Dishes for Seasonal Entertaining 3 – Summer Alfresco Dining

Dishes for Seasonal Entertaining 3 – Summer Alfresco Dining

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Chef: Stephen Bulmer
Duration: One Day
Theme: Dinner Parties
Level: Intermediate
Price: £160 weekends, £140 mid-week

We run a series of four seasonal entertaining courses throughout the year, ideal for dinner parties, lunches and suppers. Each course makes the most of delicious, local produce that is redolent with the flavours we associate with each season.

Our seasonal entertaining courses will teach you how to prepare your menu ahead of time and cook multiple portions for stress-free entertaining, enabling you to spend less time in the kitchen and more time with your guests. Steve will also talk through variations for the dishes featured on each course – suggesting alternative fish, meat, vegetables, nuts, spices and herbs – to give you an even wider selection of recipe ideas.

Dishes for Summer Entertaining

Sample dishes include:

Sun-Dried Tomato Bread

Gazpacho – three ways

Globe Artichoke, Mustard Vinaigrette

Sea Bream with Ratatouille

Stuffed Pepper with Cous Cous, Spices and Seeds, Coriander Oil

Fruit Soup with Red Wine, Port, Vanilla, Mint and Basil

Techniques covered in this course include:

  • Breadmaking
  • Knife skills
  • Artichoke preparation
  • Fish preparation
  • Cooking and flavouring of cous cous
  • Stock and sauce preparation
  • Use of seasonal produce to create a variety of flavouring options. 

The above dishes are representative of the recipes taught on this cookery course. However, Swinton Park Cookery School reserve the right to change any or all of these dishes, as circumstances require.

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