With everyone back in lockdown, Melbourne’s restaurants are suspending dine-in service and switching back to takeaway. Providoor, the new high-end delivery service from Maha’s Shane Delia, makes it possible to support some of the city’s best venues and have a restaurant-quality meal at home.
As an extension of the service, Providoor is teaming up with Broadsheet to host weekly live cooking classes on Providoor’s Instagram every Friday evening for six weeks, so you can cook along with the chefs who designed your meal. On Mondays you’ll find out what dishes they’ll be preparing (sign up for updates here) and you’ll have until 4pm on the Wednesday before the class to order a meal box, which will be delivered that Friday morning. All classes are $130 for two people, including the meals.
Following the debut session with Shane Delia, the second class – happening on Friday July 24 at 6.30pm – will see Scott Pickett from Estelle showcase his kitchen’s delicious offering. Over the course of an hour, Pickett will take us step-by-step through how to prepare a 400-gram eye-fillet bourguignon with crushed kipfler potatoes – and, for those looking for an extra flourish, how to add black truffles.
Your cooking-class kit includes all the ingredients you’ll need to follow along at home (with the addition of truffles an extra $30 per person), as well as a platter from homewares store Salt&Pepper on which to serve your creation.
Instead of travelling hot – with the flavour and textures slowly deteriorating on the journey – each Providoor meal is specifically designed to travel. You order a day ahead. The kitchen at your restaurant of choice will prepare your meal, cook it most of the way, allow it to cool, package it, then deliver it to you – ready to be finished off and plated. In addition to Maha and Estelle, some of Broadsheet’s favourite restaurants – including Flower Drum, Bar Margaux, Hazel, Supernormal, Sunda, Tipo 00, Lucy Liu and Movida – are on board.
Broadsheet is a proud media partner of Providoor.