The Smart School of Cookery

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November, 2016

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This was an afternoon tea with a twist. We went here not quite knowing what to expect. It was an afternoon tea but with a cookery demonstration and opportunity to help with some of the dishes.

There were about 12 of us on one side of a long counter, with two chefs on the other side, doing the demonstration. When we arrived there was camembert and rustic bread brought out immediately (one per couple), also some marmalade glazed sausages and Bloody Marys or Virgin Marys. All delicious. We ate these while the chef was demonstrating ‘Tarte Tatin’. A couple of people went round the other side of the counter to have a go. We then were all given a piece of the tarte tatin and some lovely cream.

A couple of other tasty treats were brought out during the course of the hour. At the end there was a sales pitch of other courses and things that the school offers. It finished promptly on the hour. I have marked this down to 4 stars because right at the beginning as we were being given the camembert, it was clear that there was one short and the lady running it made a little too much of the fact that some people had booked late and she hadn’t made enough,and it definitely wasn’t her fault! Also I had stated that we don’t drink alcohol or eat pork products when I booked (there was provision for this, I wouldn’t have just expected it), but the sausages provided were pork and since they ask whether there is any food that you don’t eat, they should then provide an alternative.

Having said that, we had a lovely time and would definitely go again.

I have limited mobility and I managed fine, but you should be aware that seating is on a bar stool type seat.


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