Elegant Entertaining

Eating in is the new eating out!! The Elegant Entertaining course will inspire you to create sophisticated, contemporary dinner party dishes which will amaze your guests. Your restaurant worthy menu will include prepare ahead recipes covering delicious canapés, stunning starters, mouth-watering main courses and delectable deserts. We will also work on perfect presentation of your culinary masterpieces.

Sample Menu
    Welcome to the Spinney School of Fine Food.  Entertaining friends and family should be an enjoyable experience for the busy hostess too so today we are going to prepare and cook dishes which will be stress-free but have the WOW factor!!!
    Herbed Parmesan Filo Rolls with Light Lemon Mayonnaise
    Parma Ham, Goats Cheese and Fig Relish Crostini Canapés
    Mini Devilled Crab Cakes with Tomato Remoulade
    Tiny Parmesan Shortbreads with Cherry Tomatoes and Dolcelatte Cheese
    ~ ~ ~
    Soda Bread
    Twice Baked Cheese Soufflés with a Ham Béchamel Sauce
    Chicken Liver Parfait with Fig and Sauterne Compote and Toasted Brioche
    Smoked Salmon, Avocado and Prawn Timbales with a Thai Dressing
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    Loin of Spring Lamb with a Sloe Gin Sauce
    Aubergine Gateau
    Vichy Carrots
    Fondant Potato
    Loin of Cod with Parmesan and Herb Crust and a Light Lemon Sauce
    ~ ~ ~
    Champagne Strawberry Jelly
    Bruleed Lemon Tart with Raspberry Coulis
    Chocolate and Caramel Delice
    ~ ~ ~
    White Chocolate Malibu Truffles
    Selection of Cheeses with Homemade oatcakes
Date Saturday 30 April 2016
Time 10:00 - 16:30
Price £130
Max Persons 6
Places Required
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  • What a wonderful day! Excellent food, top notch tuition and good company. I'm definitely coming back to another course!

    Virginia Turner

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    Ian Ramsden

  • Success! Never made an edible loaf before in my life. Thank you Ali - A miracle worker! Loved my day, can't recommend you enough!

    Charlotte Mawhood

  • Delicious Food! An Amazing Experience! Thank you so much! The fantastic wine we drank was just the icing on the cake of an already fantastic meal! I'm definitely going to persuade my husband to come along to one your days!

    Alison Jenner

  • Great Food - Great Wine - Great Company. What could be better?!

    John Lightwood

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