Guess what? The winners of my recent Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream giveaway have just been announced and I already have another fantastic competition lined up for you!
The lovely people at Wasamedia and Alio Restaurant have invited me to attend a pasta making class as part of the restaurant’s ten-year celebrations, and I have two more spots to giveaway to two lucky JENIUS readers! (Note: you will be attending the class with me!)
Hand-making fresh pasta is such a valuable technique and is something I have been keen to master. I’m so delighted I’ll be able to share this experience with two of my dear readers 🙂

WIN one of 2 pasta making classes at Alio Restaurant with JENIUS
Image source: Pasta Italiana,

The class kicks off with a first hand demonstration of Chef Hughes making his celebrated ‘Rotolo’ and ‘Risotto’ dishes. The class will then learn the magic of turning flour and eggs into mouth-watering pasta for themselves, in a sticky fingered, laughter filled hands-on experience. Making fluffy ‘Potato Gnocchi’ and ‘Roasted Pumpkin Ravioli’ from scratch, each guest will delight in Ashley’s expert knowledge and feel the success of creating fresh and delicious pasta in this wonderful gourmet experience.
The course will conclude with a sit-down banquet style lunch so attendees can relax and enjoy their creations.
Doors open at 9.30am for coffee at the bar, and the pasta course begins at 10.00am. Lunch commences at 12.00pm after completion of the pasta class.

Head chef and owner Ashley Hughes and a pasta dish at Alio Restaurant

How to win
To join me on Sunday, 27th June 2010 at Alio Restaurant’s pasta making class, all you have to do is leave a comment below in 25 words or less and convince me why you should win!
Terms & Conditions
Competition closes on 20/06/10 at 11:59AEST and winners will be announced on this page on following day, 21/06/10. Please leave a comment with a valid email address as I will need to contact you, shall you win. Winners must arrange their own transport to and from the class.
Alio Restaurant
5 Baptist Street, Surry Hills, Sydney
Phone: (02) 8394 9368
Alio is also holding special Greatest Hits Dinners across the month of June to commemorate ten years in business. It will be a fusion of old favourites and new innovations, showcasing head chef Ashley Hughes’ crisp, clean brand of Italian cuisine. The Alio Greatest Hits ten-course degustation is $80 per head or $110 with matching wines.


Congratulations to Brodie and Angie. Thank you so much for everybody’s awesome entries – I wish the class was big enough to fit all of you in!***UPDATE 22/07/10: Brodie can unfortunately no longer make it to the class, so the runner-up winner is Karen Li! Congratulations Karen and Angie. I look forward to meeting to both of you 🙂

***UPDATE 26/06/10: Karen Li has just informed me that she can no longer attend the class! Second runner up winner is Leanne. Congrats Leanne! Unfortunately, I will also no longer be able to make it to the class due to a clash with a funeral. Angie and Leanne – I hope you girls have a good time!


Stay tuned for more giveaways on JENIUS 🙂

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Jennifer is the founding blogger of I Ate My Way Through (originally, Growing up in the multicultural melting pot of Sydney’s Inner West as a second generation Australian (of Vietnamese refugee parents of Teochew Chinese ancestry), Jen has always had a deep curiosity about global cuisines, culinary heritage and the cultural assimilation of immigrants. For Jen and her family, food is always at the centre of all celebrations, life events and milestones. A lover of the finer things in life, as well as cheap eats, her blogging ethos is all about empowering and inspiring people to expand their culinary repertoire. When not running her two companies (she is also the Managing Director of The Bamboo Garden online marketing agency), Jen can be found exploring old-world charms at vintage markets and delving into local eats around the world. She has a weakness for fried chicken.