Delicious Blooms – A luxury flowers and High Tea experience

Gourmandises Atelier:

“Delicious blooms”

A luxury flowers and High Tea experience

Sunday 18th March,

Time: 1pm until 5pm

Indulge in an afternoon of beautiful British blooms and the finest French patisserie in our luxury Flowers & High Tea experience. This unique collaboration between bespoke wedding & event florist, Wild Rosamund, and award-winning French patisserie, Gourmandises, will be a feast for your senses.

This special event will take place in the home of  Gourmandises owner Corinne Payet, set on the edge of the village of Cottenham, with views over the Cambridgeshire countryside. On arrival, you will be greeted with a glass of the classic French apéritif Kir Royal.

Flower masterclass

You’ll start the afternoon with a masterclass by Bridget Davidson, owner of Wild Rosamund. She will share the design secrets of floral designers on what makes a good bouquet, before demonstrating how to make a sumptuous seasonal hand-tied design, using the freshest British flowers, as well as wild botanicals she personally forages from the Cambridgeshire countryside. Finally she’ll show you how to wrap your creation like a pro.

Delicious Blooms - A luxury flowers and High Tea experience

 

Then it’s your turn to have a go! Choose from a selection of beautiful British flowers and foliage and, with Bridget’s guidance, you will create and wrap your own beautiful bouquet. Best of all, it’s yours to take home and enjoy.

Delicious Blooms - A luxury flowers and High Tea experience

 

Luxury French High Tea and demonstration

After your masterclass, you will sit down with your fellow guests to a beautiful French high tea, handmade by Gourmandises owner and award-winning pastry chef Corinne Payet. You will enjoy a selection of delicious savouries and desserts inspired by her home country of Réunion. The menu will include:

A selection of exquisite loose tea and coffee

A selection of beautifully presented macaron, gateaux, petites tartes sucrées and entremet.

A selection of savoury delights: quiche, saucisse friand flavoured with Kaffir lime, petite tarte salée, salmon terrine flavoured with lime and a cheese palmier.

Think of beautifully hand crafted sweets and savouries – almost too pretty to demolish!

To finish off the afternoon, Gourmandises will also provide a demonstration on how to give your desserts that sophisticated French touch!

Delicious Blooms - A luxury flowers and High Tea experience

Bridget says: ‘I’m really excited to share my love of flowers. To choose your own stems, hold them and feel them growing into a beautiful floral artwork in your own hands is an amazing experience. I love to teach as much as I love flowers so let me excite you about the possibilities…’

Corinne says: “I love good food and certainly freshly made cakes. At home, every meal is a celebration and cakes are a big part of it as they always bring a big smile with friends and family.  Gourmandises was created with these smiles in mind.  Every cake I make, is an invitation to be festive. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.”

This experience would make a perfect Mother’s Day or birthday gift for flower-lovers and foodies alike. Or why not bring a group of friends for a special treat?

Sunday 18th March,

Time: 1pm until 5pm

Price £99 per person

This is a very intimate and exclusive event, so places are limited, book early to avoid disappointment.

Please contact Corinne on 01954201724 or email [email protected] to book. Please specify if you have any specific dietary requirements.

Pastry Masterclass

Pastry Masterclass

 

Pastry Masterclass

If you’ve always thought that making pastries was a job for the professionals, let me tell you it’s not. This class will teach you in easy steps how to bake the perfect pastry, with no soggy bottoms.

In this class you will make:

  • Your own sweet shortcrust
  • You will make ganache, creme patissière, frangipane and various curds

You will also learn some quick techniques to decorate your bakes
You will then bake your own little tartes
This class is opened to everyone, even a complete novice, it’s a hands on and a fun one to attend, plus you will go back with a box of your own creations to enjoy at home.

A drink and nibbles will be provided.

7 pm until 9 pm

Price: £55

To book, contact Corinne [email protected]