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Autumn/Winter Courses


ONE DAY SPECIALITY COURSES (all courses are for a maximum of 6 students and the prices given are per person. Lunch is included)

Seafood, 9.30am-2pm, £120
A day spent preparing, filleting and cooking fresh fish; shellfish and crustaceans; preparation and recipes for local crab and lobster, scallops, sea bass, clams and mussels.

Sample menu: Crab Crostini with Cherry Tomato and Avocado • Lobster & Asparagus Risotto • Sea Bass in a Salt Crust

24 March 2018

Pasta, Pizza & Italian Breads, 9.30am-2pm, £110
This course will need some serious muscle with plenty of pasta,  pizza and bread dough to be kneaded!

Sample menu: Pizza with Buffalo Mozzarella, Parma Ham & Rocket • Foccacia with Rosemary & Sea Salt  • Black Olive Grissini • Wild Garlic Parpadelle with Aubergine, Tomato & Burrata Sauce 

3 March 2018

Mad About Mushrooms,
 9.30am-3pm, £110
If, like Giuseppe, you are passionate about fungi, this is the course for you. Weather and seasonal conditions permitting, students will spend the morning on a mushroom foray led by resident expert Giuseppe. They will assist students with identification and techniques for collecting mushrooms. Back in the kitchen, Giuseppe will demonstrate how to clean, prepare and conserve various mushrooms. After lunch, Giuseppe will take the students through a menu suitable for the most passionate mushroom eater.
Sample menu: Crostini of Sautéed Wild Mushrooms • Wild Mushroom Risotto • Fresh Egg Pappardelle with a Wild Mushroom Sauce • Loin of Purbeck Venison with Polenta and Wild Mushrooms 
14 October 2017

Sicilian Cooking, 9.30am-2pm, £110
Enjoy a day of cooking Sicilian style. Join Giuseppe in creating dishes taught to him by his mother and grandmother, exploring the delicate flavours and delicious ingredients of this beautiful mediterranean island.

Sample menu: Arancini (Sicilian rice balls) • Spaghetti con le Sarde • Granita al Limone • Cannoli Siciliani (pastries filled with sweet ricotta)

10 February 2018

Indian Cooking, £110 

Pestle and mortar at the ready, spend a day in the kitchen roasting and blending your own spices to create Indian dishes with a wonderful depth of flavour.

Sample menu: Garam Masala • Lamb Curry • Spiced Chick Peas • Spinach & Potato Saag Aloo • Naan Bread • Prawn Curry • Aubergine Bartha

3 February 2018

Moroccan Cookery, £110
Enjoy the intense, fresh flavours of the Middle-East and learn about slow-cooking with a tagine.

Sample menu: Marinated Chicken with Sumac with Red Onion & Pinenuts • Lamb Tagine • Flat Bread • 

Saffron and Pistachio Cous Cous • Chickpeas with Peppers & Aubergines Tagine

24 February 2018

Cooking with Game, £120
With the shooting season on it’s way, it’s time to take a fresh look at what to do with all the wonderful local game.
Sample menu: Loin of Venison Wrapped in Sage and Pancetta Partridge Zaatar with Tahini Sauce Pigeon Breast with a Walnut and Beetroot Salad   
9 December 2017 

SHORT COURSES @ THE OLIVE TREE, evenings 6-9pm (Dinner is included)

Christmas Canapes & Petit Fours, £50

Planning a Christmas drinks party? Join Giuseppe for some expert tips on delicious nibbles.

Sample menu: Smoked Salmon Blini with Fromage Blanc • Roasted Duck Leg with Cucumber and Hoisin

Sauce • Pancetta & Pea Cups • Raspberry Soft Meringues • Chocolate Tarts 

16 November 2017

Baking Course, £50

An introduction to some principles of baking, includes sweet & savoury baking techniques.

Sample menu: Lemon Tart • Chocolate Pudding • Cantucci • Focaccia • Olive & Rosemary Rolls

8 February 2018

Indian Cooking, £50 

Pestle and mortar at the ready, spend an evening in the kitchen roasting and blending your own spices to create Indian dishes with a wonderful depth of flavour.

Sample menu: Garam Masala • Spiced Chick Peas • Naan Bread • Chicken Madras • Aubergine Bartha

30 November 2017

Italian Cookery, £50

A combination of all things fabulous about Italian cookery - fresh pasta, sweet pastry, simple recipes, heavenly ingredients.

Sample  menu: Fresh Tagliatelle with Mushrooms and Cream Sauce •  Chicken Parcel Filled with Lemon Mascarpone and Wrapped with Pancetta • Fig & Almond Tart with Orange & Ricotta Cream
1 February 2018

Quick Pasta Sauces, £50
Looking for fresh inspiration? Here are some quick and delicious ideas.

Sample menu: Basil and walnut Pesto Crudaiola (cherry tomatoes, mozzarella, tuna, asparagus and basil)   Wild Mushrooms and Cream Sauce

1 March 2018

Chef's Table £95 per person (minimum 4, maximum 6)
Group bookings for an evening at the cookery school with Giuseppe. If it's good food you're seriously interested in then book in for a delicious meal prepared in front of you and your guests.
Dates, call to book an evening.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DISCUSS AN ALTERNATIVE DATE TO THOSE PUBLISHED, PLEASE CALL. Private Group Bookings: please call to arrange dates & course content if you would like a day just for you & some friends. Minimum 4, maximum 6 people.

For availability contact us on 01929 477260 • Payment in full is required to secure bookings • We reserve the right to cancel any course that has less than 50% occupancy, however, in the event that we are unable to provide an alternative date or course then a full refund will be issued. 

If you need to cancel a lesson booking, you will need to email to info@olivetreecookeryschool.com or phone to 01929 477260. You must do this at least 2 days before your lesson to cancel. Both methods of cancellation must be made at least 2 days before your lesson. We are sorry that we cannot refund or rebook any cancellations made online or by phone call after this time.