Aniar Boutique Cookery School

Classes are led by chef patron JP McMahon. JP has many years teaching experience and regularly ran cooking classes in Cava Spanish Restaurant & Tapas Bar and children's workshops that promote food provenance and better eating.

The classes are a great way to learn how to cook and engage with current trends. Classes include demonstration and hands-on activities for students to gain confidence in the kitchen.

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UNDERSTANDING FOOD

[ 6 week course starting: 7th Nov, 2016 ] Book Now
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  • Understanding Food: €450 [ Monday 7pm – 10pm ]

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This course will look at 6 basic food elements. Each week we will look at the origin and traceability of food and how best to prepare it. The course will also look at the seasonality of food, wild foods, and foraging in one’s own local environment. The course includes a tasting of the day's produce with a glass of wine at the end of the day. Students are asked to bring along a container/lunch box to bring home samples of the day's produce.

Maximum students 6. Minimum of 3 students required for class to go ahead.
Tel: 091 535 947  Email: food@aniarrestaurant.ie

Deposit: A deposit of €150
is required when booking, (alternatively you may post your voucher, if applicable). The deposit is fully refundable if your place on the course is cancelled 7 days before the course is due to commence.

 

Hear what some of our students have to say...

"Learning and working with you was great adventure, amazing experience and everything what i need to start my way to become a Chef someday. Thank you."
- Alicja

"The course was wonderful, great fun and rewarding. With a different theme every week there is something for everyone. The course is very practical and hands-on. The small class size together with the Informal and relaxed atmosphere ensures maximum learning under the watchful and guiding hands of culinary director, JP McMahon. I will certainly be back for more culinary adventures at Aniar boutique cookery school." - Paul

"I really enjoyed this course which was hands on from the very beginning.  With a small group and with a different theme each week, we got to actually prepare, cook and eat a fantastic variety of dishes.  Chef JP McMahon was very engaging and shared lots of interesting things about food and how to source locally and for quality, making this much more than just a cookery course.  Loved it!" - Gerard


day workshop - Introduction to Contemporary Irish Food

Day Workshop - Introduction to Contemporary Irish Food *NEW*

· Sunday 25th June 2017

This course will look at contempoary Irish cooking with a focus on local and artisan produce. While covering the basic elements of cooking, this course will show students how to source better meat, fish and vegetables and cook them in different ways. It will also teach you how to cure your own meat and fish, pickle your own vegetables and preserve herbs with salt and oil. In addition, students will make make butter and cheese by hand. This course is suited to all with a love of food and would like to know more about Irish food now. The course runs from 10am to 5pm and includes a light lunch and a tasting of the day's produce with a glass of wine at the end of the day. Students are asked to bring along a container/lunch box to bring home samples of the day's produce.

Day Workshop

  • Introduction to Contemporary Irish Food: €195 [ Sunday 10am – 5pm ]
  • SPECIAL OFFER: Cookery Class + Cava Bodega Tapas Cookbook (value €25): €215

Deposit: A deposit of €50 is required when booking, (alternatively you may post your voucher, if applicable).
The deposit is fully refundable if your place on the course is cancelled 7 days before the course is due to commence. Maximum students 6. Minimum of 3 students required for class to go ahead.
Contact Aniar Restaurant for more details. Tel: 091 535 947  Email: food@aniarrestaurant.ie

day workshop - The Whole Cow

Day Workshop - The Whole Cow *NEW*

· Sunday 12th November 2017

This course will cover all the basic cooking techniques, such as frying, roasting, braising, and smoking meat. It will show you how to fry the perfect steak and how to source better meat in order to reconnect with your local butcher and farmer. It will also teach you how to cure your own meat in order to make simple charcuterie. This course is suited to all with a love of food and would like to better themselves in their daily kitchen. The course runs from 10am to 5pm and includes a light lunch and a tasting of the day's produce with a glass of wine at the end of the day. Students are asked to bring along a container/lunch box to bring home samples of the day's produce.

Day Workshop

  • The Whole Cow: €195 [ Sunday 10am – 5pm ]
  • SPECIAL OFFER: Cookery Class + Cava Bodega Tapas Cookbook (value €25): €215

Deposit: A deposit of €50 is required when booking, (alternatively you may post your voucher, if applicable).
The deposit is fully refundable if your place on the course is cancelled 7 days before the course is due to commence. Maximum students 6. Minimum of 3 students required for class to go ahead.
Contact Aniar Restaurant for more details. Tel: 091 535 947  Email: food@aniarrestaurant.ie

day workshop - How to be a Better Cook

Day Workshop - How to be a Better Cook

· Sunday 13th November 2016
· Sunday 19th November 2017

This course will cover all basic cooking techniques, such as frying, roasting, braising, boiling, and smoking. It will show you how to source better meat and fish and vegetables and cook them in different ways. It will also teach you how to cure your own meat and fish, pickle your own vegetables and preserve herbs with salt and oil. In addition, students will make make butter and cheese by hand. This course is suited to all with a love of food and would like to better themselves in their daily kitchen. The course runs from 10am to 5pm and includes a light lunch and a tasting of the day's produce with a glass of wine at the end of the day. Students are asked to bring along a container/lunch box to bring home samples of the day's produce.

Day Workshop

  • How to be a better cook: €195 [ Sunday 10am – 5pm ]
  • SPECIAL OFFER: Cookery Class + Cava Bodega Tapas Cookbook (value €25): €215

Deposit: A deposit of €50 is required when booking, (alternatively you may post your voucher, if applicable).
The deposit is fully refundable if your place on the course is cancelled 7 days before the course is due to commence. Maximum students 6. Minimum of 3 students required for class to go ahead.


day workshop - Gastropub Classics

Day Workshop - Gastropub Classics

· Sunday 9th April 2017

Pub food is often over-looked and rarely gets the attention it deserves. In this course, we will look at some of the classics that make up what we now call 'Gastropub' food. These include Steak, Fish and Chips, Ham hock Terrines, Potted Crab, and of course, the hand made burger. As always, emphasis will be placed on food provenance and sourcing from local suppliers. Students will also learn new cooking and culinary techniques. The course runs from 10am to 5pm and includes a light lunch and a tasting of the day's produce with a glass of wine at the end of the day. Students are asked to bring along a container/lunch box to bring home samples of the day's produce.

Day Workshop

  • Gastropub Classics: €195 [ Sunday 10am – 5pm ]
  • SPECIAL OFFER: Cookery Class + Cava Bodega Tapas Cookbook (value €25): €215

Deposit: A deposit of €50 is required when booking, (alternatively you may post your voucher, if applicable).
The deposit is fully refundable if your place on the course is cancelled 7 days before the course is due to commence. Maximum students 6. Minimum of 3 students required for class to go ahead.

 

day workshop - Introduction to Tapas

Day Workshop - Introduction to Tapas

· Sunday 7th May 2017

Tapas are a Spanish way of cooking and eating that involves sharing and communal eating. In this course, students will be introduced to a range of different tapas, drawing on different regions of Spain for influence and diversity. They will also explore using Irish ingredients to create wonderful tapas. The course runs from 10am to 5pm and includes a light lunch and a tasting of the day's produce with a glass of wine at the end of the day. Students are asked to bring along a container/lunch box to bring home samples of the day's produce.

Day Workshop

  • Introduction to Tapas: €195 [ Sunday 10am – 5pm ]
  • SPECIAL OFFER: Cookery Class + Cava Bodega Tapas Cookbook (value €25): €215

Deposit: A deposit of €50 is required when booking, (alternatively you may post your voucher, if applicable).
The deposit is fully refundable if your place on the course is cancelled 7 days before the course is due to commence. Maximum students 6. Minimum of 3 students required for class to go ahead.
Contact Aniar Restaurant for more details. Tel: 091 535 947  Email: food@aniarrestaurant.ie

 

day workshop - Planning a Dinner Party

Day Workshop - Planning a Dinner Party

· Sunday 26th March 2017

Learn how to plan a dinner party at home. The course will teach you how to plan, prepare and cook a four course meal. This will include food and wine pairing. Students will learn how to make bread, prepare a starter, a fish course, meat main course and a dessert. Emphasis will be placed on food provenance and sourcing from local suppliers. Students will also learn new cooking and culinary techniques. The course runs from 10am to 5pm and includes a light lunch and a tasting of the day's produce with a glass of wine at the end of the day. Students are asked to bring along a container/lunch box to bring home samples of the day's produce.

Day Workshop

  • Planning a dinner party at home: €195 [ Sunday 10am – 5pm ]
  • SPECIAL OFFER: Cookery Class + Cava Bodega Tapas Cookbook (value €25): €215

Deposit: A deposit of €50 is required when booking, (alternatively you may post your voucher, if applicable).
The deposit is fully refundable if your place on the course is cancelled 7 days before the course is due to commence. Maximum students 6. Minimum of 3 students required for class to go ahead. Contact Aniar Restaurant for more details. Tel: 091 535 947  Email: food@aniarrestaurant.ie

day workshop - The Whole Loaf

 

Day Workshop - The Whole Loaf

· Sunday 1st October 2017

This one day course teaches student how to make bread in all its shapes and varieties. From a simple white loaf to sweet brioche or bagel, from sourdough to rye and wholemeal, this course will show you how to become a better baker. In this course students will also learn how to make butter, cheese, crackers and terrine. The course runs from 10am to 5pm and includes a light lunch (while the bread is rising!) with a tasting of the day's produce and a glass of wine at the end of the day. Students are asked to bring along a container/lunch box to bring home samples of the day's produce.

Day Workshop

  • The Whole Loaf: €195 [ Sunday 10am – 5pm ]
  • SPECIAL OFFER: Cookery Class + Cava Bodega Tapas Cookbook (value €25): €215

Deposit: A deposit of €50 is required when booking, (alternatively you may post your voucher, if applicable).
The deposit is fully refundable if your place on the course is cancelled 7 days before the course is due to commence. Maximum students 6. Minimum of 3 students required for class to go ahead.
Contact Aniar Restaurant for more details. Tel: 091 535 947  Email: food@aniarrestaurant.ie

day workshop - The Whole Fish

 

Day Workshop - The Whole Fish

· Sunday 17th September 2017

This one day course shows budding cooks how fillet and cook fish to perfection. From cod to hake, and monkfish to squid, this course will help you identify different species of fish, learn about the seasonality of seafood, the ethos of using local and sustainable fishmongers, and how to combine fish with other different foods and wines. The course runs from 10am to 5pm and includes a light lunch and a tasting of the day's produce with a glass of wine at the end of the day. Students are asked to bring along a container/lunch box to bring home samples of the day's produce.

Day Workshop

  • The Whole Fish: €195 [ Sunday 10am – 5pm ]
  • SPECIAL OFFER: Cookery Class + Cava Bodega Tapas Cookbook (value €25): €215

Deposit: A deposit of €50 is required when booking, (alternatively you may post your voucher, if applicable).
The deposit is fully refundable if your place on the course is cancelled 7 days before the course is due to commence. Maximum students 6. Minimum of 3 students required for class to go ahead.
Contact Aniar Restaurant for more details. Tel: 091 535 947  Email: food@aniarrestaurant.ie

 


Christmas Day Course at Aniar

The Perfect Christmas Dinner

  • Sunday 11th December 2016
  • Sunday 10th December 2017

This day course will cover all aspects of Irish Christmas cooking, from the traditional to the innovative. Students will learn how to cook the perfect local turkey with all the trimmings. This course aims to take the stress out of Chrismas cooking and make it an enjoyable experience.

Day Workshop

  • The Perfect Christmas Dinner: €195 [ Sunday 10am – 5pm ]
  • SPECIAL OFFER: Cookery Class + Cava Bodega Tapas Cookbook
    (value €25): €215

Deposit: A deposit of €50 is required when booking,
(alternatively you may post your voucher, if applicable).
The deposit is fully refundable if your place on the course is cancelled 7 days before the course is due to commence. Maximum students 6.
Minimum of 3 students required for class to go ahead. Contact Aniar Restaurant for more details. Tel: 091 535 947  Email: food@aniarrestaurant.ie