Food, glorious, food! If you’re looking to learn some new skills in the kitchen or are just here to find food to devour and digest, then tuck into a feast of foodies events and workshops taking place in Surrey this March…
ST. DAVID’S DAY DINNER / MARCH 1 / GEORGIAN HOTEL, HASLEMERE
Don a daffodil, and help raise money for Haslemere Museum at this celebration of all things Welsh. Enjoy a St. David’s Day black-tie (or Welsh dress) dinner, with a welcome drink on arrival and a four-course meal, as well as music and entertainment – all with a distinctly Welsh theme at the heart of it all.
For more information, visit www.haslemeremuseum.co.uk
POP-UP PIZZA / MARCH 2 / ALBURY VINEYARD
Enjoy freshly baked pizza with the Wood Fired Larder as they bring their mouth-watering menu to Albury Vineyard for a day of delicious food and drink. Take a self-guided tour of the estate and feast on a selection of pizzas, accompanied by a glass of Albury fizz.
For more information, visit www.alburyvineyard.com
FLIPPIN’ MARVELLOUS PANCAKE DAY POP-UP SUPPER CLUB / MARCH 5 / CULLENDERS DELI, REIGATE
Celebrate Pancake Day with this pop-up supper club at Cullenders Deli in Reigate. With not a drizzle of lemon juice or a spoonful of sugar in sight, sit down to a sumptuous three-course meal in honour of the humble pancake.
For more information, visit www.wearethesaltbox.co.uk
FAWLTY TOWERS GOURMET NIGHT / MARCH 7 / G LIVE, GUILDFORD
Take a trip down memory lane and dare to dine at Fawlty Towers this March, as Basil and Co. come to wreak merry havoc on the lives of diners. Endorsed by John Cleese himself, expect a night of cabaret catering of the highest order.
For more information, visit www.glive.co.uk
SPRING MENU TASTING / MARCH 7 / THE RICHARD ONSLOW, CRANLEIGH
With the smell of Spring in the air, join the team at The Richard Onslow in Cranleigh to sample their seasonally inspired menu, with wine to match each course. Join Head Chef, Hugh as he talks and takes you through the plates of food and gives you the inside scoop on what’s new on the menu this spring.
For more information, visit www.therichardonslow.co.uk
HAMILTON’S POP-UP RESTAURANT / MARCH 14 / THE VINEKING, EAST MOLESEY
Looking for dinner with a difference? Enjoy the intimate environs of independent wine merchant The Vineking, and pop along to their pop-up restaurant. With Chef Carter Williamson creating a four-course seasonal menu – matched with a five-wine tasting flight – experience an evening full of flavour. For one-night-only!
For more information, visit www.thevineking.com
AN EVENING WITH THE HAIRY BIKERS / MARCH 21 / G LIVE, GUILDFORD
Si King and Dave Myers, aka The Hairy Bikers, are hitting the road and making a stop at G Live for an evening of cooking and conversation. Biking far and wide in their quest to discover great food packed with character, these companions of colourful cuisine come to Surrey to share tales and treats from their travels.
For more information, visit www.glive.co.uk
THINKING DRINKERS: PUB CRAWL / MARCH 22 / FARNHAM MALTINGS
Since records began, beverages of an alcoholic nature have purveyed in a wide variety of guises. From the Great British boozer to Wild West saloons, join The Thinking Drinkers and embark on a hilarious bar-hop through time, as you discover the details of a plethora of drinking establishments.
For more information, visit www.farnhammaltings.com
LOVE WINE FESTIVAL / MARCH 23 / HARBOUR HOTEL, GUILDFORD
Whether you’re a novice seeking some advice, or are well versed in all things vino and simply looking to browse and buy something new, celebrate great grapes with Love Wine Festival, taking place in Guildford this month. Sample and sup from a selection of over 250 wines making an appearance on the day.
For more information, visit www.lovewinefest.co.uk
CHOCOLATE SCHOOL / MARCH 16 / SQUIRES KITCHEN, FARNHAM
Crazy about cocoa? Join master chocolatier Mark Tilling for a one-day course identifying the intricate skills that you’ll need in order to temper, pipe and colour devastatingly delicious confectionary items to make and take home with you. Craft and create chocolate truffles and chocolate bars to share with friends, or get ahead of the game and give them as a gift this Mothering Sunday.
For more information, visit www.squires-school.com
SOIREE FRANCAIS / MARCH 26 / CELLAR MAGNEVAL, WOKING
Should the idea of learning French with a glass of wine in hand sounds appealing, then head to the continentally-inspired scene of Cellar Magneval in Woking for their monthly Soiree Francais. Improve your dialogue skills over a large glass of red and a selection of fromage with like-minded enthusiasts. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned bi-linguist, all are welcome.
For more information, visit www.cellarmagneval.com
BUTTERCREAM ROSE CAKE / MARCH 26 / VICTORIA’S KITCHEN, WOKING
With one eye on Mothering Sunday, learn how to bake a delicious Buttercream Rose Cake this month at Victoria’s Kitchen in Woking. A quick and easy celebration cake, learn how to split, fill and crumb coat your cake before perfectly piping it and creating piped leaves to finish.
For more information, visit www.victorias-kitchen.com
MOTHER’S DAY AFTERNOON TEA / MARCH 31 / PAINSHILL PARK, COBHAM
Looking for ideas for Mothering Sunday? Treat Ma to a spot of afternoon tea in the walled garden of Painshill Park in Cobham. Enjoy finger sandwiches, homemade mini scones and cakes, accompanied by a cup of tea and a glass of prosecco.
For more information, visit www.painshill.co.uk
THE GARSONS SPRING FOOD MARKET / APRIL 6 / GARSONS FARM, ESHER
Wanting to fill your larder with some seasonal produce? Sample, taste and be inspired by a wealth of speciality food and drink producers, hand picked to provide you with home-made menu ideas, at this scrumptious Spring Food Market held at Garsons Farm near Esher.
For more information, visit www.garsons.co.uk