Thai Cook & Dine Evening
Sep
28
6:30am 6:30am

Thai Cook & Dine Evening

A fabulous evening of Thai cookery from scratch with Chef Dereick Rushton

This class is suitable for all cooking abilities as plenty of help will be on hand to guide you through things step by step.

The evening will begin with a warm welcome and homemade nibbles. Swiftly following the cooking will begin. Dereick and The Larder staff will be on hand to guide you through the preparation of a range of Thai dishes.

What Will You Be Cooking?

- Red Thai Prawn Curry

- Grlled Pork in Lemongrass Stalks

- Jasmine Rice

What Will Be Included?

A welcome soft drink and homemade nibbles

All Ingredients and use of equipment

Expert Chef Tuition

Aprons

A glass of wine or a soft drink with your meal

Folder of recipes to take home

 

Soft drinks and tea and coffee will be on sale throughout the evening

 

100% of profit made goes back into helping the most disadvantaged young people of West Lothian into work

 

 

 

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Friday Night is Bistro Night
Oct
6
6:30pm 6:30pm

Friday Night is Bistro Night

JOIN US FOR A DELIGHTFUL EVENING AND ENJOY A 3 COURSE HOME COOKED DINNER AT OUR FABULOUS COOK SCHOOL ACCOMPANIED BY THE HOSPITALITY OF THE LARDER TEAM.

WE HAVE A DELICIOUS MENU PLANNED FOR YOU BEING CREATED BY YOUR CHEF FOR THE EVENING. PLEASE BYOB OF YOUR FAVOURITE TIPPLE JUST TO ADD EVEN MORE FUN TO THIS EVENING EVENT.

You will love our unique open kitchen and dining room and enjoy the ambience of our Bistro. Tables can be booked from 6:30 til 10pm to suit your diary.

We pride ourselves on the quality of the food we serve here at The Larder and cant wait to welcome you for a relaxing evening of good food, good company and good times.

With a wide choice of dishes for each course and every one of them made from scratch here on the premises from fresh ingredients, the £25 price is sure to offer excellent value. 

To secure your table please book online. 

Supplements may apply to certain dishes specified on the menu.

 

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October Cook School
Oct
16
to Oct 20

October Cook School

OCTOBER COOK SCHOOL

Monday 16th October to Friday 20th October 

9.30am - 4pm

AGE 9YRS +

Our ever popular Holiday cook school returns for October 2017. Let us take care of the childcare and teach the kids a new skill for life whilst they have great fun. 

Each day will be split into 2 with the kids preparing and making their own breakfast and or lunch before sitting down to eat it together. They will then go on to make more delicious food to take home with them. 

They will learn how to prepare small snacks, soups, main meals and desserts, tray bakes and cakes.  Each day is different but every day is fun.

All ingredients are included in the cost as well as a certificate and recipe booklet for each child. 

This class is for 9yrs+ only

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Halloween Adult & Child Cupcake Decorating Class
Oct
21
10:30am10:30am

Halloween Adult & Child Cupcake Decorating Class

Looking for a Halloween treat with your little one? Come along for some spooktacular fun @ The Larder Cook School

Come join in on the Halloween fun with your little pumpkin and decorate some fantastic spooky cupcakes. 

In this class, delivered by our chef you will both decorate 6 cup cakes going wild with your imagination to create the spookiest designs you can come up with.

As well as having fun together you will both learn new skills in cake decorating, sugar crafts and icing.

WHO CAN COME?

Kids Aged 5+ accompanied by an adult

WHAT'S INCLUDED:

  • 6 decorated cupcakes to take away
  • All ingredients
  • Apron
  • All equipment
  • Certificate for the children
  • Fun 

100% of profit made at this event will go back into helping West Lothian's most disadvantaged young people into work or training

 

 

 

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Greek Demo and Dine
Oct
27
6:30pm 6:30pm

Greek Demo and Dine

Greek Cook and Dine
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Real Mediterranean food from our Greek Chef Alex.  

Learn from our professional chef how to cook the perfect Mediterranean feast. Once you’ve prepared it you can sit down and eat enjoy it with a glass of wine along with the starter and dessert prepared in front of you by our chef. 

On the night you will be welcomed by our Chef, Alex. You will be offered a light snack to start and you will be able to buy a drink if you would like one. 

In this session we will be making:

  • Tzatziki and Pita- A traditional Greek dip made with fresh Greek yogurt and garlic, served with pita bread. 
  • Spanakopita- A homemade spinach pie with feta cheese and herbs, baked in flaky philo pastry.
  • Lamb shank- Braised in tomato and cinnamon sauce on a aubergine puree served with Mizithra (Greek Cheese)
  • Baklava- A  Greek dessert made with walnuts pistachios and philo pastry baked in the oven and soaked in honey syrup.

What's included on the night:

  • All ingredients and equipment
  • Aprons
  • Expert tuition from our Greek Chef, Alex Sykakis
  • A glass of wine or a bottle of beer with your meal
  • A certificate of achievement

All you have to do is come along and have fun.

 

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Friday Night Is Bistro Night
Nov
3
6:30pm 6:30pm

Friday Night Is Bistro Night

JOIN US FOR A DELIGHTFUL EVENING AND ENJOY A 3 COURSE MEAL AT OUR FABULOUS COOK SCHOOL ACCOMPANIED BY THE HOSPITALITY OF THE LARDER TEAM.

WE HAVE A DELICIOUS MENU PLANNED FOR YOU BEING CREATED BY YOUR CHEF FOR THE EVENING. PLEASE BYOB OF YOUR FAVOURITE TIPPLE JUST TO ADD EVEN MORE FUN TO THIS EVENING EVENT.

You will love our unique open kitchen and dining room and enjoy the ambience of our Bistro. Tables can be booked from 6:30 til 9pm to suit your diary.

We pride ourselves on the quality of the food we serve here at The Larder and cant wait to welcome you for a relaxing evening of good food, good company and good times.

With a wide choice of dishes for each course and every one of them made from scratch here on the premises from fresh ingredients, the £25 price is sure to offer excellent value. 

To secure your table please book online. 

Supplements may apply to certain dishes specified on the menu.

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Thai Cook & Dine Evening
Nov
9
6:30pm 6:30pm

Thai Cook & Dine Evening

Thai Cook & Dine Evening 9th Nov
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A fabulous evening of Thai cookery from scratch with Chef Dereick Rushton

This class is suitable for all cooking abilities as plenty of help will be on hand to guide you through things step by step.

The evening will begin with a warm welcome and homemade nibbles. Swiftly following the cooking will begin. Dereick and The Larder staff will be on hand to guide you through the preparation of a range of Thai dishes.

What Will You Be Cooking?

- Red Thai Prawn Curry

- Grlled Pork in Lemongrass Stalks

- Jasmine Rice

What Will Be Included?

A welcome soft drink and homemade nibbles

All Ingredients and use of equipment

Expert Chef Tuition

Aprons

A glass of wine or a soft drink with your meal

Folder of recipes to take home

 

Soft drinks and tea and coffee will be on sale throughout the evening

 

100% of profit made goes back into helping the most disadvantaged young people of West Lothian into work

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Christmas Party Treats
Dec
1
6:30pm 6:30pm

Christmas Party Treats

Get Yourself Ready For Entertaining This Christmas With This Unique Cookery Class @ The Larder.

Suitable for Beginners to more experienced Cooks, our Chef Dereick will guide you step by step through the creation of a range of finger foods to impress your family and friends this Christmas.

There is a vegetarian option available.

There is time after the cookery workshop to sit and relax and eat your creations. or you can package them up and take them home to enjoy the choice is yours!

Whats Included:

 

All Ingredients

A welcome soft drink

Recipes to take home

Use of aprons and all other equipment

 

Soft drinks will be on sale during the evening

100% of profits go back into helping the most disadvantaged young people n West Lothian into work

Party Treats - Cooking For Friends
35.00
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Christmas Cake Decoration Class - Beginners
Dec
4
to Dec 11

Christmas Cake Decoration Class - Beginners

Have you ever wanted to learn Sugar Craft/Cake Decorating but didn't know where to start?

Now is your chance!

Come along and decorate your own Fruit Cake for Christmas under the expert tuition from our Award Winning Chef and Sugar Craft Tutor Dereick, who has been involved with cake decorating for almost 40 years. 

This is a 2 part course

Week 1  Monday 4th December 2017 6.30pm-9.00pm - Learn how to prepare your cake for covering in marzipan, then coat the cake. Prepare and coat the marzipaned cake with sugar paste, then crimp the edges to start the decoration. Dereick will then discuss the design for the decoration of the cake.

Week 2 Monday 11th December 2017 6.30pm-9.00pm - Learn different techniques and ideas for decorating your cake. The design can either be your own or follow Dereicks design. We will also introduce you to Royal Icing for piping both an inscription and a simple design on the side of the cake.

All you need to bring is a sense of fun.

WHATS INCLUDED

  • Tuition from our Award Winning Chef
  • 1 x 6" round fruit cake
  • 1 x 8" cake board and box
  • All Ingredients and equipment
  • Aprons
  • Certificate of Achievement 

 

 

Christmas Cake Decoration Class
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Adult & Child Gingerbread House Workshop
Dec
16
10:30am10:30am

Adult & Child Gingerbread House Workshop

Looking for a fun Christmas activity with the kids? Have you ever wanted to make & decorate your own Gingerbread House for your Christmas display? Well now you can!

The Larder will be holding a Funtastic Gingerbread House Workshop where you and your child can design and decorate your own Gingerbread House.

This Christmas why not start your own family tradition and create your very own magical Gingerbread House . What better way to get into the holiday spirit than spending the afternoon creating and decorating a gingerbread house with your little elf.

In this class, Dereick our Chef will be there to guide both of you with your construction and provide expert advice when it comes to putting the house together.

The Larder will provide all the freshly baked gingerbread pieces, for you to construct and decorate your own house, using Royal icing and a variety of different sweets (providing you don't eat them all first) to enhance your decoration.

Let your imagination go wild!

WHO CAN COME?

Kids Aged 5+ accompanied by an adult

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • All ingredients
  • Aprons
  • All equipment
  • Certificate for the children
  • Gift wrap for your gingerbread house
  • Fun 

100% of profit made at this event will go back into helping West Lothian's most disadvantaged young people into work or training

 

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40.00
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Christmas Sugar Crafts For Kids Aged 5+ Years
Dec
22
1:30pm 1:30pm

Christmas Sugar Crafts For Kids Aged 5+ Years

SUPER CUTE CHRISTMAS SUGAR CRAFTS WORKSHOP WITH STELLA PUMPKIN

LOOKING FOR SOME CHRISTMAS FUN FOR THE KIDS?

Bring the kids along to our fun packed course we have available with Jennifer from Stella Pumpkin. Kids can make some fun tasty treats for themselves or as a little Christmas Eve surprise for Santa coming to town.

A great way to spend the last days before Santa arrives and for you to get that last minute shopping or wrapping done.

Each child will make their own edible candy cane hearts and decorate 4 themed Christmas Cup cakes, all wrapped up for giving..

What's included:

  • All ingredients
  • Take away boxes and gift wrapping
  • Aprons
  • All equipment
  • A certificate of achievement from Santa

So bring them along to join the fun and leave the mess to us. 

 

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Christmas Sugar Crafts For Kids Aged 5+ Year
Dec
23
10:00am10:00am

Christmas Sugar Crafts For Kids Aged 5+ Year

SUPER CUTE CHRISTMAS SUGAR CRAFTS WORKSHOP WITH STELLA PUMPKIN

LOOKING FOR SOME CHRISTMAS FUN FOR THE KIDS?

Bring the kids along to our fun packed course we have available with Jennifer from Stella Pumpkin. Kids can make some fun tasty treats for themselves or as a little Christmas Eve surprise for Santa coming to town.

A great way to spend the last days before Santa arrives and for you to get that last minute shopping or wrapping done.

Each child will make their own edible candy cane hearts and decorate 4 themed Christmas Cup cakes, all wrapped up for giving..

What's included:

  • All ingredients
  • Take away boxes and gift wrapping
  • Aprons
  • All equipment
  • A certificate of achievement from Santa

So bring them along to join the fun and leave the mess to us. 

 

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Christmas Sugar Crafts For Kids Aged 5+ Years
Dec
23
1:30pm 1:30pm

Christmas Sugar Crafts For Kids Aged 5+ Years

SUPER CUTE CHRISTMAS SUGAR CRAFTS WORKSHOP WITH STELLA PUMPKIN

LOOKING FOR SOME CHRISTMAS FUN FOR THE KIDS?

Bring the kids along to our fun packed course we have available with Jennifer from Stella Pumpkin. Kids can make some fun tasty treats for themselves or as a little Christmas Eve surprise for Santa coming to town.

A great way to spend the last days before Santa arrives and for you to get that last minute shopping or wrapping done.

Each child will make their own edible candy cane hearts and decorate 4 themed Christmas Cup cakes, all wrapped up for giving..

What's included:

  • All ingredients
  • Take away boxes and gift wrapping
  • Aprons
  • All equipment
  • A certificate of achievement from Santa

So bring them along to join the fun and leave the mess to us. 

 

Christmas Sugar Crafts For Kids 5+ Years
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Bake & Decorate 6 Cupcakes with Stella Pumpkin
Sep
18
2:00pm 2:00pm

Bake & Decorate 6 Cupcakes with Stella Pumpkin

Come Along and Have Baking Fun @ The Larder! School is off on this Monday so what a perfect way to fill the afternoon - Baking & Decorating

Bake and then decorate 6 cupcakes. They can create their own individual designs and have fun expressing their creativity at our Cook School for the afternoon.

We are working with Jennifer from Stella Pumpkin Cake Design who will look after your little ones for an afternoon of all things cupcake.

Jennifer and The Larder team will guide them through things. 

What is Included:

- All Ingredients

- Apron

- 6 decorated cupcakes to take away

100% of profit made at this event will go back into helping West Lothian's most disadvantaged young people into work or training

 

 

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Wine Tasting with Tipsy Wines
Sep
15
7:00pm 7:00pm

Wine Tasting with Tipsy Wines

Introducing The Larder Wine Tasting Club in partnership with Tipsy Wines

Join The Larder and Tipsy Wines for a night of great wine and nibbles from around the globe.

We will introduce you to lots of hidden gems, along with some lesser known wines that you won't find in supermarkets, and some timeless classics for good measure.

Tipsy Wines is Scotland's fastest growing online wine shop, where you'll find lots of really great wine at discounted prices delivered right to your door.

Come along and experience a night of great wine, great food and great conversations.

Wine Tasting
30.00
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Friday Night is Bistro Night
Sep
1
6:30pm 6:30pm

Friday Night is Bistro Night

JOIN US FOR A DELIGHTFUL EVENING AND ENJOY A 3 COURSE HOME COOKED DINNER AT OUR FABULOUS COOK SCHOOL ACCOMPANIED BY THE HOSPITALITY OF THE LARDER TEAM.

WE HAVE A DELICIOUS MENU PLANNED FOR YOU BEING CREATED BY YOUR CHEF FOR THE EVENING DANNY. PLEASE BYOB OF YOUR FAVOURITE TIPPLE JUST TO ADD EVEN MORE FUN TO THIS EVENING EVENT.

You will love our unique open kitchen and dining room and enjoy the ambience of our Bistro. Tables can be booked from 6:30 til 9pm to suit your diary.

We pride ourselves on the quality of the food we serve here at The Larder and cant wait to welcome you for a relaxing evening of good food, good company and good times.

With a wide choice of dishes for each course and every one of them made from scratch here on the premises from fresh ingredients, the £25 price is sure to offer excellent value.

Supplements may apply to certain dishes specified on the menu.

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Turkish Mezze Demo and Dine
Aug
19
6:30pm 6:30pm

Turkish Mezze Demo and Dine

GREAT FOR A TEAM NIGHT OUT

Authentic Turkish Food cooked fresh for you whilst you sit back, relax and have some fun.

Our Turkish Chef, Bilge will bring the real taste of Turkey with a range of Turkish small dishes.  Bilge will demonstrate some dishes whilst others will be prepared for you in advance.  

The dishes will include:

  • Kısır - fine bulgur wheat salad packed with parsley, spring onions, tomatoes and cucumber
  • Yoğurtlu havuç- carrot and yogurt salad
  • Borek- rolled pastry with a filling of mince meat (or spinach and feta as a vegetarian option)
  • Piyaz- Turkish bean salad
  • Authentic Turkish dessert 

What happens on the evening:

On arrival you will be welcomed by Bilge and offered some Turkish snacks and light refreshment (specialty teas and coffees are available to purchase).  Bilge will demonstrate some of the dishes before the food is served up to you.  When all the food is ready you will sit down to eat your meal and will be served with authentic Turkish drinks.

What's included in the price?

  • All aprons
  • All ingredients
  • Carry home containers for any left overs
  • Recipe cards
  • Light refreshments and snack on arrival
  • 1 drink with your meal.

Additional drinks will be available to purchase on the night.

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Create a Teddy Bear Cake Topper with Stella Pumpkin
Aug
18
2:00pm 2:00pm

Create a Teddy Bear Cake Topper with Stella Pumpkin

Create a Teddy Bear Cake Topper

We are working in partnership with Jennifer from Stella Pumpkin Cake Design to offer you this unique Sugar Craft class.

For Kids aged 10 years +

2-4pm

Create your own Teddy Bear and decorate a cake board to display him on.

Using sugar paste in a range of colours and ribbons to finish it off, kids can use their imagination to personalise their creation.

The Larder staff and Jennifer will be on hand to offer expert tuition and guidance.

What is Included:

- All ingredients and a cake board

- Your completed Teddy Bear Topper and cake board to take away

- Apron

100% of all profit made goes back into helping West Lothian's most disadvantaged young people into work

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Bistro Night @ The Larder
Jul
7
6:30pm 6:30pm

Bistro Night @ The Larder

Join us for a delightful evening and enjoy a 3 course home cooked dinner at our fabulous Cook School accompanied by the hospitality of The Larder team.

We have a delicious menu planned for you being created by your Chef for the evening Danny. Please BYOB of your favourite tipple just to add even more fun to this evening event.

You will love our unique open kitchen and dining room and enjoy the ambience of our Bistro.

We pride ourselves on the quality of the food we serve here at The Larder and cant wait to welcome you for a relaxing evening of good food, good company and good times.

With a wide choice of dishes for each course and every one of them made from scratch here on the premises from fresh ingredients, the £25 price is sure to offer excellent value.

        Menu For The Evening

Cream of Cauliflower Soup with Herb oil & a Crispy Bread Roll (V)

Sweet Potato Fish Cakes with Roasted Tomato Salsa

Deep Fried Mushrooms Stuffed with Chicken Liver Pate with a Light Garlic Mayonnaise

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Chicken Chasseur

Pan Fried Sea Bass Fillet with Rosemary, Lemon & Sea Salt

Wild Mushroom Risotto with Parmesan (V)

Main courses are all accompanied with:

Glazed Baton Carrots

Buttered Green Beans

Marquis Potatoes

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Raspberries & Meringue in a Glass

 With Greek Yoghurt and Maple Syrup

Orange Flambé Pancakes

 

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Curry & Ale Night
Jun
23
6:30pm 6:30pm

Curry & Ale Night

Curry & Ale Night

This exciting class is perfect for any curry connoisseur and / or beer enthusiast.

Under the guidance of our Chef Dereick you will use fresh ingredients to create authentic Indian dishes that will set your taste buds alive. This evening is suitable for all levels of experience as Dereick will be on hand to make everything easy.

Dereick will take you step by step through cooking a Chicken Dopiaza, a Lamb Rogan Josh, Vegetable Pakora and Raita.

Dereick will have some Naan Bread dough ready for you and teach you how to cook it yourself.

Once all the cooking is over you will get the chance to be waited on and enjoy eating your meal with two bottled Beers included in the price.

What's Included?

  • Aprons
  • A soft drink on arrival
  • All ingredients
  • All equipment
  • 2 bottles of ale each
  • The Recipes to take away
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Fathers Day Parent and Child cooking - Pizza and Pasta
Jun
18
1:00pm 1:00pm

Fathers Day Parent and Child cooking - Pizza and Pasta

Take Dad for lunch and make it with him

Try something different for Fathers Day this year - Pizza and Pasta made by you and your dad; fun messy and tasty!  

A real classic and only for those looking for great fun with their Dad

On arrival you will be met by our chef who will give you an introduction to the day and a wee snack to keep you going until your home cooked food is ready.

You will make your own pizza and pasta from scratch before you sit down for a feast and a drink.

What's included for the day:

  • The expertise of our chef.
  • All ingredients
  • All equipment
  • Aprons
  • Lunch of pizza, pasta and salad
  • A soft drink for both.
  • A certificate of achievement for both
  • As much fun as you can handle!
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Cocktail Masterclass
May
27
7:00pm 7:00pm

Cocktail Masterclass

Introducing The Larder Cocktail nights

Our Cocktail Masterclass is an night full of fun, secret discoveries and an expertly guided tour through the exciting world of cocktails. You can party and make your own cocktail.  We know that you'll you'll have a great time and want to come back for more.  

You'll receive a warm welcome from our expert Cocktail host served with a handcrafted cocktail.  Throughout the night you will discover all the secrets making the best cocktails so that you can take the party home time and time again. Learn about the best ingredients and the tricks of the trade from muddling and mixing to shaking and stirring before you make your own cocktail under the expert tuition of our cocktail host.

The Party starts here at The Larder's Cocktail night.

What's included:

  • A cocktail on arrival
  • Cocktail tasting
  • Make your own cocktail
  • one cocktail of your choice (from the range available)
  • Home made nibbles and food

Strictly for over 18's ONLY. Proof of ID may be asked for if staff have any doubts about your age.

Cocktail Night
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Learn to cook step 2
May
8
to May 29

Learn to cook step 2

Take your cooking to a higher level

Aimed at home cooks that would like to expand their general cookery skills this Intermediate course is all about mastering the core cookery skills required to build your confidence in the kitchen.

Over the 4 weeks we will introduce you to fish and shellfish, poultry and game, vegetarian cooking, patisserie and delicious desserts made from scratch.

You will leave the course with new skills and knowledge, and bags of confidence and passion to recreate the many recipes and ideas for your family and friends.

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • Aprons

  • All ingredients

  • All equipment

  • Home baking and hot drinks on arrival

  • Recipe cards to take away with you

  • A glass of wine or soft drink with your meal

 

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Adult and Child Easter Cup Cake Decorating
Apr
15
10:00am10:00am

Adult and Child Easter Cup Cake Decorating

Adult and Child Easter Cup Cake Decorating

Sat 10am - 12:30pm

Take some time out to spend a couple of hours of quality time with your little one this Easter-time by signing up to this creative class.   

In this class, delivered by our partner, Jennifer, from Stella Pumpkin Cake Design, you will both decorate 6 cup cakes going wild with your imagination to create the fanciest designs you can come up with.

As well as having fun together you will both learn new skills in cake decorating, sugar crafts and icing.

WHO CAN COME:  

This class is for kids aged 5 yrs + who must be accompanied by an adult.

WHAT DOES IT COST:

35.00 for 2, one adult and one child. Additional children 25.00 each

WHAT'S INCLUDED:

  • 6 decorated cupcakes to take away
  • All ingredients
  • Apron
  • All equipment
  • Supporting our Social Enterprise as all profits go back into our Cook School
  • FUN
  • QUALITY TIME TOGETHER
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Easter Cook School Half Day
Apr
10
to Apr 13

Easter Cook School Half Day

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EASTER COOK SCHOOL

Monday 10 April TO Friday 14th April 

10 am to 12.30 pm

Age 5 yrs plus

Our ever popular Holiday cook school returns for Easter 2017. Let us take care of the childcare and teach the kids a new skill for life whilst they have great fun. 

They will learn how to prepare small snacks, soups, main meals and desserts, tray bakes and cakes.  

Each day is different but every day is fun.

WHAT'S INCLUDED:

  • All ingredients
  • Chefs paper hats
  • Aprons
  • All equipment
  • Recipe booklet
  • Chefs certificate

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING:

Carry home containers each day.  You will be advised what is being made the following day and what type of container will be needed.

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Mother's Day Special Afternoon Tea
Mar
26
12:30pm12:30pm

Mother's Day Special Afternoon Tea

A SPECIAL TREAT FOR THAT SPECIAL PERSON

Looking for something a bit different for your Mum this year? Why not try our Special Afternoon Tea?

Afternoon tea will consist of a glass of prosecco and afternoon tea consisting of freshly baked rolls and bread filled with a range of fillings, a collection of home-made cakes and tray bakes, tea and coffee.

The Larder has a bespoke dining area with a Sonos Music System where the guests create their own play list of music to set the scene for a great afternoon.

What's included:

  • Glass of prosecco 
  • Afternoon tea
  • Tea and Coffee 
  • Additional drinks will be available to purchase on the day, including wine, prosecco and gin and tonic.
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Giant Mothers Day Cupcake Decorating Class
Mar
24
2:00pm 2:00pm

Giant Mothers Day Cupcake Decorating Class

GIANT MOTHERS DAY CUPCAKE DECORATING CLASS

KIDS AGED 9+ YEARS

2pm - 4:30pm

Kids aged 9+ years will love decorating a Giant Cupcake as a Mother's Day gift for Mummy or Gran.

Jennifer from Stella Pumpkin Cake Design will take the children through a step by step class at the end of which they will be so proud of their master pieces.

Learning skills with icing and frosting and using their own creativity, the kids will delight in decorating their cakes as a unique gift to take away with them. They will learn new skills and build their confidence in the kitchen.

This is a great way of keeping the young ones amused on a Friday afternoon under the expert tuition of Jennifer and The Larder staff who will be on hand to help everyone create their dream cake.

What's included:

  • All ingredients
  • Expert tuition
  • Chefs paper hat
  • Apron
  • All equipment
  • A giant Mothers Day Cupcake to take home
  • Supporting our Social Enterprise as all profits go back into our Cook School

 

 

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Italian Cooking
Mar
18
10:00am10:00am

Italian Cooking

Perfect your pasta making, make authentic pizzas and focaccia, master classic risotto and finish it off with a delicious tiramisu - all in one day.

From the minute you arrive at The Larder Cook School there will by an Italian theme to this day.  On arrival you will be met by our Host, Cat, who will prepare you fresh coffee or hot chocolate to go with your Italian breakfast nibbles.

Throughout the day you will Learn classic but simple authentic Italian dishes that will have you cooking Italian at home for friends and family.  by the end of this one day course you will impress them with your passion and flare for simple but fantastic Italian food,

Typical recipes include:

  • Anchovy, Olive and Mozzarella Pizza
  • Fresh Egg Tagliatelle with Pesto and Grated Pecorino Cheese
  • Risotto with Wild Mushrooms and Pears
  • Classic Tiramisu
  • Foccacia Bread with Rosemary, Olives and Sea Salt

What's included:

  • Our expert Chef tuition
  • All ingredients and equipment
  • Aprons
  • One free coffee or hot chocolate
  • Two course lunch (prepared by you)
  • One glass of wine with your lunch (soft drinks available on request)
  • Certificate of achievement signed by our Chef

 

Italian Cooking
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Wine Tasting
Mar
17
7:00pm 7:00pm

Wine Tasting

Introducing The Larder Wine Tasting Club in partnership with Tipsy Wines

Join The Larder and Tipsy Wines for a night of great wine and nibbles from around the globe.

Guests will be in for a special treat courtesy of Tipsy Wines wine tasting experience.

With more than 20 different wines from around the globe, we guarantee a mouth-watering two hours with lots of interesting stories behind where our wines come from and some hints and tips for getting the best out of each bottle.

Kicking off the evening with a glass of Tipsy's famous Vaparetto Prosecco, we'll move on to a wide range of sumptuous reds, whites and one or two rose's for good measure. And don't worry if you're the designated driver, we'll provide the buckets so that you can still enjoy a good swirl and lots of wonderful aromas while the others get tipsy.

To round off the evening we'll have some dessert wine for those with a sweet tooth, or back to some more fizz for those of us still thirsty for bubbles.

If you find something you really like and want more, we'll make sure there's a few extra bottles for you to take home.

Join us for an evening of great wine, great company and great fun.
 

 

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Turkish Cook and Dine
Mar
3
6:30pm 6:30pm

Turkish Cook and Dine

Learn the basics of authentic Turkish Cooking 

Under the expert tuition of our Turkish Chef, you will get a taste of authentic Turkish cuisine that will wow your friends and family when you cook for them at home.  

Bilge will take you through the steps of how to make: Karniyarik (stuffed aubergines), Turkish style rice, cacik and shephard’s salad

The Main meal will be Karniyarik (stuffed aubergine with mince meat) which Bilge will demonstrate before you make it yourself. This will be served with rice and accompanied by a Turkish Sheppard's Salad and a Cacik (tzatziki) and carrot yogurt Salad which bilge will prepare in advance.

For dessert there will prepare Stuffed apricot with clotted cream

What happens on the evening:

On arrival you will be welcomes by Bilge and offered some Turkish snacks and light refreshment (specialty teas and coffees are available to purchase).  The class will then be a mixture of demonstration and you making the food yourself. Once all the food is ready you will sit down to eat your meal and will be served with a glass of wine or a light refreshment.

What's included in the price?

  • All aprons
  • All ingredients
  • Carry home containers for any left overs
  • Recipe cards
  • Light refreshments and snack on arrival
  • 1 glass of wine with your meal.

You can also bring you own bottle if you would like to have more than one drink. 

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Valentine Cook and Dine
Feb
18
6:30pm 6:30pm

Valentine Cook and Dine

Valentine Demo and Dine

Why not try something different this Valentine's

If you’re stuck for something original to do this Valentine's night, then come along to The Larder Cook School, you’ll have a blast.  This Valentine's night we’re hosting a special evening of food, fun and romance.

A Larder Demo and Dine evening is the perfect solution for any couple wanting a more memorable Valentine's experience – something to top the usual overcrowded restaurant routine …..

Join us for a Very Special Valentines class on the 18th of February, when our chef will help you share a romantic cooking experience.

Couples will be taught to make a three-course meal fit for any restaurant, under the expert guidance of our experienced chef, Colin.

What to expect:

Arrive to pastries and Coffee while getting familiar with The Larder team and your the other guests. Our chef Colin will demonstrate parts of each course whilst you watch on with a glass ob bubbly or a soft drink. Each course will be served after a demonstration.

Menu

Starter: Smoked Mackerel mousse, served with Sweet pickled beets, melba toast and Blackberry dressing.

 Main course:  Roast Chicken for two, with creamy Mash and petit poise al a François.

Dessert:  Gooey Chocolate fondant, Macadamia nut puree.

Book now to avoid disappointment

What's included:

  • Aprons
  • All ingredients
  • All equipment and utensils
  • 1 glass of prosecco, tea or coffee on arrival
  • 1 glass of prosecco or wine with your meal.
  • Recipe booklet to take home
  • Carry home containers for any left over food.
  • Guaranteed fun

Additional drinks can be purchased on the night.

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After School Cooking Club
Feb
15
to Mar 15

After School Cooking Club

AN INTRODUCTION TO THE BASICS OF COOKING AND BAKING

EVERY WEDNESDAY FROM 4.30 PM TO 6 PM FROM 15th February to 15th March

Due to the success of our after school cooking club we are delighted to offer our another block for kids aged 9 years plus.

This weekly class will introduce your child to the basics of cooking and baking.  They will cook the following:

  • Hamburger, baked potato and coleslaw
  • Mango and line creme
  • Salmond goujons potato wedges and dropped scones
  • Sweet potato soup and apple crumble
  • Stir fry noodles and pineapple upside down pudding
  • Fajitas and plum fool

By the end of the course your child will have increased confidence in cooking at home, basic knife skills and be able to cook all of the above for the rest of the family.

WHAT'S INCLUDED:

  • All ingredients
  • Aprons
  • All equipment
  • Cookery booklet
  • Certificate of achievement 
  • FUN
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Learn to cook
Feb
6
to Feb 27

Learn to cook

Introduction to home cooking

Learn to cook for family and friends

Our Absolute Beginners cooking course runs one evening a week for 4 weeks.

Our cooking course for beginners will take you from novice to good home cook and teach you the skills you need to cook with confidence. Over the three sessions of this course we’ll teach you how to cook a wide variety of different styles of food and give you a great repertoire of recipes and techniques to use every day. At the end of each class you will sit down and try everything you have made as well as recap the recipes with the chefs.

Soups

Learn to make some delicious soups. Once you can make one soup, the possibilities are endless. Delicious and nutritious, soup is the ultimate comfort food and great to whip up for a simple lunch or a dinner party starter. 

Stews

You will be amazed at how many dishes are based on the principle of a basic stew. You will learn how to make a classic Bolognese, and one of the following: lamb tagine, or a chicken cacciatore, or a mixed bean ragout.

Roasts

Once you have mastered a classic roast, your Sundays will never be the same! You will cook one of the following: crispy roast chicken, herby roast lamb, a traditional roast beef accompanied by roast root vegetables and whole roast potatoes.

Breads

We bust the myth that bread making is tricky. You will learn to make a two different breaks during the course leaving you with understanding of how to make, shape and bake a good basic bread.

Salads sauces and dressings

Delicious salads, sauces and dressings will become part of your repertoire. Learn how to make delicious dressings – balsamic, mustard, Asian and herb. 

Vegetables

With the emphasis on ‘5 a day’ and being encouraged to eat a diet filled with pulses and green, leafy veg, we will showcase our favourite vegetable recipes using seasonal veg. You will learn some of the basics of cooking vegetables; steaming, boiling, braising, roasting.

Sweets

Learn how to make perfect chocolate brownies, mini meringues, apple crumble and scrumptious spiced butter biscuits. Making delicious desserts is so much easier than you think and you can wow your friends with your new baking skills!

What's Included?

  • Aprons

  • All ingredients

  • All equipment

  • Home baking and hot drinks on arrival

  • Recipe cards to take away with you

  • A glass of wine or soft drink with your meal

Please note that you won't make all of the above but a selection from each range.

 

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FREE - 50+ Men Only Cooking Course
Feb
4
to Mar 25

FREE - 50+ Men Only Cooking Course

50+ COOKERY COURSE - MEN ONLY

LEARN TO COOK OR IMPROVE YOUR COOKING

This course is funded through the West Lothian Council Older People's Challenge fund.  The course is suitable for anyone who would like to cook for the first time or those that would like to improve their cooking skills.

This course is for men only and will be delivered our chef, Tracy.  Whether you can cook or would like to learn to cook this course is for you.  It will include budgeting, basic cookery skills, cooking for 1, cooking with a slow cooker, smaller portions and eating for health.  Each week you will cook a range of courses then sit down and eat your freshly made meal with the rest of the group.

We will provide everything for you and all you have to do is book your place then come along and enjoy.

FREE - 50+ Men Only cooking course
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Gin Tasting
Jan
14
7:00pm 7:00pm

Gin Tasting

Gin Tasting @ The Larder

Back by popular demand!

Gin has exploded over the last few years with new gins being introduced all the time.  Scotland produces 70% of the gin produced in the UK and is at the heart of hand crafted gin making.

This evening is for you whether you are a gin enthusiast or not.  If you are not a gin lover we guarantee that you will be by then end of the evening.

The key to gin tasting is not only about taste, first of all its about smell and the ingredients that are used to infuse the gin.

You will be taken through the history of gin and learn about some of the botanicals used to infuse the gin.  Each person will taste 3 gins and will receive a gin cocktail on arrival.  You will then have the chance to buy more of your favourite gin and enjoy the rest of the night.

You will also be able to buy Persie Gin, one of Scotland's newest hand crafted gins and not yet available to purchase in local supermarkets.  A lovely gift or just for yourself to keep at home.

FANCY A WORKS NIGHT OUT WITH A DIFFERENCE? WE CAN OFFER THE GIN TASTING AS A STAND ALONG BOOKING FOR GROUPS OR WE CAN ADD FOOD.  FOR FURTHER DETAILS CONTACT US ON 01506 412819.

WHAT'S INCLUDED:

  • A free gin and tonic on arrival
  • Introduction to gin by our trained staff
  • 3 gin tastings
  • 1 gin cocktail
  • nibbles
  • Gin fact sheet to take away
  • Lots of fun

Strictly 18 years and over.  identification will be asked for if staff suspect that someone is under age.

 

Gin tasting
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After School Cooking Club
Jan
11
to Mar 8

After School Cooking Club

AN INTRODUCTION TO THE BASICS OF COOKING AND BAKING

EVERY WEDNESDAY FROM 4.30 PM TO 6 PM FROM 11th January to 15th February

Due to the success of our after school cooking club we are delighted to offer our another block for kids aged 9 years plus.

This weekly class will introduce your child to the basics of cooking and baking. Recipes will include the following:

  • Spanish Tortillas and Choc Chip Cookies
  • Fish cakes and Jamaican Pineapple and Banana
  • Macaroni Cheese and Baked Apple
  • Spaghetti Bolognaise and Oat and Apricot bars
  • Sweet and Sour quorn and brownies

By the end of the course your child will have increased confidence in cooking at home, basic knife skills and be able to cook all of the above for the rest of the family.

WHAT'S INCLUDED:

  • All ingredients
  • Aprons
  • All equipment
  • Cookery booklet
  • Certificate of achievement 
  • FUN
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Pop Cake Decorating
Jan
3
2:00pm 2:00pm

Pop Cake Decorating

A Great Stocking filler

Two weeks of cold weather short days and long nights, the kids will be stir crazy by the end of the festive holidays.  

Why not get them a wee extra for their stocking that will give you an afternoon to put your feet up and have a quite coffee before they go back to school.

Jennifer from Stella Pumpkin Cupcake Design will keep the kids entertained whilst they learn the craft of Pop Cake decorating.

Who can come:  

This class is for 5 yrs + 

What's included:

  • 6 pop cakes each
  • All ingredients
  • Apron
  • All equipment
  • Certificate 
  • FUN

 

Valentine treats
25.00
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