Glenmuick estate to host new courses in art and cooking

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A comprehensive mix of talented artisans and craftspeople will descend on the House of Glenmuick this winter to offer a unique range of classes.

As well as welcoming specialist tutors from across the globe to Deeside, The Style Academy will also be working with local businesses and has announced the addition of courses from Sheridan’s Butchers of Ballater.

Holders of royal warrants to both Her Majesty the Queen and Prince Charles, the master butchers will be teaching a three-hour hands-on demonstration in game preparation to classes of six. Using venison and game from the Glenmuick Estate – patrons get to take home what they prepare, as well as enjoying a three-course private lunch in the games room.

A wide and eclectic range of cooking classes, including Argentinian asado grilling and how to excel in sweet and savoury souffés, will offer students unique opportunities to learn through hands-on instruction from seasoned professionals. The venture will see the first residential sushi and Japanese cooking school in the UK, offering instruction for beginners, advanced and professionals.

In what is thought to be the only one of its kind in the world, a Hand-Blocked Wallpaper-Making Course is brought to The Style Academy by Dorset artist Hugh Dunford Wood. The former artist in residence at The Royal Shakespeare Company and Globe Theatre will also teach a fine art course in painting domestic interiors.

The House of Glenmuick has a huge kitchen and features Agas, electric and gas appliances for students to master their creations on. Three working pantries and three dining spaces complete the options within the house. This historic working estate also sports a folly on the edge of a walled garden, with spectacular views over the Dee valley. This has been recently converted to The Style Academy tea house.

Participants will follow recipes and beneft from one-on-one tuition; techniques will be shared and experimentation encouraged. Everyone will take home a goody bag of the food they have made, plus some additional hard-to-fnd supplies. A selection of fne wine, tea, whisky and Champagne tasting courses will run alongside the cooking school, and there are plans for courses in pairing food and wine. Cooking class prices start at £35.

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