Food and drink

Enjoy short courses in wine tasting, beer tasting, cake decorating classes and more... Choose from weekly courses or one-off workshops to help you select wines for every summer dining occasion, or, if you’re a tea lover, why not try a refreshing workshop to learn more about the history and culture behind this popular drink. Courses are taught by our expert team of tutors.

Read some tips on wine tasting and matching wine with food from City Lit tutors Valerie Cowan and Pippa Hayward.

Contact our wellbeing team on 020 7492 2622 Monday-Friday between 10am-5pm.

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  1. Veggie and vegan vitality: a nutritional guide

    Course Date: Sat 25 Nov 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Would you like to develop a healthy and balanced vegetarian or vegan diet? Discover how to devise a nutritious diet, with optimum intake of proteins, vitamins and minerals, including soya and dairy alternatives.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £89.00

  2. Port and Madeira for Christmas

    Course Date: Fri 8 Dec 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street


    Just in time for Christmas our class explores Portugal’s two fortified wines –Port and Madeira, comparing the different styles and methods of production as we taste 4 examples of each one, paired with tapas.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

  3. Nutrition: an introduction

    Course Date: Sun 10 Dec 2017 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Would you like to explore the powerful relationship between diet and wellbeing? On this workshop, you'll discover the impact of food on your health and happiness, and how to improve them through nutrition.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £89.00

  4. Christmas crackers: festive wine

    Christmas crackers: festive wine

    Course Date: Fri 15 Dec 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Which wine will go best with your Christmas dinner? Try a selection of red, white and sparkling wine to make sure the holidays are a success.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  5. Christmas beer tasting

    Course Date: Wed 20 Dec 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The richness of beer provides a great alternative to hot chocolate for keeping out the cold. This training course will cover a whole range of beers suitable for Christmas and they are not all dark!
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  6. Chocolate tasting

    Course Date: Sun 21 Jan 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the 'food of the gods' with its magical properties that have kept us addicted over thousands of years. Indulge yourself in sumptuous, slow and sensory chocolate tasting – just like the professional chocolate judges!
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  7. Introduction to tea

    Course Date: Tue 30 Jan 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    In this fun interactive class, explore why we love tea so much. Introducing its history, diverse culture, production and differences between teas. Learn what makes the perfect cuppa and get hands-on tasting.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  8. British royalty and its ales and beers

    Course Date: Wed 31 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    British royalty has always liked its beer right from the Plantagenet Kings paying their soldiers in ale. You will have the chance to taste what sort of beer they would have drunk over the ages.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £29.00
    Concession: £29.00

  9. Portuguese perfection: a guide to Portuguese wines

    Course Date: Fri 2 Feb 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Portugal boasts amazing grape varieties and offers a fantastic range of superb wines in varied styles and at affordable prices. We take you behind the mystifying labels into lovely and surprisingly different wines from Vinho Verde, the Douro and Dao in the north down to Lisbon and Alentejo.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  10. Spain top to toe: a guide to Spanish wines

    Course Date: Wed 7 Feb 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Spain has a fantastic range of wines in styles for every taste and budget. From Cava, Galicia’s gorgeous whites, to the reds of Rioja, Ribera del Duero and sun –drenched Jumilla in the south, to Sherry and wines from other lesser known regions – Spain has it all !
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £119.00

  11. Coffee workshop

    Course Date: Tue 13 Feb 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Are you crazy about coffee? Learn how to make some of your favourite coffees as well as finding out more about the beans that produce them and where they come from. Taste the coffees you make with your fellow amateur coffee connoisseurs.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £69.00

  12. Winter warmers

    Winter warmers

    Course Date: Fri 23 Feb 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Still shivering? Time to try some wines from around the world to cheer the spirit.

    Fruity or spicy, there is something to please everyone.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £29.00
    Concession: £29.00

  13. French wines & cheese

    Course Date: Fri 2 Mar 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover life beyond cheese and red wine as we explore some of the many different classic pairings of cheese and wine throughout France’s many regions. We’ll taste a range of wine -dry whites, light reds, sweet white and rich reds with an interesting variety of cheeses. Consider any ALLERGIES; details in the outline.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  14. Sherry and tapas

    Course Date: Fri 16 Mar 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Sherry has been liberated from the cupboard and is enjoying new found status as a fashionable drink! Taste its versatile styles, from bone dry to sweet with a wide range of foods.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  15. Unusual wines

    Course Date: Fri 23 Mar 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Tired of Chardonnay? Be inspired by some of the less well-known grapes and maybe find a real bargain to surprise and delight you.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £29.00
    Concession: £29.00

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