Cooking Demonstration at Akaroa Cooking School
Foodies of all stripes are invited to join this excursion, which will show you not only the secrets in cooking with local ingredients, but also a good time.
DurationApproximately 5 hours
After reaching the school with a short walk from the pier, begin your cooking experience, enjoying a peek and a taste of how fresh food is prepared here in New Zealand.
The Akaroa Cooking School procures fresh seafood directly from Murray, the local fisherman who sells his catch right here on the wharf, only seconds from the door of the cooking school.
Your cooking class team will showcase the fresh ingredients and you may be asked to assist to create a number of outstanding dishes using locally caught fish and shellfish, if available. Main courses will be complemented with a bounty of local produce, which may include olive oils, honey, nuts, and organic fruits and vegetables. Learn how to source fresh seafood, what to look for when buying fish, how to properly store fish and how to employ different cooking techniques.
The highlight of your lesson comes as you gather around the table for a festive feast, sipping award-winning local wines matched to each dish. Raise a glass to an entertaining and informative culinary experience before returning to your Crystal ship.
Important Notes: It is recommended that guests dress in casual clothing and wear flat, comfortable shoes. This excursion will operate in all weather conditions. Pre-reservation of this Crystal Adventures excursion is recommended.