Learn to cook like the experts with your friends, then feast on a delicious meal.To celebrate River Cottage HQ's 10th anniversary, one lucky reader and their friends will be heading to Devon for a VIP exclusive cookery masterclass and feast in Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's famous River Cottage farmhouse!
Your chosen party of up to 10 will be whisked down the track of this organic smallholding in a converted tractor and trailer to the iconic farmhouse, where your personal chef will greet you with seasonal cocktails and tasty treats.
Aprons on, it's time to start an interactive cookery masterclass on a theme of your choice. Get to grips with curing and smoking, learn how to shuck and prepare shellfish or master canapé making. This is a fun and informal introduction to River Cottage's nose-to-tail, plot-to-plate culinary world, full of techniques and ideas that will inspire you to get cooking at home, and all led by expert tutors.
Then it's time to put your feet up and relax around the inglenook fire as your chef puts the finishing touches to your sumptuous private dining experience in the famous kitchen. Your bespoke menu, served in the cosy dining room, will showcase the best seasonal ingredients from the farm and local organic growers.
This amazing prize is an exclusive glimpse into the world of River Cottage, and the private dining experience is the perfect opportunity to reflect on your culinary achievements. Visit rivercottage.net/nearby-accommodation for places to stay in the area.
That's not all...
We also have five pairs of cookery school tickets for the runners-up! Just across the courtyard from the farmhouse is the award-winning cookery school. Bread making, fish filleting and dessert crafting are just some areas covered in this one-day course, amid the stunning scenery of this rustic farm nestled in the countryside.
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A private dining experience with a bespoke masterclass for up to 10 guests. Five pairs of tickets to a One Day Cookery Course at River Cottage HQ situated on the East Devon/West Dorset border, full address will be provided. Prizes must be taken before 31 March 2017. Excludes Saturday arrivals. Dates are subject to both venue's and winners' availability. Prizes must be booked within one month of the end of the competition. No travel expenses or transfers are included. Unfortunately, the cookery course at River Cottage HQ isn't suitable for vegetarians or those with coeliac disease or wheat intolerances. We are happy to accommodate any dietary requirements for the main prize and details will be requested at the time of booking. Hugh is not scheduled to be present at River Cottage HQ. Applicants and participants must be aged 18 or over. The prizes are non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for cash. See page 165 for full terms and conditions.