DISCOVER EXPERIENCES, WORKSHOPS AND CLASSES

London Experiences

Kensington and Chelsea

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Come along and join our drinks and nibbles EmptyChair launch party! For all our friends and family

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Southwark

£35

Welcome to a guided tasting tour of some of London's best new microbreweries and drinking holes in the area known as the Bermondsey Beer Mile! Depending on the day we will sample a selection from: Anspach & Hobday, Brew by Numbers, Bottler Shop, Southwark Brewery, UBREW, Partizan Brewery, Bianca Road, Affinity, Spartan & Fourpure. At least 3 drinks are included in your ticket price. There will be plenty of time to talk, but if you find yourself wanting someone's personal details post event and you didn't get the chance to ask you can drop us an email and well see if the feeling is mutual!

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Hackney

£45

Can you hear me calling out your name, you know that I'm falling and I don't know what to say! Are you sick of wasting your Saturday mornings hungover? Are you looking for the perfect mix of fitness for your mind, body and soul + FUN? Perhaps you and your crew need a little shake up and fancy something different to the usual brunch? Welcome to Equilibrium Brunch! (2-hour workshop followed by a vegan brunch, detox shot on arrival)

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Camden

£95

Learn how to master the art of making the perfect curry & side dishes. Led by Ren Patel, the class starts with a Spice Masterclass, ensuring you gain a full understanding of the purpose and effect of each spice. During the course of this class you will learn:

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Southwark

£50

We will bring the best seasonal ingredients to your chef station where you will prepare a delicious meal under expert guidance in a fun and exciting evening. Also, we will cover an introduction to knife skills and share our top tips and chefs secrets so that you can cook the recipes at home, and use the skills you have learnt to wow your friends and family.

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Islington

£20

The session includes a selection of meditations, with the main focus on a guided mindful hot chocolate meditation. It is suitable for beginner & experienced meditators - a special taster chocolate bar to take away and taste (mindfully!).

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Manchester

£75

The 2 Day Diet Works! Kickstart your healthy eating regime in this educational cookery class. The 2 day diet or 5:2 was developed in Manchester by the Prevent Breast Cancer Charity. It is the only clinically proven diet to help you lose weight.

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Southwark

£15

Join us at VSF Wine Education for an enjoyable evening to discover wines and award-winning cheeses sourced from one of the best cheesemongers in Paris.

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Hounslow

£55

In recent years, cake decorating has exploded in popularity. From wonder wedding cakes to beautiful birthday cakes, designs can be lavish, classy or just really good fun. In this workshop, we will learn how to decorate beautiful cakes with different techniques ranging from painting sceneries on fondant to creating your own flowers with buttercream icing. There will be plenty of opportunity to experiment with a large variety of different tools and chat with me about inspiration for a great cake.

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Westminster

£20

Welcome to the world of Tequila, a remarkable drink which can express the nuances of its raw material arguably better than any other spirit on the planet. Keeping things short, sweet and tasty, this experience is all about trying new flavours and experimenting with new tastes. We will be trying three of our most exclusive tequilas (by most account three of the most exclusive tequilas in the world!) over the space of 30 minutes. There will be plenty of opportunities for questions, experimenting and getting to know what makes an exceptional tequila.

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Merton

£75

This hands-on class is a perfect introduction to Indian home-cooking for beginners and more experienced cooks. In this class you will learn to make a full Indian meal including four classic Indian recipes from scratch using fresh ingredients. The dishes taught in these classes vary considering ingredients and food that is generally available and consumed during different times of the year. The menu typically includes a vegetarian and a meat/seafood main dish along with rice and accompaniments (raita or chutney). In addition to cooking these classic recipes, you will also learn about the history, traditions and stories behind these dishes. As part of this experience, you will gain valuable tips to set up your own little Indian kitchen and preparing basics such as spice blends, pastes etc to make your life easier when cooking Indian food. We also spend time discussing and going through my spice pantry which will leave you with a greater understanding of the spices.

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Hackney

£70

Join us for an E5 Bakehouse evening pizza class led by our seasoned bakers. The class will give you an understanding of sourdough; how to look after and maintain a starter, and use the leaven to prepare your sourdough pizza base. You will learn how to to mix, knead and stretch the dough. Learn how to prepare a traditional tomato sauce using the finest ingredients and explore a range of toppings. Whilst there is a place for Margeritas, you will create combinations inspired by range of quality, organic cheeses, smoked meats and vegetables you have available for the toppings. You will finally bake your own pizzas for the evening using a pre-fermented dough from the e5bakehouse, at this stage you will find out about temperatures and timing which are critical to crisping the base, and tips for how to achieve this at home. Finally, you will be the judge of all your hard-work as you sit down and enjoy the pizza you have created. Beer is included!

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Hackney

£150

This class is led by one of e5 bakehouses seasoned bakers. After an introductory session, it is down to business. Weighing out the ingredients, and plunging hands into mixing bowls. Four breads are made over the course of the day; a country loaf, ciabatta style buns, seeded rye, and bagels. All these breads use a sourdough culture, and the class teaches how to make and sustain a sourdough, along with teaching the kneading and shaping styles used in our bakery. The intention is to build confidence in all aspects of bread making with an emphasis on sourdough. The class costs includes a sourdough mother, proving basket, recipes, e5 dough cutter, a light welcome spread, a large organic and seasonal lunch, cake and teas/coffee. And plenty of bread of course! You will also get 10% off in our shop if you would like to buy any additional baking equipment, cookbooks or organic produce to take home.

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Hackney

FREE

Saturday's have never looked this awesome (balanced AND wholesome). Join us for a Saturday session and reach your Equilibrium goals! We will be starting the day with a yoga class, followed by a meditation session (featuring a different Equilibrium tribe leader every month! Please reserve your space on our website prior to the class) In the afternoon, you can join us for Vocal Flow - a mindful, awesome choir! Live music and DJs will be playing throughout the day whilst you browse around the beautiful stalls and grab a fresh juiced some yummy vegan food - think organic skincare, ethically sourced fashion, natural oils, crystals in a little tropical oasis... Your one-stop shop for all things wellbeing. Start your weekend with a smile, a lot more energy and a little glow!

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Hackney

£75

Come along to one of our evening cookery classes at the e5 bakehouse and get stuck into preparation of an authentic and delicious meal with the help of expert chef Ruth Quinlan. Ruth has cooked her way around the world, from Hong Kong to Buenos Aires, and Ibiza to Hackney. She was Head Chef at Bermondsey Kitchen and co-wrote the Eagle cookbook. You will learn a load of delicious and surprising recipes, not just boring old houmous! What is more, Ruth donates 10% of profits from the every class to the hands up foundation. Each class will focus on a particular region, unlocking the secrets of ingredients and techniques from each regions kitchens.

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Camden

£95

In addition to taste-testing a variety of commercial gluten-free flour mixtures, you will make your own sweet goods including gluten-free flour mixture, quick bread, cookies, cake, or sweet pastry crust.

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Camden

£95

Sushi master Silla Bjerrum, co-founder of Feng Sushi and acclaimed cookbook author, brings her 25+ years of experience to Borough Kitchen. Over the course of this 3-hour lesson, Silla will lead a small group in the art and practice of making sushi from scratch.

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Westminster

£95

This One Day World Wine Tour Workshop will be a relaxed day spent immersed in fine wines, in a fun environment, suitable for anyone from beginner to enthusiast. A huge sixteen wines will be tasted throughout the day, including wines with a three course lunch!

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Westminster

£70

Luxury wine and champagne tasting paired with fine cheese, fruit and chocolate truffles in the heart of London. We are showcasing some of the most exclusive artisan wines, including a 10 years old Bordeaux Superieur, as well as an exclusive Champagne. - Sample 5 different exclusively selected wines and a Champagne Brut - Learn how to pair food and wine - Understand different styles of wine - Learn how to read wine labels - Luxury wines paired with fine cheese, fruit, dark chocolate and chocolate truffles - Luxury Champagne paired with rose petals and raspberry lemon curd all butter mini tartlet

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Lambeth

£35

Before, food professionals thought of coffee as a single flavor, most often served with breakfast or dessert. About 70% of the coffee drinkers order some food beside. However, very few of them consider matching the coffee with their side. Whether it's an experience, an introduction to Seasonal Healthy Cuisine or simply indulging tasty bites without feeling the guilt. This tasting experience might be for you! Coffee and Food Pairing aims to improve your mouth-feel experience. When different foods share certain key aromas, they are more likely to make the perfect pair! According to chemists, when foods share major flavor and aromatic compounds, they tend to taste good together. Today, specialty coffees offers a wide range of taste and aromas available to the coffee lover. As an introduction to our passion, we welcome you to our path below... Course #1: The genesis - Summer Sunrise Course #2: Seasonal Core Meal Course #3: La creme de la creme treat

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Westminster

£35

Wine expert Matt Varona is back with another evening of informative, informal wine tasting. In these relaxed and unpretentious monthly sessions, Matt introduces the uninitiated to lesser known natural wines, accompanied by a smorgasbord of seasonal snacks from Ollie Templeton and the Carousel kitchen team.

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Tower Hamlets

£70

For this course we invite you down to the roasthouse to join the team for a fun evening learning how to make sourdough Turcoman flatbreads and a selection of mezze dishes. The class will give you an introduction into sourdough; how to create and maintain a starter, and use the leaven to prepare your flatbread dough. You will learn how to mix and shape the dough and will get a chance to bake your breads in a traditional pizza oven. To accompany your sourdough flatbreads, you will also learn how to make a collection of mouth-watering mezze dishes. An ancient tradition mezze is a big part of dining experience in Eastern Mediterranean and Middle Eastern countries combining hot or cold vegetarian or meat items.

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Westminster

£40

Do business while enjoying fine wines and cheeses at a private Mayfair venue! Join us in Mayfair on Tuesday 4th September for a relaxing and productive way to end the working day. Here's your chance to meet Victoria Cozens, co-founder and owner of Perky Blenders. Perky Blenders are small batch, speciality grade coffee roasters. Their beans are predominantly (but not exclusively) sourced from farms in South America and Africa and hand-picked for their quality and provenance. They have three outlets in East London with two more imminent. Victoria's husband Adam was a finalist for this years Institute of Directors East of England Director of the Year Award. Themes that might be explored with Victoria include: * Starting a business while working in a full-time job * Branding and marketing * Expansion and scaling-up * Establishing and sustaining partnerships and collaborations * Subscription services * Starting a business while expanding a family (see the image)...

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Westminster

£40

Join us in Mayfair on Thursday 4th October for a relaxing and productive way to end the working day. Here's your chance to meet Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones,“ businessman, farmer, and founder of "The Black Farmer" range of food products. * Enjoy insights from a successful, experienced, and knowledgeable business speaker * Moderated and hosted by Stuart George, former Young Wine Writer of the Year, Wine & Spirit Education Trust Diploma holder, and wine detective * Access to a private Mayfair venue * The opportunity to meet new contacts and expand your network * Enjoy our house wine from Seven Springs Vineyards * Delicious cheeses from our friends at Cows and Co * Plus a special blind tasting of an old and rare fine wine at the end of the evening (last time we had 1972 Antonio Vallana & Figlio Campo Raudii Gattinara, which was older than anything else in Brook Street...)

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Westminster

£28

Discover the best coffee in London on a day tour across the city. From the west side to the east side, we will discover the different periods of coffee history as well as the characteristics of a good cup of coffee.

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Hackney

£99

Join Paul Jagger (The Baking Governor, GBBO Series 6) for his bread masterclass, where he will teach you the skills to make his incredible Asian-spiced, stuffed Garlic Bread. If you want to hear Paul's secrets for getting a perfectly proved dough, then this is the right course for you! Learn Paul's best techniques for ensuring your bread is brilliantly baked, inside and out, and follow his tips to make your own delicious spiced vegetable filling, as well as a tasty Garlic butter! Whilst your bread proves, Paul will also help you to make Grissini sticks - a quick and easy recipe that he loves to make at home!

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Hammersmith and Fulham

£40

We will jump straight into the basics of pasta making. We'll talk about pasta making methods both by hand and by machine and we'll go through making tagliatelle and ravioli from scratch step by step by machine. Learn all the tips and techniques to get started with your very own pasta making!

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Croydon

£12

Essence of Cake runs a themed cupcake decorating workshops for under 16s. Whilst having fun, you'll have a chance to learn new skills using fondant and buttercream which you can use over and over again to make cupcakes and cakes at home

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Kensington and Chelsea

£70

This is a private cooking class at your home with the aim to improve your eating habits through delicious, easy recipes. Lasting from 2-3 hours, you choose a few recipes to fit your lifestyle and I go cook with you!

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Camden

£75

Learn the art of molecular gastronomy making tapas and enjoy a molecular tapas diner!

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Lambeth

£30

This tasting session is dedicated to the best extra virgin olive oils from Spain for this current 2017/2018 harvest. Spain is the largest producer of Olive Oil in the Mediterranean area but it is now also earning reputation for its high quality oils. Every year the Spanish Agriculture Ministry arranges a competition for producers to become qualified as the best in the country. This competition is very prestigious and its methodology is very rigorous. The judges have a wealth of experience and knowledge tasting extra virgin olive oils. This year the oils were awarded by category as follows: Green fruitiness Joint first Almazaras de la Subbetica (Parque Oliva Serie Oro) and Finca la Torre (Seleccion Hojiblanca). Green sweet Aceites Melgarejo (Composition) Ripe fruitiness Casas de Hualdo (Arbequina) If you love extra virgin olive oil and would like to taste and enjoy the winners of this year's competition in small company with other like minded enthusiasts, please come along!

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Hackney

£150

Following on from our original bread class, the e5 bakehouse Advanced Sourdough class offers you the opportunity to consider various aspects of sourdough baking in depth. During this class you will learn the secret to making our popular hackney wild, a high hydration 100% heritage wholemeal loaf, and a sourdough Greek flatbread. Each one of these loaves uses a different sourdough leaven and gives an opportunity to better understand how they affect the flavours and textures of your sourdough. You will also learn how to incorporate porridge and sprouted grain into your loaves. We will consider and discuss some further baking issues such as different milling techniques, the importance of organic farming, working with heritage grains, and understanding baker percentage and their use.

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