we can manage microbial bacteria to produce highly nutritious food.

Highlights include:

  • Learn how to utilise excess produce to make chutney & pickles

  • Discover Brads tops ticks for making and jarring jam

  • Learn secrets of the Bistro kitchen and recreate our housemade beetroot chutney

  • Find out about the nutritional heath benefits of fermented foods and how to create your own kimchi

  • Delicious grazing style lunch featuring our house-made chutney, pickles and kimchi along with delicious organic salads and free-range meats served at our banqueting table

Date: Saturday 17th April 2021

Time: 10am – 3pm

What to bring: Just yourselves and some enthusiasm!

Cost: $150 per person

What’s included:

Morning tea on arrival – a welcome drink and a tasty bite from the kitchen team

Interactive cooking session with Brad King

Recipe and instruction booklet to take home

Delicious grazing style lunch featuring served at our banqueting table. Cash bar available for drinks

If you book all 4 of cooking classes in the “Sustainability Series” you will receive a $25 discount.

Please contact us at info@fallsretreat.co.nz

Bread & Pizza Dough Making

This is the second masterclass in the “Sustainability Series” promoting cooking from scratch, eating seasonally and looking at the paddock to plate ethos.

Nothing beats the smell of a freshly baked loaf and its a simple process so why not learn how to make your own sourdough bread at home. Brad will cover the basics of bread making and demystify the process of using a natural leaven. He will share 3 simple bread recipes and provide everyone with a sourdough starter to take home and recreate the magic.

He will also demonstrate the secrets of creating your own pizza dough from scratch with everyone getting the change to roll their own and pop it into the wood fired oven to enjoy for lunch.

Highlights include:

  • Recreate our Bread of the Day

  • Learn our Pizza Dough recipe

  • Learn tips and tricks for making your own sourdough bread and pizza bases at home

  • Each guest receives a sourdough starter to take home

  • Take home recipe and instruction booklet

  • Delicious lunch of wood-fired pizzas and salads using fresh organic produce from our veggie gardens served at our banqueting table

Date: Saturday 10th April 2021

Time: 10am – 3pm

What to bring: Just yourselves and some enthusiasm!

Cost: $150 per person

What’s included:

Morning tea on arrival – a welcome drink with a tasty bite from the kitchen team

Interactive cooking demonstration with Brad King

Take home recipe and instruction booklet

Sourdough starter for each guest to take home

Delicious lunch of wood-fired pizzas and organic salads. Cash bar available for drinks

If you book all 4 of cooking classes in the “Sustainability Series” you will receive a $25 discount.
Please contact us at info@fallsretreat.co.nz

Cooking Class: Brining, Curing & Smoking

A full day class focusing on meat and fish and promoting cooking from scratch, eating seasonally and looking at the paddock to plate ethos.

BRINING, CURING & SMOKING

Here at The Falls Retreat, we operate a nose to tail ethos where we try to utilise lesser known cuts of meat and incorporate different techniques into our menu. We also often cure and smoke fish in order to ensure we don’t compromise on quality and flavour and you too can learn how with a few simple tips and tricks. We will cover the basics of brining, curing and smoking, explain the equipment required and share our recipes for you to recreate at home

Date: Saturday 3rd April 2021

Time: 10am – 3pm

What to bring: Just yourselves and some enthusiasm!

Cost: $150 per person

What’s included:

Morning tea on arrival – a welcome drink and a tasty bite from the kitchen team

Interactive cooking demonstration with Brad King

Take home recipe and instruction booklet

Delicious lunch served at our banqueting table. Cash bar available for drinks

BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL

Edible Gardening for Beginners

Ideal for beginner gardeners needing inspiration and advice!

This course is aimed at keen gardeners who have not yet started or are at the early stages of planning their veggie garden. Nicki looks at the pros and cons of raised beds compared to regular garden beds. She discusses the important elements of garden design, including aspect and location, layout, paths, water source and composting. She will also share the basics of her gardening methods and highlight the essentials of soil health, crop rotation and companion plating to get you started.

What’s included:

  • Morning tea on arrival – delicious nibbles from Bistro kitchen served with your choice of Rocket coffee and TeeTotal loose leaf tea

  • Interactive session in the garden

  • Light lunch – gourmet wood fired pizzas and salads shared in our rustic barn.

  • Take Home notes

What to bring:

Gum boots or suitable footwear and raincoat in case of inclement weather

BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL

Upcoming Workshop Dates:

  • Friday 12th February 2021

  • Saturday 20th March 2021

For other gardening workshops: http://www.fallsretreat.co.nz/gardening-courses