Weather-permitting, I hope to see some of you at the Greek cooking class to be held at The Maya Kitchen this Saturday, August 6, from 9 am to 1 pm. It will be conducted by no less than Chef Robby Goco of Cyma, one of the most popular Greek restaurants in Manila.
I really don’t get to eat Greek food everyday but it’s something I won’t refuse, if only for its emphasis on the use of olive oils and healthy eating.The Maya Kitchen class will have the following recipes to be shared by Chef Robby: Spanakopita ( spinach pie), garides saganaki (pasta), kotopoulo avgolemono (chicken congee), horiatiki salata (summer salad in red wine vinaigrette), baklava (layered phyllo with walnuts and orange honey syrup) and meatless moussaka (layered seasoned green lentils with bechamel sauce). Class fee is P1,500.
It was my first time to be invited to the Maya Kitchen last Saturday and I was glad to discover again another culinary school in Manila. Mostly am nostalgic because the Maya books like Kain Na! and baking fundamentals were the first ones I bought during my initial forays in the kitchen. And I still have the books up to now.
Anyway, Maya had the class on how to make different kinds of cheesecakes. The hardest part was after the demo when we were given slices to taste them all. Simply irresistible! 😀
My favorite recipe was the one on how to bake and prepare mini cheesecakes. They’re great for when you want a good excuse to have it all to yourself! Plus, you can put any topping you like.
The instructors were Nikka Cleofe-Alejar of Veronica’s Kitchen and Wel Garcia Dy of Toto’s Bakeshop. They belong to this fab group called Filipina Home Bakers Online which sell their yummy desserts on Multiply.
Anyway, I will post soon the recipes for no-bake cheesecake and Oreo cheesecake in my food blog.
The Maya Kitchen Culinary Center
8F Liberty Building
835 A. Arnaiz Avenue (Pasay Road)
Tel. No. 8921185, 8925011 local 108