What’s Hot gets cooking

Fun was had by all Monday night as The Post Restaurant, along with What’s Hot magazine, hosted an Italian Cooking Class.

Chef and Post Restaurant owner Ercole Musso showed the fully-booked class how to prepare and cook some of the dishes from his menu as well as from Barolo, the region of Italy he is from.

Chef Musso started the class by showing the students how to make some of his emulsions/dressings and homemade mayonnaise. He then showed how to cut and prepare beef carpaccio without using a slicer, which he served with cherry tomatoes and a little olive oil dressing.

Next was a lesson on how to make and cook Italian sausages, which were served with a tomato sauce and gnocchi.

It is in his blood to make pasta and Chef Musso showed the class with ease how to make the basic dough, roll it by hand and use the pasta machine.

Samples were taken around the class so everyone could have a feel of the texture. He also showed how to cut the pasta into angel hair, fettucine, pappardelle and how to make ravioli and tortellini.

Chef Musso then cooked two main course dishes with pork and then chicken, both tenderised with garlic and parmesan spread evenly over the flattened meat then rolled, breaded and fried in a little olive oil.

He finished off with a traditional version of the Italian classic tiramisu done in a martini glass.

All the dishes that he created during the evening were taken out on sample plates to everyone to taste along with two Italian wines available from Jacques Scott. One was a dry Velante Pinot Grigio Veneto 2007 and the other a red wine from a vineyard near the chef’s hometown, which was called Madonna di Como, Dolcette dAlba.

For more information on what is happening in Cayman each month look to What’s Hot magazine.

It has everything that locals need to know about events, discount deals, special offers, shopping, diving and much, much more.

Pick up your copy free inside the Caymanian Compass every first Tuesday of the month and check out what Cayman has to offer.