We are very happy to announce our next Masterclasses which will take place here at the Masons Arms on selected Wednesdays. This year our classes will be reduced in size to take just eight guests, so we are anticipating a very high demand. Mark is choosing topics based around his book which was published late last year and of course he will be delighted to personalise a copy for you during your visit if you wish.
The Masterclasses are priced at £80 p.p. and begin at 10:30 but please arrive at 10:15 to enjoy a cup of coffee and a home-made biscuit in advance! Prior to this time we are preparing for the day, cleaning and hoovering! The session lasts 1½ hours and is followed by a 3 course lunch based around the day’s topic and is served with a glass of wine. Other beverages are available but not included in the price!
Due to last minute cancellations we have had to take the decision that places must be paid for at the time of booking. Refunds will only be given if we can re-sell the place. Your booked place is fully transferable to another person if you cannot make it yourself. We hope that you understand our position on this but with a small group losing students at the last moment does impact on us.
Each Masterclass will run provided we have 8 guests.
Please call us on 01398 341231 Tuesday - Saturday 12-2 p.m. or 6-10 p.m. to book your Masterclasswhere payment can be made over the phone.
Further Masterclasses will be announced in due course. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Masons Arms.
To book a masterclass please ring 01398 341231
Wednesday 6th March
Hands on Chicken.
No more pre-packed chicken portions! We’re offering a hands on lesson, learning how to prepare the whole chicken for roasting, then as a crown and finally into legs and breasts. We will be making a canapé from the wings, soup from a quick stock and show you how to bone and roll the legs and pan fry the breast. If you have a favourite knife please bring it along with you. We will also be cooking our old favourite of Chicken in a brick with spice and yoghurt.
Wednesday 3rd April
5 ways with Salmon.
Discover the versatility of this fabulous fish which can so often be badly prepared, learn our techniques for smoking, curing, pan frying, poaching for rilllettes, and a Japanese style marinade.
Wednesday 1st May
Crab and Asparagus.
Two wonderful but tricky ingredients perfectly in season. We will be prepping and peeling the asparagus for your lunch and serving it with our puff pastry filled with mushroom duxelles, a poached egg and topped with hollandaise sauce. We will show you how to pick the crab and get the most from the brown meat and make a bisque from the carcass and shell for you to enjoy followed by a crab salad.
Please enquire about…
Mark is also willing to host a private Masterclass for you with a group of friends or as team building or bonding.
You can choose the topic! Please enquire to find out more.
Further Masterclasses will be announced in due course.
We look forward to welcoming you back to the Masons Arms… Mark & Sarah
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