January 2008 Members Update


Dear Member,

We are delighted to bring you news of upcoming events throughout 2008.

Cookery Classes

For guests that wish to experience the precision and detail involved in creating Fine DIning cuisine, we are pleased to introduce our exclusive Cookery Classes at The Feather's Restaurant with Head Chef Russell Bateman.

Our private cookery morning and lunches can be reserved on Wednesday only and bookings commence in February 2008.

Group classes for up to 12 guests begin at 9.30am with the Head Chef. A three course menu is created especially for your event based on the day's market produce. Guests are able to enjoy lunch in the dining room at 12.30pm with wines selected by our sommelier to compliment the menu. Coffee and chocolates are served after dessert and a collection of the recipies presented to each guest to take away at 4pm as a memento of the day.

A charge of £85 per guest includes refreshments on arrival, the full morning master class, a glass of Champagne prior to lunch, a three course lunch menu, wines paired to each course, Mineral Water throughout. Discretionary gratuity is included in the price and VAT at the current rate.

Should you wish to invite additional guests to enjoy the dishes that have been created during the master class, we are delighted to accomodate up to 12 lunch guests at a charge of £35 per person. Your guests will dine with you in the restaurant at 12.30pm, sampling the flavours and textures of the cuisine that have been prepared during the morning master class.

Please call our Private Dining team on 01993 812291 or email enquiries@feathers.co.uk quoting 'Cookery class' to make your reservation.

The Feathers Gourmet Dinner - Wednesday 6th February 2008

Enjoy a sumptuous seven course Dinner influenced by the season and it's fresh produce created by Head Chef Russell Bateman. And celebrate the prestigious world of Salon and Delamotte Champagne. Jean Baptise Cristini will be present to introduce each wine.

Salon and Delamotte Champagne is where the original, and some say the greatest, Blanc de Blancs Champagne is made. All the grapes come from the village of Le Mesnil, from old vines with low yields on the best part of the slope. The sheer concentration of Salon Champagne, and its flinty - austere style makes it not to everyone's taste. Salon produce just one style of champgne and only in the greatest vintage years. We will taste one of these vintages plus wines from their sister house Delamotte.

Salon produces the only wine in the world not to be made every year and is on average only declared about 3 times a decade. Salon is extremely delicate, subtly rich and with age (20-30 years or more) develops notable aromas and flavours of coconut, walnut, coffee and vanilla. All champagne lovers should experience Salon at some state. Exquisite.

The evening commences at 7.30pm as followes:

                                                                        Reception Drinks and Canapés

                                                                                 Delamotte Brut N.V



                                                                  Cornish Crab, Apple, Celery and Lovage

                                                                                      Delamotte Brut N.V


                                                                           Dover Sole, Varieties of Carrot

                                                                                   Blanc de Blanc Vintage


                                                             Guinea Fowl, Pistachio, Turnips, Poultry Juices

                                                                                    Salon Le Mesnil 1996


                                                                    Roasted Figs, Cinnamon, Thyme Syrup

                                                                                       Delamotte Rosé


                                                                                  Coffee and Petit Fours

Tickets are available for £75.00 per person inclusive of wines.

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