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Popular Perthshire farm and cook school announces dates for 2019 feasts

Ballintaggart in Perthshire has set dates for its popular feasts, as well as classes for the cook school.

Published: January 13, 2019
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Recently opened, the farm with renovated farmhouse and steadings are found in an idyllic spot overlooking the Tay Valley, about an hour and a half from Edinburgh.

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Picture: Ballintaggart

Despite the rural location, the farm’s seasonal feast dining experiences have proven so popular that they are back again this year.

Starting with a celebration of Burn’s on the 25th January, the feasts then continue as follows: 22nd March, spring; 23rd June, summer and the 23rd November, winter.

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Picture: Ballintaggart

Co-owner Rachel Rowley, who runs the farm with her husband (who has moved from banking to become a chef) and brother-in-law says: “Our Feasts are passionately executed, seasonal social dining experiences.

"Founded on the concept of communal dining (and a nod to our roots as Edinburgh’s first supper club hosts). We work with incredible local suppliers to create exciting menus with big flavours.

“Diners can expect crackling firepits, twinkling candles, sharing boards and three sharing starters, plated main, mini cheese course and dessert plus optional after dinner coffee.”

Tickets are available now and priced at £45 per person with BYOB option.

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Picture: Ballintaggart

With a breakfast menu that boasts homemade preserves, awesome sourdough and cooked options you might not expect, why not stay on after enjoying a seasonal feast?

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Guests who stay at the farm – on site there are two double rooms and a nearby self-catering cottage – can look forward to a mini masterclass, followed by a set tasting menu dinner.

The mini masterclasses can include an hour long foray into how to produce perfect souffles, one sweet and one savoury, which are then enjoyed with a glass of fizz. Or indulge in some pasta making or steak sizzling.

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Picture: Ballintaggart

The farm has also announced dates for its day-long Saturday cookery masterclasses, starting with a desserts and baking special on 23rdFebruary with Flora Shedden owner of ARAN bakery in Dunkeld and of Great British Bake Off fame.

Anyone looking to improve their knife skills should book into the masterclass on 9thMarch and on 6thApril there’s a spring entertaining class.

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All masterclasses run from 10am-4pm and budding chefs can enjoy an informal but indulgent lunch, class notes and recipes all for £125.

For more information on the feasts and cook school, and to book please click here.


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Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.

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