The Roll With Me Sushi Making class was easy, delicious, good value and great fun. Combining foody creativity with a relaxed and playful atmosphere, the experience was ideal for a not-just-your-average date night. If you're looking for brownie points this Valentine's, I strongly urge you to grab your partner and get rolling.
Around ten of us, all of different ages, sat round a large table in the cheery Batch Café in Bletchington. On the table in front of us were various accoutrements such as sushi mats, knives, gloves, and plates of fresh sushi ingredients which Sue, our bubbly guide, talked us through one by one.
The class process was simple: watch Sue, copy the technique (choosing your own ingredients), put the resulting sushi in your face, repeat. Sue made it look easy and, you know what, it was. Having had the hard bits done for us (rice pre-cooked, ingredients pre-cut) meant everyone round the table was, without exception, turning out trays of professional and delicious looking sushi. We learned to make four types of sushi; baby rolls, normal rolls, inside-out rolls and nigiri. After that, we were let loose on the ingredients to have a play and get creative.
The whole class took around two hours, which absolutely flew by. We were given bottomless cups of green tea, and there was the chance to buy a tipple too. By the end I was so full I could barely roll myself out of the door, and I also had a tray full of my creations to take back for the family (though I was advised to eat them tonight - raw fish is not known for its longevity). Speaking of raw fish, there were also loads of non-fishy ingredients like veg, breaded chicken breast and tofu, so don’t let that put you off.
I had a lovely time at Roll With Me. If you’re already a sushi master it’s probably not for you, but if you like food and you like fun then this will make for an excellent night out. It is an ideal ‘experience gift’ for someone you want to spend more time with.
Prices and packages
- £30 per person, which in includes all the sushi you can eat, all the green tea you can drink, and box of sushi to take home.
- Sue will run sushi making parties for groups of six or more. Good for drunken parties with friends, playful parties with children or creative sessions with colleagues.
- Sessions are on a semi-regular basis. The easiest way to book is to get in touch with Sue via her website or Facebook page.
- You can also get freshly-made sushi delivered to your door if you don’t fancy making it yourself.