Country Farm Fare

including 3 hands-on cooking classes over 2 days

From R2 900pp (minimum 2 people) , including all meals and accommodation for 2 nights (based on 2 people sharing a room, R500 single supplement for the 2 nights).

Spend 2 nights at Wickedfood Earth Country Cooking School and get an insight into the workings of our organic farm and cooking with our delicious ingredients. We specialize in produce-driven seasonal food, using ingredients grown on our farm and surrounding organic small-scale farmers, as well as veld-raised animals, including indigenous Pedi sheep, beef and free-range pork. Over the two days immerse yourself in food, including all meals, as well as participate in 3 in-depth food workshops on how to make the best of seasonal produce.

First night

Arrive mid afternoon. We’ll introduce you to classic cooking of well-aged meats (either pork, lamb or beef, whatever we’ve recently slaughtered) over an open fire, South African style, with some unique sauces and sides, matched to the meat.

Next day

After a hearty farm breakfast, tour the food gardens, selecting organic seasonal produce to use to prepare together for a casual mezze lunch, and 4-course gourmet dinner. Mezze lunch will include fresh baked bread that we will have made together in the morning, a delicious cured meat platter of a selection of farm-made pancetta, coppa, and different salamis, freshly-made salads and preserves.

After an afternoon siesta we’ll get together again and prepare dinner:

  • starter could be a fresh vegetable soup, grilled figs wrapped in prosciutto, or a fresh tomato tart;
  • first course – a light pasta, grilled asparagus with a farm butter sauce, or maybe a pâté or terrine;
  • main course will be a real feast, including our special meat, maybe a slow roast lamb shank or pan-fried well-aged beef with a port and red wine sauce, steamed mealie bread, potato gratin or something more traditional like samp and beans, and of course farm-fresh cooked vegetables or salad;
  • dessert, always a highlight on the farm from berry ice-cream and seasonal fruit, to tarts, and hearty winter-baked puddings with local clotted cream.

Final day

Take a guided tour around the farm. Then back to the kitchen for a final cooking workshop, preparing a delicious farm brunch, maybe our own sausage made in the workshop, eggs Benedict farm style, a freshly made quiche, tart or pâté, scones with just-made berry jam, and a selection of cold meats, preserves and pickles.

We can also tailor make an experience especially for you. For further information on any of the food experiences we offer, as well as costings, please contact:

Mike: 060 761-0885 earth@wickedfood.co.za

Booking: Cilla 076 236-2345 cilla@wickedfood.co.za

 

Terms

By booking it is understood that these Terms and Conditions are understood and accepted by all participants, and that the booking agent or organizer of the group has explained these Terms to all participants

  • Wickedfood Earth is a smoke free area, with one designated area for smoking.
  • Experiences content may change from time to time. We supply all ingredients, extensive notes and the use of an apron to wear while cooking (we sell retail aprons @ R180 per apron).
  • As these are hands-on classes, we suggest that participants come comfortably dressed, preferably in jeans/shorts and T-shirt, with flat gym shoes, as leather soles are inclined to slip.
  • For drinks, we supply water, teas and coffees. We are not licensed.
  • As these experiences are very popular we would suggest that clients book at their earliest convenience. To confirm bookings we require a 50% non-refundable deposit within 3 days of booking, with the balance paid not later than 14 days prior to the event (experiences will not be run, and we reserve the right to re-sell the date, if full fees are not received 14 days prior). Once bookings have been confirmed, no changes to the dates will be considered if these changes are made less than 14 days prior to the original date, and no refunds will be considered.
  • The object of the school is to teach cooking skills in a fun environment, and the emphasis is on hands-on cooking, having fun and socialising. To ensure that our instructors have control, we are unable to accommodate individuals who are rowdy and unruly as this inevitably leads to a breakdown of the event creating an unpleasant environment. We reserve the right to terminate the event prematurely should the group become too unruly and we will not consider any refunds. The booking agent or organizer of the group will be held liable for costs arising from damages caused to property and equipment due to negligence on the part of unruly students.
  • Although every precaution has been taken to ensure the safety of participants, their belongings and their vehicles, Wickedfood Earth Country Cooking School and its staff cannot be held responsible for any injuries or other mishaps that may occur while on the premises. By booking for an experience it is understood that these Terms and Conditions are understood, and accepted by all participants and that the booking agent or organizer of the group has explained these Terms and Conditions to all participants.