Amici Events

We have many exciting events coming up in the next few months. Please have a look and watch out for updates on ticket sales and final dates, times, and meet-up arrangements.

May - Visit to Denbies Wine Estate

Date: Thursday 23rd May 2024

Time: 11 am – Denbies or at Dorking Station (To Be Decided).

Price: £65pp for Private wine tasting & lunch at The Gallery Restaurant

Venue: Denbies Wine Estate Ltd, London Road, Dorking Surrey RH5 6AA

Whether you’re a seasoned wine lover or a curious beginner, Denbies Wine Estate promises an unforgettable experience.

Gather your fellow Amici wine enthusiasts and embark on an enriching journey through the vineyard.

Breathe in the aromas, savour the flavours, and learn about the art of winemaking during our visit to the Estate. Private wine tasting in the impressive Denbies Cellars then lunch altogether in The Gallery Restaurant with spectacular views over the North Downs. Plenty of time to enjoy the estate and perhaps take a little English wine home …

The Denbies Estate has been owned and run by the White family since 1984. Denbies vineyard was planted in 1986, and since then has become one of the largest wine producers in the UK. The estate lies in the heart of Surrey overlooking Box Hill, where Denbies produces an award-winning range of white, red, and sparkling wines.

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Denbies Vineyard

May - Cookbook Demo

Date: Wednesday May 29th 2024

Time: 10:30 am  – 12:30 pm

Price: £30 pp (includes a signed copy of Wild Figs and Fennel)

Venue: Flavours Office, Dean Village, Edinburgh

We are so pleased to have Letitia with us in person in the Edinburgh office- some of you will remember Letitia from her online classes with Flavours Hosted at the Flavours’ very own demonstration kitchen. We look forward to welcoming the author, chef, illustrator, and food writer, Letitia Clark. Letitia’s new cookbook, Wild Figs and Fennel welcomes you to a year in Letitia’s kitchen on the beautiful Mediterranean island of Sardinia. In the book, Letitia delves into the jagged core of Sardinian cooking, inviting you to taste the flavors of each season. Letitia will be demonstrating some of the recipes for us to try as well as discussing her new book and life in Sardinia.

Letitia Clarke Wild Figs and Fennel

June - Experimental Perfume Club experience

Date: Monday 10th June

Time: 3 pm – 6 pm

Price: £75pp

Venue: 53 Monmouth St, London WC2H 9DG

Please email us at events@flavoursholidays.com to register your interest in this event.
Delight your senses with an afternoon at The Experimental Perfume Club where you’ll embark on a unique blending experience. Sip on fizz as you learn about the art of fragrance creation from expert perfumers. Discover a world of scents and ingredients as you craft your very own bespoke fragrance, tailored to your preferences, and take home your personalised scent to enjoy.

Experimental Perfum Club

June - Chelsea Physic Gardens & Lunch

Date: Wednesday 12th June 2024 

Time: noon ( tour at 1 pm and then lunch at 2.30 pm)

Price: £12 – garden entrance

Venue: Chelsea Physic Garden, 66 Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, LONDON, SW3 4HS

Enjoy a relaxing midday amidst the beauty of Chelsea. Join us for some exploration at the iconic Chelsea Physic Gardens. Get lost in centuries of botanical history on a private guided tour, discovering rare plants and hidden gems within this tranquil oasis. Afterward indulge in a delightful lunch at local Chelsea favourite Polpo, where rustic charm meets Venetian-inspired cuisine.

Chelsea Physic Garden

June - Fashion, Friendship and Flourishing

Date: Sunday 30th June

Time: 11 am

Price: £20 includes refreshments

Venue: Home Grown, 44 Great Cumberland Place, Marylebone, London, W1H 7BS

Please email us at events@flavoursholidays.com to register your interest in this event.

Join us for an exciting and inspiring event at the glamorous Home Grown Club in London, where being the best version of you, and feeling confident, positive, and empowered is the theme.
We have a professional team from the world-renowned Trish McEvoy brand holding master classes, and sharing their expert tips and tricks.
We also have leading businesswoman and female empowerment advocate, Fiona Lambert, who’s been responsible for the success of ranges for Next, Dunelm, and George and was most recently MD of Jaeger. She’s pivoted at 60 with a remarkable fitness journey to be in her best shape in midlife and is a role model for positive aging. She is launching her book, Invincible not Invisible, and will share her story.
Engage in lively discussions and mingle with fellow Amici during this empowerment, inspiration, and connections day!

Home Grown lounge area

July - Urban sketching with Mark Holden

Date: Sunday 28th July 2024

Time: 10 am – 6 pm

Price: £50

Venue: Home Grown, 44 Great Cumberland Place, Marylebone, London, W1H 7BS

Unleash your creativity with an exciting Urban Sketching Art Class led by Flavours Holidays’ resident teacher, Mark, at Home Grown Club in London and its charming surroundings. Join us for a hands-on session where you’ll learn the art of capturing the vibrant energy of urban landscapes on paper. Whether you’re an experienced artist or more of a beginner, Mark’s expert guidance will inspire and elevate your sketching skills.

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July - Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

Date: Tuesday 30th July 2024 

Times: 11 am exhibition1 pm Jose Pizarro restaurant 

Price: £22pp: Royal Academy + £45pp: Lunch

Venue: Meet at Royal Academy, Burlington House, London, W1J 0BD

Join Flavours Holidays’ resident art teacher, Mark, and embark on an artistic afternoon at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, showcasing the latest in contemporary art and creativity. Explore vibrant works by emerging and established artists. Later, tuck into a delicious lunch at Jose Pizarro at the RA, where Spanish flavours await. José Pizarro at the RA is the acclaimed chef’s first restaurant in the heart of Mayfair, bringing together his two biggest loves – food and art.

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

July - Divertimenti Evening of food and fun

Date: 31st July 2024

Time: 6 pm (for 7 pm) – 9 pm

Price: £75 pp

Venue: Divertimenti Cookshop & Cookery School, 227-229 Brompton Rd, London, SW32EP

Nearest transport links: Gloucester Road Underground Station

Itinerary: Meet outside Divertimenti Cookshop & Cookery School at 6 pm. We will then go inside for a delightful feast. The evening will end around 9 pm.

Description: Prepare your palate for an adventure curated by Divertimenti’s expert chefs, who draw inspiration from the vibrant culinary scene of the city. Each dish is crafted with care and creativity, promising the ultimate foodie experience! From tantalising starters to decadent mains and mouthwatering desserts, every bite is a celebration of flavour. But the Supper Club experience is about more than just the food — it’s about coming together with fellow Amicis and foodie enthusiasts. From lively conversations to shared moments of past Flavours adventures, the Supper Club offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere where friendships are forged and memories are made. Join us for an evening of food and fun at Divertimenti’s London Supper Club, where the art of cooking meets the joy of dining.

Divertimenti Shop

August - Busi Jacobsohn Vineyard Tour

Date: Thursday 15th August

Time: 11 am

Meet at: Tunbridge Wells Station

Price: £50 pp

Join us for an exclusive morning tour of the award-winning Busi Jacobsohn Vineyard, where you’ll stroll through the vines and soak in the stunning views. We will be delighted with expert insights from owner Susanna who bought the vineyard only a few years ago with her husband, sharing all they’ve learned about running a vineyard and winemaking over the years. After an exclusive tasting, the afternoon will see us take our seats at the renowned local eatery, The Warren, for a delicious 2-course lunch. The perfect day out for wine lovers and foodies alike!

Busi Jacobsohn Wine bottle

September - Food & Wine Tasting

Details to be confirmed

Please email us at events@flavoursholidays.com to register your interest in this event.

Food and Wine Pairing

October - Annual Wine Tasting

Date: Saturday 12th October 2024

Time: 2:30 pm

Price: £25

Venue: The Caledonian Club 9 Halkin Street, Belgravia, London SW1X 7DR


Gather with fellow members of the Amici Club for the Annual Wine Tasting Evening at Callendonian in the heart of London. Enjoy a curated selection of the finest wines, carefully chosen to delight your taste buds and spark memories of past Flavours’ adventures. Raise your glass to the joys of travel with like-minded Amici’s in this always unforgettable wine-tasting event.

Nikki Welch

November - Divertimenti get ready for Christmas

Date: Wednesday 6th November 2024

Time: 10 am

Price: £65 pp

Venue: Divertimenti Cookshop & Cookery School, 227-229 Brompton Rd, London, SW32EP

Nearest transport links: Gloucester Road Underground Station

The expert chefs at Divertimenti will be putting their skills on full display, to show a group of lucky Amici just how to perfect their Christmas Day dinner! From crafting the perfect Yorkshires to switching up the recipes on some old classics, this will surely be a morning of foodie learning, exploration, and, of course, tasting!

Description: The expert chefs at Divertimenti open their kitchen doors to a select group of fortunate Amici, eager to perfect their Christmas Day dinner experience! With years of experience and a passion for gastronomy, these chefs are poised to showcase their skills and share their secrets to creating a perfect holiday feast! From mastering the art of crafting the perfect Yorkshire puddings to reinventing traditional recipes with innovative twists, this immersive experience promises to be an afternoon of culinary exploration. Participants will have the opportunity to learn techniques and tricks of the trade from the best in the business. Whether you’re a seasoned chef looking to refine your skills or an enthusiastic amateur keen to elevate your abilities, this exclusive event at Divertimenti will be an afternoon of fun foodie learning!

Divertimenti Christmas

November - Welford Park

Date: Thursday 7th November 2024

Time: TBC

Price: £12.40pp

Venue: Welford Park Welford, Newbury RG20 8HU

Nearest transport links: Newbury and Hungerford Stations

Please email us at events@flavoursholidays.com to register your interest in this event.

Experience the magic of the start of the holiday season with an enchanting evening at Welford Park and their Spectacle of Light event. Explore the illuminated gardens filled with dazzling displays, while admiring the historic surroundings of the estate.

Description: Step into a world of wonder and enchantment as you kick off the holiday season with an evening at Welford Park and their Spectacle of Light event. Prepare to be captivated by the mesmerising beauty that awaits as you wander through the illuminated gardens, each corner aglow with dazzling displays that bring the festive spirit to life! But the magic doesn’t end there, as you stroll through the historic surroundings of the estate, you’ll find yourself transported back in time, surrounded by the timeless beauty and charm of Welford Park. Come and join us as we celebrate the start of the most magical time of the year!

Welford Park

December - Cadogan Christmas Cracker

Date: Saturday 7 December 2024

Time: 3 pm

Price: £30

Venue: Cadogan Hall, 5 Sloane Terrace, London SW1X 9DQ

Get into the festive spirit with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s much-loved Christmas Cracker concert at Cadogan Hall. Enjoy a spectacular lineup of festive performances, featuring much-loved Christmas classics and joyful carols as we take the front row for the show. There’s something for everyone to enjoy at this magical event in the heart of Sloane Square at Christmastime!

Cadogan Christmas Cracker 2024

November/December - Flavours get ready for Christmas

3 Dates available :

  • 23rd November 2024
  • 30th November 2024
  • 7th December 2024

Time: 2:30 pm – 6 pm

Price: £25

Venue: Flavours Office, 1 Miller Row, Edinburgh, EH4 3BQ

Join us at the fabulously festive Flavours’ Demonstration Kitchen for a choice of an entire afternoon of Christmas food preparation (available on 3 dates). From perfecting the roasties to nailing the all-important Turkey, our chef will host a jampacked afternoon, filled with culinary insights, ensuring that you’re prepared to conquer Christmas Dinner like never before when the 25th arrives.

Scott Johnson chef

January 2025 - Burns Night at Flavours

Date: Saturday 25th January 2025

Time: TBC

Price: TBC

Venue: Flavours Holidays Demonstration Kitchen, 1 Miller Row, Edinburgh, EH4 3BQ

Please email us at events@flavoursholidays.com to register your interest in this event.

Join us for an evening embracing the rich cultural heritage of Scotland as we celebrate the life and works of the legendary poet, Robert Burns. Indulge in traditional Scottish delicacies, from hearty haggis to buttery shortbread, expertly prepared by our talented chefs. Enjoy the sounds of bagpipes and readings of Burns’ timeless poetry, our celebration promises to be a joyous tribute to Scottish history and culture.

Burns Night at Flavours

January 2025 - JMW Turner Water Colour Exhibition

Date: Friday 24th January 2025

Time: TBC

Price: The exhibition is free

Venue: The National Gallery Entrance, The Mound, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL

Please email us at events@flavoursholidays.com to register your interest in this event.

Immerse yourself in JMW Turner’s world-famous watercolour paintings, in this thought-provoking exhibition at National Galleries Scotland. The extensive works span the master’s career, from his early topographical wash drawings to his atmospheric sketches of continental Europe in the 1830s and ’40s. Don’t miss this exclusive annual showcase – a rare chance to delve into Turner’s artistic legacy right here in Scotland.

Read more about the exhibition here

Joseph Mallord William Turner, Venice from the Lagoon, Out of Copyright, National Galleries of Scotland. https://www.nationalgalleries.org/art-and-artists/19228

Turner Venice from the Lagoon

PLATINUM AMICI MEMBERS

As a Platinum member we invite you to one complimentary lunch/dinner per year please choose from the options below

July 2024 - Feast in the heart of the Cotswolds with Henry Herbert

Date: Friday 26th July 2024

Time and place: TBC

Price: Complimentary

Please email us at events@flavoursholidays.com to register your interest in this event.

Enjoy a unique lunchtime dining experience crafted by renowned chef, baker, and TV presenter Henry Herbert, where local flavours and seasonal ingredients take centre stage. From hearty mains to irresistible desserts, each dish is a celebration of Henry’s culinary expertise. Gather with Platinum Amici friends and fellow food enthusiasts for a fabulous countryside feast in the heart of the Cotswolds.

Henry Herbert TV chef

August 2024 - Edinburgh Lunch Club

Date: 31st August 

Time: 1 pm

Venue: Flavours Demonstration Kitchen

Price: Complimentary

Please email us at events@flavoursholidays.com to register your interest in this event.

Join our Edinburgh Lunch Club at The Flavours Kitchen where one of our expert chefs will be cooking up a storm exclusively for Platinum Amici members. This will be an afternoon of great food, exquisite wine, and even better company.

Edinburgh Lunch Club

December 2024 - London Lunch Club at The Palomar

Date: Friday 6th December 2024

Time: TBC

Venu: The Palomar

Price: Complimentary

Please email us at events@flavoursholidays.com to register your interest in this event.

Join our London Lunch Club at The Palomar, where the vibrant flavours of Moroccan cuisine are showcased in an array of tantalising dishes, from fragrant tagines to savoury mezzes. Gather with fellow Platinum Amici Members for an afternoon of foodie delights and unforgettable flavours!

Palomar Dish

We love hosting events for our Amici! Our events give us the chance to spend time with our Amici and catch up with one another.

Over the years we have made very fond memories at our events and we can’t wait to make more!


Past Events

Turner in January at the National Gallery

Turner Exhibition of Watercolours Edinburgh, Thursday 11th January 2024

We had another successful trip to the National Gallery of Scotland in January, a small group got together with Pippa and Mark Holden to view the exhibition.

The watercolours are exhibited every year, free of charge, but only for January when the light is at its weakest. Since 1901, NGS has faithfully maintained this tradition and displayed the watercolours for the first month of the year only. So it is always a pleasure to see these watercolours displayed to such an exact standard. The room was light-painted, unlike previous years where the paintings had been displayed against a darker backdrop – for us this made the watercolours come alive. Taking time to ‘look’ we saw the figure in the right foreground of the painting that was gifted to Sir Walter Scott is a self-portrait of Turner himself, the painting of the view of Melrose with the Tweed winding off to the Eildon Hills all painted around Abbotsford – Scott’s home are only a few inches high.

We then took ourselves off for a well-earned coffee and cake and enjoyed a good catch-up in the Scottish Cafe.

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West End Does Christmas 2023 – Cadogan Hall

We had a fun night out on Sunday 10th December 2023 at Cadogan Hall for West End Does Christmas 2023, in aid of the Dementia Choir

The hall itself is a gem – built in 1907 as a Christian Science Church with fantastic stain glass windows designed by a Danish nobleman. Hidden almost but in the heart of Chelsea – seating for 950 but it was a surprisingly intimate venue and we experienced a very real feeling of being part of the performance. We were a group of 12 to see the West End does Christmas 2023 – it was lovely to see our Guests and spend time together

The concert was a mix of contemporary and traditional carols and songs and included guest choirs from Stagebox Musical Theatre, Guildford School of Acting and Our Dementia Choir.

We all really had a great time and enjoyed all the singing, the atmosphere really helped to make us all feel like Christmas was coming !

We will be back again, so watch this space…

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Pippa’s Christmas Workshop

Thank you to our Amici Wreath team for joining us on 20th November 2023 for our Christmas Workshop, in the office.
We had a productive morning. 13 wreaths were made and mince pies were eaten.

To quote one of our guests:
‘Who would not enjoy tangling a Virginia creeper and trimming a teasel while munching mince pies and sipping Prosecco? and for such a good cause! ‘

Wreath making workshop Dec 23
Wreath making workshop Dec 23
Wreath making workshop Dec 23
Wreath making workshop Dec 23
Wreath making workshop Dec 23
Wreath making workshop Dec 23

Grayson Perry | Smash Hits Exhibition at the National Gallery

We had a really interesting visit to the Grayson Perry exhibition on Thursday 2nd November 2023. Mark, one of our painting tutors, was joined by Pippa and eight Amicis to see the show. Visually impressive the show is definitely a talking piece – we enjoyed getting together for a natter over tea and cake afterward to share our thoughts.

Grayson Parry Exhibition National Galleries
Grayson Parry Exhibition National Galleries
Grayson Parry Exhibition National Galleries

Jenny Eclair at the Duchess Theatre, London

Another enjoyable evening watching Jenny Eclair at the Duchess Theatre on Monday 23rd October 2023.

Jenny Eclair with large sixty glasses on

London Wine Tasting Event 2023

Another fantastic wine-tasting event with Nikki Welch supported by the Flavours Team and some of our Italian team as well. 100  Amicis together at The Caledonian Club in Belgravia with wine chosen by Nikki from The Great Wine Company, an independent wine company celebrating 40 years this year.

This year we focused on Italian wine from the regions that we visit with our holidays. Nikki chose some unusual wines and it was interesting to try them and experience something new.

Lots of fun and reconnections were made!

Don’t forget you can get a 20% discount if you’re buying from The Great Wine Company.
Please contact us for more details.

Wine tasting with Nikki

London Wine Tasting Event 2022

We are delighted to say that our annual wine-tasting events made a comeback for 2022. Our favourite wine expert and founder of the Wine Tube Map, Nikki Welch, hosted our wine tasting and our favourite wine merchant, Tom Gilbey supplied the wines for us to taste chosen by Nikki.

It was a pleasure seeing our Amici in London at the Caledonian Club on Saturday 29th of October 2022.

Wine tasting event in London
A tray of Italian wines
Our guests sitting at their tables for the London wine tasting event

2022 Edinburgh wine-tasting event

Some of our Amici joined us up in Edinburgh at the Flavours Holidays office to taste traditional Italian wines from various different regions! Nikki Welch was absolutely fantastic and taught us so much about the wines.

Guests at the Edinburgh wine tasting event
Wine bottles for a wine tasting event
Wine tasting event in Edinburgh

2019 Pasta Grannies Book Launch

We loved catching up with so many of you at our Pasta Grannies book launch events this winter. As many you know, our long-time host Livia is involved in the hugely successful Pasta Grannies project. We teamed up with her and Pasta Grannies founder Vicky Bennison at their cookbook launch evenings in London, Manchester, and Edinburgh. Below are some photos from the events.

Pasta Grannies Event London
Pasta Grannies Event London
Pasta Grannies Event London
(photos from the book launch in London)
Pasta Grannies Event Edinburgh
Pasta Grannies Event Edinburgh
Pasta Grannies Event Edinburgh
(photos from the book launch in Edinburgh)
Pasta Grannies Event Manchester
Pasta Grannies Event Manchester
Pasta Grannies Event Manchester
(photos from the book launch in Manchester)

2019 Travel Fair – Complimentary tickets for Amici guests.

Sponsored talks by Matthew Fort & Jenny Eclair.


2018 Event with Jenny Eclair at the Groucho Club in London


2018 Event with Matthew Fort at the Groucho Club in London