THE Center for Culinary Arts (CCA, Manila) will be conducting “Wine and Learn” exclusive masterclass cooking sessions Spanish culinary master, chef Juan Carlos “JC” de Terry on Sept. 23 and 30, 3 to 6 p.m., at Terry’s Bistro in Pasong Tamo Ext., Makati City. Assisting him will be chef Raul Avila.

For his two-day, two-part cooking sessions, Mr. De Terry will teach participants the essentials to preparing some of his Spanish specialties: for Session 1, this starts with a paella cooking demo, followed by a serving of sangria, and finished off with a churros dessert and chocolate. Session 2 (Essential Tapas) meanwhile engages participants to explore and push their creative boundaries as they learn to whip up favorites like croquettes, patatas bravas, and other recipes.

Class fees per person are P2,500 (one session) and P4,000 (two sessions). Both inclusive of ingredients per session.

Apart from gaining new insights, participants get to enjoy the dishes along with a perfectly matched complimentary drink. To access Terry’s Bistro’s wider selection of quality wines, guests have to add P500.

Mr. De Terry is widely regarded as one of the leading authorities on Spanish cooking in the country after establishing Terry’s Bistro, with branches in Makati and Ortigas.

The collaboration serves as a teaser for a longer program that CCA will have with Mr. De Terry, said Ana Beatrice Trinidad, CCA Manila’s PR and Business Development Director. “We are looking at launching a professional track that is all about Spain’s regional cooking (Valencia, Basque, Navarra, and Galicia).”

For reservations to the masterclass and other details, e-mail: or call 218-8566.