Station House Cookery School with Nick Morris

2019 courses and residential packages

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Venison Cookery school break with Station House and Gledpark

18th & 19th OCTOBER 2019

An opportunity for a very special hill to plate journey.

Arrive Friday Night 18th October - check in from 2pm - explore Kirkcudbright at your own pace, a visit to the shops and Galleries ?

Saturday19th October - after a hearty full Scottish breakfast meet at the Cookery School at 10am

You will start your day at Gledpark, a UNESCO certified producer of park venison.  Discover how native deer in their home range are managed with welfare as a core motivation in the breeding of these iconic animals.  Learn their life cycle, witness natural behaviours and freedoms and discover why most are destined to go live to other locations in the UK as breeding stock.  Having got up close and personal you will understand the science behind the growing fashion driving Venison consumption.  Cameras are a must, we’ve timed this day to coincide with the ‘Rut’.

After your tour, you will have lunch at the Award Winning Station House Cafe.  Post lunch you will be treated to a demonstration of venison cookery from the Cookery School’s owner Nick Morris.  He will demonstrate how to prepare and cook different cuts and explain why they need different techniques.

The final element of the day sees you with your own dedicated workstation in our purpose built student kitchens – where you will prepare a delicious venison dish yourself.

A full day which will build your confidence in the ethicacy of our traditional game and your ability to do it justice in your own kitchen.

Overnight with us on the Saturday night - choose where to dine between the informal bar area of Artists restaurant

Depart Sunday after a hearty full Scottish breakfast

2 nights BB price is £110 pp

Cookery school day £199 pp

Total package £309 pp

Book the total package direct with us and we’ll reserve your place on the course

A taste of Dumfries and Galloway at Station House cookery School

Friday 8th and Saturday 9th November

This is an amazing experience which showcases what an incredible region Dumfries and Galloway is for food and drink.

Arrive and check in for 1pm at the Hotel on Friday 8th November, a quick cuppa or a bite to eat then it’s off to The Station House Cookery School ( 5 mins walk ) for 2pm

You begin with a cookery demonstration on Friday afternoon at 2pm where Nick will guide you through a selection of dishes which use a variety of delicious ingredients from the region.  Expect to find Venison, Scallops, Hogget, Galloway Cream and Honey amongst many other local delights.  Nick will tell you all about their provenance and the people who are responsible for producing them.

Back to the hotel for 6pm - choose your venue for dinner either eat casually in the bar area or reserve a table in Artisitas restaurant.

After a hearty full Scottish breakfast on the Saturday morning it’s back to the Cookery School for 10am

Then on Saturday morning at 10.00am you return to the kitchens and recreate the dishes of your choice to sit down to at a communal meal with your fellow students.

You finish the experience with a final demonstration again using local ingredients which focuses on desserts which you then get to taste to round off your day in style around 5pm.

Enjoy a relaxing evening in one of our bars or lounges, your choice of dining venue again before retiring bed to dream about all those dishes you’ve made !!

Sunday morning wake up to a full Scottish breakfast before check out at 11am - maybe spend the rest of the day exploiting our wonderful town and galleries before heading home.

Price per person - 2 nights bed and breakfast £110

Cookery course £159

Total per person £269

Please either book your place with the hotel or with the Station House cookery school.