|8 Dec 2017|
On a crisp winter night, ten parents of current/fomer children at Walhampton, gathered together with muled wine and mince pies in hand for Chef Carl's culinary workshop. In a sociable session, Carl France demonstrated the best way to cook (disguise) Brussel sprouts, a clementine twist on lemon meringue pie, a delicious Christmas pudding style stuffing and the secret behind his ultimate melt-in-the-mouth mince pies.
Everyone went home armed with their own batch of mince pies and samples of all the delicious treats that were demonstrated during the evening to try at home. There will be some extra special treats for Christmas Day in the New Forest this year!
“What a fun evening it really was. Carl was on fire!!!” Gina Badami (aka Mary Berry!)
“What a wonderful evening. Carl is a genius, isn’t he? The going-home present is wonderful too.” Alison Moore-Gwyn
“It was absolutely brilliant!!! I loved it! I am so exited to try and make the pastry and the pie!!!” Lily Cherpokova
“Thank you again for organising last night, it was a very enjoyable evening and lovely to meet some other parents.” Marcus Collins
“I had a wonderful time. Thank you so much for organising this again, and Carl for all the preparation he puts into it.” Annette Ferre
All profits from the evening went towards our school Heritage Fund.
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