We are delighted to say that The Poachers Inn Cookery School was launched in November 2014 and all of us at Poachers are hugely excited about continuing to share with home-cooks of all levels many of our cooking experiences garnered over many years.
Our classes are in demonstration style and take place in our recently developed Cookery classroom situated above our multi-award winning Seafood Restaurant. At each class all students will be given a full cookery demonstration, a copy of the recipes demonstrated and, very importantly, an opportunity at the end of the class to taste the food that has just been cooked.
All courses will be conducted by Barry personally who has carefully selected a range of his own recipes for participants of all cooking levels. Courses will be in a relaxed & light-hearted demonstration format and all participants will be provided with printed recipes and will taste all the dishes that have been cooked.
The first course ran was the Poachers Inn Seafood Masterclass, which concluded on Tuesday 19th November. This 2 part course took participants on a journey where they saw Poachers Chef /Owner Barry McLaughlin cooking a huge variety of local Seafood using different cooking techniques. This course was an absolute must for anyone that wanted to become more confident at cooking Seafood at home. Dinner party Starters & main courses along with everyday Fish dishes were fully prepared, cooked and presented with all the trimmings and accompaniments. This course was a terrific success and we are already planning to run more of these course in the coming months. Keep a close eye on our website and social media channels for more details.
Here at the Poachers Inn we know the importance and centrality of food in creating the perfect Christmas moment that will last a life time. We want to share our expertise and experiences with everyone who loves this wonderful time of the year wants to make Christmas special by producing incredible dishes for all their friends and family to enjoy. We are running a 2 part Christmas entertaining course to help you cook up the perfect Christmas, with a little Poachers Inn twist.
We all love entertaining family & friends at home at Christmas, it is one of the years highlights. This course is geared to give you great seasonal sweet & savoury food & drink ideas. We will be demonstrating dishes that are more contemporary Christmas while definitely not forgetting the traditional elements. Also we will be showing a good variety of ways to use up Christmas dinner leftovers so that you can have hugely enjoyable lunches and dinners for the few days post-Christmas.
Course Demo Dishes
1) Crab & Prawn spring rolls, dipping sauce
2) Baba Ganoush & Hummus, onion brioche
3) Chicken liver parfait with cherry jelly
4) Wood Pigeon with wild mushroom risotto
5) Jerusalem artichoke Soup
6) Roast Turkey, duxelle stuffing, red wine jus
7) Honey Roast Ham
9) Creamed Brussels Sprouts
10)Cranberry & Orange Sauce
11)Stephens day Turkey Curry, basmati, salsa
12)Mulled wine Poached pears with Orange Posset, Lime & mint foam
13)Mince Pie Ice Parfait with flavours of apple (Foam, pickle & sauce),
16)Mojito & Cosmopolitan cocktails
Demand for this course has been huge but there are still a few spots available. If you are interested in taking part in this course, contact us to reserve your space. It will be an extraordinary few nights that will get your in the Christmas spirit and you will leave with fabulous new culinary skills.
As well as the scheduled courses, we also cater for Private Cookery courses for a group of friends, business groups, hen parties – these are run on selected dates and you can pick from a number of popular themes: Tapas & Party Food; Seafood Masterclass, Winter Soups & Casseroles; Italian Food; Dessert Masterclass. Minimum number is 12 for private bookings.
Whether you’re planning an office/team activity, client entertainment, a birthday surprise or even a hen party; whatever the occasion, Private Group Cooking Events at Poachers’ Inn Cookery School are a perfect alternative day or evening out. Roll up your sleeves and get stuck in. Learn some new dishes; pick up culinary inspiration; chat about food, travel and leisure; but most of all have a fantastically fun time with your friends, family work colleagues or social network.
Should you be interested in booking your place on one of our courses or your bespoke corporate event with us or wish to discuss any other bespoke experiences please contact Barry or Catherine. You can also find more details here