Attended the Italian Chef vs Pastry Chef Cooking Class with my friend LM at The Ritz on another Saturday. The class was held by Lobo’s Chef Mariano Liuzza and Chef I Made Kona at their demo kitchen. The staff were very nice to us and eager to assist. Croissants and various pastries with coffee were served when we got there. The 2 chefs were so friendly and very patient and accommodating of all our questions. Check out the scrumptious dishes they taught us!
I liked that they held it in a Demo kitchen where it was not very noisy. The range was in the middle and the entire group could see what was going on.
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The pasta recipes were very basic. Chef Mariano taught us simple tricks to ensure that pastas are served al dente, that correct equipment and the best (not necessarily the most expensive) ingredients are used. It is in the little details that will differentiate an AMAZINGLY DELICIOUS pasta from a merely “good” one. I realized that despite pasta being quite common and easy, I am still doing a lot of things wrong. Can’t divulge all the secrets and recipes here but this is definitely a class I recommend taking!
Click here to check out my attempt at recreating the Mushroom and Cream Sauce Rigatoni!
Chef Made Kona showed us 2 desserts: Lemon Granita and Creamy Baileys Tiramisu. They both took longer than the pasta dishes and Chef needed a sous–chef to assist him to make the process shorter.
The Italian Chef vs Pastry Chef Cooking Classes were conducted for Rp 488,000 ++ / person, inclusive of certificate of participation and lunch. For inquiries regarding schedule and rates of other cooking classes (classes and rates vary) you can get in touch with Lobo. Details below.
* Cooking class c/o The Ritz Carlton Kuningan
Lobo (Italian/Steakhouse/Terrace) – The Ritz Carlton Jakarta
- Phone: (62-21) 2551 8888
- Fax: (62-21) 2551 8889
- JL. Lingkar Mega Kuningan Kav. E.1.1 NO.1, Mega Kuningan, Jakarta 12950 Indonesia