Attending dessert class was touch and go and right up until 8am that morning we were set to cancel given how I was feeling. I'm sick of mentioning it now but I'm ill with flu or something like that. Anyway after a shower and knowing how much Steve wanted to learn how to make baklava I summoned all energy and decided to go. It is just a two hour class and it's not really strenuous so I thought I'd be ok. I figured I could alway recuperate and sleep for the remainder of the afternoon especially as Steve planned to watch the Richmond game on TV. And true to my word that I did!
Unlike the previous class which took place on a portable work bench in the bar area, dessert class took place in the kitchen and the ever friendly owner / chef Kemal had his elbow deep in filo pastry, melted butter and nuts in no time.
We made baklava and raspberry flavoured Turkish delight. Not being a Turkish delight fan, this stuff was actually quite pleasant although still too sweet for me. The baklava also very sweet was really good though and the sweetness cut through by a scoop of vanilla ice cream. We got to take some home with us too.
Main course was their famous Anatolian lamb slow cooked for 18 hours. By this stage, given my loss in apetite I was already full but it was very good lamb. It came with some tomato couscous and was served with a date jus to give it a little sweetness.
We really enjoyed the food so much so Steve suggested ordering a pizza (they've won prizes for their pizza) to take home and then we wouldn't have to cook dinner! I'm all for not cooking so that we did. Appetite hasn't quite returned in spite of the amazing smelling pizza so have left that for Steve who has chomped his way through it with occasional bouts of "very good". He's also got through the baklava we brought home so that's also a positive sign.