Knightsbridge is one of the most luxurious and prestigious areas in all of London. The district attracts people from all around the world for the justifiably famous shopping, partying, and dining found within its environs. However, it’s not just for travellers, even jaded Londoners should be intrigued by the interesting range of culinary courses at the Divertimenti Cookery School; baking classes, confident cooking, demonstration classes, knife skills, parent and teen classes, vegetarian classes, and all kinds of different cuisine.
Heading down to check it out myself, I had an unbelievable time at the Palestine on a Plate Supper Club with chef Joudie Kalla. I Initially believed that I would be experience nothing more than a simple culinary course, however what we got was even better; it was almost like a 5 star restaurant experience in a more personal and cozy environment and we had the honor of meeting the amazing Joudie Kalla.
As everyone gathered around an already prepared dining table, Joudie brought us delicious food based on her incredible recipes, passed down through generations. I have never tried such delicious Palestinian food; we were served homemade Rummaniyeh, Fatayer Lahmeh, Halloumi Makli with Shatta, Fennel and Apple Salad with Dill and Pomegrantes, M’Sabaha, Pickels, Labneh and Olives… and they was just entrees!…For the main dish we had the most tender chicken I have tried: Zaatar Chicken with Maftoul Tabbouleh. To end this dining experience, we were served Warbat Bil Ashta for dessert. Another incredible dish that I have never tried in my life, and as a person that normally does not enjoy sweet food, I was in fact startled by my unexpectedly positive response to it.
Divertimenti Cookery School is one hundred percent recommended; the staff is very nice, and both the food and the experience is top notch. Whilst obviously I’d recommend checking out Joudie’s class, i’d recommend any of the options offered by the Divertimenti Cookery School, I am sure you will enjoy them as much as I enjoyed Palestine on a Plate.
By Mariia Koledova
For more information on Divertimenti Cookery School
020 7581 8065
227-229 Brompton Road
London, SW3 2EP