Poachers Inn. Cookery School.
The Poachers Inn Cookery School will be launched in November 2014 and all of us at Poachers are hugely excited about sharing with home-cooks of all levels many of our cooking experiences garnered over many years. Our classes will all be in demonstration style in our recently developed Cookery classroom situated above our multi-award winning Seafood Restaurant. At each class all students will be given a full cookery demonstration, a copy of the recipes demonstrated and, very importantly, an opportunity at the end of the class to taste the food that has just been cooked.
Courses will be conducted in a relaxed & light-hearted way and all participants will be provided with printed recipes and will taste all the dishes that have been cooked.
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our story Barry & Catherine McLaughlin of The Poachers Inn are excited to announce the opening of their new Cookery School at their multi-award winning Michelin guide Restaurant in Bandon, situated 20 miles from Cork city in the gastronomic haven of West Cork. Barry & Catherine opened the doors of the Poachers Inn in 2006 and have built a reputation for serving the finest & freshest of west Cork produce on their menus. Barry previously worked at Fishy Fishy (Kinsale), Casino House (Harbour View), Nash 19 (Cork) and trained at world-renowned Ballymaloe.
Barry has also appeared os a Guest Chef on RTE Today Show. With particular emphasis on Seafood, the Poachers kitchen has been constantly presenting innovative dishes to its customers over the last 8 years and have won many awards. Now, our Kitchen would like to share many of those dishes, and others, with home cooks, foodies and future chefs. All courses will be conducted by Barry personally who has carefully selected a range of his own recipes for participants of all cooking levels. Courses will be in a relaxed & light-hearted demonstration format and all participants will be provided with printed recipes and will taste all the dishes that have been cooked.
As well as the scheduled courses, we also cater for Private Cookery courses for a group of friends, business groups, hen parties – these are run on selected dates and you can pick from a number of popular themes: Tapas & Party Food; Seafood Masterclass, Winter Soups & Casseroles; Italian Food; Dessert Masterclass. Minimum number is 12 for private bookings.
seafood Seafood Masterclass Two Part Course This 2 part course will take you on a journey where you will see Poachers Chef / Owner Barry McLaughlin cooking a huge variety of local Seafood using different cooking techniques, a must for anyone that wants to become more confident at cooking Seafood at home.
Dinner party Starters & main courses along with everyday Fish dishes will all be fully prepared, cooked and presented with all the trimmings and accompaniments. Course Demo Dishes 1) Brill with spiced lentils 2) Mediterranean Monkfish & local Prawns in a fresh tomato, basil & black olive stew 3) Whole Irish prawns in a lemon, rosemary, garlic & chilli sauce 4) Union Hall Hake, crushed potato with crispy bacon, spring onion & thyme 5) Roast local Turbot, truffled savoy cabbage with lardons, beetroot, carrot & star anise 6) Seared Castletownbere Scallops, cauliflour cheese risotto 7) Seafood Linguine with mussels, prawns & Salmon 8) Bouillabaisse, crunchy bread, aioli 9) Poachers inn creamy Chowder 10)Poachers Seafood Pie 11)Asian style Noodles with Tiger Prawns & Salmon 12)Lobster – how to cook and serve 13)Oysters – 3 ways Two nights Tuesday November 11th & Tuesday November 18th, 7pm – 9pm €100 per person
christmas Christmas Entertaining Two Part Course We all love entertaining family & friends at home at Christmas, it is one of the years highlights. This course is geared to give you great seasonal sweet & savoury food & drink ideas. We will be demonstrating dishes that are more contemporary Christmas while defiantly not forgetting the traditional elements. Also we will be showing a good variety of ways to use up Christmas dinner leftovers so that you can have hugely enjoyable lunches and dinners for the few days post-Christmas. Course Demo Dishes 1) Crab & Prawn spring rolls, dipping sauce 2) Baba Ganoush & Hummus, onion brioche 3) Chicken liver parfait with cherry jelly 4) Wood Pidgeon with wild mushroom risotto 5) Jerusalem artichoke Soup 6) Roast Turkey, duxelle stuffing, red wine jus 7) Honey Roast Ham 8) Colcannon 9) Creamed Brussels Sprouts 10)Cranberry & Orange Sauce 11)Stephens day Turkey Curry, basmati, salsa 12)Mulled wine Poached pears with Orange Posset, Lime & mint foam 13)Mince Pie Ice Parfait with flavours of apple (Foam, pickle & sauce), honeycomb 14)Homemade Lemonade 15)Irish Coffee 16)Mojito & Cosmopolitan cocktails Two nights Tuesday November 25th & Tuesday December 2nd, 7pm – 9pm, €120 per person
- Healthy Seafood lunches & dinners
- Italian masterclass
- Tapas & Party food
- Game Cookery
- Teenage Cooks – two 3- course meals that you could cook for your family
- Advanced desserts
- Summer Salads
- BBQ cookery – expand your repertoire
- Breads & Puddings
- Seafood Dinner Party
- Flavours of the Middle-East New Courses Coming 2015 Dates will be released in December
Whether you're planning an office/team activity, client entertainment, a birthday surprise or even a hen party; whatever the occasion, Private Group Cooking Events at Poachers' Inn Cookery School are a perfect alternative day or evening out.
Roll up your sleeves and get stuck in. Learn some new dishes; pick up culinary inspiration; chat about food, travel and leisure; but most of all have a fantastically fun time with your friends, family work colleagues or social network. Should you be interested in booking your place on one of our courses or your bespoke corporate event with us or wish to discuss any other bespoke experiences please contact Barry or Catherine call - 023 8841159 email - firstname.lastname@example.org book your place now