Christmas already seems a lifetime away. But we thought we’d kick off the New Year with our last favourite memory of 2022…
It’s always hard coming up with ideas for Christmas parties that don’t involve spending all day in the pub. Thankfully, Food Sorcery gave us the perfect excuse to do something more creative. It was time to put on our aprons and do our best Jamie Oliver impressions to celebrate the end of a cracking year.
Food Sorcery is a purpose-built cookery school and event space, founded in Didsbury, that specialises in team building events and culinary master classes. We were invited to roll up our sleeves at their Deansgate Square site in Manchester for a hands-on lesson in cooking contemporary festive fayre.
The challenge was to create our own starter of Turkey and Sprout Gyozas and a main course of Pork Wellington with all the trimmings. Luckily, our great chef, Rick, was on hand to make us a lemon posset for dessert, so we knew we’d at least have one course in the bag.
Putting aside some cooking issues with the Wellingtons (oven technical issues not chef issues) turns out, under the watchful eyes of the professionals, we can crimp a mean gyoza and roll a tender Wellington using all produce locally sourced.
After tucking into the starter and main — both delicious — it was our turn to hand over to the professionals, sit back, relax and enjoy a few more drinks over a delicious dessert. What a great night!
Food Sorcery has their own unique twist on going out for dinner where learning and eating out blend into an exciting and uniquely sociable evening. We had such a good time cooking up a storm in the kitchen with the team and we highly recommend giving them a visit. As they say on all the best reality TV programmes, here’s a look at our best bits…