Book ahead: The best food and drink classes this January with Asia Miles

Our rundown of the best food and drink classes in January, eligible for Asia Miles rewards, which will keep your culinary skills as sharp as a chef's knife
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The stylish interior at Bread Street Kitchen
By Time Out Hong Kong |

Ever dreamed of being the next celebrity chef? Or a pro mixologist? Perhaps it’s your deepest desire to be the world’s best barista? Maybe that’s a bit ambitious but you can certainly make sure your skills are in tip-top shape with these top culinary courses in our food-obsessed city.

Earn miles while enjoying unique dining experiences
These unique experiences are partnered with lifestyle and dining rewards programme Asia Miles. Members embarking on this culinary journey can earn miles to spend on dining at over 200 partnered restaurants across the city – including the likes of burger champions Beef and Liberty, dim sum specialists Yum Cha and Michelin-starred Ming Court. Earning rewards at top restaurants while pursuing your culinary passion sounds good to us!

Earn a mile for every dollar spent when dining on Mondays
As well as earning one mile for every two dollars spent on any day of the week, there’s an added bonus. To brighten up the start of your week, members earn double rewards when dining on Mondays, which means that for every single dollar spent they earn another mile towards their next dining experience. No more dreary Mondays!

Link your Asia Miles account to the Openrice app
To make things even easier, Asia Miles members can link their accounts with Openrice and earn rewards when booking through the online restaurant guide’s app. What’s more, those who link their accounts before December 19 can earn 300 bonus miles when making their first booking or paying their first bill through the app. You better be quick though, as this is on a first come first served basis.

If you fancy honing your kitchen skills while earning dining rewards at the city’s top restaurants, here are the top culinary classes for Asia Miles members.

The best classes for foodie this January with Asia Miles

Restaurants, British

Bread Street Kitchen – beef wellington class

icon-location-pin Lan Kwai Fong

Gordon Ramsey's British-European offering Bread Street Kitchen, in Central, is hosting a masterclass on a quintessentially British roasted log of meat and pastry. Under the expert guidance of Ramsey’s head chef Gareth Packham, participants can learn how to make a perfectly pink in the middle, crispy on the outside beef wellington – before tearing it apart and devouring it with a selection of signature canapés and desserts.

7pm, January 13, $888 per head.

For more information visit the Asia Miles dining site

Restaurants, British

Bread Street Kitchen – lobster wellington class

icon-location-pin Lan Kwai Fong

Here’s another opportunity to learn with Gordon’s protege chef Packham. This time it’s how to create a pastry coated Hong Kong first – the lobster wellington. You'll learn how to roll up juicy lobster meat and greens in puff pastry and how to bake it to perfection. Then, the best part, you get to savour your creation with a selection of signature canapés and desserts.

7pm, January 27, $888 per head.

For more information visit the Asia Miles dining site

Restaurants, Coffeeshops

The Coffee Academics – The Roastery Lab

icon-location-pin Soho

Join The Coffee Academics at their hole-in-the-wall roastery to get the low-down on everything from sourcing and roasting beans, to the ideal techniques and temperatures for brewing the perfect cup. You won't go hungry as drinks and snacks are available throughout the course, with plenty of coffee, of course. Plus there's a goody bag! Guests get to take home a 6oz bag of a personalised, bespoke blend of speciality beans to enjoy at home.

11am-1pm, January 13 and 20, $398 per head.

For more information visit the Asia Miles dining site

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