February 9, 2012

Kitchen chemistry

Nothing says romance like a lavish candlelit dinner on Valentine’s Day, and even more so when one’s sweetheart is surprised with a home-cooked gourmet meal prepared with love, and served in one’s own home.
The Stafford London by Kempinski offers lovebirds a little help in the kitchen this year with an exclusive Valentine's Day Cookery Class, held in the kitchens of the hotel’s new Lyttelton restaurant on Sunday, February 12, 2012.  Led by Executive Chef Brendan Fyldes, it’s an intimate experience for just eight participants, allowing for hands-on learning in a warm and engaging atmosphere.
“Whether planning a special surprise for your spouse or looking for a way to wow someone new, Chef Fyldes will guide participants through a four-course menu that is sure to inspire a memorable evening,” says Leon Baum, General Manager of The Stafford.  “Couples are also invited to join in the fun.”
The class runs from 8:30 to 11:30 am, followed by canapés and a glass of Champagne in the Hotel’s famous American Bar before luncheon at The Lyttelton, where Master Sommelier Gino Nardella will personally select the wine pairings.  Afterwards, participants leave with a gift bag that includes a Kempinski cookery book, an apron adorned with The Lyttelton logo, homemade chutneys and biscuits, and a solid plan for a fabulous home-cooked Valentine’s Day dinner à deux.
The class costs £220.00 per person including three-hour hands on cookery lesson, Champagne, canapés and lunch with wines at The Lyttelton, and gift bag.  Advance registration is a must due to limited space.

Tel 0207 493 0111