Learn to Cook Authentic and Innovative Italian Dishes with Award-Winning Chef Francesco
BiCE Mare’s new cooking masterclasses to be held every month
14th February, 2012 – Dubai, UAE; BiCE Mare’s award winning Executive Chef, Francesco Guarracino, has launched a programme of cooking masterclasses at the restaurant to teach foodies how to cook incredible regional Italian dishes.
The monthly classes will focus on different Italian specialties including homemade pasta such as Ravioli, Tortellini, Lasagna and Cappellacci as well as signatures sauces accompaniments and seafood. The programme, which can accommodate up to 25 people at five cooking stations, has been designed to be interactive and engaging, with Chef Francesco on hand to provide tips and culinary tricks to get the best out of the ingredients as well as discussing the history of the dish.
“A lot of our guests at the restaurant ask how we create certain dishes and as my background includes teaching aspiring chefs at one of Italy’s top culinary institutions I thought that running a series of masterclasses would be something that people would enjoy and really learn from.
We start with the basics and I run through the history and the traditional methods for preparing the dish so that my students will really get the most of the sessions. The entire kitchen team at BiCE Mare is Italian, and come from all over the country, so our passion for spreading and passing on our knowledge about the cuisine that we love works perfectly for these classes. We want people to enjoy food from start to finish and really get an understanding of why Italian’s are so proud of their culinary history and culture,” said Chef Francesco.
Guests will enjoy a lunch and drinks as well as having the chance to sample the dishes made during the class. Each dish will be sampled and a winner will be chosen during each session who will receive a range of special prizes.
The master classes are AED 550 per person including a three course lunch and will be held on the first Monday of the month. For more information and booking call BiCE Mare, Souk Al Bahar on +971 (0)4 4230982.
About BiCE Mare:
Opened in November 2009 in the prestigious Souk Al Bahar district, BiCE Mare is a specialist Italian seafood restaurant serving up exciting signature dishes. The kitchen team, led by Chef Francesco Guarracino, is made up of 11 Italian chefs from the Federezione Italiano Cuochi – an organization representing the World Association of Chef Societies in Italy - BiCE Mare now has an all Italian team who bring their own regional cooking methods, style and expertise to the kitchen.
BiCE Mare boasts specialty dishes from around Italy using the best ingredients available, which include the infamous Paccheri pasta, which is a type of pasta di Grangnano that is dried for 72 hours under the ‘Versuvio’ volcano.
Pastas, sauces, bread, deserts and ice creams are a few of the homemade delicacies served up in the restaurant. Chef Francesco is passionate about only using fresh seasonal ingredients and the best seafood from both local and international sustainable sources.
Adding true Italian flair and theatrics, table side cooking is a new aspect of the restaurant, with culinary creations made in front of the guests to add some drama to both lunch and dinner. This can all be enjoyed while listening to the piano player and watching the incredible Dubai Fountain display from the restaurant’s open air terrace.
Located in the Souk Al Bahar, BiCE Mare is open 7 days a week with lunch being served from 12:00pm to 3:30pm and dinner from 7:00pm to 12:30pm.
The modern BiCE network includes 35 venues worldwide, spanning three continents, and is now recognised as one of the leading Italian fine dining brands in the world.