When Yelp posted that they were holding an event to the Cook School Scotland I knew immediatly that this was something I did not want to miss out on.
The Cook School is located down in Kilmarnock and I used to drive past the sign years ago on my way to work. None of my friends at the time were really up for going so it remained a dream until last week when I was delighted to be accepted onto the event!
The theme of our day was Chicken and after a demonsration by our Chef we were set to work to deconstruct our whole chicken. I have to say this was my least favourite part of the day as I am 100% squeamish but I am proud of myself that I managed to give it a go!
Our 1st course was Butter Chicken Curry and this is one of my favourite Indian dishes and I was actually really surprised by how easy it was to make. We were talked through each stage of the way and the end result .. oh my days! I cannot believe that I actually made it!
The 2nd dish we made was Chicken Milanese and I was so pleased to see that my gluten free needs were easily accomodated. Whilst the others were coating their chicken in breadcrumbs I had my own little polenta station to use which was brilliant! This is a dish that I can easily re-create at home and so simple.
To accomodate our chicken dishes the Chef made us a side of braised rice which was cooked in the oven. I have never thought to do that before but I certainly will be giving it a try. We also had some sweet potato wedges. I dont know why but sweet potato is not usually something I thought I would like but it was delightful and again I will be making this at home!
Using the drumsticks we also shown how to make a beautiful marinade to coat them in and once again mine were cooked seperate with a gluten free marinade.
For dessert everyone had chocolate brownies with salted caramel ice cream but I was given my own little gluten free dessert of salted caramel ice cream sandwich which was ooooh so yummy!
It was an absolute brilliant day out and thank you so much to the Cook School for having us and of course to Yelp for organising.
If you fancy giving some cooking a try then I 100% reccomend that you give these guys a visit!
The reason for republishing this post is that I decided to finally try this out for myself and whilst the butter chicken did not taste as good as my 1st attempt at the cook school it was still really yummy. I think I know where I went wrong tho and will be retrying again soon!