Bar Captain Vivek Kumar at the Island Bar at Shangri-La Hotel, in New Delhi could probably whip up a Blue Bird in just a couple of minutes. But this time, he’s careful to proceed slowly. His patrons aren’t just here for a drink—they’re here to learn and try their hand at bartending.
It’s an unusual sight at the Shangri-La on most late afternoons these days. The usual post-lunch quietude has been replaced with Master Chefs hard at work. They slice and dice, whip up desserts—or in the most recent class—mix up a variety of yummy cocktails and mocktails.
It’s all part of a 10-class series on cooking where anyone can learn how to make fine cuisine under expert guidance. Each class only allows a maximum of 25 people, and the focus is on interaction and hands-on learning.
The classes cover a variety of cuisines including Chinese, Japanese and Spanish, as well as desserts and salads, providing for a well-rounded gourmet experience. Five classes are already over but there’s still time to register for the rest.
Classes start at 3.30pm and go on till 5.30pm, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Each class costs Rs2,200.
For more details call the Shangri-La hotel at 011 4119 6121