A Culinary View

By Maureen Goulet, Owner of Ambrosia Cooking School

Summertime is upon us now, and we can all kick back and enjoy some casual entertaining, where BBQs will be firing up and gin and tonics will be poured.  I had the pleasure of meeting a wonderful Thai chef Pailin Chongchitnant, who shared with me a great summer time Thai appetizer that is unique and bursting with flavour and would be great at any BBQ this summer.

Most of us think of seafood when we hear ceviche, but this dish is a beef ceviche served in butter lettuce cups.  Ceviche is meat or seafood cured in citrus juices, such as lemon or lime. The taste is refreshing and bursting with flavour.  I love Thai food, and this dish is no exception.  It can be made ahead of time and placed into the lettuce cups just before serving, making this perfect for summertime entertaining.

Chef Pailin returns to the Y. Franks Fine Appliance Showroom this September 29th with many more delicious Thai recipes.  See below to register for this inspirational and fun-filled cooking class

Cooking Classes

Did you know we host cooking classes ?  Ambrosia Adventure in Cooking holds classes that are taught by some of Vancouver’s best chefs, who share their talents and culinary secrets. Past chefs include Alex Chen of Boulevard Restaurant, Trevor Bird of Fable Restaurant and Vikram Vij of Vig’s, Rangoli and Railway Express.

Upcoming Classes:

Chef: Alex Chen of Boulevard Restaurant
Topic: Comfort Foods
Date: November 9th, 6:30 – 9:30pm
Location: Y. Franks Fine Appliances, 503 15th St, West Vancouver BC
Check out ambrosiaadventures.com for more details.

Chef: Curtis Luk, Executive Chef/Owner of Mision restaurant
Topic: Vegetarian Cooking
Date: November 23rd, 6:30 – 9:30pm
Location: Y. Franks Fine Appliances, 503 15th St, West Vancouver BC
Check out ambrosiaadventures.com for more details.