- Roasted beets with spiced lentils, smoked garlic and almond cream
- Herb flatbreads
- Marinated pork served in ribbons
- Pumpkin fritters made with gram flour with a red pepper and walnut sauce with warm freekeh
- Chard & tomato pilaff
- Pecorino with pears
- Chocolate almond figs
Throughout the day you’ll enjoy the food you’ve cooked in our dining room with your fellow cooks. A lovely way to share your experiences in creating these delicious dishes.
(Please note, we reserve the right to alter the dishes covered in the course, to meet the dietary requirements of our guests).
- Creating the right balance of spices and flavours across a range of traditional Mediterranean dishes
- How to make a range of starters, main courses and salad style dishes
- How to make flatbreads
- Creating marinades for beef
- How to make two easy yet delicious desserts
This one day class is designed to give you confidence in using all of these techniques. You’ll be able to recreate all the dishes at home, along with some different variations you can make to each recipe.
Your chef tutor
The expert chef teaching this Mediterranean cooking class, Jenny Chandler, has published two books on Mediterranean food. She has travelled and worked around the Mediterranean for many years both on yachts and on land. She’s used her travels to pick up the essence of different Mediterranean cuisines. Jenny is keen to share her knowledge and passion for Mediterranean cuisine, and the incredible variety of tastes from across the region.
About your day
Our cookery courses take place on the Catton Estate. On the picturesque Derbyshire border, we are only minutes from the A38 and close to the A50 and M6. We have plenty of free parking.
You’ll have the support of our “kitchen fairies” throughout the day, along with all the ingredients, use of an apron for the day and all the equipment you’ll need.
Throughout the day you will be able to sit down and enjoy the food that you have created. We’ll also offer you either a soft drink or a well-deserved glass of wine. After all, the Mediterranean diet does advocate red wine, in moderation, of course.
Our day courses run from 10.15am to 4 pm. Join the team for early morning coffee or tea from 10 am.
Book your Place
This course is perfect for anyone who wishes to learn and master the flavours and techniques of Mediterranean food, as well as for those looking to reduce their meat and fish consumption. If you have any questions about the course, then please give us a ring on 01283 711681, or click here to book your place.
Photo’s courtesy of Jenny Chandler