Undiscovered Scotland - NEW
About the location: Your home for this unique Scottish cooking vacation is Dalriada, once the kingdom of ancient Scotland, which is located in the unspoiled coastal region known as the Mid Argyll. Stay near Dunadd, the historical capital of Scotland, where Scottish kings used to be crowned, and experience the wild and wonderful nature of rural Scottish life in this unique Scottish Highlands area. Your excursions will vary by season but will include such fun trips as guided whiskey tastings, visits to the Scottish islands, excursions to castles, forts, stone circles, and more.
Please note that from May to late July the days are long, with daylight remaining until 11:00 pm. From mid-November to the end of February the days are short, with darkness falling around 4:00 pm. The itinerary is available year-round, and the seasonal variations matter only if you have a preference (although there are a few excursions that may be available only April to October).
Scotland has a wealth of natural products that you will use to create your meals: produce from the rich mountains and glens, wild game from the moorlands, venison from the mountains, salmon and trout from the rivers, shellfish of all kinds from the sea, and beef and lamb from the Highland herds. You will use these ingredients and more to create a wide variety of delicious feasts featuring traditional and modern Scottish dishes.
About the accommodations: your home away from home will be a private room within a Scottish Highland cottage. All rooms have private, en suite bathrooms, and modern amenities.
About the cooking classes: Your cooking classes will be informal and held in a traditional Scottish family-style, fully equipped kitchen. The courses are limited to maximum four cooks and will be led by your hostess, Jane, who has many years' experience in traditional and modern Scottish cooking. Jane's passions are rooted in the Scottish countryside, which she uses to inspire her dishes.