Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Cook up a storm

Gastronomes: 1. Roberto Vispo & Rachel Garvey; 2. Alannah Conlon & Rob Kearney; 3. Sarah Clarkin & Jan Leyden. (Pix. Brian McEvoy)

A host of food enthusiasts turned out to eat, drink and be merry for the unveiling of the new state-of-the-art Cooks Academy on South William Street recently. Guests tasted the culinary delicacies by the academy chefs complimented by wines from Brancott Estate, a renowned match for food and creators of the Original Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, which is celebrating its change of name from Montana wines.

Featuring three top-of-the-range teaching kitchens and capacity to cater for up to seventy-two people for hands-on cookery lessons, the cookery school can also take eighty people for demonstration cookery lessons, and up to one hundred people for corporate cooking events. In addition to the teaching kitchens the school features a dedicated tasting room for its new wine education business, the Dublin Wine Academy.