It really has been a non-stop couple of weeks here at The Avenue. Our extended courses have been running during the weekdays, making home-cooked meals like lasagne and risotto, and hosting a dinner party on Thursday evening for their friends and family. At the end of last week, Richard was very kindly gifted a Pot Noodle by Tom, who said he would never touch another again after doing his Really Useful Course. Its taken pride of place on the herb rack (but never to be opened!).

We’ve also had our evening and weekend classes running this week. Last week we had a Bread Class, and students left with bags bursting with delicious baked treats. We had our popular Knife Skills Class on Tuesday and the students learned to perfect their chopping, slicing, dicing and mincing. They whipped up a delicious three-course meal that used all these techniques of Spiced Butternut Squash Soup, Pan Fried Sea Bass with Ratatouille and a refreshing Tomato Coulis followed by Caramelised Oranges.

Our Spanish Tapas Class returned on Wednesday; Spanish Tortilla, Quail’s eggs with Spanish Sausage and Piquillo Peppers and Pil Pil Prawns were among some of the dishes on the menu.

On Thursday Diana taught a Private 1:1 Peruvian Class. Sam learned a selection of dishes and Peruvian cooking techniques that she can’t wait to use at home. They created a Salmon Tiradito and Peruvian Chicken with a Quinoa Stir-fry amongst some other delicious dishes!

We had visits from VIP Ski, Mountain Heaven and Scott Dunn for lunch to talk about our new Chalet Host students and how we can work on getting them jobs for their season abroad. It’s so exciting to having some of the students coming in next week in the build up to the winter season. We’re also expecting a very exciting delivery next week for you future Chalet Hosts – so keep your eyes on our Facebook for the big announcement!

There’s a load more to look forward to at The Avenue over the summer, like our Macaron Masterclass next week. Make sure you take a look at our July Sale on our website and keep your eyes peeled for more great deals coming out over the summer and some exciting new classes for you to try out!

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