One of York’s leading chefs will be sharing his skills with food lovers at a series of culinary masterclasses in 2019. Josh Overington, chef patron of the highly acclaimed Le Cochon Aveugle, at Walmgate, began running classes this autumn and demand was so high a further five have now been planned. Each class will be held on a Sunday and will focus on a different topic, designed to be replicated at home.
The 2019 schedule:
Sunday 27 January - Wild game and butchery.
Sunday 24 February - Creating the perfect Sunday lunch
Sunday 24 March – Perfecting a three-course meal with matching wines
Sunday 28 April – Fish cookery
Sunday 19 May - Classic French cuisine
Le Cochon Aveugle has won widespread praise for its imaginative tasting menu, which changes regularly, depending on the seasonality and availability of ingredients. However, one constant feature of the menu is Josh’s signature bread and participants at each class will be show how to prove, shape and fold it before baking a loaf to take home. “Along with an opportunity to learn new skills and techniques the classes are fun and informal,” says Josh. “If you love food and like cooking then it’s a great way to spend a day – learning from each other, making friends and discovering that techniques you thought might be too tricky are, actually, perfectly achievable.”
The classes start at 9.30am for coffee and introduction, before the morning session and there will be a break for lunch and a glass of wine, or two, before the afternoon session, which will finish at around 4pm. Tickets cost £125 per person and can be obtained via the restaurant website or by calling the restaurant directly on 01904 640222.