It seems more or less widely accepted now that Calum Franklin, Executive Chef at Holborn Dining Room, is the unofficial king of pies in London. Just a quick look at his Instagram feed should give you plenty of reasons why he deserves the crown (just don't look when hungry). So when we were invited to a pie-making class from the master himself (pork pie making, specifically), we jumped at the chance.
Here's how we got on...
After the class, with a wooden dolly to take home and use on our own creations, we do actually feel that we could make our own pork pie - watch our Instagram feed for more details.
The class comes highly recommended. We got a bite-sized version - making just the pork pie - but in the full 2.5-hour class, you'll be making a sweet and savoury pie. If you know someone who loves pies - this is a no-brainer of a present for them.
More about Holborn Dining Room Pie Masterclass
Where is it? 252 High Holborn, London WC1V 7EN
When are the courses? There are 1-2 courses a month, the next two available dates are 2 and 30 March (and 16 Feb, 16 Mar for the Beef Wellington class). See all the dates here.
How much? Each course is £250 a person.
How to book: Book by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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