FOOD STUFF: FOOD & DRINK EVENTS IN SURREY
Following any January-fasting that may or may not have taken place, the month of February is an opportune time to tuck into some treats… it’d be rude not to indulge the thirst and hunger that lies within your belly would it not? Anyways, sip and sup your way through the month with the latest ‘menu’ from ‘Food Stuff, a la GuideTo’
BERRY BROS & RUDD WHISKY TASTING MASTERCLASS / FEBRUARY 9 / THE LIQS CLUB, ASHSTEAD
Warm those cockles and head for The Liqs Club in Ashstead for a sophisticated night sampling and sipping some rather tasty Berry Bros. & Rudd Whisky. If you like what you tase, why not consider becoming a member of the Liquid Gold Whisky Company whereby you’ll be able to choose from a selection of over 600 whiskies, as well as an extensive list of gins, wine, Champagne and cocktails. Sign me up! Drink Responsibly.
For more information, visit liquidgoldwhiskyco.com
LAZY BRUNCH: BREAKFAST BURRITO / FEBRUARY 11 / GORDON RAMSAY ACADEMY, WOKING
Breakfast for dinner and dinner for breakfast? Yes please! A hearty burrito makes a brilliant brunch and in this fun weekend cooking class you’ll master this Mexican-inspired recipe so you can cook it again and again at home. The only thing you need to worry about is how spicy you make it…Get some serious kitchen skills at the Gordon Ramsay Academy in Woking this month.
For more information, visit gordonramsayacademy.com
REAL ALE TRAIN / FEBRUARY 17 / WATERCRESS LINE, ALRESFORD
All aboard the Real Ale Train! If you’re looking for a different kind of day out, look no further than the Real Ale Train boarding on the Watercress Line this October. Starting and finishing at Alton Station, hop on board and get a serving or real ale from the restored bar carriage before tucking into a tasty plate of food in the name of sustenance.
For more information, visit watercressline.co.uk
FERMA’S FEBRUARY SUPPER CLUB / FEBRUARY 17 / FERMA FARM SHOP AND BISTRO
An evening of fine food awaits at Ferma’s February Supper Club in Ripley. Think Fried Oysters, Scallops, Yuzu Dressing, Miso, Mayonnaise & Dill, Duck Liver Parfait Cigars, Bitter Sweet Duck, Roasted Duck Breast, Kumquat Jam, Confit Kumquats & Caramelised Endive. Served with Boulanger Potatoes to share. Om, nom, nom. Book your seat pronto and treat your tastebuds.
For more information, visit fermafarmshop.co.uk
GIN & VINE EXPERIENCE / FEBRUARY 23 / DENBIES WINE ESTATE, DORKING
Spend a morning at the local ‘The Gin Kitchen’, producers of Gutsy Monkey. This Gin Kitchen tasting experience and tour is a must for any gin lover. The distillery is set in heritage buildings, on a farmyard in the Surrey Hills. After all of the gins have been tasted, guests choose which one to have as a full-sized G&T. Followed by a two-course lunch in the Gallery Restaurant. The afternoon will be hosted by Denbies Wine Expert, as you gain an understanding of Denbies’ wine, vine to glass.
For more information, visit denbies.co.uk
SURREY HILLS ARTISAN MARKET / FEBRUARY 25 / DENBIES WINE ESTATE, DORKING
The Surrey Hills are home to an incredible community of artisans who keep traditional as well as modern artisan skills alive. Passionate about their craft and excited to share their knowledge, skills and products with a wider audience – meet the makers at this atmospheric Artisan Market at Denbies Wine Estate, showcasing the best of Surrey Hills Artisans including local food, drink, arts, and crafts.
For more information, visit surreyhills.org