Mon, 28 Oct | Christ Church Henley

Taste of Italy

Come and watch as I demonstrate Focaccia, Gnocchi, Risotto and much more followed by a fabulous pop-up by Michele from designer Italian shoe boutique Cecilia Quinn!
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Taste of Italy

Time & Location

28 Oct 2019, 17:30
Christ Church Henley, 46 Reading Rd, Henley-on-Thames RG9 1AG, UK

About the Event

Come and watch as Simon demonstrates Focaccia, Gnocchi, Risotto and much more!

The evening starts with a glass of fizz, then it’s time to take

your seats and watch as Simon demos the courses you’ll shortly

be enjoying for dinner. He’ll show you all the tricks, and give you tips from

how a professional kitchen creates mouth-watering, award-winning dishes.

You’ll be given recipes so you can jot down tips and also

be able to ask Simon questions as he’s cooking.

Keeping with our Italian theme, we’ll be joined by Michele from Henley’s ‘Cecillia

Quinn’ to talk about the fine art and style of hand-crafted Italian shoe-making.

Then it’s time to take your seats for a delicious 3 course dinner cooked by Simon.


  • Rosemary focaccia, olives, oil & balsamic
  • Tomato & basil risotto, clams & Parma ham
  • Classic Italian Ossobuco, parmesan gnocchi & braised vegetables
  • Vanilla panna cotta, almond biscotti, roast apple & warm chestnut mousse

What you’ll learn:

  • Bread making
  • Risotto
  • How to prepare and cook clams
  • Tomato passata
  • How to use a pressure cooker
  • How to cook ossobuco
  • How to make and cook gnocchi
  • How to use “e’spuma” guns and how to make e’spumas
  • Taste of Italy dinner ticket

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