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The experience in a nutshell
Type of the event
Cooking classes, British
Number of guests
2 to 6
Time of the event
6:00 PM (3 hours)
The host speaks
A word about the experience
Are you visiting Scotland for the first time and would like to learn to cook traditional Scottish classics and enjoy a delicious dinner at the same time? Want to try haggis and not sure what it is and what it tastes like? Local host Nell welcomes you in to her beautiful 200 year old home in Edinburgh's Georgian New Town for some traditional Scottish hospitality
• Enjoy a 3-course dinner in Nell's gorgeous Edinburgh home • Start the evening with a introductory chat about Scottish cooking while you enjoy homemade cheese oatcakes and a cocktail of Scottish rhubarb and ginger liqueur with cava with Nell • Learn to cook a traditional Scottish soup - Cullen Skink (smoked haddock, leeks, potato and cream) • Make your own delicious all butter Scottish shortbread • Relax in the elegant sitting room and Nell will bring you a plate of Scottish haggis - meat or vegetarian served with creamy mashed potatoes and turnip - a Scottish dish you must try whilst in Edinburgh ! Don't worry we won't make haggis, we leave that to a good butcher! • Sip on a dram of whisky, whilst the host recites the famous Scottish poem by Robert Burns - Ode to a haggis and we'll toast our national dish • End the evening with your own shortbread and a tea or coffee. There will be plenty of shortbread so you can leave with your own goodie bag of shortbread, presented in a bag with a tartan ribbon
About the host: "I love food, I love eating and I love welcoming guests in to my home in the New Town. I grew up in Edinburgh, then lived and worked in London and Hong Kong for 15 years. On my return to Scotland I made a TV series called "The Woman Who Ate Scotland", qualified as a nutritionist and wrote a cookbook called "Eat Well".
See the menu
Homemade cheese oatcakes and Scottish rhubarb and gin liqueur topped up with cava Relax in a squashy sofa in a historic 200 year old home with whilst Nell fills you in on some Scottish history
Cullen Skink; traditional smoked haddock, cream, potato and leek soup Once you have made the soup to your liking, Nell will serve this delicious soup on the long oak table in the sitting room
Meat or veggie haggis with mashed potato and turnip and a dram of whisky This very traditional dish is eaten all year round - as a pizza topping to being stuffed in a won ton! Enjoy it the way it is served at Burns Night Dinners as Nell recites a few verses from Robert Burns' epic poem To A Haggis
Traditional Scottish butter shortbread End the evening over a tea or coffee with a plate of your own warm-from-the-oven all butter shortbread. There will be plenty left for you to take away as a delicious happy reminder of your evening or lunch at Nell's.
Spirits, Aperitif, Sparkling Wine, Coffee, Tea, Water