I have had the idea to offer some cooking class retreats at Little Norfolk bay for a while now, so I was pretty excited for the first retreat last weekend. I have been teaching my workshops from my home kitchen, and in school and workplaces, for a few years. I decided to move the classes and workshops to Little Norfolk Bay Events and Chalets we have more room there, a lot better parking, a good coffee machine and it ties in well with me running the accommodation so I can offer classes and workshops on different days. The workshops have been great there and I have been thinking of lots and lots of ideas of food and recipes that need to be cooked over a few days at a retreat, recipes that take a little more time than what we can cover in a few hour workshop, so many ideas..
A lot of work to put the retreat together by me, but a ridiculously fun weekend!!
I taught my guests how to make sourdough bread and croissants, both quite time consuming and other yeast breads, stocks and more during the weekend.
Friday welcome drinks:
Weston farm smoked olives
green pea hummus
French onion soup
Quails with quinoa and orange
scallops and handmade pasta, chilli and lemon
Baked beans and poached eggs
herb and garlic pull apart
fresh baked sourdough
Chicken miso broth
saffron butter baked salmon and pea puree
fresh baked croissants with smoked salmon, brie, marinated mushrooms, spinach
I have had such great feed back from all the guests on this weekend, read the reviews on trip advisor and my Little Norfolk Bay Events and Chalets Facebook page, so I am offering this bread baking retreat again in October 18th-20th!! I am also planning a seafood cooking retreat, dates for this will be available soon! If learning to cook is not your thing and you would prefer to be cooked for and just relax then one of our Indulgence weekend is for you! Space available the weekend of 20th – 22nd September or October 4th-6th . If a weekend away is not possible then join in a day workshop cooking or food styling then sit down to enjoy a delicious lunch.
2 nights in a luxury Spa Chalet
meals and drinks- 2 dinners, one lunch 2 breakfasts, beer, wine, coffee, tea and soft drinks
over 10 hours of cooking tuition
come on your own, with your partner or with a couple of friends!!
Book through my online store