Friday Night Bites at The Dirty Apron

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Such a great idea for a Friday night as you get ready for the weekend, The Dirty Apron has just launched a demo & dine style cooking class called Friday Night Bites. This 2-1/2 hour class takes place every 2nd Friday night, and each month it’s based on a different theme.

I recently had a chance to experience this event first hand Italiano style with Chef David Robertson. It’s an intimate evening of culinary education, delicious food and beautiful wine featuring a four course tasting meal.

fruit & nut crisps topped with Fois gras

fruit & nut crisps topped with Fois gras

To start off the evening we all had a chance to mingle over some wine and bites which included House-made fruit & nut crisps topped with Fois gras topped with fig & orange marmalade, huge wow factor!

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Sicilian Yellowfin Tuna Steak, Tomato Caper and Olive Sauce

Sicilian Yellowfin Tuna Steak, Tomato Caper and Olive Sauce

Chef Robertson started off showing us all how to make the 1st course which was the Yellowfin Tuna that was lightly seared with olive oil, a gorgeous dish.

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Next, Chef David Robertson taught us how to make fresh pasta, from the dough to the sheeting through the whole process.

Goat Cheese & Arugula Ravioli

Goat Cheese & Arugula Ravioli

The 2nd course was the Goat Cheese & Arugula Ravioli, Walnut Sage Sauce.

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Butternut Squash Gnocchi

Butternut Squash Gnocchi

Next it was on to making more pasta, this time Gnocchi; and for our 3rd course it was the Butternut Squash Gnocchi, Tomato Braised Lamb Shoulder.

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Frangelico Poached Pear Tart.

Frangelico Poached Pear Tart.

Lastly it was time for him to make our dessert, the last course, Frangelico Poached Pear Tart.

Listen to more about this fun cooking class here, I talked about it on my radio show on CKNW Best and the Foodiest .

Taking place twice a month on Friday nights, each month there is a different theme, it’s Italian in May and then changes each month as they go forward. Sit back, relax and learn through watching, listening and tasting. The chef will take you through each course step-by-step, sharing his tips, tricks and tools of the trade and then serve each demonstrated dish alongside a glass of wine.

You can reserve your spot here, this also makes for a great gift for a foodie friend.

By: Richard Wolak