Saturday, 31 March 2012

Food Fair at Baslow nr Chatsworth this weekend

Well..... it is our first Food Fair of 2012 this Sunday 1st April and we have a fantastic range of artisan producers lined up at Baslow Village Hall from 10.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.

Admission is free, there is a large car park at the side of the Hall and the pedestrian entrance to the magnificent Chatsworth House is just a few steps why not combine a visit to the Food Fair with a stroll through the Chatsworth Estate!

There are plenty of free tastings before you do come along and meet the artisan producers

Lee Capille - authentic paella, tapas and panini being served all day on the forecourt
Barry Colenso Chocolates - artisan hand made chocolates
Really Good Cheese Company - superb range of regional cheese, biscuits and single orchard apple juice
Heavenlies - exquisite cakes and other sweet treats
Dawson's Yard - fantastic range of herbs, vegetable plants and unusual garden accessories
The Loaf - Artisan bread and other bakery products
Muffin Topps - cupcakes with the wow factor!
Grandpa Lews - pies and other delights
Fruit and Herb Co - home produced unique oils and dressings. Also home made Derbyshire oatcakes
Mother Goose Puddings - delicious desserts from the Vale of Beauvoir
Halls Home Produce - home produced pates, potted meats, charcuterie and mushy peas
Domaine du Pyre - Beaujolais wines from family vineyard
Foreman and Johnstone - Italian coffee
Liberty Foods - award winning pork pies and deli items
BoldGreenside Deli - wide range of preserves
Heavenly Cheesecake Co - hand made cheesecakes and chuffins
Buttercup Fudge - extensive range of fudge and gift packs

...........and we will also have a stall promoting our new School of Food in Bakewell.

Baslow Village Hall (on the main Sheffield/Chesterfield road in Baslow next to the Cavendish Hotel and opposite Il Lupo Italian Restaurant)
Sunday 1st April from 10.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.

Friday, 30 March 2012

Chatsworth House - this Sunday

If you are in the Peak District this Sunday why not go for a walk in the grounds of Chastsworth House. After a little bit of exercise then make sure you pop in to Baslow next door for the first Artisan Food Fair of the year. Entry to this Peak District Food Fair is free and Hartingtons has the most impressive line up yet with over 20 artisan food producers exhibiting and selling their delicious food on the day.

Sunday 1st April. Baslow Village Hall. 10.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. FREE ADMISSION.

Hartingtons - Food Events in the Peak District

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Another bread making course SELLS OUT!

Another artisan bread making course sells out at Hartingtons School of Food in Bakewell.

This time it's Andrew Auld's introduction to sourdough bread baking.

If you are interested in a sourdough course please email your details through the contact page as we will be announcing further dates very shortly.

There is still 1 space on the introduction to artisan bread making course on the 29th March and a few spaces left on the Italian Breadmaking Course on 20th May.

Let get Baking in Bakewell!

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Artisan bread making - we love it!

Bread is in our DNA. We love it at Hartingtons and are enthusiastic supporters of the Real Bread Campaign to get more of us eating and making it.

Our mission is to turn Hartingtons into a centre of excellence for Artisan Bread Baking in the Peak District ......and why not the whole country!

Since we opened the doors of our wonderful converted saw mill back in January we have already put on numerous bread making courses with our renowned bakers.

Our bakers!

Andrew Auld is a self taught master baker with his own commercial bakery The Loaf in Crich. His introduction to Artisan Bread Making has been a huge hit and sells out within days. Andrew is also passionate about Sourdough Bread and it is still possible to join Andrew for his introduction to Sourdough bread making course in May.

David Neville is a chef, restaurateur and consultant. He advises the likes of M & S and Morrisons on how they can make their bread better. He is an expert in bread making on a commercial scale but has lost none of his passion for true artisan bread production. He loves the Mediterranean and especially Spain hence him setting up El Toro a renowned Tapas restaurant in Sheffield. His Italian bread courses have been a great success.

Mick Saxton is a true home baker. He has set up his own artisan bread making business called Saxtons Home Bakery at his house in Sheffield supplying his local community. Mick is living proof that you don't need fancy commercial ovens to produce great artisan bread. Mick will be at Hartingtons on 28 April for the Bakewell Food Festival demonstrating how he makes artisan bread and then selling freshly baked rye and sourdough bread fresh from the oven. Delicious!

To have a look at our recent artisan bread making courses why not check out the photos on our Facebook page.

You can also follow the progress of our own sourdough culture 'junior hartingtons'. Isn't he cute!

If you feel passionate about real bread why not join the Real Bread Campaign and take advantage of our 10% discount on bread making courses for Real Bread Campaign members.

Hartingtons - passionate about artisan bread making!

Monday, 12 March 2012

Gift for Mothers Day......

Well it will very soon be that time of year again when we want to thank our Mums for all the hard work they do. Mothers Day is next Sunday so if you want to give your Mum a fabulous treat this year why not surprise her and tell her she will be having a truly indulgent day on Friday 23rd March?

Treat her to our Ultimate Tea Experience which takes place just a few days after Mothers Day and we can even provide a personalised gift letter for you to give her on Sunday!

Arriving at 11.00 a.m. at our beautiful converted sawmill in Bakewell she can expect a wonderful insight into tea and its history and origins with the charming James Pogson of Northern Tea Merchants.

Next she will be taken on a gentle walk round Bakewell with renowned guide Sally Mosley who will give a fascinating insight into food in the town.

Once she has worked up a bit of an appetite she will return to our School of Food where we will be ready to welcome her for a sumptuous Ritz style afternoon tea exquisitely presented by Lorna from Heavenlies. Lorna's afternoon teas are in great demand and if that wasn't top it all we will spoil your Mum with a glass of 'fizz'!

The whole event lasts from 11.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. and costs £35 this year why not treat your Mum and perhaps treat yourself as well..........this event is proving really popular and there are only a very few spaces left now so if you do want to reserve a place you might want to book online or give us a call on 01629 888 586

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Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Trip Advisor - closing in on Chatsworth House!

We may be a new business but Hartingtons is determined to make an impact within Bakewell and the surrounding Peak District.

We are now listed on Tripadvisor and have surged up the rankings from nowhere to be the 3rd highest ranked attraction in Bakewell.

The number one attraction is Chatsworth House set in the glorious Peak District. OK, it might be some time before Hartingtons overtakes Chatsworth in the visitor stakes...but we are closing in!

If you have done a cookery course with us recently why not follow the link below and write a review.

Good News in British Pie week

At Hartingtons we were absolutely delighted to find out today that our donation of a place on our Artisan Pork Pie Making Course on St Georges Day helped to raise £1500 for St Luke's Hospice at a charity dinner at the magnificent Chatsworth House last Saturday.

Only a few places remain for this artisan course so if you want to celebrate the Best of British on 23rd April be sure to book now.

Mmmmm delicious!!!

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Junior Hartingtons in Bakewell

There have been two births at Hartingtons School of Food in Bakewell recently.

The first was junior Hartingtons. As you can see our first ever sourdough culture is now in short trousers metaphorically speaking and is fast growing up to be a proper sourdough culture that we are hoping to use in our first ever sourdough bread making course on the 3rd May. The image shows junior at feeding time as we spruce him up by changing his flour.

The other new addition to the Hartingtons stable was Hartingtons New Ale which was bottled as part of the finale of the first ever introduction to artisan beer brewing course. The course tutored by Paul Taylor was a fantastic event and one which hopefully will inspire a host of new beer makers who realise that they don't need expensive kit to get out there and start brewing their own unique and great tasting artisan beer from raw ingredients. We are already planning a series of beer brewing courses in Bakewell in the Peak District over the coming months so keep watching the website if you are interested.

Also if you are thinking of organising a stag event in the Peak District how about a day learning and producing your own unique beer for your wedding party? For more details please contact us