Food Tasting Evening With Head Chef, Keith Keiller and Nutritionist & Author, Vicki Edgson

Wednesday, 29th April 19:30 – 22:00 6 course set menu £75 (includes wine)

Join Head Chef, Keith Keiller and expert nutritionist, Vicki Edgson for a evening of food tasting. Each dynamically healthy course has been carefully created and designed to nourish the mind body and soul. Vicki will be explaining the nutritional benefit of each dish.

We have carefully selected our biodynamic wines to accompany each dish.


4 Night Gourmet Cookery At Palazzo Casagrande, Northern Veneto, Italy

Saturday 16th – Wednesday, 20th May


Our 4 night gourmet break at Palazzo Casagrande is an immersion into the food, wine and culture of this evocative part of Northern Italy.

Hands-­‐on cookery classes are hosted by ex-­‐River Cafe and Chez Panisse chef Sophie Braimbridge, using the rich and diverse seasonal produce for which the region is famous. Fine wines from the area’s leading producers are carefully selected to match every dish. The Amarone, Valpolicella, Soave and Recioto, which offer the perfect compliment to the food of the region, will all be showcased.

As well as discovering the Veneto’s culinary secrets, you will experience some of what makes this iconic area so rich and varied in produce. A trip into Venice to the Rialto fish and fresh food markets to hand pick some of the very best Spring produce, including baby artichokes, broad beans, young peas and radicchio Trevisano to create unique dishes in the Palazzo kitchen. A private boat ride to a leisurely lunch on the tranquil island of Mazzorbo will allow you to sample some of the most exquisite cuisine that the peninsula has to offer, and you will receive expert guidance on the intricacies of the regional wines and olive oils.

Palazzo Casagrande is located an hour north of Venice in the foothills of the Dolomites, and is the family seat of the Conti Brandolini d’Adda family, which has defended the surrounding towns and valleys since the 15th Century and still runs the property today. Stepping through the imposing red doors into the Palazzo, you will at once absorb the beauty, grandeur, history and tranquility that is Casagrande. From the vast, pillared entrance hall through beautiful frescoed reception rooms to a state of the art kitchen, complete with Venetian open fireplace, the building flows effortlessly out through the silk mills and into the enchanting walled gardens. After days exploring the area or creating tantalising dishes in the Palazzo kitchen, you can relax in individually designed bedrooms, each with their own elegant bathrooms, before indulging in dinners that extend long into the night.


Saturday 16th May 2015

Morning arrivals at Venice Marco Polo Airport -­‐ transfer by air-­‐conditioned coach to Palazzo Casagrande

Chilled Valdobbiadene Prosecco and regional cicchetti will be served on arrival, followed by a tour of the frescoed Palazzo by Contessa Ghislaine Brandolini d’Adda

A late lunch will served on the terrace under the old silk mills Afternoon hands-­‐on class preparing dinner
Welcome dinner paired with top flight wines from the Veneto

Sunday, 17th May 2015

Leisurely breakfast followed by morning hands-­‐on cookery class using seasonal regional produce to create dishes local to the Veneto and also looking at a broader Italian cuisine

Lunch on the terrace followed by afternoon at leisure

Early evening Prosecco tasting with one of the region’s leading wine producers. Dinner incorporating dishes from the morning’s class

Monday, 18th May 2015

Early departure to Venice for a tour of the Rialto fresh fish and produce markets -­‐ buying quality ingredients for upcoming lessons and dinner

Private boat ride from the markets to the island of Mazzorbo for a tasting of Venissa, a wine made from the ancient single grape variety Dorona, which is grown exclusively on the island. Lunch will be a tasting menu at the highly acclaimed Vinoteca

Early evening hands-­‐on cookery class using fish and seafood from the market
Dinner paired with Pieropan wines

Tuesday, 19th May
Leisurely breakfast followed by hands-­‐on cookery class. Lunch on the terrace. Afternoon at leisure Early evening lesson followed by olive oil tasting and Venetian aperitivi

Farewell dinner incorporating dishes from the morning’s class and paired with top flight regional wines

Wednesday, 20th May

Leisurely breakfast followed by departures


£1,650 based on two people sharing. £250 single supplement. 
The price includes cookery classes, food, wine accommodation, trips, tours and tastings and transfers to and from Venice airport. Flights are not included.


Chelsea Flower Show

Wednesday, 20th May   Lunch 13:30  Flower Show 15:30

The Chelsea Flower Show will soon be blooming in all its glory and we are delighted to be able to offer you tickets for the afternoon of Wednesday 20th May. It is the perfect excuse to get a group of your girlfriends together and ‘make a day of it!’ The package includes a delicious 2 course lunch in Grace Café, transport to the show and an entrance ticket.


Lunch will be served at 1.30pm and entrance to the Chelsea Flower Show is from 3.30pm onwards. Tickets are strictly limited.


Ticket Price £125