A High Tea Buffet with Champagne

16 Aug


I have never done a cooking class, but I have always wanted to. I lack the confidence to put myself out there, so to speak. Starting this blog was a huge step for me and after winning the first round of the recent Gourmet Garden Cook Off, I feel so much more adventurous!

While out with Joe recently, I noticed that the Pepper Tree Kitchen Cooking School had some interesting classes coming up. After a quick call to Brittany, we booked in to one. To quote the brochure:

Join Sarah De Nardi in creating bite size delights such as candied lemon and yoghurt tea cakes, baby vegetable tarts, chocolate and hazelnut meringues with raspberry cream, Tramezzi (Venetian Tea Sandwiches) and Blinis with horseraddish and hot smoked trout then enjoy a glass of champagne.

I am quite excited. I’m not good at baked items – that is more Brittany’s thing. I’ve never made a meringue before and have no idea with a Blinis is. While my first attempt at smoking fish was *ok*, Id love to know the correct method and timing. Baby vegetable tarts? I am totally keen!

All I can think of is roll on 11th October! I’m raring to go! 🙂



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5 responses to “A High Tea Buffet with Champagne

  1. Three Well Beings

    August 16, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    What fun you’re going to have! I think that you will enjoy it, and I could easily imagine you teaching classes, too! Keep building on your self-confidence! You are so personable, Rhianna, I think you’re just getting started! 🙂 Debra

    • Rhianna

      August 16, 2012 at 4:15 pm

      Thank you, Debra. I am not blushing – I always have rosy cheeks!

      As my dear Dad would say: “Life is an adventure and I wouldn’t be dead for quids.”

  2. narf77

    August 16, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    What fun! I often lust after cooking classes in far flung countries especially Italy and Spain. I wonder if we have any cooking classes anywhere near by? I can’t wait to see your blini’s and your first meringues and share your excitement with your new culinary repertoir 🙂

    • Rhianna

      August 17, 2012 at 7:15 am

      Im kinda excited. Brittany and I are also signing up for a cup cake course for fun 🙂 News to come 🙂

      • narf77

        August 17, 2012 at 7:28 am

        Definite blog fodder! I am excited for you! Herman is sulking. He doesn’t like the overnight cool in our home and I have had to cosset him a bit and give him warm blankets to make him consider staying active. I hope he survives and it won’t be from lack of trying! 🙂


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