What’s On: Ruth Pretty’s Christmas Fiesta
Imagine bold colours, vibrant summery tastes and festive flair. Perfect for a summery New Zealand Christmas celebration as Ruth Pretty puts the Fiesta into Festive Season with her special Christmas cooking classes (classes start October 19 and run until December 21).
Ruth’s Christmas classes are legendary for their lively approach and this year she is loving the idea of mixing up relaxed dishes bursting with flavour to create a colourful, happy and welcoming Christmas table. A Christmas Fiesta.
“The idea is to mix things up. Not necessarily set courses. Lots of different dishes, so there is always something for everyone: seafood, meat, salads and vegetables, fresh as can be and exploring fun, festive flavours. And sensational desserts,” says Ruth.
“These days Christmas celebrations are much less traditional than ‘the olden days’ when I was a child.
“Around the table there are likely to be small kids, mums and dads, grannies, in-laws and ‘out-laws’ and possibly a few family friends as well. Not to mention a range of dietary requests.”
The menu is top secret at this stage, but there are excited reports of mouth-watering aromas coming from the Kitchen. Presentation is always a highlight at a Ruth Pretty Christmas class with lots of ideas to “borrow”.
So get a group of friends or family together and let Ruth and her team inspire your own Christmas Fiesta. Remember these classes book out quickly.
Classes cost $240 and run from 10.00am – 4.30pm, morning tea served from 9.15am. Classes start October 19 and run until December 21. See www.ruthpretty.co.nz for a full list of dates.