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Demonstrations & Dining Experiences

Christmas Chef’s Tables – Lunch & Dinner
 

Christmas Chef's Tables - Lunch & Dinner
Relax and let Cookery School Chef Director Stephen Bulmer entertain you with a festive lunch or dinner…

Chef’s Table – Demonstration Lunch and Dinner

Chef's Table
The Chef’s Table is an occasion of culinary theatre. Watch a top chef cook a gourmet meal for you…

Guest Chef Tables – New for 2015

Mini Demonstrations
As a treat for foodie guests, we have invited some of our Michelin-starred chef friends from around the UK to host Guest Chef Tables…

Deerhouse Alfresco Dining

Deerhouse Dining
For those who are looking for something really out of this world, join us for an alfresco dinner at our charming, period Deerhouse in the parkland…

Christmas Chef's Tables - Lunch & Dinner

Christmas Chef’s Tables – Lunch & Dinner

Lunches: 18th, 19th & 20th December
Dinners: 18th, 19th & 20th December

Relax and let Cookery School Chef Director Stephen Bulmer entertain you with a festive lunch or dinner, as he prepares a gourmet menu in front of you around the Demonstration Table in the stylish, informal surroundings of the Cookery School. With a wealth of experience from top restaurants all over the world, Stephen brings Christmas celebrations to life with an array of skills and anecdotes that will entertain anyone with a love for food.

Lunch: £35 per person, Dinner: £55 per person
Both including a glass of bubbly on arrival.

Sample Menus:

Festive Lunch

Hot Yorkshire Cheese Soufflé, Spiced Apple & Tomato Chutney,
Winter Salad

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Slow-Cooked Venison with Winter Vegetables,
Celeriac Rosti , Red Wine & Juniper Sauce

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Clementine Tart

 

 

Festive Dinner

Jerusalem Artichoke Velouté with Roasted Scallops and Pancetta

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Chestnut Tagliatelle with Wild Mushrooms,
Truffled Poached Quails Eggs

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Roast Partridge (off the bone) with Bread Sauce,
Braised Red Cabbabge, Game Chips, Port Sauce

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Mulled Pear Tart with Almonds

(Vegetarian options available. Please request at time of booking.)

Chef's Table

Chef’s Table – Demonstration Dining

2014:
28th November, 18th*, 19th* & 20th* December (* Chef’s Table Festive lunches and dinners on these dates.)

2015:
24th January, 14th & 28th February, 7th & 21st March, 2nd & 16th May, 6th & 20th June, 3rd & 11th July, 22nd August, 5th & 11th September, 2nd October, 21st November, 17th*, 18th* & 19th* December (* Chef’s Table Festive lunches and dinners on these dates.)

The Chef’s Table is an occasion of culinary theatre – limited to just 12 guests. Watch Cookery School chef director Stephen Bulmer prepare a gourmet menu in front of you, to be served at the demonstration table in the stylish but relaxed surroundings of the cookery school.

Steve has worked with top chefs at Michelin restaurants all over the world and ran the Raymond Blanc Cookery school at Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons. As he cooks, he will entertain you with top tips and anecdotes from his career. Chef Table menus change for each event are based on different styles and themes of cooking such as French, Italian and Modern British, as well as Seasonal Dinner Parties.

What is unique about the Chef’s Table at Swinton Park is that Steve cooks just for the guests at the demonstration table, without the usual distractions found in a commercial kitchen. Guests at the table have his undivided attention and are able to converse freely with him throughout the evening, going home full of new tips and ideas.

 

£55 per person, including a seasonal aperitif on arrival

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Wine and other drinks charged separately.
Guests staying at the hotel on a DB&B basis can attend the Chef’s Table as an alternative to dinner in the restaurant.

 

Guest Chef Tables – New for 2015

As a treat for foodie guests, we have invited some of our Michelin-starred chef friends from around the UK to host Guest Chef Tables, showcasing their individual cuisine. Guest chef tables will take place in the relaxed, informal surroundings of the cookery school. Limited to just 12 guests, these evenings provide an opportunity for you to talk with the chef as you watch him at work, creating a signature dinner menu for you to enjoy.

11th April 2015 – Marcus Eaves, Pied á Terre, London

Guest Chef - Marcus Eaves  from Pied á Terre

A former Midlands Young Chef of the Year and winner of the Gordon Ramsay Scholarship, Marcus’s modern, exquisite cuisine justly deserves its a Michelin star.

 

25th April 2015 – Paul Foster, Mallory Court, Leamington Spa

Guest Chef - Paul Foster from Mallory Court

Paul’s career has taken him to The French Laundry in Napa Valley, Le Manoir, Sat Bains and the BBC’s Great British Menu. His natural modern British cuisine focuses on purity of flavour, using wild and seasonal ingredients.

 

3rd October 2015 – Adam Simmonds, Kensington Pavilion, London

Guest Chef - Adam Simmonds from Kensington Pavilion, London

Adam Simmonds not only cooked at the 2014 Great British Menu banquet, but has also held a Michelin star at two restaurants, as well as a plethora or other awards. Tipped by the Good Food Guide as one of the ‘Chefs to Watch this Decade’, he describes his cuisine as ‘modern with flavours that come together perfectly on the plate, without being over complicated’.

 

31st October 2015 – John Campbell & Peter Eaton, The Woodspeen, Newbury

Guest Chefs - John Campbell & Peter Eaton from The Woodspeen, Newbury

Award-winning chef John Campbell held two Michelin stars when running the notable Vineyard at Stockcross, Berkshire. Supported by his long term head chef Peter Eaton, he has recently opened The Woodspeen, near Newbury to great acclaim.

 

£95 per person

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See also dates and details of Cookery School Chef Director Stephen Bulmer’s Chef Tables

Deerhouse Dining

Deerhouse Dining

Gourmet Alfresco Dinner in the Parkland

23rd May, 27th June, 25th July and 8th August 2015

For those who are looking for something really out of this world, join us for an alfresco dinner at our charming, period Deerhouse in the parkland. Relax with a refreshing aperitif before a five-course dinner menu created by Samuel’s head chef Simon Crannage, featuring seasonal ingredients from the Estate and Walled Garden

Tasting all the better for being outdoors with candlelight, a starlit sky and a blazing fire, sit back and enjoy a relaxed meal with views extending over the hotel and parkland to the distant Vale of York. What better way to soak up the atmosphere of a dreamy English summer’s evening?

 
£45 per person (including an aperitif on arrival)
Booking essential – by Thursday evening of the preceding week.
 

For more information and for details of our Deerhouse Lunches please see our Barbecue Cook & Lunch course.

* Please note that guests will all be seated together at a single, large table.

Warm clothing and footwear highly recommended, as the evening turns cool after sunset.This is a rustic experience, with uneven ground surrounding the Deerhouse – please take care on arrival and departure. In the event of very bad weather the event will be cancelled.

The Kitchen Gossip

It was a great thrill for me to win the Best Tutor category, at the recent 2014 British Cookery School Awards. Many thanks for all your very kind messages of congratulation.

With Christmas just around the corner, we’re all busy planning our seasonal entertaining. If you need some inspiration, come along to my Festive Fare cookery course for some great recipes and tips for preparing ahead. You’ll also find some of my seasonal recipes in the December issue of Yorkshire Life, with more to follow soon in the next issue of in Dales Life.