Welcome back to the The Avenue’s Weekly Shenanigans! Where have the last few months gone! This week we had our last group of Chalet Host and Intermediate students for the next few weeks. We’ve been running these courses as well as our Off to Uni, Really Useful and Duke of Edinburgh Courses since the end of June, and we have more picking up again in September.

We had another Thai Cooking Class running on Monday Evening at the Cookery School. The students came and watched a demonstration by Richard of a traditional Pad Thai and Chicken Satay. They then got to sit together and tuck into their creations with a glass of wine!

On Tuesday we had Zoe Vile (who used to be an Intern at The Avenue) and her Mum in for birthday Lunch! We gifted her a lovingly hand-made card with a photograph of Richard bearing a little skin – which we think she loved!

Wednesday saw another Dinner Party Dining Class. The group cooked Avocado and Crab Timbale with Citrus Salad and Dill Crème Fraiche, Lemony Griddle Chicken Breast on Courgette Ribbons and Profiteroles with Pistachio cream and Raspberries. They were a very lively group and had a lot of fun doing what they coined ‘sauce art’ on their profiterole plates using salted caramel sauce!

On Friday Diana is taught a Private Class with Dina and Tor. They whipped up an exciting Menu including Creamy Lobster Pasta and Mussels in a tomato and chili sauce, all topped off with irresistible Millionaire’s shortbread. If private classes are something you might be interested in, we are always happy to tailor the menu to something you’ve always wanted to learn to cook!

This weekend we have Zoe North coming in to celebrate her Birthday with her family! They are cooking a Thai-themed menu including Chicken Satay, Thai Green Chicken Curry and Lemon and Saffron Rice. We are so excited to meet your family Zoe and you can show off all the skills you’ve learned in your Private Cookery Classes with Diana!

Finally, the highlight of The Avenue’s month is here – Sunday Brunch Club! Eggs Benedict, Freshly Baked Soda Bread and Bloody Marys galore. Is there a better start to a Sunday that with an ice cold Bloody Mary in your hand? We don’t think so!

Sunday evening will be rounded off with a Bread Class, where students will learn to make Diana’s famous no-knead loaf and Beautiful focaccia, among other yeasted-creations!

Next week we have out Young Holiday Classes starting, which we are really excited about. We make sure the younger students are making adventurous food and trying new things. They’ll be cooking things like Bao Buns and Bacon Dough Sticks with Homemade Chive Butter – wow!

Check back in next week for some more Avenue Shenanigans…