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Tara Cookery


You’d normally find Tara Guinness rustling up dishes from our fabulous lunch menu or working alongside one of our international guest chefs as part of our dinner service here in the Carousel kitchen. But what you didn’t know is that when she has a minute to spare (how?!), she’s passing on her skills to keen foodie students as Tara Cookery.

So as a special treat we are very excited to present a new series of cookery classes with our very own Tara as part of our Experiences line-up. From classical French training at Leith’s to the bustling kitchens of India, Tara’s experience is far-reaching and she’s now sharing the love in a series of fun classes made for anyone, from newbies to foodie pros.


Knife Skills

Saturday 23rd June
11am & 3pm


In this session you’ll learn to julienne and brunoise vegetables for your own delicious home-made pickles and you'll be finely slicing and dicing onions and herbs to make a herb salsa.
You’ll also prepare ‘Home Cured Mackerel with Apple and Celeriac Remoulade' whilst learning a variety of tricky knife skills from filleting a whole mackerel to segmenting citrus fruit for a light side salad.
Relax and learn new skills with some lovely company and a glass of wine. You’ll also have the option of purchasing a knife so you can practice your newly acquired skills at home.


Butter & Cheese Making

Saturday 21st July
11am & 3pm


It ain’t easy being cheesy - hone your skills in this fabulous introduction to working with dairy. You’ll hear about the processes of butter and cheese making and get stuck in to making your own home-made butter, mozzarella and ricotta.
You’ll then be turning your dairy creations in to delicious dishes by flavouring the butter with salt and herbs and create delicious bruschetta with the ricotta and finally a fresh mozzarella salad while it’s still warm.
Sample your work alongside a glass of wine or take it home for friends and family - either way, you’ll be leaving with the skills to reproduce your own delicious cheeses and butter at home.


Vegan Cooking

Saturday 11th August
11am & 3pm


Most of us are guilty of eating a little more meat than we would care to admit... Enter Tara to show us the ropes of vegan cookery!
Celebrate beautiful seasonal vegetables and legumes with lots of exciting recipe ideas to help save the environment, and not to mention your waistline. You’ll learn to create delicious dishes such as ‘Vietnamese Summer Rolls’, ‘Raw Pad Thai’, ‘Banh Mi Lettuce Wraps’ and ‘Vegan Chocolate Truffles’.
And if that doesn’t sound delicious enough, you’ll have a glass of vegan wine to accompany the workshop.


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