Pre Dinner Entertainment and Dining Experiences
Make 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.
Pre-Dinner Cookery Demonstrations
Relax with 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 seasonal dishes for you all to taste, while your guests relax and soak up the atmosphere around the demonstration table.
£25 per person (based on a group of 12), maximum group size 26.
Chef’s Table Dining Experiences
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.
We are delighted to have received planning approval for our Country Club and Spa, which will include an indoor swimming pool with full spa and fitness facilities, as well as a 40-seat conservatory restaurant, coffee shop and Swinton Estate shop. Please see our press release for more information. In the meantime, book fabulous Thalgo treatments in our current spa to look your best for the Christmas party season and enjoy our tempting Festive Lunches and Afternoon Teas or inspiring Christmas Chef’s Tables and seasonal cookery courses, amid the castle’s glorious decorations.