2023 Gourmet Weekend Winter Truffles & Beef
Winter Truffles, Beef, King Prawns
We are right in the middle of Winter truffle season and wild mushrooms can be plentiful. So we will enjoy some beautiful fresh pasta and wonderful truffles, some oyster, beef & king prawns. Along with some tricks of the trade, forward preparation, some lovely local wine, some laughs and good company.
DAY 1 Friday/Saturday After we pick you up at Bergerac Airport followed by the short 35km trip to our house Les Caulins you can relax, kick off your shoes, have a drink & settle in. We meet at 7pm in the evening for aperitifs and welcome dinner.
Local fizz & canapés
Parmesan custard, garlic toast
Lobster, mac n cheese
Bavette aloyau & garlic king prawns
House made profiterols “Mont Blanc”
& tonka bean ice cream
of course wine
DAY 2 Help yourself to; Continental breakfast/ croissants, toasted mais bread, house Jam, tea, coffee juice, etc…. A visit to Ste Foy one of Frances biggest street markets. We will pick up the freshest of ingredients, have a relaxing wander around the stalls and have coffee in one of the cafés. Back at the house for lunch made from market ingredients; wild mushroom tartine, or goats cheese honey & walnuts and then preparation for dinner.
Afternoon Preparation If you would like a cookery lesson and a few tricks of the trade, fresh pasta, ravioli, frangipan & Armagnac tart, dinner party canapés.
We will visit a local winery for a wine tasting then back to the house to relax. We will meet for dinner at 7.30pm.
Local fizz & canapés
Oysters nature, Rockerfella & “Emmas way
Frangipan tart, Armagnac & prune Ice cream
of course wine
Help yourself to; A breafast of silky scrambled eggs with truffle, toasted mais bread, house Jam, tea, coffee juice, etc…. Some relaxing and time to yourselves and if you wish some preparation for lunch or dinner.
Late Lazy French lunch Sunday Lunch / Dinner French Sunday lunches are celebrated for the way people take their time to enjoy multiple courses of food accompanied by good wine and good conversation. We start with aperitifs and canapés, Followed by one of Emma’s beautiful sharing platters and as a main a vegetarian version of a French classic. Cheese follows and a typically ice cream.
Example Sunday Lunch
Cocktails and canapés
Roasted Lobster, Crispy potatoes, rocket
If you have’nt had enough a drop more wine
Help yourself to; Continental breakfast/ Croissants, house Jam, Tea, Coffee Juice, etc….
We can visit the famous Maison Guinget a famous chocolate factory and shop. A great palace to buy gifts or beautiful chocolate to make your own amazing chocolate desserts. A visit to our local town of Duras and its little market. Return to the house for a light lunch. Relax and pack and any questions. Sad goodbyes and depart for airport
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.
Coffee, tea, biscuits and cakes
All ingredients for the cookery course
All aperitifs & wine with meals.
Bergerac airport pick up
All winery and market visits
The price per room based on 2 people sharing is £1195.00
Single occupancy £795.00
3-6 persons on each course
What’s not included?
Flights not included. Bergerac is the airport that we pick up at.
We are 35 minutes from Bergerac airport & 80-100 minutes from Bordeaux.
We can arrange Bordeaux airport taxi, English driver, payed locally.
We are working on our 2024 schedule and it will be released in February 2023