The famous dried and salted bacalao cod is a hallmark ingredient in North Spain’s Basque cuisine. Its history began locally around the Atlantic and Mediterranean, before becoming an important food export between the new and old world, spreading throughout regions near and beyond the Atlantic. Join Spanish Chef, Marc Albalate at South Melbourne Market’s La Central for a glass of cava (Spanish sparkling wine) before touring the Market, choosing fresh ingredients and sharing stories as you make your way to the Neff Market Kitchen. You will learn to make impressive salted cod served on pan-cooked mushrooms with silky garlic cream; a couple of delicious tapas to start: haricot beans and diamond clams in a traditional garlic parsley sauce and seared scallops, Spanish black pudding and smoked raw sheep’s milk cheese. To finish it all off, the traditionally popular dessert, deep fried custard with cinnamon sugar. Buen Provecho!
North Spanish Classics
Shop and cook spanish classics from the north
Whether you want to explore a new cuisine, learn some new techniques or simply expand your cooking repertoire, our highly experienced instructors will show you how to prepare delicious dishes that are guaranteed to impress. Click here for more information the class format.
About the Chef
Chef, La Central Spanish Deli & Bodega
Born in Barcelona, Marc and his family moved to the Balearic Islands at a young age where he later graduated in Hospitality from The University of Islas Baleares.
Since then Marc has travelled extensively and worked in a range of restaurants across Europe, including Germany and Belgium, before he returned to Spain to take the helm of some of Spain’s most prestigious 5 star hotels. Marc moved to Australia in 2009 and since then he has worked in some of Melbourne’s best loved Spanish and Mediterranean restaurants including Boozy Rouge, The Robert Burns Hotel and Movida. In December 2018, Marc joined La Central as Head Chef where he is creating a delicious range of tapas, using the finest ingredients from some of the best producers in Spain.