Cook with the Best

Learn from the UK’s top cookery schools to create a perfect at-home menu – with compliments of your American Express® Gold Card

SUNDAY 27 JUNE 2021, 7:30pm

We're excited to invite you to join us for 'Cook with the Best', the latest in our series of Eat Life experiences for Gold Cardmembers. This complimentary event brings together three of Britain's top cookery schools to teach you their favourite dishes. You’ll learn top tips from Ashburton Cookery School in Devon, Cookery School at The Grand in York and Michel Roux Jr’s Sauce Cookery School in London - to create the perfect three-course meal.

Each will show you how to prepare your dishes with pre-recorded films, just like attending a cookery class at a top cookery school. Before joining a live-streamed chat with Michel Roux Jr himself - hosted by Masterchef judge William Sitwell - where you can ask him questions and really get to know the great chef.

Cardmembers will receive an Eat Life menu, shopping list and recipe instructions before the event... and you will simply need to shop for the ingredients in your local supermarket. It's the perfect way to elevate your home cooking, learning many insider tips along the way - and to create a very special evening.


Due to high demand this experience is now sold out.

Your 'Cook with the Best' menu, recipe instructions and shopping list will be sent out in the post (& digitally) from June 14.

Your starter comes from The Cookery School at The Grand, York

From the heart of Yorkshire, your starter of baked Mediterranean vegetable tartlet with a rocket pesto dressing takes inspiration from the seasons. Taught to you by their leading Chef Tutor Andrew Dixon, guiding you through how to master this classic Summer dish.

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Your main course from Sauce by The Langham, London

The head tutor of Michel Roux’s Sauce by The Langham, Millie Simpson, will teach you one of Michel’s favourite dishes: seared salmon with sauce choron with a mixed herb salad & roast baby potatoes (vegetarian alternative: roasted broccoli with caper butter sauce) *.  Millie will take you step-by-step on how to prepare your dishes, including how to make your very own hollandaise at-home.

*both the fish and vegetarian recipes will be shared with you – so prepare one or both, it’s up to you! 

Your dessert comes from Ashburton Cookery School, Devon

Taught to you by Ashburton Cookery School’s award-winning Head Pastry Tutor, Michael Barber, from the edge of Dartmoor in Devon. Michael will lead you through the steps to creating a dazzling dessert of lime and raspberry meringue posset. 

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It's question time

Food writer, restaurant critic, and broadcaster William Sitwell is a heavyweight from the high table of the British food industry. Join him as he chats to Michel Roux Jr about his life, his cookery school – and asks lots of questions from you, the audience – in this live-streamed Q&A.

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American Express® Gold

With a love of food at its heart, Eat Life is an ongoing programme of events exclusively for Gold Cardmembers. These memorable experiences celebrate a real passion for dining and are designed to be shared with others.