Gourmet Weekends 2015
27th – 28th November 2015
Please Note 18th – 19th September Gourmet Weekend is now fully booked.
Gourmet Weekends at Swinton Park are a celebration of fine wine and gourmet cuisine, giving our talented chefs the opportunity to flex their culinary muscles, showcasing both wonderful seasonal ingredients from the Swinton Estate and fantastic artisan produce from further afield.
Join us for a relaxing weekend of delicious flavours, new culinary insights and convivial conversation.
Arrive on Friday in time for afternoon tea, which is served from 12 noon* leaving plenty of time in the afternoon to explore the Parkland, book a spa treatment or enjoy some time relaxing in the exclusive spa with cedar hot tub and sauna (advance reservations esssential).
The Gourmet Weekend programme begins at 5.00pm with a wine tasting exploring a variety of grapes, blends and styles of wine.
Dinner on Friday evening is served in Samuel’s restaurant at the time of your choosing, so please make a reservation in advance. Enjoy a pre-dinner glass of sparkling wine while you select your choices from the Classic menu with two glasses of wine each from our House Selection.
(*Please note that rooms are not available until 3pm. However, we are happy to store your luggage until you room is available)
Breakfast is served in Samuel’s restaurant from 7.30am, or in your room, as you prefer. Two demonstrations will then take place in the cookery school, with morning coffee served in the break between demonstrations.
At noon, a second wine tasting will take place. This is followed by a Wine Appreciation Lunch, which is an optional addition to the Gourmet Weekend programme, priced at £40 per person.
Alternatively you might prefer to have a light lunch from our Castle Club (bar) menu, or book a hotel activity such as a Hawk Walk at the Bird of Prey Centre. You might also enjoy our Gourmet Treasure Hunt, taking you around the shops in Masham.
A third demonstration will take place in the cookery school at 3pm, followed by a cream tea.
After tea you you can enjoy some free time relaxing, perhaps taking in a spa treatment or a walk before dinner. Pre-dinner drinks will be served at 6.30pm followed by dinner on the Signature Tasting Menu with matching wines. This will be served in the Private Dining Room, with our Gourmet Weekend guests seated together at a single table.
Breakfast is served from 7.30am to 10am, with checkout requested by 11am.
After breakfast, guests are welcome to take a drive around the Parkland with our Porter and see the fallow deer before departing (advance booking essential as places are limited in the Land Rover).
Price: From £181.25 per room, per night.
Rate based on two guests sharing a room. Minimum two night stay applies.
The Kitchen Gossip
Now the weather is warming up, it’s time to get the BBQ out! Come and improve your grill skills at our Barbecue Cookery Course, run in conjunction with the Weber Grill Academy. Alternatively, relax and let our chefs do the hard work while you enjoy our five course, alfresco Dinner at the Deerhouse.
I’ve got cookery courses to suit all requirements, at all levels and look forward to you joining me for some fun in the kitchen! …Or if you’d rather watch a celebrated professional at work, then don’t miss our Guest Chef Tables to see some top Michelin-starred masterchefs in action.