The great thing about a cooking class is that you don’t need to know how to cook at all. I don’t do a stitch of cooking, baking or any culinary work. I don’t even like eating sushi! But I had an amazing time and would definitely recommend it to anyone. The class takes place only on Fridays nights at The Hilton in Sandton at a cost of R330pp. I think this is great value for money as you get 31 pieces of sushi plus a welcome drink, tea/coffee and dessert. The price is reasonable as most cooking classes cost around R500.
The classes are intimate with a maximum of 8 people attending ensuring that you get enough one on one attention. Waiters are present to take your drink orders throughout the class. Like most classes it is best you go in a group of at least two as people are generally there with someone and you might feel left out. If you do decide to go alone the intimate nature of the class won’t make you feel too lonesome.
I was worried that like other cooking classes we would only eat after the class. This wasn’t the case as we sampled the sushi we made throughout the class. Warning: you will make 31 pieces of sushi! Don’t stuff your face with the boring cucumber maki and eat all six pieces like we did. We made sushi using salmon, smoked salmon, tuna and prawns.
While your sushi might not look perfect it doesn’t matter because it will still taste great! The instructor had a good laugh at me because I couldn’t cut anything properly. At end of the class we got a certificate and had tea/coffee and dessert. It is a unique activity for a date or a group of friends. Book a class, you will have loads of fun and dinner to eat!
The Hilton have kindly agreed to sponsor a sushi school experience for two people worth R660! All you have to do to enter is leave me a comment below on who you would take with you to the class and what your favourite type of sushi is. A winner will be drawn on 1 September. Good luck!
Update: The competition is now closed. Congrats to Poonam! Thanks for reading and entering everyone.
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