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Cooking Classes

Dublin, Ireland

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Dublin, Ireland

The Chef and The Dish offers private cooking classes via Skype and Zoom, video conferencing tools, accessible to people in Dublin, Ireland. Find yourself immersed in the cultures of Italy, Spain, Turkey, and many other international locations. The options are endless when you learn from the best chefs and this experience makes it the perfect stay-at-home date night.

To participate from your location in Dublin, Ireland is very easy. Simply select the cooking class you would like to attend, and book it online. With over 100 cooking classes Certified Tested by our team your kitchen will be virtually transporting from Dublin to Italy, Mexico, Thailand or other country with the click of a button. Cooking classes are available for beginners to advanced cooks and unless otherwise noted, use standard kitchen equipment. Once you've picked a class and a date, our assistants will send you a shopping list with everything you need to get before your class time.

Below is a list of local supermarkets and specialty stores in the Dublin, IL area to help you buy the needed ingredients for your culinary experience. Once you receive your shopping list, find the appropriate place to shop. Purchasing ingredients is where your kitchen mastery begins.

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Oriental Emporium

While the previous Abby Road location is now under new ownership, the Rathmines store is still family owned and known as Oriental Emporium. Established in 1991 with roots in Malaysia and Hong Kong, Oriental Market has grown to become a great destination for a variety of Asian products spanning many countries. With a range of fresh produce including hard to find banana leaves to top brands including Mae Ploy from Thailand, Oriental Emporium is a good first stop for Asian grocery needs.

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Little Italy

Hidden in plain site, this little gem in the north inner city on North King Street has been one of Ireland's top Italian speciality grocers since 1976. With their family roots in Italy, this Irish-Italian family fell in love with the values of Italy's way of life, simple food and high quality ingredients. They carry a broad selection of Italian staples and hard to find gourmet items ranging from apricot jam, whole summer truffles, arborio rice, tens of pasta shapes including fresh pasta, guuanciale and lots more. Stop for groceries but stay to explore Little Italy in Dublin.

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Kalabasa Market

Kalabasa Market (formerly Oriental Pantry) is now new food venue in the heart of the Dublin city centre. A stylish restaurant, world-class fishmonger, and international supermarket all under the same roof makes Kalabasa Market a destination for any food lover. Their main countries of import are China, Thailand, Malaysia and India and but they offer a high end selection of trusted brands from a number of countries. Aisles are labeled overhead with Italy, India or other food products found in that aisle. This is a good place to find everything from black bean paste, tamarind paste to a collection of rice noodles and fish sauce.

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Ayla market located on Caple Street is a destination for any Turkish food lover. They carry a huge selection of Turkish specialty products including everything you need for Turkish coffee. They also carry a selection of bulgur, pasta, pomegranate molasses, Turkish red pepper paste, high quality ready made borek and what reviewers say is the best baklava in town.

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Fallon & Byrne

Located on Exchequer Street, this French inspired grocery destination has a large ground floor grocer and cozy wine bar in the basement. High end cheeses displayed in the centre of the store, sweet scented baked goods and a gourmet antipasti section will have you planning a charcuterie board to enjoy before your class, and the collection of artfully arranged fresh produce and fresh meat and seafood departments will have you prepared with the essentials for any cooking class.

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Market Fair

Market Fair Butchers and Grocers is in the heart of Marino opened in 2013. With high quality cuts of Irish raised beef, lamb, and pork, you'll have quality protein for your cooking class. In addition to their butchery, the also have select pantry products including a nice selection Italian goods. Note, they're closed on Sundays.