The Devilled Egg Kitchen Academy
The space inside The Devilled Egg Kitchen Academy is striking, with gleaming white surfaces and all the kitchen equipment you could ever dream of. Whilst such a gorgeous kitchen is sadly not a feasible setup for most of us, the school's philosophy is that fine dining is achievable for anyone. A session at The Devilled Egg will leave you with the knowledge to recreate spectacular dishes in your own home, however humble the setting. The school is run with an informal, conversational approach, allowing the students to guide the tutorial by asking questions and choosing what to expand on. Barbora is warm and friendly, and the sheer extent of her knowledge is impressive - we struggled to find any gaps in her understanding of cooking. Lessons at The Devilled Egg are very hands-on, so it's easier for students to retain the top tips they pick up. After a demanding couple of hours in the kitchen, we were glad to spend the final 30 minutes of the lesson eating our superb meal - truly, we could hardly believe that we had made it ourselves. To be tutored so skilfully and fed so richly for little more than the cost of an evening's wining and dining felt like a very good deal indeed. We'll be keeping an eye on The Devilled Egg's calendar for a chance to return.