We all have a desire to understand the provenance of our food. Marry this with the wish to understand how our food is made – and the demand for freshness and provenance – it’s no surprise that artisan producers are on the up…
To that end we have chosen to create a very special tour, which will create an opportunity to experience the very best artisan-produced food, expertly matched with the finest natural wines from small producers. And, the icing on the cake is the setting; in some of the UK’s most breath-taking scenery in the Yorkshire Dales.
Hipping Hall’s luxuriously appointed Stables will play host to this intimate two-night gourmet getaway between 17 – 19 October. During their stay at Hipping Hall guests will stay in one of five luxuriously appointed rooms overlooking glorious gardens, ponds and streams. In addition, guests will have access to their own private dining room, bar and lounge with open fire, and for the duration of their stay guests will also be looked after by their own waiting staff and chef… making for the perfect foodie bolt hole….
Locally produced (and foraged) ingredients will be at the heart of chef Oli Martin’s specially created menus on both evenings, each beautifully complemented by a flight of natural wines, selected and presented by experienced natural wine merchant Rob Bagot, of Buon Vino, near Settle.
Excursions to visit charcutier Chris Wildman and cheese refiner Andy Swinscoe will feature as part of this journey of discovery.
Guests will visit Chris, at his base in beautiful Malhamdale, will talk about butchery, salumi and charcuterie – and of course his famous Yorkshire Chorizo…
And Andy, from the multi award-winning Courtyard Dairy, near Settle, will share his passion for small independent and artisan cheese makers from across Britain… with plenty of opportunity to taste the fruits of their labours along the way…
Tuesday 17 October 2017
1600: Arrive Hipping Hall
1800: Welcome and introductory wine tasting with Rob Bagot of Buon Vino
1930: Pre-dinner aperitif
2000: Four course dinner with accompanying wines
Wednesday 18 October 2017
1100: Charcuterie demo and tasting with Chris Wildman at Townend Farm followed by lunch
1400: Visit to Buon Vino Wine Shop, Settle
1430: Cheese tasting at courtyard Dairy with Andy Swinscoe
1800: Wine tasting with Rob Bagot of Buon Vino
1930: Pre-dinner aperitif followed by a six course dinner with accompanying wines
Thursday 19 October 2017
0900: Guests depart after breakfast
The cost for the two-night gastronomic break is £1190 based on two people sharing a double room. The cost of the break also includes dinner on both nights, lunch on Wednesday, all wine tastings and dinner wine flights, breakfast on both mornings, the visits to the artisan producers and a local producers hamper, which is delivered to your home after the event. For those wishing to indulge themselves a little further there is the option to stay in one of our suites for just £1390, this is based on two people sharing and includes all the above meals, drinks and excursions.