Pre Dinner Entertainment and Dining Experiences

Cocktail Demonstrations

Pre-dinner cocktail demonstrationMake it an evening to remember, with pre-dinner cocktails served to you at the demonstration table in the cookery school. Our mixologist, Ben Botham, will demystify the art of making a perfect cocktail and let you in on a few tricks of the trade. Every member of the group can also have a go at mixing their own cocktail – either one of the old classics or one of Ben’s more recent creations.
£25 per person (including cocktail), maximum group size 26.

Canapé Demonstrations

Pre-dinner canapé demonstrationEnjoy a pre-dinner glass of prosecco, while you enjoy the theatre of a 20 minute cookery demonstration in the cookery school. Watch and be entertained as Michelin-trained Cookery School Chef Director Stephen Bulmer prepares some delicious canapes to serve to you at the table, while your guests relax and soak up the atmosphere.
£25 per person (based on a group of 12), maximum group size 26.

Chef’s Table Dining Experiences

The Chef’s Table dining experience Our Chef’s Table demonstration dining experience is hosted by the Cookery School Chef Director, Stephen Bulmer, formerly of Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, who has worked at Michelin restaurants all  over the world.

Guests will be able to enjoy the unique experience of seeing an expert at work, whilst at the same time being able to savour a delicious meal in the relaxed and informal surroundings of the cookery school demonstration kitchen. What is unique about the Chef’s Table at Swinton Park is that Steve will be cooking for these select guests and no other, without any of the usual distractions found in a commercial kitchen. The guests will have his undivided attention and will be able to converse with him throughout the evening should they choose, with plenty of tips and suggestions up his sleeve for those wanting to take some home with them.

The evening will start with an introduction by Steve to the ingredients selected for that evening’s meal and the dishes he will be preparing, during which time champagne and canapés will be served. Steve will then demonstrate each course as the guests observe, which will then be served to them at the demonstration table.

The dining experience costs £360 for 8 guests, with a maximum number of 10 guests attending (£45 for each additional guest). Drinks are not included in this package price.

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Latest News

This is the most beautiful time of year at Swinton Park. The Walled Garden beds are brimming over with peonies, delphiniums and roses as well as young vegetables and fragrant herbs. Enjoy these at our Garden Lunches and Garden Design Days while learning how to create a productive garden.

A fundraising exhibition showcasing some of the North’s most respected and contemporary artists will take place at Swinton Park from 18th June to 18th July 2014, with a Private View event on the evening of Thursday 26th June. Click New Lights for details and Private View tickets.