As part of their ongoing commitment to the local community and their avid interest in promoting local food, The team at The Culbone (01643 862259) have organised two Artisan Food workshops this November.
On 10 November the Culbone Cookery School will play host to the ‘Queen of Terrine’ Suzanne Doughty from Exmoor Cottage Kitchen who will demonstrate how to make her award-winning terrines and pates. Using ingredients from local farmers, small producers and independent retailers, Suzanne will impart the secrets behind her perfect pates and tasty terrines so that attendees can recreate them at the School and later at home. Perfect for impressing those hard to please guests over the festive season, the workshop runs from 10am – 4pm on Saturday 10 November and costs £85 per person including a light lunch.
The Culbone love the produce from the Shebbear Cheese Company (www.shebbearcheese.co.uk) as all their cheeses are hand-made to traditional recipes using pasteurised milk from a local Devon farm. On 17 November owner Sarah Styles-Power will show Cookery School students how to make wonderful local cheeses at home, using great regional ingredients, and the participants will make their own cheeses to take home. Ideal for beginners and lovers of artisan skills, this one day course runs from 10am – 4 pm and costs £85 per person including a light lunch.
The Culbone are also running a series of classes for apprehensive Christmas chefs to create the ‘Perfect, Stress-Free, Christmas Day Lunch’. Executive Chef Jack Scarterfield will share his tips and recipes to ensure that you enjoy preparing the seasonal feast as much as your guests enjoy eating it! Courses run on 16, 23, 30 November 1130am -3:30pm (including a light lunch) and cost £55 per person.
The Culbone recently won a Silver Award at the 2012 South West Flavour Awards, a huge achievement for the restaurant which has been operating for just over a year. Judges from the awards were looking for commitment to local and regional sourcing, providing fresh, traceable products and excellence in customer service. The Culbone has built up a loyal customer base by offering all of these qualities in a stylish and welcoming restaurant in the fabulous surroundings of Exmoor National Park.
For more details and to book call The Culbone on 01643 862259 or visit www.TheCulbone.com