Gourmet Getaways for Foodies in Yorkshire
Gourmet getaways are perfect for foodies, and a food haven awaits in Yorkshire. The region has more Michelin starred restaurants than any other county, not to mention gourmet food festivals and market towns serving up the very best in local produce and ingredients. Or if you’re an aspiring chef, you might fancy putting your own cooking skills to the test when staying at our luxury hotel apartments in York or Harrogate.
Michelin Star Experience
For an unrivalled food experience, look no further than one of Yorkshire’s six Michelin Star restaurants. Recognised as being among the very best places to eat in the UK, they put Yorkshire firmly on the map as a top spot for foodie breaks. Those boasting a Michelin star and outstanding culinary reputation are North Yorkshire’s The Black Swan at Oldstead, The Star Inn at Harome and The Yorke Arms at Pateley Bridge; West Yorkshire’s Box Tree in Ilkley and The Man Behind the Curtain in Leeds; and The Pipe and Glass Inn in South Dalton, East Yorkshire.
Gourmet getaways can be a chance to brush up your own culinary skills. Learn from the experts at Bettys’ award-winning Cookery School. There’s a variety of courses running throughout the year, and young chefs aged 8-11 can enjoy a fun-filled cooking experience too. Or, you could take a trip to ‘Yorkshire’s Food Capital’ and try out your skills at the Malton Cookery School, part of The Talbot Hotel, well-known for its fine dining restaurant. Learn the basics, enhance your skills, learn new techniques or perfect the classic dish – there’s a huge choice of family-friendly, informal and specialist courses.
Take a tour and tasting at Yorkshire Heart – an award-winning, family-run vineyard based in Nun Monkton, a picturesque village between Harrogate and York. Arrive at the vineyard to be greeted with a glass of something sparkling which you can enjoy as you’re being shown around by the owners. Finish off with a tasting selection of white, red and rosé wines and some delicious refreshments. Brushing up on your wine knowledge is the ideal companion to a day on a cooking course – you are sure to return home with plenty of ideas for date nights!
Perhaps you like the idea of staying in on your foodie break to Yorkshire and hosting your own dinner party, particularly if you’re staying in one of The Lawrance’s well-equipped apart-hotels in York or Harrogate. For the very best in fresh, local ingredients, Weetons Food Hall, over-looking The Stray in Harrogate is the perfect place to shop. You can browse the delicatessen, butchery and bakery range to your heart’s content. Fodder’s Food Hall is another top spot for the best Yorkshire produce. Or for a luxury night in, call in your very own private chef. French Chef at Home is a Yorkshire dining experience for foodies where you can enjoy signature, French-inspired dishes cooked by a true expert.
Yorkshire Food Festivals
No gourmet holiday would be complete without sampling the very best in Yorkshire food at one of the many local food festivals. It’s also a great way to discover the picturesque villages and market towns of the Yorkshire Dales and Yorkshire Moors, along with trying original and quirky foods you wouldn’t think to find in the northern county. There are several great food festivals you don’t want to miss that take place throughout the year, such as the York Chocolate Festival in spring, Malton Food Lovers Festival at the end of May and Malton Harvest Food Festival in September. In the coming weeks, there is Wetherby Food Festival in July, the Yorkshire Dales Food and Drink Festival, also in July and York Food Festival, taking place in the last week of September.
So, it’s fair to say Yorkshire really is a leading destination when it comes to food and you’re sure to go home satisfied after a foodie break in the region. Contact us today to find out more about our accommodation and what food-related events might be happening when you visit!
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