Cookbook Cafe and Cookie Crumbles have announced their second collaboration – just in time to treat mums to home-baked presents this Mothering Sunday (22nd March 2009).

On Saturday 21st March, Mini Chef sessions will teach children to create topsy turvy fun food such as sparkly pink strawberries, chocolate brownies and cheesy biscuits; all to take home in goody bags – the perfect gift for Mother’s Day. As well as chef hats and Cookbook Cafe wooden spoons, essential aprons are provided!

And while the children are kept busy in the kitchen, parents can kick back and enjoy a leisurely brunch – complete with an unrivalled selection of freshly prepared dishes, as well as unlimited Champagne, Bellinis and Cookbook Cafe signature Bloody Marys.

A firm favourite with savvy London diners, at just £39 per adult and £14 per child (4yrs – 14yrs) weekend brunch includes a huge variety of warm Tapas style dishes on Saturdays and a selection of roast meats on Sundays. In addition, all Cookie Crumbles ingredients, recipes and goody bags containing the finished bakeries are also included for the children to take home.

Cookie Crumbles provides a wide range of cooking activities for children and teenagers from 4 – 18 year olds. Since 1994, they have taught over 10,000 children to cook and are renowned for providing hands-on cooking parties and cookery workshops. Cookie Crumbles is run by former food & drink editor of “Family Circle” Magazine, Carola Weymouth, a Paris-trained chef and former patissier. – and mum to two cooking-mad daughters.

A typical Weekend Brunch Menu includes:

Cold market table

Daily prepared salads, cold fish and charcuterie items primarily from the British Isles include: roasted candy beetroot with Wealdway goats cheese, honey-roasted gammon ham with homemade mustard piccalilli, rare-cooked sirloin of beef with fresh horseradish and sashimi tuna with soy dressing and popped rice.

Cooking station

As well as freshly prepared eggs any style or waffles and pancakes with maple syrup, chocolate sauce, berry compote or clotted cream, main courses will be served in a Tapas style and include:

Sea bream on parsley mash with lemon butter, duck breast on stir fried vegetables and noodles, spiced cauliflower and butternut tagine with almonds and coriander, grilled bavette steak with béarnaise, chicken satay with peanut sauce and rice.

Pastry Workshop

Homemade pastries and desserts include: Nutmeg baked egg custard, chocolate torte with black cherries, strawberry vacherins, coffee “Profiter roles” with mocha cream, lemon meringue tarts with raspberry sauce, tropical fruit salad, British and Irish cheeses with homemade chutneys and relishes.

Brunch is held at Cookbook Cafe, InterContinental London Park Lane, from 12-4pm every Saturday and Sunday. Booking is strongly recommended – 020 7318 8563 or