Dun Aluinn Fire & Foraging Weekend – 18th June 2021
June 18 - June 21£1500 – £2500
Together with our partners, Ballintaggart Farm, we share a passion for nature, sustainability, local and seasonal ingredients. We have designed an immersive food and nature experience, to enable you to switch off and truly connect with the Highlands, in the beautiful surrounds of Dun Aluinn.
At Ballintaggart Farm, we aim to showcase the best of nature’s seasonal bounty in their menus. We usually include foraged elements from the surrounding riverbanks, hedgerows, fields or forests in our dishes and over the last four years have enjoyed getting to know the wild foods available to us, eagerly watching for the seasons to shift and new ingredients to become available, usually less than a mile from our door. We believe there is no better way to reflect and respect our surroundings than on our plates.
We’re really excited to share and hopefully demystify some of our favourite wild foods alongside some new techniques for cooking with a sense of outdoor adventure that adds flavour and fun in a simple, rustic but completely delicious way!
Arrival at Dun Aluinn and settle in with a nice Gin & Tonic on the terrace
3 Course Dinner with Ballintaggart Farm followed by Chocolate Tasting with the Highland Chocolatier.
Lazy, relaxed breakfast, with option for Yoga on the terrace, or a local run / walk from the house
Followed by Foraging Walks directly from Dun Aluinn, split into 2 groups, one into the beautiful forests behind Dun Aluinn and up the Birks of Aberfeldy and the other along the banks of the River Tay. Our expert guides will show you how to identify and forage wild food. Coffee & fresh cake on route.
Back at Dun Aluinn, a masterclass in cooking with foraged ingredients, and a chance to cook over an open fire on the terrace at Dun Aluinn. Delicious two course lunch post masterclass
5 course Taste of the Highlands with Ballintaggart Farm, with wine matching
Relaxed breakfast / brunch, on the terrace or lawn, taking in the morning views (weather permitting)
Foraging Walk into the forests or along the banks of the Tay, followed by cooking masterclass and delicious late 2 course late lunch on the terrace
Loch Tay Crannog event – local music, folklore & storytelling, whisky tasting and bread making over the open fire in the Crannog, in the ancient Highland way!
NICE LITTLE EXTRAS TO NOTE:
• Our wood fired Hot Tub, nestled in the woods, will be available to guests throughout the weekend, private slots can be booked
• Ballintaggart Farm will serve wines at dinner from their wine collection, final bills for wine will be settled at the end of the week for each guest.
• Airport and train transfers can be arranged. 90 mins from Edinburgh and Glasgow airport, 25 mins from Dunkeld train station
• Dun Aluinn has 9 bedrooms, the Lodge has 4 bedrooms (opening in April), all with en-suite bathrooms.
Rooms will be allocated on a first booked basis
This is NOT a boot camp, you can opt in and opt out of any activity or during the weekend
£1,500 per person (double bedroom en-suite)
£2,500 per couple / friend sharing (double or twin bedroom en-suite)
30% deposit to secure the booking, with balance due 60 days prior to arrival
Costs include full catering & soft drinks and all activities and events.
Transport and Wine are additional costs.
Covid19 clause – if in the event of Covid-19, and Government restrictions, you can not travel to Dun Aluinn or Dun Aluinn has to close, we will offer a full refund or an alternative date later in the year