With everyone back in lockdown, Melbourne’s restaurants are suspending dine-in service and pivoting 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 and Broadsheet will also team up 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 Wednesday before the class to order the meal box, which will be delivered that Friday morning. All classes are $130 for two people, including the meals.
The first class will be with Shane Delia on July 17 at 6.30pm, preparing king prawns; ali nazik (a smoked eggplant-based dish); and burghul pilaf (a Middle Eastern vegetable and rice dish). Providoor has partnered with homewares store Salt&Pepper to include a platter and bowl for you to serve your meal in.
Instead of travelling hot – with the flavour and overall culinary experience slowly deteriorating on the journey – each Providoor meal is specifically designed to travel. You place an 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, some of Broadsheet’s favourite restaurants – including Flower Drum, Estelle, Bar Margaux, Hazel, Supernormal, Sunda, Tipo 00, Lucy Liu and Movida – are on board.
Broadsheet is a proud media partner of Providoor.