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01st Sep 2020

Galway restaurant reintroducing popular in-house cooking classes this month

Sarah Finnan

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A Michelin star restaurant in the heart of Galway, Aniar is famed for its food but also its popular in-house cooking classes which return this weekend.

Having made the tough decision to remain closed this season, both Galwegians and foodies visiting the area have greatly missed Aniar over the past few months. A prominent fixture on the Galway food scene, the restaurant is headed up by local restauranteur JP McMahon.

A Michelin star restaurant, the place is known for its ever-changing menu inspired by the west of Ireland. Also famed for their in-house cooking classes, I come bearing good news as they’ll make their long-awaited return this month with the first one set for this weekend.

Kicking off with an Italian course, the class introduces students to a number of key traditional dishes, teaching them how to make fresh egg pasta, focaccia and tiramisu amongst other things.

Running from 10am to 5pm, the course also includes a light lunch and a tasting of all your hard work that day… served up with a glass of wine. Bookings can be made through the Aniar website.

In other news, JP has been turning heads with his advice on how too hay bake kohlrabi. How to what now? Kohlrabi, also known as German turnip or cabbage turnip, is a bulbous vegetable that Mister Eat Galway (JP’s Twitter handle, don’t ya know?) recommends backing in the oven in a tray lined with hay.

Intriguing to say the least.

Header image via Instagram/Aniar Galway 

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