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Spring/Summer 2017

ONE DAY SPECIALITY COURSES 9.30am - 2.00pm (all courses are for six students unless otherwise stated and the price listed is per person)

Italian Style Summer Entertaining £110, Fully Booked

Everything you will need for relaxed 'al fresco' dining this summer. Students will prepare a menu perfect for that long lazy lunch in the sun, or a candlelit supper party on the lawn.

Sample menu: Capesante Gratinate • Chicken Parcels with Spinach & Mascarpone wrapped in Pancetta • Fresh Lemon Curd Profiteroles 

Seafood £120, 7 October

A day spent preparing, filleting and cooking fresh fish; shellfish and crustaceans; preparation and recipes for local crab and lobster, scallops, sea bass, clams and mussels.

Sample menu: Crab Crostini with Cherry Tomato and Avocado • Lobster & Asparagus Risotto • Sea Bass in a Salt Crust

Indian Cooking £110, 15 July

Pestle and mortar at the ready, spend a day in the kitchen roasting and blending your own spices to create Indian dishes with a wonderful depth of flavour.

Sample menu: Garam Masala • Lamb Curry • Spiced Chick Peas • Spinach & Potato Saag Aloo • Naan Bread • Prawn Curry • Aubergine Bartha

Pasta, Pizza & Italian Breads £110, 30 September

This course will need some serious muscle with plenty of pasta,  pizza and bread dough to be kneaded!

Sample menu: Pizza with Buffalo Mozzarella, Parma Ham & Rocket • Foccacia with Rosemary & Sea Salt  • Black Olive Grissini • Wild Garlic Parpadelle with Aubergine, Tomato & Burrata Sauce • 

Coastal Foraging and Cookery £120, 26 August 9.30am to 3.00pm

Spend the morning foraging the local coastline for sea vegetables and edible flowers before returning to the cookery school to create a fresh, seasonal, flavour packed lunch with your foraged treasure and other local produce.

Maximum 4 people

Sample menu: Grilled Sea Bass with Sea Beet, Samphire and Black Mustard Butter • Meadow Sweet Infused Panna Cotta

Sicilian Cooking £110, 16

Learn to cook (and eat) like Montalbano! Join Giuseppe in creating dishes taught to him by his mother and grandmother, exploring the delicate flavours and delicious ingredients of this beautiful mediterranean island.

Sample menu: Arancini (Sicilian rice balls) • Spaghetti Con Le Sarde • Granita al Limone • Cannoli Siciliani (pastries filled with sweet ricotta)

Moroccan Cookery £110, 13 May, 9 September

Enjoy the intense, fresh flavours of the Middle-East and learn about slow-cooking with a tagine.

Sample menu: Preserved Lemon • Sardines stuffed with Sultanas & Pinenuts • Lamb Tagine • Spiced Cous Cous with Peppers & Aubergines

Summer Puddings & Ice Cream Making £110, 24 June

Students will be hands on in the kitchen preparing an array of tempting summer desserts, delicious summer ice creams and refreshing sorbets. Using the best fruits and flowers the season has to offer.

Sample menu: Elderflower & Champagne Jelly • Raspberry Sorbet • Blueberry Ice Cream • Lemon Curd Profiteroles

EVENING COURSES @ THE OLIVE TREE, 6-9PM (includes eating what you prepare!)

Indian Cookery £50, 25 May

Spend an evening in the kitchen roasting and blending your own spices to create Indian dishes with a wonderful depth of flavour.

Sample menu: Garam Masala • Lamb Curry • Spiced Chick Peas • Spinach & Potato Saag Aloo 

Summer Salads £50, 13 June

Whether it’s a light lunch or relaxing supper you’re after, learn how to make fresh and interesting salads.
Sample menu: Green Bean, Mangetout, Orange Zest & Toasted Hazelnut •Grilled Chicory, Fig & Dolcelatte • Warm Potato, Cumin, Spring Onion & Coriander Salad

Baking Course £50,  26 September & 10 October

An introduction to some principles of baking (includes sweet & savoury baking techniques).Sample menu: Lemon Tart - sweet pastry • Chocolate Pudding  • Focaccia • Olive & Rosemary Rolls 

Sicilian Cookery £50, 10 June, 10am until 1pm
Enjoy a morning preparing some of the classic Sicilian dishes!
Sample menu: Arancini (Sicilian rice balls) • Polpette di Tonno (Tuna and pinenut balls)• Cannoli Siciliani (pastries filled with sweet ricotta)

Thai Cookery £50, 23 May
Learn the subtleties of this delicate cuisine, using fresh herbs & spices to create a variety of authentic dishes.
Sample menu:  Aromatic pepper & aubergine with basil & coconut milk  • Sauteed chicken salad marinated with chilli, lemon grass & kaffir lime leaves • Aromatic jasmine rice.

CHEF's TABLE either @ The Cookery School or in the comfort of your own home £95 per person (minimum 4, maximum 8)

Group bookings for an evening at the cookery school with Giuseppe. If it's good food you're seriously interested in then book in for a delicious meal prepared in front of you and your guests.
Dates, call to book an evening.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DISCUSS AN ALTERNATIVE DATE TO THOSE PUBLISHED, PLEASE CALL. Private Group Bookings: please call to arrange dates & course content if you would like a day just for you & some friends. Minimum 4, maximum 6 people.

For availability contact us on 01929 477260 • Payment in full is required to secure bookings • We reserve the right to cancel any course that has less than 50% occupancy, however, in the event that we are unable to provide an alternative date or course then a full refund will be issued.