Ever wondered why, exactly, dishes at your favourite restaurants taste so much better than any attempts to recreate them at home? Or wanted to learn more about wine but can’t find the time? Then the series of one-off classes and tastings that Hibiscus has lined up this autumn and winter might be perfect for you.
The two Michelin-starred restaurant is letting amateur cooks in on the secrets behind their chefs’ tastiest dishes. A senior chef will cook four courses in the private room of the restaurant, explaining the techniques and tricks behind the layers of flavour and picture-perfect looks. Pupils can take notes and ask questions as they watch the demonstrations, as well as tasting the finished result (the best bit). Every guest goes away with a signed menu and a goodie bag (also very good).
If wine is your passion, treat yourself to a weekend tasting event laid on by the restaurant and hosted by Hibiscus’ head sommelier Bastien Ferreri. These one-off classes take place twice a month on Saturday mornings until 21 November, and – with plenty of top-quality wines specially picked from the restaurant’s cellar for you to sample – they’re a fantastic way to kick off the weekend.
Weekend wine tastings start at 10am and last for two hours; they cost £100. To book tickets or find out more, visit Hibiscus’ website.
These take place on the following Saturdays:
7 and 21 November
Hibiscus’ masterclasses cost £225 and take place on 14 November and 28 November. To book tickets, visit Hibiscus’ website.
Or, combine the two experiences for £325. Combined classes will take place on the 5, 12 and 19 December; to book, call 020 7629 2999.