Lasse Povlsen, consultant chef from Melbourne's Denmark House and self-proclaimed Viking will lead two Scandinavian-style workshops.
Specialising in Nordic and French influenced cuisine, Danish Chef Lasse Povlsen (or commonly known as “GD”) has worked at some of the best restaurants in Australia and Denmark, including Attica, Supernormal and Cumulus Inc in Melbourne, and Michelin venues Henne KirkeBy Kro, Nimb Louise and Retour in Denmark.
He has now taken his skills from professional kitchens to start his own hospitality consultancy business, where he works with cafes, restaurants and small retail businesses around Australia and Asia to improve their kitchen operations, build their business, and develop new products. His current projects are consulting with Denmark House in Melbourne’s CBD, and developing a new range of truffle products with Oliveria.
Lasse Povlsen will teach us about the key ingredients in Scandinavian-style rye bread and the keys to succeed in making your own at home.
You'll be making a loaf yourself, ready to take home to bake. Whilst your bread is rising, visit the Vikings: Beyond the Legend exhibition for an hour and get back to Old Norse culture.
Return to the workshop to learn about the toppings which are used to make traditional and modern twists on Smørrebrød, Denmark's famous open sandwiches and then do some tastings yourself. Which will you like? Herrings? Blue cheese and pear? Roast beef and cornichons?
Lasse Povlsen will teach us about the key ingredients in pickling, talk about scavenging and foraging for greens and other local ingredients, and the main vegetables used in more traditional types of pickles.
You'll be making your own pickling liquid, and creating a layered jar of winter vegetables to take home. Whilst your goodies are pickling, visit the Vikings: Beyond the Legend exhibition for an hour and get back to Old Norse culture.
Return to the workshop to learn about the Scandinavian approach to curing fish using local salmon. Then Lasse will open jars of pickles which he’s made so you can try different styles and ages of the finished product.