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May 2017
RAYMOND BLANC COOKERY SCHOOL
Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons
Oxfordshire

Mon, 01 May 2017 until Wed, 31 May 2017
The Raymond Blanc Cookery School
The Raymond Blanc Cookery School

Embrace your passion for food and learn to create phenomenal cuisine in a fun, relaxed setting.

Courses are suitable for all experience levels.  From half-day introductions to residential stay programmes, dinner party masterclasses to children's courses, there's something for everyone. Many courses focus on recipes important to Raymond Blanc, showcasing dishes that inspired him to become the Michelin-starred chef he is today.

Receive 20% off any one day course in The Raymond Blanc Cookery School throughout 1st April - 30th June 2017. Guests will also receive a complimentary copy of "Raymond Blanc 100 recipes for entertaining".

CIGAR & WHISKY CHAMPIONSHIPS
Boisdale of Belgravia
London - South West

Mon, 01 May 2017 until Wed, 31 May 2017
The Boisdale Cuban Robusto Cigar & Whisky Championships 2017
The Boisdale Cuban Robusto Cigar & Whisky Championships 2017

An epic tasting of Robusto Havana cigars across four heats, two semi-finals and a finale cigar dinner. Accompanied by eight whiskys these events are made for the true aficionado!

At each tasting, guests will blind taste two of the Robustos and two of the whiskys to find the best overall pairing. 

For full details of all heats, semi-finals and finale dinner see the Boisdale website.


GUEST CHEF - DOMINIC CHAPMAN
Sindhu by Atul Kochhar at The Compleat Angler
Buckinghamshire

Tue, 09 May 2017
Guest Chef - Dominic Chapman from The Beehive Pub & Restaurant
Guest Chef - Dominic Chapman from The Beehive Pub & Restaurant

As a self-confessed traveller at heart Dominic Chapman has a love of world cuisine, with Indian food holding particular significance. Every year the chef travels to India and spends two weeks cooking in the kitchen of an existing restaurant. Once head chef for Heston Blumenthal, Chapman has a less molecular style than his former mentor instead serving up beautifully prepared, comforting dishes made with quality local ingredients.  He won a Michelin-star at The Royal Oak in Maidenhead before becoming chef proprietor at The Beehive in White Waltham. With his love and appreciation for Indian cooking, Chapman was a natural selection to join chef Kochhar for Chef Season.

TANQUERAY NO 10 DINNER JOURNEY
Belmond British Pullman Luxury Train
London - South East

Thu, 11 May 2017
Tanqueray No 10 Dinner Journey
Tanqueray No 10 Dinner Journey

Join the iconic Belmond British Pullman train for a spectacular evening of fine dining in association with one of the UK's best-loved luxury gins.

You are welcomed aboard the train at London Victoria Station, ready for a scenic round trip through the great British countryside.

The evening begins with a classic Tanqueray No TEN gin and tonic followed by a seasonal, seven-course tasting menu. Each dish paired with either an exquisite gin cocktail, a fine wine or decadent champagne. Savour the flavour combinations and admire the changing views through your window, enhanced by live entertainment.

CALIFORNIAN WINE WEEKEND
The Vineyard
Berkshire

Fri, 12 May 2017 until Sat, 13 May 2017
Californian Wine Weekend
Californian Wine Weekend

Join Robby Jenks, WinePress Restaurants talented head chef, as he creates an inspirational dining experience coupled with a selection of the finest Californian wines. Robby and his favourite local suppliers will host a five course dinner with each of the suppliers providing a special ingredient for each course. Each vintner will introduce their handcrafted Californian wine for all guests to enjoy an interactive, unforgettable evening.

Book the Wine Dinner and Luxury Restaurant Guide members and their guests receive a complimentary tasting ticket for the wine festival on Saturday 13th May 2017.  For more details visit the website. Limited availability and bookings to be made by 28th April 2017. Over 18's only.


DINING EXPERIENCE
Belmond Northern Belle Luxury Train
Derbyshire

Sun, 14 May 2017 until Sun, 21 May 2017
Dining Event Aboard the Belmond Northern Belle
Dining Event Aboard the Belmond Northern Belle

Embrace the glamour of 1930's train travel while enjoying a dining experience aboard the beautiful Belmond Northern Belle.

For details of departure locations and all that is included on this luxurious trip please visit the website.  

Four different events are available in May :
Mad Hatter's Tea Party
Champagne Laurent-Perrier Afternoon Tea
Afternoon Tea
Sunday Lunch


DAIRY-FREE DELIGHTS
Bailiffscourt Hotel - Tapestry Restaurant
West Sussex

Thu, 18 May 2017
Chef
Chef's Table with a Twist

Hands-on masterclasses with our Group Executive Head Chef and Roux Scholar Martin Hadden at Bailiffscourt and The Spread Eagle

Each month Martin will share seasonal secrets and cooking tips.

Dairy-Free Delights starts at 2.30pm with a one hour hands-on masterclass followed by a delicious afternoon tea.


KATNOOK ESTATE WINE DINNER
Great Fosters - The Estate Grill
Surrey

Fri, 19 May 2017
Katnook Estate Wine Dinner
Katnook Estate Wine Dinner

Enjoy a range of prestigious wines with your dinner in the Tithe Barn, including aperitifs and petits fours with coffee.
In 1971 the first vines of a new era were planted at Katnook with the first vintage made in 1979 by current winemaker - Wayne Stehbens. Katnook Coonawarra is now enjoyed in most wine consuming countries worldwide. It has garnered a swag of international trophies over the years - and boasts three wines in the prestigious Langton's Classification of Australian Wines, in addition to a five-star rating in James Halliday's 'Wine Companion' - the bible of Australian wines. 

Why not make a night of it and stay in a double room for £120 per room including full English breakfast for two people. Upgrade to an executive room for an additional £30 per room.

SCRUMPTIOUS VEGETARIAN CUISINE
The Swan at Lavenham - Gallery Restaurant
Suffolk

Wed, 31 May 2017
Culinary Masterclasses at The Swan
Culinary Masterclasses at The Swan

Suffolk culinary masterclasses are a fantastic way to improve your culinary knowledge and discover the gastronomic delights of Suffolk's rich culinary culture.  In each masterclass, you'll get a front row seat to a cooking demonstration from our Head Chef Justin Kett, the creative inspiration behind our award-winning Two AA Rosette Gallery Restaurant.  Come and learn Justin's secrets behind another fantastic Suffolk recipe before sitting down to savour a two course lunch paired with a glass of one of our delicious wines.

Truly Scrumptious Vegetarian Cuisine
Master the art of vegetarian cookery with just the right ingredients

June 2017
GOURMET WINE DINNERS 2017
Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa - Wernher Restaurant
Bedfordshire

Thu, 01 June 2017
Gourmet Wine Dinners 2017
Gourmet Wine Dinners 2017

Delicious Wines and Delectable Dishes

Warden Abbey.  Set in the stunning Mansion House, guests will enjoy Champagne and canapes on arrival followed by a three course meal with specially paired wines. These wines will be introduced by a guest from the very vineyard they come from.

The arrival drinks reception will begin at 7.30 pm in the lounge, with guests taking to their seats at 8pm for dinner.

Make a night of it.  Retreat to luxurious accommodation for an additional £75pp when joining our Gourmet Wine Dinners. This includes traditional English breakfast and full use of the spa and wellness facilities.

RAYMOND BLANC COOKERY SCHOOL
Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons
Oxfordshire

Thu, 01 June 2017 until Fri, 30 June 2017
The Raymond Blanc Cookery School
The Raymond Blanc Cookery School

Embrace your passion for food and learn to create phenomenal cuisine in a fun, relaxed setting.

Courses are suitable for all experience levels.  From half-day introductions to residential stay programmes, dinner party masterclasses to children's courses, there's something for everyone. Many courses focus on recipes important to Raymond Blanc, showcasing dishes that inspired him to become the Michelin-starred chef he is today.

Receive 20% off any one day course in The Raymond Blanc Cookery School throughout 1st April - 30th June 2017. Guests will also receive a complimentary copy of "Raymond Blanc 100 recipes for entertaining".


BOISDALE CUBAN ROBUSTO HEAT 4
Boisdale of Canary Wharf
London - East

Thu, 01 June 2017 until Fri, 30 June 2017
Boisdale Cuban Robusto Championship 2017
Boisdale Cuban Robusto Championship 2017

Heat 4
An epic tasting of Robusto Havana cigars across four heats, two semi-finals and a finale cigar dinner. Accompanied by eight whiskys these events are made for the true aficionado!

At each tasting, guests will blind taste two of the Robustos and two of the whiskys to find the best overall pairing. 

For full details of all heats, semi-finals and finale dinner see the Boisdale website.

CHEFSTOCK 2017
Alyn Williams at The Westbury
London - West

Thu, 01 June 2017 until Fri, 30 June 2017
CHEFstock 2017
CHEFstock 2017

Five star chefs, four unique dinners, one stylish setting. Welcome to CHEFstock 2017

Alyn Williams will be joined for the annual series of collaborate 8 course tasting menu dinners, by Ana Ros (Slovenia), Petter Nilsson (Sweden), Timm Hollingsworth (USA) and Anton Kovalkov (Russia).

These unique dinners will be held on 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th June 2017. Please see the website for more details.

Exclusive to Luxury Restaurant Guide members - Meet the Chefs before service.



LADIES LUNCHEONS 2017
Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa - Adam's Brasserie
Bedfordshire

Mon, 05 June 2017
Ladies Luncheons 2017
Ladies Luncheons 2017

Pam Goodall, Grown up Gap Year

Hear Pam's vivid and light-hearted account of when, approaching her sixtieth birthday, she decided to leave the comfortable surroundings of her home in West Sussex and set off round the world by bicycle.

The perfect opportunity to catch up with friends. Be greeted with a glass of Champagne and canapes on arrival, then relax and be entertained by this wonderful guest host before enjoying a delicious three course luncheon.


BBQ BONANZA!
The Spread Eagle Hotel & Restaurant
West Sussex

Thu, 08 June 2017
Chef
Chef's Table with a Twist

Hands-on masterclasses with our Group Executive Head Chef and Roux Scholar Martin Hadden at The Spread Eagle and Bailiffscourt

Each month Martin will share seasonal secrets and cooking tips.

BBQ Bonanza! starts at 11:30 with a one hour hands-on masterclass followed by a delicious two course lunch and a glass of wine.

DINING EXPERIENCE
Belmond Northern Belle Luxury Train
London - South East

Sun, 11 June 2017 until Fri, 23 June 2017
Dining Event Aboard the Belmond Northern Belle
Dining Event Aboard the Belmond Northern Belle

Embrace the glamour of 1930's train travel while enjoying a dining experience aboard the beautiful Belmond Northern Belle.

For details of departure locations and all that is included on this luxurious trip please visit the website.  

Four different events are available in June:
Mad Hatter's Tea Party
Champagne Laurent-Perrier Afternoon Tea
Afternoon Tea
The Spirit of Travel Lunch


KITCHEN SKILLS
The Woodspeen Restaurant & Cookery School
Berkshire

Tue, 13 June 2017
Kitchen Skills
Kitchen Skills

Most domestic cooks never get a crash course in the kitchen basics and tend to learn from friends, family, online or in cookery books - but this only goes part of the way to getting you 'kitchen savy'. 

Michelin star chef John Campbell will share some of his vast knowledge of the science behind the food and his ability to translate this at a more practical level - begin cooking viscerally, gain more confidence in the kitchen and the ability to try new dishes or food styles.

See their website for full details.

SUMMER SEASONAL DINNER PARTY
The Woodspeen Restaurant & Cookery School
Berkshire

Mon, 26 June 2017
Summer Seasonal Dinner Party
Summer Seasonal Dinner Party

Find out how to plan and prepare a perfect, stress-free dinner party, delighting your guests with some very tasty dishes. Using fresh seasonal ingredients from our own vegetable plot where possible, focussing on simple yet creative ideas, with recipes, pre-dinner planning notes and a time-plan to make sure your dinner party is memorable for all the right reasons.

See their website for full details.

GUEST CHEF - CYRUS TODIWALA
Sindhu by Atul Kochhar at The Compleat Angler
Hampshire

Thu, 29 June 2017
Guest Chef - Cyrus Todiwala
Guest Chef - Cyrus Todiwala

Cyrus Todiwala of Cafe Spice Namaste and Mr Todiwala's Kitchen, is a chef, restaurateur, author and TV personality. The Bombay-born Parsee chef is recognised for his hallmark style of blending traditional Indian culinary techniques and flavours with more unexpected ingredients, as well as his hand-made line of pickles and chutneys (Mr Todiwala's Splendidly Spicy and Deliciously Hot Pickles and Chutneys) which are food festival favourites. He is Proprietor and Executive Chef of Cafe Spice Namaste and Mr Todiwala's Kitchen in London and is known for his innovative and fresh approach to Indian Cuisine.

A Tasting Menu by Atul Kochhar and Cyrus Todiwala


FOR THE LOVE OF FOOD
The Swan at Lavenham - Gallery Restaurant
Suffolk

Thu, 29 June 2017
Culinary Masterclasses at The Swan
Culinary Masterclasses at The Swan

 Suffolk culinary masterclasses are a fantastic way to improve your culinary knowledge and discover the gastronomic delights of Suffolk's rich culinary culture.  In each masterclass, you'll get a front row seat to a cooking demonstration from our Head Chef Justin Kett, the creative inspiration behind our award-winning Two AA Rosette Gallery Restaurant.  Come and learn Justin's secrets behind another fantastic Suffolk recipe before sitting down to savour a two course lunch paired with a glass of one of our delicious wines.

For the Love of Food
Impress your foody friends with some inspirational dinner party dishes made with love



July 2017
ICE, ICE BABY
Bailiffscourt Hotel - Tapestry Restaurant
West Sussex

Thu, 06 July 2017
Chef
Chef's Table with a Twist

Hands-on masterclasses with our Group Executive Head Chef and Roux Scholar Martin Hadden at Bailiffscourt and The Spread Eagle

Each month Martin will share seasonal secrets and cooking tips.

Ice, Ice Baby: Ice-Cream & Sorbet starts at 11:30 with a one hour hands-on masterclass followed by a delicious two course lunch and a glass of wine.

TAITTINGER : MEMBER STAY OFFER
The Vineyard
Berkshire

Fri, 07 July 2017
Taittinger : Member Stay Offer
Taittinger : Member Stay Offer

Partake in the Taittinger Champagne Dinner and stay at the glorious Vineyard Hotel & Spa at Stockcross with this exclusive Luxury Restaurant Guide offer.

Two tickets to the five course Taittinger dinner hosted by UK Director of Champagne Taittinger, Kevin McKee, one night in a luxury double room and breakfast, for £599 for two.  Receive a complimentary glass of fizz on arrival.

Valid on 7th July, booked by 30th June.  Subject to availability and terms and conditions.

GUEST CHEF - ROMY GILL
Indian Essence
Kent

Wed, 19 July 2017 until Thu, 20 July 2017
Guest Chef - Romy Gill
Guest Chef - Romy Gill

19th July at Indian Essence and 20th July at Sindhu

Romy is one of the rare female Indian chefs in the UK, who cooks, teaches and promotes the slow food movement. Her cooking combines the traditional flavours and spices of India with the new ingredients she was introduced to when arriving in the UK, such as gurnard, apples, cabbage and poppy seeds. Her cooking style differs from most Indian restaurants and avoids the use of unnatural food colourings. In 2016 Romy was awarded an MBE in the Queen's birthday honours list for her services to the hospitality industry, being one of a few female Indian chefs in the UK to both own her own restaurant and run the kitchen.




DINNER HOSTED BY TOM KERRIDGE
Belmond British Pullman Luxury Train
London - South East

Sat, 22 July 2017
The Dinner Hosted by Tom Kerridge
The Dinner Hosted by Tom Kerridge

Join the Belmond British Pullman luxury train for an exclusive pop-up dinner prepared by Tom Kerridge.

This gastronomic evening offers a five-course tasting menu with a flight of wine to complement each course; a rare opportunity to sample a menu specially created by the two Michelin-starred chef, and when finished in the kitchen, Tom passes through the carriages to meet his guests.

The magic begins the moment you board the vintage train, settle into your plus seat with a glass of champagne and leave London.

September 2017
LADIES LUNCHEONS 2017
Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa - Wernher Restaurant
Bedfordshire

Mon, 11 September 2017
Ladies Luncheons 2017
Ladies Luncheons 2017

Rosemary Conley, Diet and Fitness

Rosemary Conley has over 40 years' experience in the fitness industry, hear about her success and how she weathered the storms. Rosemary has written 37 best-selling books, presented 31 fitness DVDs/videos and over 400 TV cookery programmes while appearing weekly with Richard & Judy on This Morning for seven years.

The perfect opportunity to catch up with friends. Be greeted with a glass of Champagne and canapes on arrival, then relax and be entertained by this wonderful guest host before enjoying a delicious three course luncheon.


GOURMET WINE DINNERS 2017
Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa - Adam's Brasserie
Bedfordshire

Thu, 14 September 2017
Gourmet Wine Dinners 2017
Gourmet Wine Dinners 2017

Delicious Wines and Delectable Dishes

Thistledown Winery.  Set in the stunning Mansion House, guests will enjoy Champagne and canapes on arrival followed by a three course meal with specially paired wines. These wines will be introduced by a guest from the very vineyard they come from.

The arrival drinks reception will begin at 7.30 pm in the lounge, with guests taking to their seats at 8pm for dinner.

Make a night of it.  Retreat to luxurious accommodation for an additional £75pp when joining our Gourmet Wine Dinners. This includes traditional English breakfast and full use of the spa and wellness facilities.

GUILTY PLEASURES
The Swan at Lavenham - Gallery Restaurant
Suffolk

Thu, 28 September 2017
Culinary Masterclasses at The Swan
Culinary Masterclasses at The Swan

 Suffolk culinary masterclasses are a fantastic way to improve your culinary knowledge and discover the gastronomic delights of Suffolk's rich culinary culture.  In each masterclass, you'll get a front row seat to a cooking demonstration from our Head Chef Justin Kett, the creative inspiration behind our award-winning Two AA Rosette Gallery Restaurant.  Come and learn Justin's secrets behind another fantastic Suffolk recipe before sitting down to savour a two course lunch paired with a glass of one of our delicious wines.

Guilty Pleasures
Justin reveals his secrets to classic comfort foods that can be whipped up in no time at all


CLIMPING BEACH: FISHY BITS
Bailiffscourt Hotel - Tapestry Restaurant
West Sussex

Thu, 28 September 2017
Chef
Chef's Table with a Twist

Hands-on masterclasses with our Group Executive Head Chef and Roux Scholar Martin Hadden at Bailiffscourt and The Spread Eagle

Each month Martin will share seasonal secrets and cooking tips.

Climping Beach: All the Fish Bits starts at 11:30 with a one hour hands-on masterclass followed by a delicious two course lunch and a glass of wine.

October 2017
VEGETARIAN VARIETY PERFORMANCE
The Spread Eagle Hotel & Restaurant
West Sussex

Thu, 19 October 2017
Chef
Chef's Table with a Twist

 Hands-on masterclasses with our Group Executive Head Chef and Roux Scholar Martin Hadden at The Spread Eagle and Bailiffscourt

Each month Martin will share seasonal secrets and cooking tips.

Vegetarian Variety Performance starts at 11:30 with a one hour hands-on masterclass followed by a delicious two course lunch and a glass of wine.

LITTLE COOKS IN THE MAKING
The Swan at Lavenham - Gallery Restaurant
Suffolk

Thu, 26 October 2017
Culinary Masterclasses at The Swan
Culinary Masterclasses at The Swan

Suffolk culinary masterclasses are a fantastic way to improve your culinary knowledge and discover the gastronomic delights of Suffolk's rich culinary culture.  In each masterclass, you'll get a front row seat to a cooking demonstration from our Head Chef Justin Kett, the creative inspiration behind our award-winning Two AA Rosette Gallery Restaurant.  Come and learn Justin's secrets behind another fantastic Suffolk recipe before sitting down to savour a two course lunch paired with a glass of one of our delicious wines.

Little Cooks in the Making
Spend a little time with your little cooks creating fun healthy meals



November 2017
CHEF'S TIPS & TWIDDLY BITS
Bailiffscourt Hotel - Tapestry Restaurant
West Sussex

Thu, 09 November 2017
Chef
Chef's Table with a Twist

Hands-on masterclasses with our Group Executive Head Chef and Roux Scholar Martin Hadden at Bailiffscourt and The Spread Eagle

Each month Martin will share seasonal secrets and cooking tips.

Chef's Tips & Twiddly Bits starts at 11:30 with a one hour hands-on masterclass followed by a delicious two course lunch and a glass of wine.

GOURMET WINE DINNERS 2017
Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa - Adam's Brasserie
Bedfordshire

Thu, 09 November 2017
Gourmet Wine Dinners 2017
Gourmet Wine Dinners 2017

Delicious Wines and Delectable Dishes

Thistledown Winery.  Set in the stunning Mansion House, guests will enjoy Champagne and canapes on arrival followed by a three course meal with specially paired wines. These wines will be introduced by a guest from the very vineyard they come from.

The arrival drinks reception will begin at 7.30 pm in the lounge, with guests taking to their seats at 8pm for dinner.

Make a night of it.  Retreat to luxurious accommodation for an additional £75pp when joining our Gourmet Wine Dinners. This includes traditional English breakfast and full use of the spa and wellness facilities.


DINNER HOSTED BY JAMES MARTIN
Belmond British Pullman Luxury Train
London - South East

Fri, 17 November 2017
The Dinner Hosted by James Martin
The Dinner Hosted by James Martin

Celebrity chef James Martin has created a special five-course menu for an exclusive pop-up dinner on the Belmond British Pullman heritage train.

From the moment you leave London you are whisked into a world of pure indulgence and unforgettable gastronomy. Your table is set with starched white linen, bespoke china and sparkling cut glassware. Champagne flows and exquisite food is served as you savour the changing views of the countryside through your picture window.

Event includes an autographed book and the chance to meet James Martin.

CRACKING CHRISTMAS MASTERCLASS
The Swan at Lavenham - Gallery Restaurant
Suffolk

Thu, 30 November 2017
Culinary Masterclasses at The Swan
Culinary Masterclasses at The Swan

Suffolk culinary masterclasses are a fantastic way to improve your culinary knowledge and discover the gastronomic delights of Suffolk's rich culinary culture.  In each masterclass, you'll get a front row seat to a cooking demonstration from our Head Chef Justin Kett, the creative inspiration behind our award-winning Two AA Rosette Gallery Restaurant.  Come and learn Justin's secrets behind another fantastic Suffolk recipe before sitting down to savour a two course lunch paired with a glass of one of our delicious wines.

A Cracking Christmas Masterclass
Chef will share all his secret tips to help you make it look so easy and taste so good


December 2017
LADIES LUNCHEONS 2017
Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa - Wernher Restaurant
Bedfordshire

Mon, 04 December 2017
Ladies Luncheons 2017
Ladies Luncheons 2017

Festive Ladies Luncheon

Our ladies lunch in December is the perfect opportunity for you to catch up with family and friends ahead of Christmas.  Enjoy a three course meal in the festive, traditional and cosy surroundings of Luton Hoo.

Be greeted with a glass of Champagne and canapes on arrival.

FESTIVE SPICE & INDULGENCE
The Spread Eagle Hotel & Restaurant
West Sussex

Thu, 07 December 2017
Chef
Chef's Table with a Twist

Hands-on masterclasses with our Group Executive Head Chef and Roux Scholar Martin Hadden at The Spread Eagle and Bailiffscourt

Each month Martin will share seasonal secrets and cooking tips.

A Little Festive Spice & Indulgence starts at 11:30 with a one hour hands-on masterclass followed by a delicious two course lunch and a glass of wine.

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