5 incredible masterclass experiences for London foodies
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- 29 October 2018
Learn how to roll sushi, pour the perfect coffee or handle crab like a pro
In London and fancy upping your foodie game? Mastercard has teamed up with some of the best restaurants and brands in the city to offer its cardholders the opportunity to learn from the best. We've had a look at the lineup of masterclasses happening around the city and picked out some of our favourites. If you want to see what else is on offer, from gin tasting to fine dining experiences, check out the full Priceless Cities lineup.
Sushi class with the head chef of Miyako
Miyako is one of London most popular Japanese restaurants and you can learn the art of sushi rolling from its head chef while indulging in some sake tasting (hot, cold and sparking – yes sparkling!) during this hands-on workshop. First up you get the down-low on rice-cooking techniques before learning how to make three types of rolls. Then you invite your mates round for dinner and blow their minds.
When: Sat 17 Nov, Sat 15 Dec, Sat 19 Jan 2019, Sat 16 Feb 2019
Tickets: £89 (Mastercard holders exclusive), book now.
Luxury whisky tasting and mini masterclass
Head on a whistle-stop flavour tour featuring some top distilleries from around the world with whisky experts Neil Ridley and Joel Harrison. Enjoy a welcome drink on arrival and sample two premium under-the-counter drams along with a masterclass in tasting. You'll also take home an official gift bag: we'd tell you what's inside, but that'd spoil the surprise.
When: Mon 3 Dec, Tue 4 Dec (12:30pm and 4:30pm)
Tickets: £75pp for tasting / £90pp including masterclass (Mastercard holders exclusive), book now.
Pour a perfect cup of joe with a Black Sheep barista
A cocktail greets you on arrival (fingers crossed for espresso martinis!) before you learn about the bean's journey from farm to cup and get schooled on how to make the perfect home brew. Black Sheep's expert barista will share their secrets, show you the techniques and walk you through your own cafe latte with a heart on top. Free your inner coffee snob!
When: Mon 5 Nov (Plough Place), Mon 3 Dec (Southbank)
Tickets: £35pp when using your Mastercard to book (normal price £55pp), book now.
Explore Indian spices at Chokhi Dhani
Award-winning restaurant Chokhi Dhani has been championing local Indian culture for three decades and is famed for highlighting dishes from the ancient and princely state of Rajasthan. This masterclass with Chef Vishu Natarajan will take you and your companions, welcome cocktail in hand, on a culinary tour of the region through its spices. You'll be guided through a flash cooking session on the terrace and afterwards sit down for a gourmet spread of seasonal street food while enjoying panoramic river views.
When: Sundays through till 1 January (11am and 2.45pm)
Tickets: £60pp (Mastercard holders exclusive), book now.
Crack open crabs at CLAW Carnaby
Nom nom nom… honestly this one has us salivating just writing about it. CLAW has been open since 2015, source their seafood sustainably, and their Carnaby restaurant has to be experienced by any serious foodie. At this 90-minute masterclass you'll retrieve your crab out of water and get expert guidance on how to cook, crack the shell and extract every last bit of succulent crab.
When: Valid until 11 January 2019
Tickets: £45 (Mastercard holders exclusive), book now.