London cooking school
The Enrica Rocca Cookery School gives you the chance to serve up a little bit of Italy on a plate - in Notting Hill. Having grown up surrounded by food made using only the best and freshest ingredients, it’s little wonder that Enrica’s daughters have stepped forward to continue the Enrica Rocca cookery school tradition in the heart of London.
So, meet your hosts for the day: Claire and Charlotte. Wiser than their years when it comes to all things culinary, you will learn a lot from this enthusiastic duo. Whether you do the shopping first at Portobello Market or meet straight at the cookery school, you can be sure that once the cooking gets going and the wonderful smells start wafting through the air, this lovely kitchen in Notting Hill will suddenly transform itself into a hive of activity seen in a typical Italian home, with lots of chatter over the chopping and the occasional chink of a wine glass being refilled. This is what Enrica Rocca’s cookery school is all about - friendly, lively and really rather brilliantly flamboyant.
Full Day Cooking Class with portobello Market Tour
EVERY FRIDAY @ 10am- 2.30pm 1 person £150 (taxes included)
EVERY SATURDAY @ 10am- 4pm 1 person £160 (taxes included)
Maximum 8 people
What makes this Notting Hill course so unique is that before the cooking it's the shopping. You will meet at Portobello Road market, which is a vibrant and bustling melange of stalls selling food produce from all over the world. Charlotte and Claire will show you how to select the best quality ingredients in order to create dishes together, taking inspiration from what is fresh and seasonal at the market that day.
Laden down with bags bursting with fresh produce and herbs, it's time to head back to their bright and airy Notting Hill abode. As you gather round in their homely kitchen, the goodies you brought from Portobello market will be unpacked and the cooking begins. Once settled in with a glass of Prosecco, you will create a feast of Italian dishes that use a few well chosen ingredients, cooked with simplicity and brought to the table with gusto, all whilst enjoying a flow of wine and chit-chat around the kitchen island.
All in all you might be preparing up to 10 dishes, but don't worry, there's no need to try and remember everything or make notes, as electronic recipe cards are provided after the course.
what to expect:
• 1 hour shopping tour of Portobello Market followed by a cooking tuition around the kitchen island in Enrica’s Notting Hill home. Maximum 8 people per group.
• The preparation of 5 to 6 dishes of Antipasti, a Pasta or Risotto dish, and a Tiramisu for desert.
• All ingredients, unlimited Prosecco and wines to compliment the dishes.
• A guide called ‘Making Cooking More Fun’ containing our recipes, tips on how to buy the best quality products and more useful cooking techniques.
Half Day Evening Cooking Classes
Discover our Evening Cookery Courses with Charlotte and Claire:
Pasta e Basta Class
EVERY TUESDAY AND THURSDAY @ 6.30pm- 9.30pm
1 person £95 (taxes included)
Maximum 8 people
Nothing beats the taste of freshly made Pasta so come discover the art of fresh pasta making in this 'Pasta e Basta' class, held every Thursday.
Together we will learn to make fresh Tagliatelle, fresh Tagliolini and a seasonal filled pasta such as Ravioli stuffed with Ricotta and Truffle Oil with an Asparagus Sauce. We will also together create three pasta sauces to match our three types of Pasta. Matching Sauces and Pasta is an art in itself! All of this will of course be accompanied with a lovely flow of Prosecco and Italian Wines through out the class and a feast where we will enjoy our freshly made pasta.
what to expect:
• A 3-hour cooking tuition around the kitchen island in Enrica’s Notting Hill home. Maximum 8 people in the class.
• The preparation of 3 Pasta dishes with 3 Sauces
• All ingredients, unlimited Prosecco and wines to match the courses
• A guide called ‘Making Cooking More Fun’ containing our recipes, tips on how to buy the best quality products and more useful cooking techniques
special monthly Thursday Evening Cooking Class
PIEDMONT TRUFFLE PARTY
Thursday 21st of November 6.30pm- 9.30pm, £200 per person
Is there anything more important to do in November than a Piedmonte white truffle degustation…..? Definitely not!
WINE PAIRING COOKING CLASS
UPON REQUEST- MINIMUM FOUR PEOPLE
1 person £230 (taxes included)
Maximum 15 people
This Evening Wine Pairing Course is a fabulous way to spend an evening discovering some of the most famous Venetian wines with Tom Harrow, one of London’s most influential wine advisers, paired beautifully with traditional Venetian recipes.
Whilst discovering and cooking some wonderful Venetian recipes with Charlotte and Claire, dear friend and incredible wine connoisseur Tom, will introduce you to the art of wine pairing and explain how the wines match the dishes as we enjoy them together. This truly is an interactive and fascinating evening, perfect for any epicurean or group celebration.
For larger groups or corporate activities up to 15people, we are happy to tailor the evening to your specifications and budgets so please do get in touch with us.
An example of what you may be cooking and tasting on the night:
A Selection of Seafood Antipasti
Sword Fish Tartar with lime zest and Red Pepper Corn, Baccala Salted Cod with grilled Polenta, Panfried Scottish Scallops with Orange, Thyme and Ginger
Paired with Ca Del Bosco Franciacorta Cuvee Prestige NV DOCG
Homemade Tagliarini Pasta with a Mussel, Saffron and Cream Sauce
Paired with Vette di San Leonardo Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Roasted Mediteranean Shoulder of Lamb with Taggiasca Olives, Red Wine and a Truffled Celeriac Purée
Paired with Tenuta di Fessina Erse Etna Rosso 2014 DOC
A Selection of Italian Cheeses
Paired with La Giaretta della Valpolicella Amarone Classico 2014
Homemade Italian Biscotti
Paired with Castello di Neive Vino Passito NV DOC
• An introduction to Wine-matching by a professional sommelier.
• A 5 hour class with the preparation of 5 courses, each matched with a wine
• All of the ingredients for preparing the meal, and carefully selected wines to match.
• “Making cooking more fun!”. A pdf file with many recipes, information on the best products, cooking techniques and suggestions for selecting the best ingredients.
Why not offer your friends and loved ones a truly memorable experience at Enrica Rocca Cooking School?
We offer gift vouchers for both our Market Tour Classes and Thursday Evening Classes. All vouchers are valid for one year from the date of purchase and can be used for any available dates. Vouchers are sent through the post and presented in beautiful Venetian cards.
Please contact us to purchase your gift voucher.
PrivatE, Kids & family Cooking Class
Minimum 6 people, Maximum 12 People
This is a great way to celebrate a special occasion such as a Birthday with your close friends and family.
Whether you are looking to organise a special occasion for your partner's birthday or want to experience something different with a group of your closest friends, our tailored private cookery courses are always great fun. With our DOCG certified Enrica Rocca Prosecco being served throughout, you will be surrounded by some of the best quality ingredients Italy has to offer and prepare a true feast, starting with a selection of up to 7 antipasti dishes, such as stuffed squid with ricotta, a salmon tartar and much more. This will then be followed by a seasonal pasta or risotto dish, and for the finale, a Tiramisu for dessert. We are very flexible with times and days of the week where we can host private cookery courses so do get in touch with us to start planning your private cooking class.
Why not also treat your little ones to a fun-filled family cookery course where the kids will learn how to have fun with food, creating some delicious dishes such as homemade meatballs in a tomato sauce, chicken involtini and a chocolate mousse!
We have a no refund policy. Cancellations must be made at least 3 weeks before the date you booked. If you cancel your booking with a 3 week notice you will be able to book another class in a year from the date of your payment (or from the issue of the gift voucher) without penalty. If you cancel with a shorter notice than 3 weeks you will be allowed to book another class only upon payment of a cancellation fee which amounts to 35% of the price of the class. If you cancel within 3 weeks of your class, you will not be able to book another class and there will not be a refund.