Brandywine Country Cooking School
AT HAMANASSETT BED & BREAKFAST
Cooking Getaways at Our Bed and Breakfast in Pennsylvania
Brandywine Cooking School makes the perfect gift for that person who has everything and has been everywhere. You don't need to be a great cook to enjoy the class, which is geared for the recreational cook. We are happy to plan special classes if you and your friends would like a private cooking class followed by an intimate dinner party. Our cooking classes are also great for corporate getaways and team building. All of the pictures below were taken in the kitchen at Hamanassett Bed & Breakfast. All classes are taught on site in our professional kitchen.
Our dinners feature wines from Penns Woods Winery. Check out their Website for lots of exciting events. Click here for Penns Woods Winery
Savor the beauty of the Brandywine Valley, the elegant surroundings of Hamanassett Bed & Breakfast and sumptuous cuisines prepared by you in a day long hands-on cooking class. (If you prefer to just watch, that's okay too.) Brandywine Country Cooking School features recipes and techniques for preparing extraordinary menus themed to a particular time of the year or special occasion. To read about the experience from a previous guest, please click on our blog. If you would like to plan your own class with your friends, we are happy to work with you.
The Instructors - All classes are conducted by professional chefs with specific training and
experience in the cuisine being featured."
Participants enjoy two nights' accommodations (Friday and Saturday) at Hamanassett Bed & Breakfast with breakfast Saturday and Sunday mornings, a welcoming reception Friday evening, and lunch and dinner on class day that has been prepared by you during the cooking class. Dinner will be paired with wines from Penns Woods Vineyards, one of the premier wineries in Chester County. Participants also receive class materials with recipes, tips and techniques along with a Brandywine Country Cooking School apron, as well as other appropriate favors. If you would like to extend your visit to tour the Brandywine Valley on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday following the cooking school, we will offer participants a discount off our normal rates. Space is limited to 10 participants. We must have at least two couples booked for the class to take place, so ask a friend to join you.
The cost is $450.00 per couple ($300.00 for a single) plus tax and gratuity plus the cost of the room you select It includes your room for two nights, a welcome reception, breakfast, lunch and dinner day of class as well as the class and all hand outs and breakfast your final morning. It also includes a keepsake apron, tote bag, and other surprise goodies.
2013 Schedule - All classes this year are on Saturday.
March 25-26: "Dining at the White House" - If your ticket to the innauguration got lost in the mail or you didn't get an invitation to dine at the White House, bring the White House to your home. You'll create and enjoy favorite foods of our country's presidents and indulge in the gourmet traditions and elegance of a White House State Dinner menu.
March 1-2: "The Silk Road" As the greatest supply chain of all time, the Silk Road which extends from China to the Mediterranean, played a major role in the evolution of international cuisine. Prepare and enjoy a menu inspired by the flavors of Persia, Armenia, Azerbaijan and other cultures from the Silk Road for a truly exotic culinary journey.
April 12-13: " Last Dinner on the Titanic" - Return to the gastronomic extravagance of the Edwardian Era through the creation and consumption of the multi course final dinner served in the First Class Salon on the fateful maiden voyage of Titanic. Feel free to dress in period dress for dinner.
July 19-20: "French Country Cooking" Celebrate the summer season with delectable French Country cooking. Using the freshest of ingredients you will create a traditional French Country menu to be enjoyed "En plein air" (al fresco) including individual pate de campagne to take home to enjoy.
August 23-25: " Brandywine Bounty" - The ultimate farm to table experience. Discover the food bounty the Brandywine Valley has to offer in this three-day locatarian adventure. Everything local and fresh! You'll spend an entire day exploring Brandywine Valley farms, wineries and artisanal food producers discovering local fresh products and artisanal production techniques. Then enjoy a full day using your locally acquired ingredients and knowledge to create memorable dishes reflective of the season and the " Bounty" the Brandywine Valley has to offer.
November 1-2: "Game Most Faire" Prepare for the holiday season with a hands on culinary experience using more exotic fare that will give your holiday table a truly unique flavor. Pheasant, quail, venison and other game will be the featured ingredients in dishes creatively prepared by you for a memorable and sumptuous adventure for your own special seasonal festivities.