Small bites pack a powerful punch when it comes to the tapa, Spain’s most famous culinary export. At its most basic, a tapa is a small plate, and you can usually order it in a larger version, too—la ración. From the simple and perfect fried fish, the region’s emblematic dish, to the elaborate creations that inspired by avant-garde cuisine, the world of tapas is demystified and made easy and fun in our cooking school in Borough Market.
In this four hour class, you will learn to work with the freshest, most seasonal products to create both traditional and not-so-traditional dishes from Andalucía. Our chefs will provide real insight into the world of tapas, drawing on their expertise that has made Mimo so successful in Spain. You will learn what makes tapas so special and pick up tips and tricks to make them at home. Learn the basics and beyond. This class includes:
instruction with expert chef aperitif & digestif hands-on preparation of tapas with top-quality produce recipes gourmet lunch with wines
Each Tapas Cooking class ends with a delicious lunch and carefully chosen wine pairings. You will gather around our communal dining table to enjoy what you and your fellow classmates have cooked using your newly acquired knowledge.
Raised in the Basque Country, Ander has always been serious about food – but it wasn’t until he moved to Dublin at 18 that this passion truly flourished. There, he began work as a chef and fell in love with the creativity and heat of the kitchen, a love that later took him to a trattoria in Milan and then back home to study at the Cebanc Culinary School in San Sebastián. After finishing his studies, he moved to London to work in the city’s first Basque restaurant, Donostia, and later Urban Caprice, a high-end catering company where he cooked for celebrities at exclusive events.
After eight years in the industry, Ander took some time to travel and eat his way around Southeast Asia. He explored 10 different countries, discovering new cooking techniques and devouring a new cuisine. The trip inspired him to go back to basics and perfect the art of baking, and he’s been obsessed with sourdough and choux since.
Due to the news surrounding the current outbreak of COVID-19, all our locations will remain closed until further notice. We want to be responsible with our guests and our team, and we think this is a necessary action to take in light of current events.
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Thank you for your understanding, The Mimo Team