4 September 2023 - 8 September 2023
9:00AM - 5:30PM
Blackfriars Restaurant, Friars St, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4XN
£995 per person
Learn about how our ancestors cooked and ate at a five-day medieval cooking course hosted by Durham University’s Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (IMEMS) and Blackfriars Restaurant in Newcastle from 4th to 8th September 2023.
The Eat Medieval Summer School will include practical cookery sessions and discussions at Blackfriars former 13th century Dominican friary, the oldest purpose-built restaurant in the UK dating back to 1239. There will also be field trips to Durham Cathedral and Library and the historic 14th Century Raby Castle, which houses one of the best-preserved medieval kitchens in Britain.
Some meals you’ll make yourself under supervision in the Cookery School while others will be part of the field trips or served in the restaurant. There will also be an end-of-week feast in Blackfriars ornate Banquet Hall.
The course costs £995 per person, which includes transport and entry costs, lunches, three dinners and refreshments throughout the day. A £150 deposit is required to secure your place and eight places are available on a first come, first served basis.
Transport and entry costs are included as well as lunches and three dinners and refreshments throughout the day. Transport to the venue and accommodation and breakfasts are not included nor are taxis when taken in preference to a scheduled walk to a given destination. Flights, transfers, accommodation and breakfasts are not included nor are taxis when taken in preference to a scheduled walk to a given destination.
The course must be paid in full by 4th June, three months prior to when it starts. All monies once paid are non-transferable and non-refundable. You will need to arrange for own travel insurance. See the Terms & Conditions on the linked booking page for full details.
Please inform Blackfriars of any allergies or dietary preferences when booking. The walking tours including rough terrain, steps and steep inclines. A sturdy pair of walking shoes, warm clothes and a raincoat are advised as well as clothes to cook in.