Global Cooking & Wine Pairing Series: Turkish Tapas
This is a Hands-on Cooking & Wine Experience
At the center of the Turkish table and an integral part of the food culture, lies the savory Meze platter. Known for their emphasis on fresh, healthy ingredients, these Traditional Turkish platters are considered to be the most important series of distinct dishes in Turkish cuisine.
Experience the Turkish way of life, creating and savoring these iconic dishes designed to satisfy your eyes and taste buds while enjoying this shared tradition.
You will first be met with a reception wine and light appetizers. You'll have a striking view of our impressive open demonstration kitchen. You'll don your apron, roll up your sleeves and Chef will walk you through the preparations your meal while you enjoy a sip your wine! Once you've completed your meal, you will sit down and enjoy it. You will also experience wines paired with the beautiful meal you've created.
Throughout the evening you'll learn about the recipes, food preparation, and the "why" behind the wines we pair with the meal.
All AWS cooking classes include an emphasis on wine, because that's who we are! You can expect 2 different wines to sample during reception/cooking and two wines paired with your meal for a total of approximately 3+ glasses. If you would like to add more wine to your experience, you can taste 32 different wines in our Enomatics (wine dispensing system) or you can order wine by the glass or bottle.
Muhammara (roasted red pepper dip)
Turkish meatballs & Adana şiş kebap (meatball skewers)
Savory Kadayif (shredded pastry) with pastirma (cured beef), cheese and tomato
Telkadayıf ( shredded pastry) with walnut, syrup and ice cream
And wines, expertly selected, to accompany your creations
About Chef Rina:
Rina is a highly motivated and ambitious chef, focused on Turkish, Mediterranean and International cuisine. After graduating from culinary school in Istanbul, Turkey, she developed a deep appreciation for the art of cooking. Driven by her adventurous spirit she immersed herself in different culinary cultures. Her greatest passion is cooking, teaching, and mentoring individuals who are eager to enhance their palate and improve their culinary abilities. She believes that “food is not only nourishes the body, but also feeds the soul”. Through cooking classes, workshops and personalized instruction, Chef Rina empowers her students to explore their culinary activity and cultivate their own unique style. Her skills and reputation have been earned through working as a caterer and personal chef. With her roots in Istanbul, Chef Rina continues to draw inspiration from the vibrant food scene and rich community, traditions of Turkey.
Class will include:
- Hands-on cooking instruction by a professional
- Cooking techniques and entertaining ideas
- Light appetizers and wines to enjoy while cooking
- The meal you make and wines paired with it
- Delicious and easy recipes to make for friends and family