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Authentic Sicilian Masterclass

with Sara Danesin

Thursday 25th
July 2024
11:00 - 14:30
(3.5 hrs)

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Learn how to make authentic Sicilian dishes with MasterChef runner up Sara Danesin.

Covering all the regional favourites you will prepare all the classic dishes from rich caponata, aubergine parmigiana, pan-fried swordfish with pine nuts & for a sweet finish freshly baked amaretti, which you can take home as a treat.

Sara Danesin an expert Italian chef will guide you through all the techniques to prepare a divine Sicilian feast, with classic Italian ingredients and skills you can apply in your everyday cooking.

Once you create these mouth-watering dishes you will sit down as a class to enjoy what you have prepared with fresh bread, a glass of wine or alternative refreshment.

What’s included:

  • Refreshments on arrival and available throughout the class
  • Apron and all of the equipment required
  • A recipe pack for you to take home after your class
  • All ingredients provided and weighed out in advance for you
  • Dinner of your own making to enjoy together as a class accompanied by a glass of wine or soft refreshments
  • 10% discount on purchases made in store on the day of your class, including cookery classes. Excludes books, food, electrical items, gift vouchers and sale items
  • We do all the washing up!

Sara Danesin grew up in a traditional Italian family and like most Italians she is passionate about food. Her strong Venetian background reflects in her cooking style, being all about simplicity, using a handful of top-quality, seasonal ingredients to create modern, stylish Italian cuisine.

After a career in nursing, Sara followed her culinary dream and reached the final of Masterchef in 2011, which she describes as one of the most important events of her life, which opened up many doors in the world of food. Sara started the hugely successful Sara @ St John’s, York’s first Supper Club which hosted over 12000 guests. Following this she had numerous stints in Michelin starred kitchens, including Michel Roux’s Le Gavroche in London.

As well as being part of Divertimenti Cookery Schools core teaching team, Sara is also kept very busy as chef consultant for the Italian pasta brand Garofalo, and chef consultant for an airport-based restaurant franchise responsible for their menu development, staff training and in-house implementation.

You will be learning in a beautifully designed kitchen which provides a warm welcoming environment that can accommodate everything from group cookery classes to intimate chef’s tables, with the versatility to suit everyone.

Our partners have been chosen with great care, as all our equipment must stand up to the day-to-day rigours of our cookery school – much like a professional kitchen, that you can enjoy using whilst creating your own amazing dishes in class to give you the best possible experience when cooking with us.

Our classes and outstanding range of teachers will help you hone your gastronomic skills, even if you are a complete novice or a dab hand in the kitchen. We love highlighting new upcoming food trends and championing the rising stars within the culinary world.

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Divertimenti does everything it can to reduce the risk of any students consuming an allergen that could cause and allergic reaction.

Please call the school to discuss any severe food allergies prior to booking a class online, we must speak to you before you visit the school if you have a severe allergy or severe dietary intolerance.

We will become as flexible as possible, where we can to remove a specific ingredient from a student’s recipe we will but we are unable to remove that ingredient for every student attending.

We handle all types of ingredients in the kitchen at Divertimenti and we are not able to completely allergen free environment, our kitchen is multi-purpose therefore this makes our kitchen unsuitable for those with life- threatening allergies, in such cases as these we would suggest getting in touch with the team to arrange a private lesson in your own home with one of our chefs. Please contact us for more information

In the unlikely event you are unable to the class you have booked for and need to cancel your booking, for a full refund we will require your cancellation via email no less than 7 days.

Once we have received your cancellation, we will arrange a booking onto an alternative class date or a full refund, sadly we are unable to make changes to bookings or offer a refund with less than 7 days of the date of your class but we are happy to switch the names on the booking so a family member or friend can take the place.

Divertimenti reserves the right to cancel any demonstration or class or substitute another presenter at any time, in the unfortunate event that a ‘Personality’ present or chef cannot attend a session you will be offered the choice of an appropriate alternative or a full refund.

Attendees must be aged over 18 to attend an adult class - we have a list of suitable young adult and teenage classes suitable for under 18’s – they must be accompanied by an adult.

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