Nigel brown

 

Having spent a lifetime in the hotel and catering industry, Yorkshire born and bred Nigel has worked at some of the UK’s biggest and busiest hotels. He also spent time overseas at the highly acclaimed French cookery school Ecole Le Notre where he picked up a wealth of experience and knowledge in areas of specialist patisserie work.

In 2007 Nigel filmed and produced a set of three cookery DVDs and launched his fabulous cookery school, The Nigel Brown Cookery Academy.

In between running courses at his cookery academy, Nigel regularly demonstrates at top food festivals and events throughout the UK. Amongst some of his more memorable achievements hewas featured in a celebrity chef calendar (with his clothes on!) and has catered for Nelson Mandela, Princess Anne and also became a regular recipe columnist and the resident celebrity chef for The Lady Magazine online.

With an unrivalled passion for sharing his wealth of expertise in the world of good food Nigel’s first cookery book (NB. HOW TO COOK) was published in October 2015, within eight weeks of being published his cookbook won the prestigious award of being crowned as “The Best Cookery School Cookbook in the UK 2016” in the Gourmand World Cookbook Award.

Nigel is pleased to announce his ongoing commitment and support as Patron of the Echoes Foundation, a charitable organisation that supports families and children with disabilities. 

menu/ITINERARY

 

DAY 1 - THURSDAY

PM Arrival at villa

Free time to settle in and relax

18.00 - Welcome aperitifs served

19.00 - 4 course dinner served by Nigel

 

Welcome menu

Ham hock terrine with mustard mayonnaise

Lobster bisque with steamed mussels and crusty white rolls

Fillet of Beef wellington with Madeira sauce 

Creme caramel with caramelised oranges

 

DAY 2 - FRIDAY

9.00 - Breakfast served, for example, smoked salmon and scrambled eggs, fruit salad

10.00 - 13.00 Lunch masterclass with Nigel

Masterclass recipes/Lunch - 

Classic French onion soup

Baked Garlic and Camembert breads

Fricasse of chicken, Anna potatoes, spinach and tarragon dumplings

Cherry and almond tart

Baked peaches with vanilla panacotta and hazelnut pralines wafers

Homemade butter for the crepe Suzette 

 

13.00 - Lunch served

14.30 - 16.30 Free time, make use of the heated swimming pool, explore the countryside

16.30 - 19.30 - Dinner masterclass preparing a 3 course meal with Nigel

Masterclass recipes/Dinner Menu

Mushroom pate with red pepper toast

Braised lamb shanks with red wine reduction, Dauphinoise potatoes and fine French beans

Crepe Suzette 

 

19.30 - Aperitifs served

20.00 - Dinner served

 

DAY 3 - SATURDAY

 

9.00 - Breakfast served

10.00 Excursion to Fontenay le Comte market

12.00 Return to the villa

13.00 Light lunch served

Light lunch menu

Freshly baked Croque monsieur 

French cheese board with celery, apples, grapes  tomato chutney, water biscuits, port and wine!

Classic lemon tart 

 

14.00 - 15.30 Free time

16.00 - 19.30 Dinner masterclass with Nigel

Masterclass Menu/Dinner

Smoked mackerel and horseradish fishcakes dressed with a delicate soft poached egg and watercress

Stone baked chicken and leek pie, lyonnaise potatoes peas À la Flamande 

Classic Brioche bread and butter pudding with Chantilly cream

 

19.30 Aperitifs served

20.00 - Dinner served

 

DAY 4 - SUNDAY

 

9.00 - Breakfast served

Transfer to airports

 

 

 

 

 

DATES AND PRICES

 

COURSE DATES 31ST MAY - 1ST JUNE 2018

£1199 PARTICIPANT WITH PRIVATE BATHROOM

£1849 2 PARTICIPANTS SHARING WITH PRIVATE BATHROOM

£999 PARTICIPANT WITH SHARED BATHROOM

£1499 2 PARTICIPANTS WITH SHARED BATHROOM

£399 NON-PARTICIPANT

INCLUDES ACCOMMODATION, ALL FOOD, DRINKS AND TRANSFERS FROM LOCAL AIRPORTS

NO INCLUDED: ANY MEALS OUT, PERSONAL, MEDICAL OR TRAVEL INSURANCE AND FLIGHTS