The Hussar Grill and Silwood Cooking School host Steak Masterclasses

Do you know why you should let steak “rest” before you cut it? Or the difference between “blue” and “rare”?

To reveal the answers to these questions along with other secrets of the steak, South Africa’s premier grill room, The Hussar Grill, will be sharing some of the expertise behind our successful 55-year legacy in a series of Steak Masterclasses. Aspirant cooks and foodies are welcome to attend these stand-alone evening events, which will be held in a professional kitchen at the prestigious Silwood School of Cookery in Cape Town, South Africa’s oldest cookery school.

Each Steak Masterclass will be hosted by Jason Allen, the owner of The Hussar Grill restaurant in Steenberg, and will cover the preparation of three choice cuts of beef, namely, sirloin, rump and fillet.

In addition to learning how to grill a steak to the rare or medium stage, the classes will cover how to wet-age meat at home and provide tips on barbequing (“braaiing”) and stovetop grilling. As a fitting accompaniment to the steaks, participants will be taught how to prepare a classic Béarnaise Sauce and a creamy Pepper Sauce – both perennial favourites at The Hussar Grill. The secret recipe for our very own basting sauce will also be yours for the keeping.

Not only do students get to participate in the preparation and cooking of the steaks, they also get to sample their triumphs along the way. As soon as each steak and its accompanying sauce is ready, guests get to enjoy the spoils while the steaks are still hot. To wash it all down in style, Ernst Gouws & Co. will keep your glasses full of a selection of their premium wines.

Cost: R650 per person

Time: 18h30 – 21h30

Venue: Silwood Cooking School, 40 Riverton Rd in Rondebosch, Cape Town. There is ample off-street parking on-site.