Tuesday, 13 March 2018

When does Chatsworth House Re-open 2018?


When does Chatsworth House Re-open 2018?

The fabulous Chatsworth House re-opens for the Spring season on the 24th March 2018 so make a note of the re-opening date after being closed for the Winter.

Don't forget though that you can visit the grounds of Chatsworth House designed by Capability Brown at any time during the year.

During the main season Opening times are as follows:

                                            WEEKDAYS                     WEEKENDS


Opening times
Opening times

Last entry 4pm, weekdays and weekends

Last entry 4.30pm, weekdays and weekends                                                                                      
Farmyard & playground

Chatsworth House Cookery

Chatsworth House has long being an advocate of quality local ingredients food and drink and plenty is available from the Chatsworth Farm Shop and also the Devonshire Arms.

Chatsworth in the heart of the beautiful Peak District has long been associated with fine food and cookery and an appreciation of how to use the abundance of stunning local ingredients from Derbyshire Lamb, Venison to locally produced beer such as Peak Ales based on the estate.


Flavour of Chatsworth Cookery Course

Darren's skill is to build up a stunning and complex plate of food by employing his repertoire of cookery skills on this Chatsworth inspired cookery course and techniques and using fresh seasonal produce which can be found on the Chatsworth Estate.
On this Flavours of Chatsworth Cookery Course you will work alongside Darren to produce a stunning 3 course meal made from the finest Derbyshire ingredients. You will take home everything you make on the day to enjoy with family and friends:

Hartingtons of Bakewell has been running over the last few years a number of cookery courses dedicated and inspired by the fabulous flavours and ingredients found locally in Derbyshire on the Chatsworth Estate.  Taken by leading Chef Darren Goodwin.  The latest menu for the Flavours of Chatsworth Cookery Course comprises:

•    Home cured fillets of trout with lime, lemon and dill, served with pickled kohlrabi on a watercress butter sauce
•    Derbyshire rack of lamb with local wild garlic and breadcrumb herb crust served with potatoes dauphinoise and poached baby globe artichokes
•    Show stopping white chocolate delice with macerated strawberries, served with home made boozy Pimms jelly, a  crisp tuile and chocolate teardrops

Skills learned on the day will include:

  • How to professionally cure fish

  • Basic butchery skills including dressing lamb and preparing it as a French rack for roasting

  • Pickling techniques to make stunning looking pickled vegetables

  • Creating your own rich butter sauce

  • Professional patisserie skills including tempering chocolate, how to make the perfect jelly and how to make tuile biscuits   

To book a place on this one off cookery event then visit Flavours of Chatsworth Cookery Course.

Monday, 7 November 2016

Foodie Gift Vouchers.

Foodie gifts are always appreciated.  What is there not to like? Hartingtons School of Food loves giving people gift vouchers for our extensive range of artisan food & drink & cookery courses.  It's the perfect gift for any foodie and person who loves to create their own wonderful tasting food or drink at home. 


Gift voucher options

We like to give you the choice of how you buy your gift vouchers.  We can present you with an open gift voucher for any amount or course; this can be done by just giving us a call or dropping us an email.  If you would prefer to carry out the whole process online, why not have a look at the vouchers available through Paypal.  If you want to personalise your foodie gift, why not let us prepare you a unique personalised gift letter.  We are ready and look forward to your e-mail or call, so just get in touch.


Tel: 01629888586

Cookery course - gift vouchers

Sunday, 23 October 2016

Gourment Supper Club - NEW menu

For those that have not been this evening is one not to be missed.  A one off 8 course tasting menu from a Chef at the top of his game Darren Goodwin of Loose Hill House and Grafene in Manchester knows how to dazzle and amaze with his combination of simple flavours building up to a plate of food like a grand master paints a picture, layer by layer.

Join us with John Hattersley Wines for our Grand Finale of food and drink on this one off event.


Darren's surprise canap├ęs
Salmon, watercress soup, beetroot, creme fraiche
Rabbit and black pudding terrine, piccalilli
Crab, Bloody Mary, celery sorbet
Goosnargh guinea fowl "hunters sauce"
Passion fruit, mocha meringue
Apple and blackberry crumble, custard
Artisan cheese and accompaniments
Yorkshire Tea and Coffee

To book and pay for this one off dining experience

Friday, 9 September 2016

Autumn, Apples & Cider

We are racing into September and Autumn; one of my favourite seasons.  I love apples, nuts and the rustle of newly fallen leaves. Autumn presents itself with it's own challenges such as what do you do with all those fabulous English apples? This brings me onto our new Artisan Cider Making Course where we learn how to produce delicious artisan cider from all those left over apples. So join our new tutor Rob North from Pure North Cider Press to learn how to make your own golden nectar.  Rob is a gent and an expert in cider production having set up his own production facilities near Holmsfirth in Yorkshire.
During the day learning all about artisan cider production we will take you through:
  • Types of apples
  • What to use and look for in your apples
  • Review of apple crushers and presses
  • Recipe formulation
  • Fermentation and yeast
  • Bottling and production
  • Useful references and literature

 Cider Making Course

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Tapas cookery course and spanish cookery

Tapas cookery course 

We have just returned from an 18 night holiday around the Balearic Islands off the coast of mainland Spain and yet again we were blown away by the quality of the food produce and just how good eating out on a budget can be.  We fell in love with the Spanish tradition of a relaxed 2 hour lunch on a Menu Del Dia followed by an evening visit to a local tapas bar and dining out on their array of stunning Pinchos.  For those not in the know a Pinchos or known locally where we were as Pintxos are the ultimate open sandwich available in a plethora of colours and flavour combinations.  These combine elegantly with a glass or two of the inexpensive but surprisingly good local wines.  The essence of Spanish cookery just like any good food is to take quality ingredients and then to understand how you combine these flavours to produce interesting and mouth watering flavour combinations.  The essence of good tapas.


Combining  great local food produce and cookery skills


For those people who interested in being able to recreate their own slice of Spanish cookery in the UK we have the perfect combination on our one day authentic tapas cookery course.  On it Javier De La Hormaza from Basco the leading importer of gourmet Spanish food will show you how to create authentic Spanish food dishes to create stunning results.

Tapas Cookery Course

Bakewell holiday accommodation

Lots of our guests who are booked on one of range of cookery and artisan food courses look to make a weekend or week stay in Bakewell in the fabulous Peak District.

We now have accommodation in the next door River View apartment also set in Rutland Mill giving you beautiful views over the River Wye in Bakewell.  The apartment is available to book from September.

Riverview - Bakewell-Accommodation & holiday let

Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom
Stunning newly converted mill apartment overlooking the River Wye in the heart of the picturesque Peak District town of Bakewell. Light, airy interior inspired by the owners Danish heritage and love of Nordic design.
Request to book

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Artisan Chocolate - the perfect gift

There is nothing better than receiving a hand crafted artisan gift from the one you love.  We recently had a guy come along who was looking at making chocolates for all his guests on his up and coming wedding.  How romantic.  Artisan chocolates can make a great gift any time of the year, for birthdays, fathers day or just because you can.

Hand tempered artisan chocolates

Artisan chocolates that have been hand tempered with their own infused ganache with natural ingredients such as orange or fresh mint not only have fantastic multi layers of natural flavour they can also look stunning once you have enrobed them with your tempered chocolate.

To find out about the next forthcoming artisan chocolate courses and learn to make artisan chocolates that taste and look good enough to sell.

Ganache Recipe

Orange and Mint – makes approximately 10-12 truffles
100g Milk Chocolate

30g Double Cream

10g butter
20 - 30 drops of orange oil (to taste) Mint Leaves (3-5 to taste)

  •  Weigh ingredients.
Finely chop the mint leaves. 
Place the chocolate buttons and cream into a glass bowl and place over a pan of water (bain- 
marie) gently melt the chocolate and cream together (do not whisk or over heat)
Take off heat once combined and glossy finish, at this point add the butter and stir. 

  • Infuse with the finely chopped mint and add the orange extract, (to taste) 

  • Pour onto a flat tray or into a carton, cover and place into a fridge to set. (between 2 - 4 

Your ganache should be slightly firmed but able to scoop and roll into truffle shape. 
You just need to enrobe your genache and then potential decorate your chocolates to create the artisan look.