COOKING WITH CLAIRE
Best-selling cookery writer Claire Macdonald is famed for her practical, realistic recipes. She is also admired for a remarkable willingness to share the secrets of her kitchen, and celebrated for her truly wonderful sense of fun. All of this comes together splendidly in the three-day residential cookery courses Claire hostswithin her home at Kinloch on the Isle of Skye.
Can there be an easier or more relaxed way in which to counter any fear of the unknown? Claire's tuition style, peppered with a wealth of entertaining anecdotes and time-saving tips, is relaxed and informal yet informative and hugely empowering too. Whether complete novices or kitchen-competent, attendees amass a wealth of recipes plus the technical know-how and confidence to realise them with genuine aplomb.
Tuition sessions are balanced with time aplenty to relax in Kinloch's magical setting or explore Skye's wildly romantic beauty. Naturally, the experience includes all the pampering and discreet luxury of this most remarkable of highland hideaways, characterised by its warmth of welcome and beautifully appointed guest-rooms.
New for 2013 and a wonderful addition at the hotel is the Private Dining Room and Chef's Table which will be available from May. We're busy planning some special events including new Cookery Courses and so keep checking the website for news. We're very excited! Click here
to find out a little bit more and perhaps join us soon to aspire to be a better cook!
A selection of Claire Macdonald recipes that have been included in previous courses.
Prawn, Bacon and Garlic Pate
Langoustines in Saffron and Shallot Sauce
Roast Duck with Roast Butternut Squash in Coriander, Lime and Ginger Dressing.
Lemon, Almond and Mincemeat Cake-this is excellent for those who are gluten allergic
Baked Cheese and Thyme Puffs
Dark Chocolate and Rum-Marinated Raisin Terrine
Pickled Beetroot with Smoked Mackerel Mousse
Smoked haddock with Jerusalem Artichoke Risotto
Caramelised Onion and Anchovy Slices
Pork, Chicken and Green Peppercorn Terrine
Pork Fillet Herb Schnitzels
Pineapple, Ginger and Mango Fruit Salad with Caramelised Lime Rind and Lime Syrup
Coffee Cream Pie with Dark Chocolate and Vanilla Pastry
How good is that?
Come and cook with Kinloch's head chef, Marcello Tully.
See Marcello in action, creating one of Kinloch's fine-dining menus.
Learn about the workings of a professional restaurant kitchen. Each evening, enjoy the menu around 'Marcello's Table', matched by fantastic wine and whisky tastings.
Prices range from £450 - £630 per person, dependent on the room and time of year. Prices include,
two full mornings of hands-on prep with Marcello, dinner, breakfast and a lightly lunch each day
Bespoke Private Cookery Demonstrations
Claire also offers bespoke private cookery demonstrations for anyone, from 1 person to 20 people.
These can be tailored to specific needs and are charged at £750 for half day.