CoworthPark is one of the few hotels in the world to have its own chocolate room, soit would seem the perfect setting in which to explore exactly how this cocoa-based product can enhancea dish – both sweet and savoury. The February 11 class, the World of Chocolate, will also expound upon the history of the so-called food of the gods and teach guests how to prepare truffles. It is the first in thehotel’s series of 2013 masterclasses, and presents the perfect chance toimpress a beloved for Valentine’s Day.
Spring seesthe English Asparagus Masterclass on April 29; the celebration of this classic British vegetable will offer a variety of recipes for starters, partycanapés and dinner-party dishes. Next up is the Best of British FarmhouseCheeses on August 12, where food and wine pairing is explored with an expert inthe field, together with a guest speaker. It also includes an in-depth look at theproduction of cheese, how it is best ripened and cut, and how to use it incooking. The hour-and-a-half-long classes (£175) are for between seven and 15people, and are followed by a three-course lunch with wine.
Lastly – andthis may well chime a bell right now – is the Christmas Made EasyMasterclass. Those wondering how to enjoy the festive season andcreate the perfect mulled wine, mince pies or Christmas pudding should sign up swiftly.