A delicious meal on holiday can inspire you to try new dishes at home. Annabelle eases the way by offering bespoke cooking classes led by members of our culinary team. Meet with a cook in advance to discuss your favourite dishes and to plan your menu. In class, you will be provided with an apron and a hat and everything you need to prepare the meal. The instructor will discuss basic issues like knife techniques, kitchen functionality, inspecting ingredients, seasoning, and working creatively with leftovers. A recent class focused on five dishes served at Mediterraneo, our seaside taverna. The group started by making tzatziki, the popular yoghurt dip; students learned the best technique for grating and draining the cucumber. In preparing a Greek salad, the instructor demonstrated effective ways to chop and style the ingredients for an attractive presentation. For a hot starter, the group stuffed feta in filo pastry for deep frying; here they discussed flavour combinations as they finished the dish with honey and lime zest. The main course was seabass filet wrapped in grape leaves. First, they learned how to remove the skin and bones from the fish. Then they wrapped the filet with sundried tomatoes and rocket in the grape leaves and prepared it for sous vide cooking. The dish was complemented with roasted baby potatoes, grilled fennel, and citrus salsa. The group also learned the secrets of making baklava. Students received written recipes for the dishes. The session concluded with the five-course meal at Mediterraneo, where they shared the dishes around the table in the meze style popular throughout the region.