Half way through the Winter truffle season and, if we a lucky, new season morel mushrooms will be available. So expect Frances infamous supreme of chicken with a silky morel mushroom sauce.
A perfect short break in the beautiful South West of France with the emphasis firmly on the all that is in season and from local producers. Three nights with highlights from our 5 day cookery course. A mix of market visits, relaxing, wine tasting, a tiny bit of cooking, great food, great wine and good company. The three night break will leave you wanting more of the Lot-et-Garonne lifestyle, far reaching views, peacefulness and relaxing way of life.
DAY 1 Saturday We will pick you up at Bergerac Airport and take the picturesque 30 minute drive to our house “Les Caulins”. A quick tour of our house, relax, kick off your shoes, have a drink & settle in. We will meet at 7pm for aperitifs, canapés and a 4 course dinner with local wines.
Fizz & Canapés
Smoked Chicken, Leek & Pistachio Terrine, Onion & Caraway Marlmalade
Red Wine Poached Cod, Garlic and Truffle Mash Potatoes, Bordelaise Sauce
Of course Wine
Example Lazy Sunday Lunch Menu
Canapés & Fizz
Les Caulins “Fruits de Mers”
Chicken or Guinea Fowl Supreme, Morel Mushroom & Truffle Sauce
Paired with local aperitifs and wine.
After breakfast Monday begins with a trip to our local bastide town Duras and the weekly market. Then on to one of the areas best chocolatiers at the Maison Guinget shop and chocolate factory. This is a great place to sample the amazing chocolates and buy gifts. Back to the house for a light lunch and a relaxing afternoon. For those wishing to visit a winery we can visit a local vineyard and have a tour and taste some wine.
We will meet at 7pm for aperitifs and dinner and of course a glass of something.
Apéritifs & nibbles,
Potato & Truffle Ravioli
Wood Roasted Duck Breast, Confit Leg & Sausage Cassoulet
Apple/Pear Tarte Tatin, Crème Glacée
& if you haven’t had enough more wine
Tuesday after a relaxing breakfast or early lunch we can head to the airport.
Allergies & Intolerances. We will be tasting and eating many different products that the area we live in is well known for. Clearly if you have an allergy to mushrooms do not book a course that involves mushrooms and truffles; Equally if you do not eat seafood there is no point on attending our fish and shellfish course. WE must be informed of all allergies before you book and pay any deposit. Itineraries cannot be changed with short notice.
3 nights’ accommodation in a room with super king size bed, Egyptian cotton bed linen, flat screen TV English channels, en-suite bathroom with walk in showers;
All meals breakfast, nibbles, lunch & dinner.
All aperitifs & wine with meals.
Coffee, tea, biscuits and cakes
All ingredients for any cookery
an afternoon Cooking Class
2 Market visits
Chocolate shop visit
Bergerac airport pick up
The price per based on 2 people sharing a room is £1125
Single person occupancy £750.00 per room
3-6 persons on each course
What’s not included?
Flights are not included.
We are 35 minutes from Bergerac airport & 80-100 minutes from Bordeaux. We can arrange a taxi, from Bordeaux Airport, English driver and paid locally.
We are working on our 2024 schedule and it will be released i February 2023