2016 Cooking Classes Announced

Hamanassett’s kitchen will be sizzling with five new cooking classes to be held throughout 2016. Guest have plenty of class options to choice from whether you are looking for romance, indulgence or luxury. The 2016 cooking class menus will offer a culinary tour of multi-course meals from around the world.

Decide which class gets your mouthwatering and then book your stay with us to guarantee yourself a spot in the kitchen. Don’t forget to pack your chef’s hat and apron!

January 29-30: Romantic Dining: Create luxurious and somewhat decadent cuisine to share with that special someone for Valentine’s Day or any time of the year. Ingredients considered to be aphrodisiacs will be featured and sumptuous chocolate will definitely be on the menus.

March 11-12: Dining on the Orient Express: Take a culinary “Grand Tour” of Europe and Asia with menus inspired by the Orient Express, which for more than a century was the symbol of luxury travel. A trip evocative of excitement, romance and intrigue, your “tour” will feature cuisines associated with such exotic destinations as Paris, Venice, Vienna and Istanbul, prepared by you using traditional methods.

April 15-16: Last Dinner on the Titanic: Indulge and return to the gastronomic extravagance of the Edwardian Era through the creation, and consumption of the Escoffier inspired multi-course final dinner served in the First Class Salon on the fateful maiden voyage of RMS Titanic. You will learn and use classic cooking techniques in the preparation of these menus.

June 10-11: French Country Cooking: Celebrate Bastille Day with sumptuous 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 after your gourmet experience.

July 15-16: Ole Espana-Spanish Tapas Cuisine: Enjoy the summer season with this class featuring classic Spanish fare with an emphasis on tapas. The ultimate finger food, tapas are those delectable small bites that can range from simple items such as Iberian ham and olives to more elaborate preparations such as Spanish potato omelet and mussels vinaigrette. Enjoy preparing this menu with traditional gazpacho and sangria (which you’ll also prepare) to complement the experience.

Find delicious recipes from some of a previous cooking class here and read a guest’s experience here.