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An Evening at Leiths: Spanish Feast

Experience the food culture of Spain and learn to cook a sharing feast with guest chef Monica Gil Ruiz


Elevate your skills to new heights in this home-cook course


Best suited for people with little or no culinary experience



Join us for a relaxed and sociable evening of authentic Spanish cuisine. Monica Gil Ruiz, owner and founder of catering company ‘London Basque Kitchen’ will guide you through a selection of tasty Spanish dishes using simple and accessible ingredients. 

Sociable, alfresco dining is engrained in the heart of Spanish culture and its food is made to be shared. Learn to impress your dinner guests and master a traditional Spanish sharing feast incorporating inventive, modern plates, including the ultimate crowd-pleasing dessert Basque cheesecake.




  • Tortilla de patata – traditional Spanish omelette
  • Padron peppers
  • Caramelised Basque cheesecake with blackberry compote



  • Pan con tomate
  • Spanish marinated chicken supreme with romesco sauce and olive salsa
  • Cogollos de Tudela



  • Warm-spiced cauliflower steak with romesco sauce, charred baby leeks and olive salsa
  • Seafood fideua
  • Caramelised Basque cheesecake with blackberry compote


Menu may be subject to change

Course Structure

Cooking with your classmates is an integral part of your Leiths experience. You will cook some of your recipes in pairs, and some independently. Regardless, there is always more than enough food to go around, and often food to take home too.

Your evening will consist of practical cookery in the Leiths kitchens. The exact format will vary from class to class depending on the style of cuisine and, in the case of visiting chefs, their individual teaching style.

At the end of the session, you will sit down and enjoy the dishes you have cooked with the rest of your class, accompanied by a glass of wine or other refreshments.


What’s included: 

  • Refreshments on arrival
  • A recipe booklet
  • All ingredients provided and weighed out for you in advance
  • We do the washing up


What to bring:

  • Flat soled shoes
  • Long trousers and a long-sleeved top are advisable


Allergies and dietary restrictions

We are happy to make adjustments where possible. However, some classes are unsuitable for people with particular intolerances as the menu would need to be completely different. We need 10 days’ notice to be able to properly check the class and adjust the order accordingly. Please read our full policy on allergies and dietary restrictions here.