It’s our last Christmas Caper here at our Rozelle store, so we are going to make this one our biggest yet. We’ve invited the people behind some of our most loved brands, so that you can experience first hand how better quality ingredients and kitchen tools can bring your festive season to life. This is a shopping event like no other with oodles of product tastings, cooking demonstrations throughout the night and our biggest ever door prize giveaways. Read on to find out more about our favourite event on the calendar.
Le Creuset Cooking Demonstration with Sofia Lunel
Join the always entertaining Sofia Lunel from Le Creuset as she shows you how to put a light summer spin on the classic Terrine. Sit back and relax as Sofia shows you just how easy it is to make a showstopping smoked salmon and aspargus terrine for your Christmas table. And if you have ever wondered how you can take better advantage of Le Creuset’s quality-made cast iron pieces this is your chance to have all your questions answered.
Sofia will also be preparing some delicious gingerbread cookies and a spicy mulled wine.
Door Prize: A Le Creuset Heritage Covered Roaster could be yours in our lucky door prize draw.
Zyliss and Microplane
Tara Walton from DKSH industries wants you to enjoy fresh, fun and delicious salads and starters this holiday season with Microplane and Zyliss. See how simple it is to turn firm vegetables into spiralised rainbow salads or vegetable pasta, or shave all manner of ingredients into micro fine garnishes that add powerful flavours to your dish.
…and what is a salad without the perfect dressing? Watch as a few simple ingredients are turned into dressings that enhance rather than overwhelm your dish.
Finish the tasting with a delicious Yuzu Créme Brulee as Tara show’s you how to confidently caramelise with a professional blowtorch.
Frankie’s Fine Brine
Wrap your laughing gear around a crisp and tangy pickle with Hayssam Bejjani from Cartel & Co. Explore the range of Frankie’s Fine Brine products and experience that unmistakable tang of a true American pickle and let Hayssam show you the versatility of this unlikely gourmet ingredient.
Door Prize: A 3 Pack of Frankie’s Fine Brine pickles will also be up for grabs when you enter our door prize draw.
The Big Paella
It wouldn’t be an Essential Christmas caper without The Big Paella. Ricardo Zaratustra is back for Rozelle’s favourite free feed to walk you step-by-step through the process of making the perfect Spanish paella at home. Using some of our favourite Spanish ingredients Ricardo will saute, simmer, stir and steam his giant paella into delicious aromatic perfection over the course of an hour giving you plenty of time to not only drool, but also ask Ricardo for solutions to your paella problems.
Door Prize: A Paella Gift Box valued at $115.95 will be up for grabs as part of our door prize draw.
Herbie’s Simply Delicious Dips
Wondering what to do with your ever growing selection of Herbie’s Spice packs? Ian ‘Herbie’ Hemphill will show you how with just a few ingredients and some Herbie’s spice and spice blends, you can create simple delicious dips and spreads that will take pride of place on those lazy summer day grazing platters.
Herbie & wife Liz will also share with you their secret recipe for creating a Christmas themed Kir royale using whole spice.
Door Prize: A complete Herbie’s Pantry spice kit will go to one lucky winner as part of our door prize draw.
Uber Bar Tools Cocktail Making Demonstration and Tasting
It’s not just quality ingredients that make the perfect cocktail. It is the tools you use that take the mix from “yum” to “OMG WOW!” Sip on something delicious as Ben from Uber Bar Tools throws together an intriguing mix of unique flavours that bring out the best in your favourite spirit. Have a question about a particular bar tool and what it’s for? Ben can help you with his decades of expertise honed in the cutthroat high-end Sydney bar scene.
Door Prize: Enter the draw to win an Uber Bar Tools pack including a Copper J Shaker, Copper Bar Ray Strainer and Copper Muddler.
Sparkling and Wine Tasting with Julian Todd
Get into the spirit of our Christmas Caper with sparkling on arrival and a tasting of some of Back Vintage’s best Australian wines.
Back Vintage source, ferment and bottle some of Australia’s best wine allowing you to enjoy a better drop at an affordable price.
Guests will be able to pre-order there BackVintage wines in store to be delivered just in time or Christmas.
Door Prize: A bottle of Reserve 2014 McLaren Vale Shiraz will be up for grabs in our Lucky Door Prize Draw
THINGS TO KNOW:
We really do hope you can join us for our last soiree in Rozelle. Tastings and product demonstrations will be ongoing throughout the night, while our Herbie’s and Le Creuset demonstrations will happen between 6PM and 7PM.
There will be a 10% discount on purchases made on the night. Some exclusions apply.
The LUCKY DOOR PRIZE will be drawn at 7:45PM