Adjoining Paul Ainsworth at No.6, Mahé Cookery School and Chef’s Table is an exciting addition to Padstow’s vibrant gastronomic community. The interiors – featuring one-of-a-kind antiques and bespoke furnishings carefully selected by Emma Ainsworth and designer Eve Cullen-Cornes – create an immersive, indulgent oasis in the heart of Padstow.
The Cookery School
Mahé cookery courses are intimate, practical, accessible and fun. Led by Chef patron John Walton, the classes use the freshest local, seasonal produce to create easy to follow recipes, which are suitable for all levels of experience.
Every cookery class begins with a light breakfast in Paul Ainsworth at No. 6, where you and your fellow students will meet over fresh coffee and locally sourced treats.
Once you’re fuelled up for the morning ahead, you’ll get the chance to meet No. 6’s Head Chef, Chris McClurg and the team who are the life and soul of our Michelin star restaurant.
Then you’ll head up to Mahé and don your chef’s whites. With a maximum of five students in each class, you’ll receive hands-on tuition from John, learning how to create your own dishes to take home.
After a morning under John’s expert instruction, you’ll break for lunch, which will be served to you at our gorgeous chef’s table or out on Mahé’s private terrace with glass of wine personally selected by our No. 6 sommelier, Elly Owen, to complement your dishes.
The afternoon will see you honing your cooking skills – learning the tips and tricks to take your dishes to the next level. You’ll finish the day with a beautiful bag filled with the fruits of your labours, all packaged up for you to enjoy at home.
The Cookery School runs on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
The Chef’s Table
Sitting just centimetres away from the kitchen, guests can watch John and his team prepare and serve a seven-course menu of modern British gastronomy, crafted from meticulously sourced Cornish produce.
The chef’s table is a unique and completely personal experience – you can choose to interact with John through every step of the cooking process, or slip out onto our private terrace with a cocktail between courses.
John’s bespoke tasting menu costs from £125 per person, and changes with the seasons to celebrate the stunning produce grown, made, caught and farmed just miles from Mahé’s door.
Elly Owen, our sommelier at Paul Ainsworth at No. 6, personally selects the wines in our Padstow cellar, and has created an exclusive wine flight to enhance John’s dishes. A celebratory glass of champagne is included with your tasting menu, to help you start your evening in style, and Elly is on hand to guide you through our wine list and help you choose something special to take your evening with us to the next level.
The Chef’s Table is available to book on a Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening.
Mahé unique, absorbing space is also ideal for a private dining experience – when the occasion calls for something a little more special, Mahé has the best seats in the house!
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