SABA’s hugely popular cookery classes are run by Executive Chef Taweesak (Tao)
Trakoolwattana, who shows how to create that subtle yet distinctive Thai
cuisine over the course of a fun and informative day.
Born, raised and trained in Bangkok, Tao has cooked great Thai cuisine all over the world before joining the SABA team in 2006. Why he asks, would anyone want to eat anything other than authentic Thai food?
Tao welcomes us to his SABA kitchen and as we savour a bowl of conchi, a traditional breakfast dish in Thailand and Vietnam, he introduces us to the main ingredients used in preparing a Thai meal and explains how to balance the flavours and aromas. Tao demonstrates the first dish before all participants gather around a work station to prepare five or six more dishes together.
Our Thai Cooking Days run from 10 am to 4 pm and costs €150 per person which includes lunch with wine/beer and a signed copy of ‘SABA:The Cookbook‘, winner of the prestigious 2013 Gourmand Award, Best Asian Cookbook category.
A trip to the Asian Market follows, where Tao highlights how to choose the best Thai ingredients, pointing out the less familiar as well as the more widely recognised. From there, we visit a well-known Irish food shop where we learn about which substitutes can be used to create that special Thai flavour if there is no Asian food shop nearby. The day finishes back at SABA the restaurant where Tao serves up what he considers to be a perfectly balanced Thai meal.
Classes fill up fast so make sure to keep an eye on our dates below.