Tasty Purbeck

Tasty Purbeck

Locally farmed meat, fish fresh from the sea, artisan breads and kitchen garden fruit & veg. Purbeck fare is nothing short of mouth watering.

Talented chefs, bakers and farmers have put Dorset well and truly on the culinary map. Sumptuous picnics can be packed and BBQs stacked with fresh local produce from urban farm shops, butchers, fishmongers, markets and food festivals.

Dorset is home to the Naga, the world’s hottest chilli pepper and of course the Dorset Knob! And a wedge of Dorset Blue Vinney cheese is perfect with a glug or two of local cider, wine or real ale. Purbeck in particular is known for its rich venison, Chococo chocolate and delicious Purbeck Ice Cream, passionately produced with farm fresh milk and thick double cream.

On site:

Visit the Snack Shack at Burnbake for breakfast, and dinner in the evenings, during the summer and at weekends in the off season. Serving up full English breakfasts and bacon rolls in the mornings and a selection of meals in the evenings including hot dogs, burgers and specialities like paella.

Out and about:

Out and about, Dorset Apple Cake with cinnamon and a huge dollop of clotted cream is on the menu of almost every tearoom right alongside the classic Dorset Cream Tea. Character pubs, beach bars, bistros and fine restaurants serve tempting menus to suit all tastes. If you need some help deciding where to try first, drop in at Reception and we will happily suggest a few favourites.

Olive Tree Cookery School

Set in the beautiful Purbeck hills, Dorset, the Olive Tree Cookery School is ideally located for those wishing to combine culinary instruction with their relaxing stay at Burnbake.

We offer various packages to whet your appetite, and you can combine them with a stay in one of our Luxury Lodges.

Further information and to book can be found on the website at www.olivetreecookeryschool.com

Two Hour Foraging Walk – £25pp

Minimum of 4 people (Kids under 13 are free).
Subject to availability mid-weeks only.

Baking Course – £50pp

An introduction to some principles of baking, includes sweet & savoury baking techniques.
Sample menu:

  • Lemon Tart
  • Chocolate Pudding
  • Cantucci
  • Focaccia
  • Olive & Rosemary Rolls

8 February 2018

Italian Cookery – £50pp

A combination of all things fabulous about Italian cookery – fresh pasta, sweet pastry, simple recipes, heavenly ingredients.
Sample menu:

  • Fresh Tagliatelle with Mushrooms and Cream Sauce
  • Chicken Parcel Filled with Lemon Mascarpone and Wrapped with Pancetta
  • Fig & Almond Tart with Orange & Ricotta Cream

1 February 2018

Quick Pasta Sauces – £50pp

Looking for fresh inspiration? Here are some quick and delicious ideas.
Sample menu:

  • Basil and walnut Pesto
  • Crudaiola (cherry tomatoes, mozzarella, tuna, asparagus and basil)
  • Wild Mushrooms and Cream Sauce

1 March 2018

Chef’s Table – £95pp

Group bookings for an evening at the cookery school with Giuseppe. If it’s good food you’re seriously interested in then book in for a delicious meal prepared in front of you and your guests.

Minimum 4 persons, max 6.


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