Monday, October 20, 2014

European Cooking Made Easy’ at The Maya Kitchen

Another returning chef is set to once again grace The Maya Kitchen - Chef Cara Davis, the rising culinary gem
Chef Cara got her culinary training from the Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, New York, the French Culinary Institute in Manhattan and the New York Bartending School. Starting at the age of fifteen, she worked at Kultura and C5 at The Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Canada. She has also worked as a chef de partie with Chef Grant Achatz at Alinea in Chicago, Chef Daniel Humm at Eleven Madison Park in New York and most recently with Chefs Juan Marie and Elena Arzak at Restaurante Arzak in San Sebastian, Spain.

The young chef also does private catering and is involved in charitable works, having worked as a volunteer cook for a Toronto women’s shelter and a New York soup kitchen.

It is so interesting to note too that Chef Cara, then 11 years old,  became the youngest student to attend Basic Cooking, Basic Baking and Cake Decoration classes at The Maya Kitchen.

And now, she is back!

Learn how you can prepare select European dishes as Chef Cara mounts a cooking demonstration at The Maya Kitchen on October 25, Saturday, 9am-1pm.

Chef Cara will share her recipes on the following:

* Salmorejo Soup, an Andalusian version of gazpacho made by blending tomatoes, garlic and day old bread. The soup is then garnished with crispy Jamon Serrano and hard boiled eggs. 

* Chicken Fines Herb is sautéed chicken breast paired with a rich and creamy sauce made by adding wine and jus lie to sweated shallots. Cream and finely chopped chives, tarragon, parsley and chervil finish off this classic French dish. 

* Cavatelli is fresh, handmade pasta tossed with a pesto of pistachios, parmesan cheese, herbs and roasted tomatoes. 

* St. Peter’s Fish is pan seared Tilapia finished with a beurre blanc sauce made by whisking chilled butter to a white wine and vinegar reduction. 

* Peach Galette is a basic crust made of butter and flour, rolled out and filled with peaches flavored with cinnamon and vanilla. 

Now, I'm really excited to learn how to prepare these dishes! And of course, I'm excited to taste them too!:)

Chef Cara is based abroad and is in the Philippines only for a visit. So don't you dare miss seeing her cooking prowess, LIVE

Hurry, don't miss this chance now! Go reserve your slot this instance and you might still be able to avail of the 50% discount for the  first 20 enrollees!

See you there!

For more information, log on to or e-mail   or visit The Maya Kitchen Culinary Center every Tuesday to Saturday at 8F  Liberty Building, 835 A. Arnaiz Avenue (Pasay Road), Makati City or call 8921185 /892-5011 local 108.

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