Gourmet Cookery Demonstrations at Summer Lodge

  • Date: Thursday, 17 December 2009

The five-star Summer Lodge Country House Hotel, Restaurant and Spa has just announced a series of cookery demonstrations conducted by award winning Executive Chef Steven Titman. Guests who've tasted his wonderful creations will now have the opportunity to serve some of his impressive signature dishes in their own home.

His menus not only meet and exceed the exacting requirements of the Relais & Châteaux's gastronomic standards - Summer Lodge has just been named in the recently announced Condé Nast Traveller Gold List 2010, one of the best three hotels in the UK for food. The listing for Summer Lodge praises Steven for producing "... fine-tuned classic English cuisine using local produce: Dorset lamb, pan-seared sole, pot-roasted guinea fowl, and his signature dish, shepherd's pie." Shortly before this, Summer Lodge was also named Best Restaurant in Dorset at the Taste of Dorset Awards 2009.

Following on from this success Steven will be hosting three cookery demonstrations, on the 20th January, 24th February and 24th March, where he'll share some of his culinary secrets. He'll show guests how he uses local produce, such as Lyme Bay scallops and Dorset lamb, as well as vegetables and herbs grown in the kitchen garden, to create some of his most popular signature dishes. He comments, "There can be few places in England with such an enormous variety of delicious food so readily available from local farmers, fishermen, game keepers and cheese makers."

Steven explains that the demonstrations will be "... almost like a 'chefs table' concept, but guests will be dining in the restaurant. Each menu is a surprise, and focuses on ingredients currently in season, but guests can advise me in advance of their particular preferences and dietary concerns." Guests have a choice - they can attend a two-and-a-half-hour morning demonstration followed by apéritifs and a three-course lunch with wine, coffee and petit fours, or they can choose the residential package. The latter includes all of the elements above plus one night's accommodation the night before the demonstration, Full English Breakfast the next morning and use of the hotel's gym and spa.

Summer Lodge Country House Hotel, Restaurant and Spa, set in four acres of perfectly maintained gardens, is the epitome of the English country house and is in the gorgeous village of Evershot in Dorset. This luxurious 24-bedroom five-star hotel has swiftly earned a reputation as one of England's finest country house hotels. With a world class spa - including indoor heated pool and rejuvenating body and beauty treatments - and award-winning restaurant and extensive wine list created by one of the world's best sommeliers, this hotel is the perfect short break getaway. Summer Lodge Country House Hotel, and Spa was recent voted "Most Outstanding Service" in the Condé Nast Johansens Annual Awards for Excellence, UK and Ireland and is a member of Relais & Châteaux.

Summer Lodge Country House Hotel, Restaurant and Spa