Chocolate Truffles & Cookies Class at EBO

With many cooking classes taking place around the city, I wondered what the differences were between each of them, and what made each standout. Some classes include copies of the chefs cookbooks, author signings, have celebrity chefs, or are fundraisers for non profit groups. I decided to set out on my own adventure and partake in some classes around the city.

Here is the fourth of many classes that I will be taking. EBO is a restaurant located in Burnaby.

Pastry Chef, Romeo Maghirang

On December 5th, I was invited to participate in a Chocolate Truffles & Cookie making class, all I knew was that it was going to be held in the kitchen, the class unfolded in a very different kind of way than I had expected and it was a hands on experience. This new series of classes is being offered by EBO Restaurant at the Delta Hotel Burnaby to give guests and nearby residents a chance to make some truffles and sweets during the holiday season as well as to mingle and meet others. The idea is brilliant, and I truly hope anyone in the city who loves chocolate and sweets will partake in one of their classes with Pastry Chef, Romeo Maghirang.

Making Chocolate Truffles

Making the chocolate ganache

Chocolate Truffle Shells

Chocolate Syphon

Chocolate Truffles in progress

Piping the chocolate

Chocolate Truffles

Chocolate Truffles

Making Basler Brun Cookies

Sifting the ingredients

Flattening the cookie dough

Cookie Cutting the dough

Basler Brun Cookies

Watch, learn and eat at EBO Restaurant’s cooking demonstration and dinner evenings.  Join Delta Burnaby Hotel’s Pastry Chef, Romeo Maghirang, as he facilitates a fun, educational and tasty cooking class for chocolate truffles and cookies.  These demos take place on Sundays throughout December (and hopefully through 2011) from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, followed by a plated dinner at 6:30 pm in a private dining room with your fellow classmates.  Price is $65 per person, which includes a dozen truffles and a dozen cookies to take home.

For reservations and info call 604-453-0788, EBO Restaurant is located inside the Delta Burnaby Hotel at 4331 Dominion Street in Burnaby.

By: Richard Wolak