Jamaican patties, a colonial Caribbean take on the English Cornish pasty, have evolved from a regional speciality to a snack beloved around the world. With their flaky, golden, turmeric-tinted pastry and spicy, savoury beef filling with hints of thyme and scotch bonnet pepper they are certainly a fixture of Toronto’s global palate. (Vegetarian filling available on request). Another popular Caribbean treat is the Trinidadian coconut tart, an empanada-style turnover with a sweet coconut filling infused with warm island spices like nutmeg. Together, they are a delicious symbols of the international Caribbean diaspora.
In this fun, hands-on class Chef Avery Billy will walk you through all the steps to make both these tropical treats, from making the dough and fillings, to shaping and baking the pies. Participants will learn a bit of history of these dishes, tips on sourcing ingredients, snack on freshly baked treats in class, and get to take home samples of both dishes.
$60 + HST
Avery Billy — aka Chef Billy — is a young, ambitious professional cook with a passion for creating unique culinary experiences that reflect his Caribbean roots along with his love for international cuisines. Keep tabs on his upcoming pop-up events on Instagram at @gb_hospitality_toronto or on Facebook.
NOTE: This is our first series of post-lockdown, in-person, indoor events, and will be open to those who are double vaxxed. I am asking for participants to please submit via email and/or print out and bring their vaccination receipts – these are very easy to obtain online and are a prerequisite for attending. I understand that there may be some people who have been unable to get vaccinated for various legitimate reasons, but I would respectfully ask those people to please wait until we are in the clear before participating in this kind of group activity.
In the event of a change in the local status of the COVID situation, we reserve the right to cancel this class at any time, in which case all participants will receive a full refund.