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Learn from a Michelin-starred chef on the IOW

Thu 14 Nov 2013

Learn from a Michelin-starred chef on the IOW

If you think your cookery skills are in need of some fine tuning as we approach the festive season, what better way to improve than by learning from a Michelin-starred expert in the field?

Catch a ferry to the Isle of Wight to learn all the tricks of the trade from highly experienced kitchen craftsman Darren Beevers who, before returning to his Hampshire roots by taking up residency on the Isle of Wight, was head chef at the Michelin-starred Club Gascon in the heart of London.

Now in charge of the team at the award-winning Hambrough restaurant inside the Hambrough Hotel in Ventnor, Beevers is relishing cooking with the local ingredients he grew up eating and is only too happy to pass on his knowledge to those taking his special masterclasses. 

These are priced at £92 per person and take place between 10.30am and 1pm, stopping just in time to enjoy a delicious two-course lunch that is included in the cost. However, with just eight to a class to enhance the learning experience, you need to get in there quickly to secure your place. 

Luckily, there's a regular menu of exciting masterclass events, with Beevers taking time out at least once a month to teach. There's a wonderful calendar of masterclasses this winter, with a session on cooking local game on November 27th, bread making on December 4th and the Secrets of Pasta on December 11th. Festive Delights on the 18th is the one to book if you're worried about your house turning into Hell's Kitchen on Christmas Day.

If you miss out in 2013, there are no fewer than four masterclasses in February alone, and, of course, the restaurant itself is open every week if you just want to taste some of Beevers' incredible dishes. Book a seat at the Chef's Experience in the Garden Room where you will be served Beevers' wonderful Tasting Menu at a cost of £65 per head.ADNFCR-3083-ID-801660753-ADNFCR

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