Saturday, 9 March 2013

Event Report: Perfect Italiano Cooking Masterclass

I was invited by the folks from Perfect Italiano to attend their cooking masterclass last Saturday, and I had so much fun! It was held at Palate Sensations Cooking School at Buona Vista, and we had shuttle buses to bring us into the place.









Here's some of us before the class started. Looking professional in our green aprons!

 As many of you know, I don't know how to cook. Beyond the instant noodles or boiling an egg (I had to google it), I generally stay away from the kitchen. I do know how to bake because it simply involves having a good recipe, making sure you follow it to the T, and putting the thing into the oven. Scientific. But cooking to me seems to involve much more experience, and instinct to just put the right amount of seasoning without checking a list.

But Perfect Italiano's tag is So simple. It's Perfect.
To them, everyone can cook! Their pre-grated cheeses make it so easy to store, consume and use.

We were there to do 3 dishes that day!

1. Shrimp wonton ravioli with parmesan sauce
2. Salmon sushi with mozzarella cheese
3. Deep fried potato with mozzarella cheese, served with tomato sauce.

So first dish! The shrimp wonton ravioli is the easiest, and yummiest dish to make! You can view the recipe here.

All the ingredients were prepared for us and placed in nice little bowls that made me feel like I'm on a Jamie Oliver show. Heh. And really, this is all you need.


Hey presto! Our awesome shrimp wonton with cheesy creamy sauce!


The next dish - sushi! Daunting...  Tip - wet your hands to handle the rice! We had to spread the rice on the seaweed which was on the roll, place the salmon and cucumber inside, sprinkle some cheese and roll it up. The rolling was tough. My cooking partner, Irene aka Moonberry, did all the rolling because she is really good at cooking!



Cut the sushi and then put more cheese on top. Then put it on a pan and place in the oven for 2 minutes.

Tadah! Simple. The plating and presentation was also done by Irene. She's really good! 


Here's us with our creation!


Our teacher, Italian Chef Lino was really patient and informative.


The last dish was my favorite (tie with the shrimp wontons). It's deep fried mashed potatoes with a cheesy center! Recipe here. In a nutshell, we mixed in spices and cornstarch as well as 2 eggs into mashed potatoes, mixed it well, and then scooped out balls of it. Placed some mozzarella cheese in the centre, covered it back with potato, and covered it in biscuit crumbs before putting them on a pan with some vegetable oil.

Everyone had different sizes and shapes for their deep fried potatoes.

Here's the team opposite. Can you spot all the familiar faces? :)


Me and Irene with our third dish!


Really yummy and easy to make. The cheese was so good!


Here's Irene with Melissa from Melicacy!


And the 3 dishes for a family photo. 


Finally, we graduated! With full bellies and some cooking fun.

Thank you Perfect Italiano for the simple and perfect cooking class.

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2 comments

  1. Looks like a fun event with all the familiar faces :)

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