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The Barcelona Supper Club by Codorníu – Jamón carving, Catalan Cooking and Cava Masterclass

On 16th November, Spain’s award-winning cava producer (my client), Codorníu, is hosting a Barcelona Supper Club at L’atelier des Chefs. This interactive supper club evening includes not one, not two, but three culinary masterclasses followed by a four course supper club dinner celebrating the best of Barcelona food and drink.
The Barcelona Supper Club by Codorníu offers the ultimate in Spanish indulgence. Enjoy the art of jamón carving with expert jamón carver Chuse Valvor of Tozino, a hands-on cookery class with Rachel McCormack of Catalan Cooking, and a Fizzness School cava masterclass by Codorníu, before sitting down to relax and enjoy the fruits of your labour… all in one action-packed supper club evening.
Now, I don’t usually use my blog for some shameless self-promotion but this is an event I’m particularly proud of putting together and wanted to share with you all. A large part of my excitement about this event is that it includes jamón carving and as a recovering vegetarian I now finally understand that Jamón Ibérico de Bellota is one of the seven wonders of the culinary world.
What’s the cost of this jam-packed evening I hear you say, a mere £40 – a steal in my book for the jamón carving alone.
The evening will incorporate a traditional jamón carving class hosted by Chuse. You will learn how to choose the correct knife, position the jamón on a ‘jamonero’, make the first cut, carve wafer thin slices, and even blend the different layers of succulent jamón. You will walk away with an understanding of the different cuts of jamón; the Maza, Babilla, Codillo and Punta, their impact on aroma, texture and flavour and, of course, a first lesson in how to expertly carve.

You’ll also have the chance to cook up an authentic, seasonal Catalan dish with Rachel
McCormack, founder of Catalan Cooking classes and supper clubs, who specialises
in authentic Catalan dishes that are easy to recreate at home.
The “Fizzness School”, hosted by Codorníu, is a cava tasting where you can learn
how to pair sparkling wines with delicious food. You’ll complement your kitchen
creations with authentic cava and then sit down to dine in true Barcelona style
and enjoy your meal.
Places are limited, so if you want to join in on the action and be one of the Barcelona
Club’s exclusive supper guests, book your place via the Codorníu
website

For more information visit www.codorniu.co.uk or check out the Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/TheBarcelonaClubByCodorniu – which (while I’m shamelessly plugging) will be giving away thousands of pounds worth of Barcelona-themed prizes over the next year including trips to the beautiful city itself.
There is a media preview of The Barcelona Supper Club by Codorniu on Tuesday 11th October at Beas of Bloomsbury at One New Change, ahead of the big event on Wednesday 16th November at L’atelier des Chefs.
Get in touch if you want to join in the fun.

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