A new cooking school has opened in Omanís Qantab
From the outside, Bait al Bilad looks like any
other home in the quaint fishing village Ė and thatís just the way
its owner Clara Zawawi from Ocean Blue International wants it.
ďWhen people come to Bait al Bilad, we want them
to literally feel at home in Oman and to learn not only about how
to prepare some of Omanís favourite dishes but to also gain an
understand of Omanís culture and traditions,Ē said Ms Zawawi.
Ocean Blue Internationalís private cooking
classes at Bail al Bilad are limited to just six guests who work
alongside local Omani ladies and chefs to prepare three traditional
meals with accompaniments and dessert.
The dishes include Chicken Kabuli (chicken with
rice), Marak Samak (coconut kingfish curry), Okra Marak (okra and
tomato curry) with the traditional accompaniments of Raita
(yoghurt & cucumber salad) and Rokhal (flat bread). Dessert is the
irresistible Lokhaimat honeyed-dumplings.
Classes cost OMR45 per person and extend from
11am until 1pm daily when guests feast on their culinary
All ingredients and tuition are provided
along with copies of the recipes, a commemorative copy of the Azzura Bait al Bilad Cookbook and a giftpack of
Bookings are essential as the private classes
are held on demand every day except for Friday and Saturday.
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