Mouthwatering masterclasses at Coworth Park

The five-star Georgian country house hotel’s culinary tutoring days mix luxury with learning

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.

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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.

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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.

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