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New for the year ahead, dazzling Victorian country house hotel Beaverbrook launches an assortment of interactive Stay & Cook packages at The School of Cookery, where guests will learn tricks of the trade from the in-house team of professional chefs.
Whether it's the Okawari Japanese experience, a sushi-making masterclass, or the Hearty and Homegrown experience, a sustainable cooking class, or perhaps the Plant-based & Nutritious experience for eco-conscious guests looking to improve their plant-based repertoire; guests are guaranteed to leave The School of Cookery with new skills sure to impress.
The experiences will be overseen by School of Cookery manager, Gerard Molloy, who has more than 15 years' experience working in prestigious kitchens across the UK, including Le Manoir Aux Quat Saisons, Soho Farmhouse and L'Ecrivain Dublin.
To book: The Stay and Cook experiences start from £835 for two adults including overnight accommodation, daily breakfast, a two hour cookery class and dinner www.beaverbrook.co.uk
Okawari Japanese Okawari (oh-ka-wa-ree), literally translated as 'more food please', is precisely what guests will be demanding at the end of this Japanese culinary experience. Beginning with a two-hour sushi-making masterclass, guests will try their hand at preparing fresh nigiri, maki and sashimi. As dusk falls, guests are invited to discover the delicate art of modern Japanese gourmet cooking with a seven-course tasting menu at the Japanese Grill, serving innovative Asian cuisine influenced by local ingredients. To book: The Okawari Experience starts from £865 per night for two adults including overnight accommodation, daily breakfast, a two hour Okawari Japanese cookery lesson, and a seven-course tasting menu at The Japanese Grill.
Hearty & Homegrown Celebrating all things local, the Hearty and Homegrown experience will begin with a sustainable cooking class, using produce sourced from Beaverbrook's own kitchen garden and teaching guests how to get the most out of their ingredients to minimise food waste. In the afternoon guests are welcome to explore Beaverbrook's vast grounds at their leisure, discovering the manicured gardens, wildflower fields and beehives. For dinner, guests will enjoy comforting home-cooked cuisine at The Garden House awaits, with a menu that showcases the best of British flavours and local ingredients. To book: The Hearty & Homegrown Experience starts from £835 per night for two adults including overnight accommodation, daily breakfast, a two hour Hearty & Homegrown cookery class and dinner at The Garden House Restaurant.
Plant-based & Nutritious For eco-conscious guests looking to improve their plant-based repertoire, this experience starts with a two-hour masterclass where guests will learn how to create innovate and nutritious vegan meals using fruit, vegetables and herbs from the Beaverbrook garden. An afternoon of nature-based wellness awaits, including an outdoor yoga class and spoiling massage using plant-based oils inspired by the British countryside. Before retiring for the night, guests will sample The Garden House's newly launched vegan menus, with specialities including Josper Grilled Pumpkin & Fennel and Roasted Parsnip & Apple Soup. To book: The Plant-based & Nutritious Experience starts from £1,135 per night for two adults including overnight accommodation, breakfast and dinner in The Garden House, a two hour Plant-based & Nutritious cooking class, a yoga class and a nature-based spa treatment at The Coach House Spa.