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15 - 17 March 2019
Offer from £450 for two persons staying in a classic double/twin room and inclusive of:
- Gin and Tonic Taster Experience with Isle of Wight Distillery on arrival
- Chef masterclass demonstration with Living Larder
- Tour and cheese tasting at Isle of Wight Cheese Company
- Lunch and introductory tour at The Garlic Farm
- 3 course gourmet dinner every evening
- Full English breakfast each morning
- Return car ferry from Southampton
Offer includes a fresh seasonal vegetable bag from Living Larder!
Remember to ask us about our Kitchen Taster experience when you book!
Beginning on the Friday evening, enjoy a Gin and Tonic tasting, hosted by the Isle of Wight Distillery, who use hand-picked samphire, with an infusion of carefully selected botanicals, to give their Mermaid’s Gin a local twist. A three-course gourmet dinner at our award-winning restaurant follows.
After breakfast on Saturday morning, local farmers from Living Larder will tell you about some of the diverse produce they grow at nearby Apse Heath, before you enjoy a chef’s masterclass. Then it’s off to the Isle of Wight Cheese Company, to learn all about the art of making cheese and on this experience you will also enjoy a pre-arranged tasting session of famed and local Isle of Wight Cheese.
From cheese to garlic bulbs, a visit to The Garlic Farm for lunch and a tour of their beautiful estate is next on your itinerary. The day wraps up with another three-course dining experience in our restaurant.
Picture courtesy of Isle of Wight Cheese Company. Making cheese at the dairy in Queenbower in October 2006... a sneak peek into their business.
Whether this is your first time on the Island, or your fiftieth, we hope you will enjoy this special gastronomic tour, and an introduction to some of the Isle of Wight’s fantastic food producers. Together with our creative kitchen team, we look forward to offering you a truly delicious weekend!
Remember to ask us about our mini Kitchen Taster experience when you book!
“It's good. Very good! It is a 600 miles round trip for me to drive to Ventnor and The Royal from home. Third time now I have done it, must be mad, but I will do it again.
Stayed for the Gastronomic weekend and enjoyed every bit of it. Impeccable, friendly service, comfortable room and great food. Even met some lovely people. No need to say more.” Mr and Mrs David W, visited Spring 2017
Offer is subject to availability. Price is based on 2 adults sharing a classic double room, supplements will apply for garden view, deluxe, premier and family rooms. Single rooms also available.