A Taste of Spring

1-Day Dinner party ideas that will seriously impress your family and friends
Tutor: Sarah Mellersh

Price per person: £110
Time: 10am to 4pm


Come join us on this hands on course that is tailor made to help you produce dinner party ideas that will seriously impress your family and friends. Not only we will we show you some new ideas which will bring colour and flavour to your table, but we will show you some core skills as well on the day. 

Here is a selection of the type of things you will be making on the course: 

  • Garlic Scented Bruschetta topped with Chevre (very mild goats cheese, alternatives can be used) with a piquant red and yellow pepper syrup, one of the favourite starters at the school! 
  • Pan Fried Fillets of Sea Bass (we will also how you how to cook fillets in the oven for feeding a crowd) with New Potatoes En Papilotte and Courgette Ribbons served with a Lemon Thyme Cream Reduction, a really handy sauce to have up your sleeve!
  • Panna cotta with Roast Rhubarb
  • Raspberry Bakewell Tart
Along with producing delicious dishes you will also cover these key skills 
  • How to make caramel
  • How to successfully use gelatine
  • How to prepare and pan fry fish
  • How to make reduction sauces
  • How to make to make sweet shortcut pastry

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A Taste of Spring

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A Taste of Spring

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Our short Cookery Courses are a great way to learn new skills and flavour ideas in a fun and relaxed atmosphere at our Perthshire cookery school. They are suitable for all levels, from the complete beginner, to someone who is looking to broaden their culinary repertoire.

Here is what to expect on the one day courses:

  • Small and informal classes.
  • Coffee and Home Baking on arrival.
  • Mixture of demonstrations & practical sessions; we believe that you can’t really get to grips with something unless you get your hands dirty!
  • All ingredients are weighed out for you in advance, giving you more time to spend on cooking.
  • All washing up done
  • A chance to eat your creations with a well deserved glass of wine. Or a light lunch will be provided if we have not cooked a meal.
  • Any dishes not eaten can be taken away - download our Storage & Reheat Guide:

    Storage & Reheat Guide Storage & Reheat Guide (107 KB)

  • A recipe booklet to take home with you.
  • Aprons provided.

We will be in contact with you the week before the course starts and will let you know if you need to bring any containers to take home some of the dishes you have prepared.

The classes make great presents. Please call or email to ask about gift vouchers or you can now buy a voucher online. For more information on any of the one day courses, please do call or email.

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Happy Customers

Hi Sarah " a taste of spring" was an excellent course with so many techniques to use in other menus. Sarah you were ...as always marvellously patient and kind towards all.

- A. Mitchell, March 2015

Great course Sarah. I'm all set to try most of the recipes again this weekend. It was a thoroughly well spent day - I learned so much.

- B Porteous, April 2015

I truly had a lovely day yesterday, your enthusiasm along with a warm friendly personality put me at ease very quickly. I really enjoyed the fact that it was a small group, which enabled everyone to get to know one another, creating a very relaxed atmosphere. Lots of great tips and) over and above the fab recipes we had to prepare, sent me home with confidence to try new things. Thank you for a great day. Also big thank you to Chloe for all her washing up. I will certainly book another course.

- M.Fegan, Taste of Spring, March 2016

Lucy and I had a fantastic day yesterday at the Taste of Spring Course. The quality and variety of food was excellent and as ever we picked up a few new cooking and preparation hints and tips for the longer term – 10 out 10. We’ll most certainly be back again.

- Mr and Mrs Taylor, Taste of Spring, March 2016

Booking Procedure

What to expect when you book a place on a course at Let’s Cook Scotland.

Book your place online or over the phone.

A booking email will follow to confirm your booking (NB even it is for two or more places it will still just say thank you for your booking.) If you don’t receive an email thanking you for your booking you have not got a place on the course. The email is immediate if booking online and if done by phone, it will come through once we have manually booked you on to the course.

Please check your spam folder if nothing comes into your in box.

We will then keep in contact by email or by phone if you have asked us to.

An automated reminder will drop into your in box ten days before the course. This is followed up by a more personal email from us with any particular instructions/directions for the course.

If you do not receive any emails from us please contact us ASAP, as you may not be booked on to the course.