Briar Patch B&B Inn is a circa 1805 bed and breakfast set on 47 rolling acres with mountain views and 12 bedrooms near Middleburg, VA.
Learn something new during your next getaway by spending a weekend cooking with us. Classes are held during our low/winter season. The January cooking class weekend will feature Chef Matt Finarelli. You will learn how to prepare a 3-4 course gourmet meal. Wines from 50 West Vineyards will be served. Click on the chef link to see the menu for the weekend.
Special classes for groups can be arranged - just ask!
Dates for our 2018 cooking class weekends:
- January 26-27, 2018
- February 23-24, 2018
- 2-night stay with breakfast Saturday & Sunday mornings
- Wine tasting with an expert from a local winery & hors d’oeuvres on Friday night
- Cooking class (mostly demonstration) on Saturday night
WHAT YOU'LL DO:
Arrive on Friday afternoon or evening, when you’ll meet the chef and be treated to some delightful appetizers prepared for your enjoyment. We have arranged a wine tasting of Virginia wines at the inn featuring an expert from a local winery. These wines will be paired with the meal you help prepare on Saturday night.
Enjoy a full hot breakfast Saturday morning.
Explore the beautiful Middleburg area countryside on your own -- we have a self-guided wine tour with maps and lots of information on fun things to do in the area, such as horseback riding, hiking, scenic drives, shopping at the Leesburg outlets or the wonderful antique shops in the area, or visiting Civil War sites.
On Saturday evening we will gather in The Fox Den at Briar Patch (our event building) for the cooking class where the chef will demonstrate and guests will help prepare (and consume!) a 3- or 4-course meal. The chef will discuss the many aspects of preparing gourmet meals, including how to prep, how to pre-cook and hold, and how best to present the dishes. And, of course, recipes will be provided. Wines will also be served with the meal.
Enjoy another full hot breakfast Sunday morning.
These are sure to be fun weekends of good wine, fine food, and new friends.
To make a reservation, email us at email@example.com or call us at 703-327-5911.