Tag: Classes

Getting a bit bored of kidding yourself that a gin & tonic is an acceptable drink to be made with a cocktail shaker? Up your game...Go out to spice up your cocktail nights in.

Cocktail lovers can refine their bartending skills and master new techniques at a series of molecular masterclass sessions run by London venue Madison . Launching February 2018, the MadLab sessions offer a chance to don a lab coat and learn three cocktail techniques: carbonation, infusion, and foam.

Participants will create molecular twists on three Absolut Elyx vodka-based cocktails of their choice - selected from a menu of nine - with the finished serves yours to enjoy.

Foam - Learn how to make a foam with the help of a blender and vegan emulsifying/stabiliser agent using a nitrous oxide cartridge – and then how to integrate the foam into a cocktail.
Infusion - Make an instant infusion with a cream whipper and a nitrous oxide cartridge. You’ll then create a cocktail with the infused spirit and learn how to use a torch to caramelise the garnish.
Carbonation- Master a carbonated cocktail with a cream whipper and CO2 cartridge, before using the torch to scorch the garnish.

MadLab masterclasses can accommodate groups of eight to 12 people, priced at £30 a head.

Book your tickets here.

BOOM Cycle Wireless Workout

With the summer fast approaching, New Look Wireless festival has teamed up with BOOM Cycle to deliver the ultimate ‘party on a bike’ fitness experience. Every Wednesday from June 10th, riders can get their hearts racing at BOOM Cycle's high-intensity classes, backed by the sounds of pedal pumping tracks from an array of this year’s superstar acts at Wireless. 

To get Wireless fans fit for the festival, BOOM Cycle has created a series of bespoke classes centred around each day of New Look Wireless. With the lights down low and a world class Funktion One sound-system showcasing hits from the likes of Drake, Nicki Minaj and Avicii, BOOM Cycle's expert instructors will bring the sweat factor with their dynamic mix of dance moves on BOOM Cycle bikes. The weekly classes will take place both morning and evening across both studios in Shoreditch and Holborn to suit all fitness levels. 

If that’s not enough to get in a spin, New Look Wireless ticket holders will also receive an exclusive 20% discount off five rides or more – and for those who do not have a ticket to join the party, don’t sweat (yet) as BOOM Cycle will be giving three pairs of tickets to dedicated riders – the more people spin, the better chance they have to win!

The 10th birthday milestone of New Look Wireless will see a four day celebration over two weekends, kicking off with Wireless 10 on Sunday 28th June showcasing Drake, Rita Ora, Katy B and Flava Flav (with Public Enemy) and the Wireless weekend taking place 3rd–5th July, this is an event not to miss! With Drake’s headlining date completely sold out, there are now only a limited number of tickets available for the remaining three days to win with BOOM Cycle.

Wireless Wednesdays begin on June 10th and will run every Wednesday until July 1st 2015. All rides are available on the following dates and times -

June 10th - Holborn 7.30am and 17.20, Shoreditch 13.15

June 17th - Holborn 7.30am and 17.20 , Shoreditch 13.15 

June 24th - Holborn 18.15pm, 19.15pm, Shoreditch 13.15 

July 1st - Holborn 18.15pm, 19.15pm, Shoreditch 13.15


What's more romantic than oysters and champagne? Learning all about seafood with your loved one that's what - so you can spend the whole year having loved up seafood meals together.

Billingsgate Seafood School, based in the famous London fish market, has created a special course specifically for February the 14th and are inviting couples to ‘get hands on’.

Attendees to the course will be hosted by school principle CJ Jackson, who after a Champaign breakfast with guide the couples through the creation of a delicious three course meal during the day which can be taken away and enjoyed later that evening, meaning couples can avoid the cliché of an overcrowded restaurant on the 14th as well as gaining some impressive cookery skills!

Billingsgate Seafood School is offering couples the chance to do something spectacular this Valentine’s Day with a first class gourmet meal cooked by you!  Perfect for those who love to cook or want to enjoy a fun and memorable day together.  

Traditionally one goes to a restaurant to enjoy a luxury 3 course dinner, but Billingsgate is turning this idea on its head and teaching you how to make the meal, giving it an extra special touch. Couples will get a hands-on experience, preparing and cooking a stunning starter of Rockefeller oysters, or seafood terrine, followed by fresh sea bass in a delicious seafood bisque sauce with seasonal vegetables and dauphinoise potatoes, topped by an assemble at home Eton Mess, all to be taken away and enjoyed in the comfort of your own home.

This exclusive on off day will be hosted by Principle of Billingsgate Seafood School CJ Jackson and her team, who will also demonstrate how to cook your fish at home to ensure you, have a meal worthy of any world famous restaurant.

This special Valentine’s Day class will start in the morning of the 14th, where you and your partner will enjoy a glass of bubbly and pastry breakfast, before donning your aprons and beginning a wonderful day of learning how to prepare and cook a gourmet meal together.

Class and dinner costs £250 per couple and includes all the food, which you will prepare ready to be warmed at home. Class takes place on Saturday 14th February, 8.30am – 2.30pmBookings available at www.seafoodtraining.org


Quality Chophouse butchery coursesEvery wanted to swing a big cleaver around and create the perfect cut of meat? Well now is your chance with a little help from The Quality Chop House in Farringdon.

The iconic restaurant is now running butchery classes, which include a 3-course dinner at the restaurant. How anyone with a love for meat could turn this down is beyond us.

They have been getting fantastic feedback and classes are starting to get booked up quite quickly so get in there early - you can even book for a group and go with a collection of friends.

The butchery classes are run by Head Butcher, Oliver Seabright and focus uniquely around whole carcass butchery. You will learn the principles of this art and get a feel for all the different cuts of the beast.

The classes are made up of 8 students and based around lamb, pork or beef. You begin by talking about the carcass and generally about the species we are working with, for example different methods of rearing, how to asses quality when buying and some different breeds and their importance.

Then Oliver will show you how to break the carcass into the main primal cuts talking about the different characteristics of the pieces. You will work in a small group initially to break an animal down each getting the chance to have a go. After that you move onto the next stage, further breaking down the primal cuts into pieces ready for cooking. Here each of you will prepare and work on cuts separately with guidance.

You also get given cuts take home and cook for yourself!

Courses are 2 hours long and after all that hard grafting you go next door to the restaurant for a three course, slap up dinner.

Cost - £150 inclusive.


Monday 11th August – Beef
Monday 18th August – Pork

Monday 1st September – Lamb (fully booked)
Monday 22nd September – Pork

Monday 6th October – Beef
Monday 20th October – Pork

Monday 3rd November – Lamb


A more tailored class can be available on request for trade professionals or corporate clients. These would be held mid-week. Please email shop@thequalitychophouse.com for enquiries.


You can book online here.


Returning to Carnaby, Create Your Own Leather Wallet is back along with your own Oyster card holder, book cover or any other flat leather item you may want to make.

Create Your Own Leather Wallet  
Wednesday 25th of June 12 -7pm

Drop in anytime for a 30 minute session - £20

Is your Oyster card inside a ugly, free plastic Master card or Ikea Holder? Would you want to create your very own leather wallet to put your cards in? If you’re curious, and you’re looking for something fun to do, Come down to Work-Shop and choose from the beautiful selection of leathers.