Jessica stopped by Azul at Mandarin Oriental for a sneak peak at its interactive cooking class series. She even tested her cooking skills with Chef de Cuisine, Benjamin Murray, when they made a braised short rib dish from one of the classes.
Below is a list of the upcoming classes offered at Mandarin Oriental. Some classes will be with Chef Benjamin of Azul and others will be at Mandarin Oriental's other restaurant, La Mar with Chef Oka.
Cooking class series:
Friday, May 6: Causa Tasting with Chef Oka of La Mar
Saturday, June 11: Japanese Techniques with Chef Benjamin Murray of Azul - participants will be making tuna with ponzu and pickles, pictured here:
And he showed us how to make it:
Saturday, September 24: Couples Cooking with Chef Benjamin Murray of Azul
Saturday, November 12: Festive Ways to Prepare for the Holidays with Chef Murray of Azul
Friday, December 9: The Secrets of Leche de Tigre with Chef Oka of La Mar
If you want to sign up to participate in the next cooking class, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 305-913-8358.