Amici Events

We have many exciting events coming up in the next few months, please have a look and book.

PLATINUM AMICI EVENTS  – If you have been on 7, or more, holidays with us you’re a Platinum member, be sure to check out your exclusive events here

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

Discover your best self at the exclusive Home Grown Club in London. Join us for master classes led by the esteemed team from Trish McEvoy and Fiona Lambert (known for her transformative roles at Next, Jaeger, and many others).

 

Fashion, Friendship and Flourishing sold out

SOLD OUT - 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

Mark urban Sketching Sold out

SOLD OUT - 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


Royal Academy Summer Exhibition Sold Out

August - Busi Jacobsohn Vineyard Tour

Date: Thursday 15th August

Time: 11 am

Meet at: Tunbridge Wells Station

Price: £50 pp

Busi Jacobsohn Wine bottle

A gastronomic adventure in Manchester

Dates:

  • Saturday 21st  September 2024– Sold Out
  • Sunday 22nd  September 2024 – NEW DATE ADDED

Time: 11:30 am or 12:00 pm and lasts approximately 3.5 hours

Price: £70 pp

Where: The tour starts in central Manchester. 


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October - Annual Wine Tasting with Wine Expert Nikki Welch

Date: Saturday 12th October 2024

Time: 2:30 pm

Price: £25

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

Join us for an afternoon of wine and celebration as we gather with fellow members of the Amici Club for our Annual Wine Tasting Afternoon at the fabulous Caledonian Club in central London.

 

Nikki Welch

November - Divertimenti get ready for Christmas

Date: Wednesday 6th November 2024

Time: 11am – 2.30pm

Price: £65 pp

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

Nearest transport links: Gloucester Road Underground Station

A hands on class with an expert Chef covering all our Christmas quandaries . As the clock approaches 2:30 pm, the kitchen buzzes with excitement as your creations come together. But the journey doesn’t end there! Gather around our table, raise a glass of fine wine, and savour the fruits of your labour. It’s more than a meal—it’s a celebration !

 

November - Welford Park

Date: Thursday 7th November 2024

Time: Evening Event, exact time to follow

Price: £12.40pp

Venue: Welford Park Welford, Newbury RG20 8HU

Nearest transport links: Newbury and Hungerford Stations

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.

 

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.

 

Cadogan Christmas Cracker Sold Out

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.

 

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

Divertimenti Evening of food and fun - Summer 2025

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

Nearest transport links: Gloucester Road Underground Station

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.

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

Divertimenti Shop

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: 7.30 pm arrival

Venue: Hobbs House Bakery, Nailsworth, 4 George St, Nailsworth, Stroud GL6 0AG, UK

Price: Complimentary

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

Enjoy a unique evening dining experience crafted by renowned chef, baker, and TV presenter Henry Herbert, where local flavours and seasonal ingredients take centre stage. Each dish celebrates Henry’s culinary expertise, from hearty mains to irresistible desserts. 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

February 2025 - Manchester Lunch Club - Italiana 55

Date: Friday 21st February 2025

Time: 12:30 pm

Venu: Italiana fiftyfive Unit 4 Great Northern Warehouse Deansgate M3 4EN

Price: Complimentary

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

Lunch with Platinum Amicis what a way to spend a day. Join Lorne at Italiana fiftyfive, an authentic and independent Neapolitan concept in the heart of Manchester. Brought to you by an experienced Italian team from Italy. Italiano 55 brings you real Italian food from the heart, in a. relaxed cool café environment, where modern meets tradition, letting you temporarily escape to the city of Naples.

italiana fifty five

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

Chelsea Physic Gardens & Lunch

Chelsea Physic Garden, 66 Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, LONDON, SW3 4HS, Wednesday 12th June 2024 

What a lovely day! We had a private guided walking tour of the grounds, taking in a variety of botanical plants, followed by a lovely lunch. in the Venetian restaurant, Polpo.

Chelsea Physic Gardens
Chelsea Physic Gardens
Chelsea Physic Gardens

Experimental Perfume Club experience

EPC Lab, 53 Monmouth Street, London WC2H 9DG,  Monday 10th June 2024

Our senses were delighted with an afternoon at The Experimental Perfume Club. We delved into the fascinating world of scent in this creative, hands-on, fun, and a expert-led workshop.

Experimental perfume club shop
Experimental Perfume Club
Perfume Experience

Cookbook Demo with Letitia Clark

Flavours Office, Dean Village, Wednesday May 29th, 2024

Author, Chef, and Sardinian resident, Letitia Clark shared her favourite Italian dishes with Amici guests in Edinburgh. Guests sampled seasonal dishes including sumptuous Orange Blossom and Honey Amarettis. The day was a great opportunity to network with other Amici guests and take home a signed copy of this vibrant cookbook.

Letitia Clark cookery demo
Letitia Clark cookery demo
Letitia Clark cookery demo
Letitia Clark cookery demo
Letitia Clark cookery demo
Letitia Clark cookery demo

Visit to Denbies Wine Estate

Denbies Wine Estate Ltd, London Road, Dorking Surrey RH5 6AA, Thursday 23rd May 2024

Amici Events 2024 got off to a great start on Thursday 23rd May at Denbies Wine Estate, one of England’s largest single estate vineyards, with an exclusive guided tour of their stunning vineyard and learn about their wine-making process. The tour was followed by a private wine tasting in their impressive cellar after which we enjoyed a delicious two-course lunch in their light and airy restaurant. We then wandered through the lush vineyards and took in the Surrey Hills’ beauty while learning about Denbies’ rich winemaking heritage. Join us for an insightful and indulgent day out to one of the UK’s leading wine producers, responsible for more than 10% of the UK-grown vines.

Denbies Wine Estate Visit

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