Modern Meze AM Session

Modern Meze AM Session

Saturday 2nd March 2019

Date: Saturday 2nd March 2019

Time: 9.30am - 1.30pm

Meet at: Arabica Bar & Kitchen, 3 Rochester Walk, London, SE1 9AF  

Class Type: Hands on 

Meze, sometimes spelt Mezze, is derived from the Arabic word t’maza, meaning ‘to savour in little bites’. It’s the ultimate sharing food. Each small dish provides a different taste and textural sensation, making the experience of eating healthy food a constant, joyous adventure.

Your guide on this culinary adventure will be self-taught chef and founder of Arabica, James Walters.

The format:

The morning will start with warm pastries and Turkish coffee at Arabica Bar & Kitchen.

Followed by a whistle-stop tour of the market, where James will pick up some seasonal produce from a handful of their favourite stalls to be incorporated into the cooking session. 

Then its off to The Cookhouse which overlooks the buzzing Market, where you will produce an array of seasonal meze dishes featuring some of Arabica's larder essentials  like Freeke, preserved lemons, sumac, pomegranate molasses and Za'atar.

The day concludes with an informal meal, enjoying the food you’ve cooked, served with wine from along the spice Route. 

Example dishes you will learn to make: 

Whipped Feta - with Yemeni-style green Zhug and toasted sunflower seeds

Babaganoush- With saffron yogurt, pomegranate molasses, parsley, mint, pine nuts

Summer vegetable Freeke  - Smoked green wheat, charred artichoke, broad beans, mint, dill, toasted almonds

Courgette & Feta Borek-  Baked, filo pastries filled with shaved courgette, feta cheese and dill and egg washed with poppy seeds. 

Chicken wings- Lebanese 7 spiced yoghurt, lemon, oregano

Cretan dakos salad - Vine tomatoes, barley crispbread, black olives, feta cheese, oregano



Whats included and do I need to bring anything?

We will provide you with an apron and cooking equipment, recipe printouts and all ingredients for the class. Ladies - please wear a comfortable pair of low-heeled shoes. 

What is the cancellation policy?

Unfortunately, classes are non-refundable due to the agreement with the venue. In the unlikely event, we receive insufficient bookings for a class, the class may be canceled with 7 days’ notice and the option of a full refund or credit for a future class will be offered. 

What time should I arrive?

Please arrive at 9.30am sharp for welcome pastries and Turkish coffee. 

Corporate / Private bookings 

You can book single spots or take a whole class privately for up to 8 guests. Please email us if you are interested in us arranging a special event.