Spice up your night with an exotic cocktail class | Gourmand and Gourmet

Spice up your night with an exotic cocktail class

Does your stomach constantly rumble for falafel and lamb kofte? Is your afternoon tea more often than not a square (or more) of Turkish Delight? We’ve got it bad for Mediterranean food, and if you do too, Mecca Bah at Emporium might just have the answer. Situated in the Valley’s top-tier dining hub, Mecca Bah has been serving up tantalizing mezze platters, tagines, and falafel for years. Paired with their quirky cocktails and creative Turkish pizzas, it all makes for a deliciously exotic way to start a night. But what could make our stomachs rumble even louder than their irresistible Middle Eastern feasts? Well, with their brand new cocktail and pizza classes on offer, you can now learn to shake, spin, pour, and plate up your favourite Mecca Bah tastes at home! mecca bah brisbane cocktail classes 2Shake it up with Mecca Bah’s cocktail classes, where their in-house mixologists and cocktail connoisseurs will show you how your favourite Mecca mixes are made. Their menu sports tongue-tingling fancies like the Lemon Sherbet Cocktail, Turkish Delight Martini, and Sunset in Dubai, so you know you’re in for a sweet time. Gather up some booze-loving friends (or let loose with coworkers in a corporate class), and from $60pp (10 person minimum) you’ll learn some recipes that can’t be found in the average cocktail course. Perfect for a hen’s night for that hard to please bride, or even just a girl’s night out, this is one evening activity we’re sure will have everyone shook up. Prefer to line your stomach before downing cocktails? How about an in-house pizza class from one of Mecca Bah’s expert chefs? While the pizza at Mecca isn’t your usual cheese-and-salami creation, it’s still something we can picture sitting down at home with and eating way, way too much of (and really, isn’t that what pizza’s all about?). These Middle Eastern inspired boat-shaped pizzas are filled with scrumptious ingredients like chermoula spiced roast vegetables and lamb meatballs in spicy tomato sauce – and you could learn how to make your own tasty concoction at home! mecca bah cocktail class brisbaneKick things off with a glass of champagne, beer or vino and from $75pp, Meccah Bah’s chefs will have you performing pizza acrobatics in no time. They even offer a kids pizza class for $29pp – which little ones will find a whole lot more entertaining than any backyard BBQ (bonus, no cooking or cleaning and you’ll get yourself a new home chef!). So if you’ve got an event to plan, an appetite for something a little out of the ordinary and at least 10 hungry people to entertain, we suggest you Mecca booking ASAP! Get in touch with Mecca Bah to book on (07) 3252 5299. Words by Samantha Chariton