Roll Your Own Sushi at Home
Learn to cook like a pro at the Kitchen Table Cooking School
Address: 6380 S. Fiddler’s Green Circle, Ste 108A
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
As a sushi lover, I pride myself on knowing all the hot sushi spots, the best all-you-can-eat sushi buffets, the best happy hour specials, but I never thought of making sushi at home, I mean where would I start? So when I saw an advertisement for the Kitchen Table Cooking School’s “Roll Your Own Sushi Night,” I thought I should give it go.
I arrived in the eventing at the new location of Kitchen Table Cooking School in Greenwood Village, it was easy to find, and there was plenty of free parking. There was a small group of 13 of us, and we were set up at two rows of tables. Before we started, we enjoyed some wine and appetizers. I instantly made friends with a young lady sitting next to me who also happened to be there alone. Her brother gave her a gift card for Christmas and she was just as curious as I was about learning the art of sushi rolling.
Our instructor, Diego Coconati kicked off the class with introductions and an explanation of the class format and class packets provided. H-Mart, Pacific Mercantile, and Pacific Ocean Marketplace were listed as the top places to buy sushi ingredients and tools.
Chef Diego set us up at our cooking stations in pairs, and we immediately got started on making the sushi rice. As the rice cooked, we cooked a mixture of vinegar, sugar and kombu (dried seaweed) to use later as the flavor for the rice. As we waited for the rice to cook, we prepared miso soup, which I must say was more flavorful than most miso soups i’ve eaten at some of the best sushi restaurants. Needless to say, I will be making more miso soup at home. We sat down to enjoy our miso soup, and then dove into a knife and cutting demonstration by Chef Diego. He taught us how to properly hold a knife to use our free hand as a guide on the knife blade to control the size of each piece. From there, we made a variety of sushi rolls, taking a final break to enjoy our completed rolls. My favorite was the crab and avocado roll with micro-greens and toasted sesame seeds.
I had such great time at “Roll Your Own Sushi Night,” it was truly a memorable experience, and now I feel ready to make sushi at home. The facilities at Kitchen Table Cooking School are beautiful and spacious, the instructors are friendly and knowledgeable and the classes are hands-on and fun. They offer a range of classes geared towards friends and couples, by regional cuisine, and they even have kids summer camp cooking classes. I’m thinking the next class I try will be “Exotic Indian.” See you there!