Country Creatures, an independently-owned collection of boutique hotels and restaurants in the Cotswold, has announced the launch of its Guest Chef series starting in January 2022.
Collaborating with the head chef at each site, the guest chefs will prepare a multi-course menu that showcases their individual and creative cooking styles, as well as emphasising Country Creatures’ ethos of great British hospitality.
Tickets will be priced at £60pp for a five-course menu. Alongside this, several luxury packages will be available, including The Complete Package at £110pp for the full menu and drinks pairing.
The DRD VIP Package at £710 for two people includes a chauffeur service to and from Oxford Station, champagne on arrival, an overnight stay in a ‘large room’ at The Double Red Duke, the full menu with wine pairing, a seat at The Double Red Duke’s intimate chef’s counter and a chef’s signature breakfast the following day.
The Swan Inn VIP Package, also at £710 for two people, includes a chauffeur service to and from Charlbury Station, champagne on arrival, an overnight stay in a ‘large room’ at the Swan Inn, the full menu with wine pairing on one of the best tables and a full breakfast the following day.
The initial line-up comprises an outstanding selection of world-renowned chefs Richard Corrigan, Ben Tish and Thomasina Miers.
On Sunday, 23 January, Richard Corrigan will be at The Double Red Duke. Richard is the owner of Bentley’s Oyster Bar & Grill, Corrigan’s Mayfair and Daffodil Mulligan in London, as well as Virginia Park Lodge, an 18th-century estate in Ireland. Known for his decadent and hearty cooking, as well as his support of small suppliers and use of the best British and Irish produce, Richard will bring his renowned passion and infectious personality to the Cotswolds - a night promising to be one to remember.
Then on Sunday, 27 March, Ben Tish will be at The Double Red Duke. Channelling his love for Mediterranean flavours, chef, restaurateur and cookbook author, Ben will bring a mix of classical training from his formative career, working with Michelin-starred chefs such as Jason Atherton, as well as more recent experience at the likes of Sicilian-inspired Norma, to create a showstopping Mediterranean menu.
Thursday 19 May will see Thomasina Miers at The Swan. Co-founder of Mexican-inspired restaurant group Wahaca, Thomasina’s passion lies in food and the environment. Celebrating the best of Mexican cuisine, with a focus on British ingredients, her approach to cooking and the produce she uses will make it an unforgettable night.
Reservations are open on the Country Creatures website, with more names expected to be announced in 2022.