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Cooking Classes at our Northern Virginia B&B

Learn something new during your next getaway by spending a weekend cooking with us. Classes are held once a month on weekends during our low/winter season.  Featuring Chef Bernard Henry, you will learn how to prepare 4-5 course gourmet meals. Wines from local wineries will be featured.

Special classes for groups can be arranged - just ask!

 

Dates for our 2014 cooking class weekends:

  • February 21-22, 2014
  • March 14-15, 2014
 

WHAT'S INCLUDED:

  • 2-night stay with breakfast Saturday & Sunday mornings
  • Wine tasting with an expert from a local winery & hors d’oeuvres on Friday night
  • Optional 3-hour wineries tour on Saturday afternoon
  • Cooking class (mostly demonstration) on Saturday night

WHAT YOU'LL DO:

  • Arrive on Friday afternoon or evening, when you’ll meet the chef and be treated to some delightful appetizers prepared for your enjoyment. We have arranged a wine tasting of Virginia wines at the inn featuring an expert from a local winery. These wines will be paired with the meal you help prepare on Saturday night.

  • Enjoy a full hot breakfast Saturday morning.

  • Explore the beautiful Middleburg area countryside on your own -- we have a self-guided wine tour with maps and lots of information on fun things to do in the area, such as horseback riding, hiking, scenic drives, shopping at the Leesburg outlets or the wonderful antique shops in the area, or visiting Civil War sites.

  • Alternatively, we have arranged an optional 3-hour tour of area wineries in a van from 1:00 - 4:00 pm. You will visit several local wineries located in beautiful settings.

  • At about 6:00 pm or so we will gather in The Fox Den at Briar Patch for the cooking class where the chef will demonstrate and guests will help prepare (and consume!) a 4- or 5-course meal consisting of appetizer, soup and/or salad, entrée, and dessert. The chef will discuss the many aspects of preparing gourmet meals, including how to prep, how to pre-cook and hold, and how best to present the dishes. And, of course, recipes will be provided. Wines will also be served with the meal.

  • Enjoy another full hot breakfast Sunday morning.

These are sure to be fun weekends of good wine, fine food, and new friends.

To make a reservation, email us at info@briarpatchbandb.com or call us at 703-327-5911.

 
RATES FOR COOKING CLASS WEEKENDS:
 
LODGING:
  Cottage for 2 nights   $245 plus tax per night
  Room with a private bath for 2 nights   $175 plus tax per night
  Room with a shared bath for 2 nights   $125 plus tax per night
  2-bedroom suite for 2 people for 2 nights
  $200 plus tax per night
  2-bedroom suite for up to 4 people for 2 nights   $230 plus tax per night
 

COOKING CLASS:

  • Hors d'oeuvres & wine tasting on Friday night and a 4 or 5 course meal with wine on Saturday night - $100 plus tax per person
 

OPTIONAL 3-HOUR WINE TOUR:

  • Tour in a van - $50 plus tax per person
    (Price does not include tasting fees)
 
 
 
 
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