Box delivery date: Thursday 15th July
Video 1 - 'mise en place': Friday 16th July
Video 2 - the main masterclass: Saturday 17th July
Each box serves 2 people
We're delighted to welcome Andrew Pern, Chef Patron and Stephen Smith, Chef Director of Michelin-star restaurant The Star Inn at Harome and as our next Virtual Masterclass hosts. Andrew and Stephen have created an exclusive three-course menu for two, with recipes taken from their sensational seasonal menus and is suitable for all cooking abilities.
This menu is representative of the ‘modern Yorkshire’ food that Andrew and Stephen cook at The Star, using locally sourced seasonal ingredients to create playful yet refined dishes. They will guide you through this experience with a digital masterclass divided into two parts; the ‘mise en place’ preparations and the masterclass cook along - letting you in on some of their tips and tricks behind some of their top dishes.
We’ll deliver a stunning box of high-quality measured ingredients straight to your door to create this fine-dining feast, and you'll be able to work through Andrew and Stephen’s masterclass following the preparation and masterclass videos at your leisure over the experience weekend.
Book this exclusive chef experience today for £75, with £5 from each order going to our charity partner, Springboard's FutureChef.
Pickering watercress ‘Bavarois’, Kidderton Ash goats cheese ‘Tumbleweed’, English peas, broad beans and Granny Smith with walnut shavings, lovage mayonnaise
Honey-glazed Thirkleby duck breast with meadow herbs and seeds, English cherries, Kirkham’s ‘Aligot’, Yorkshire dressing
Annabel’s Yorkshire strawberry soufflé with its own syrup and mint ‘Salad’, Rodda’s clotted cream
INGREDIENTS LIST & EQUIPMENT
Discover the ingredients list and some recommended but non-essential equipment for this masterclass.
OPTIONAL WINE PAIRINGS
Optional wine pairings will be available to purchase from our alcohol partners, The Wright Wine Company with each wine chosen to perfectly compliment each course of this fine-dining menu.
Andrew was born in Whitby and grew up close by on his parents’ farm in nearby Sleights. He attended Catering College in Scarborough gaining experience working in France along the way. After working in local hotels and restaurants, he was appointed Head Chef at the Milburn Arms at the tender age of 21. Aged 25, he took over ownership of The Star Inn at Harome and quickly fashioned this into one of the first ever ‘Gastropubs’ winning awards virtually on a monthly basis for Andrew’s cooking, which has always championed seasonal, local ingredients. He was one of the first chefs to prove that pubs could not just equal the culinary highs of the restaurant world, but surpass them. A standard he constantly raises. His cooking style is elegant and witty, and he enjoys creating juxtaposition between the cheap and the more refined.
Stephen started his career at Runshaw’s Catering College where he also began working at Heathcote’s Brasserie, before moving to Paul Heathcotes 1 Michelin Star restaurant. After gaining valuable experience at The Atrium, Jeff Bakers 1 Michelin Star Pool Court and then J Bakers in York, at the age of 24 Stephen moved to The Star Inn Harome to work alongside Andrew Pern as his head chef - “aged 24 and 1 Michelin Star is an achievement I’m so proud of”. Now as Chef Director, Stephen oversees The Star from kitchen to front of house.
THE STAR INN AT HAROME
Situated on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors in the picturesque village of Harome, near Helmsley, this much-loved thatched Inn’s origins are understood to date back to the C14th. The current chapter of its history opened with the arrival of Chef/Patron, Andrew Pern in June 1996, since when it has been consistently rated as one of the UK’s top eateries, holding a Michelin star for a generous portion of Andrew’s tenure. The Star was named as the official runner up in the Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs of 2021, and top gastropub in the north.
The past 20 years have seen Andrew and his extended family of chefs and staff continue to break expectations, opening further venues and cement the influence of what began as a simple thatched pub in rural Yorkshire. Andrew is now also the Managing Director of The Star Inn The City with an unmatched riverside location alongside York’s historic Lendal Bridge, Mr P’s Curious Tavern located in an ancient building on Low Petergate in York close to The Shambles and The Star Inn The Harbour Set in Andrew’s hometown of Whitby next to the Harbour with views towards the Abbey and St Mary’s Church on East Cliff.
£5 from every Virtual Masterclass is being donated to our charity partner, Springboard, and their FutureChef programme. Aimed at young people aged 11 – 16, Springboard FutureChef inspires young people to explore food and cooking as a life skill, through a mixture of classroom resources and activities, industry skills demos, Q&As with chefs, online competitions, and apprenticeships in partnership with the industry. Futureproofing the talent pipeline for hospitality and tackling youth unemployment.
HERE'S WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAID ABOUT OUR PREVIOUS VIRTUAL DINING EVENT
“I once again really enjoyed this refreshing break from everyday cooking, the recipes were easy and the video was fun to watch and very helpful - I love learning all the chefs tips”
“The videos were excellent we followed the instructions carefully and were delighted with the end results don’t see how it could have been bettered”