4 Day cookery course 21st September 2024 – Simply French

On this cookery course we will teach how easy entertaining and dinner parties can be. If you love to have people round for dinner, enjoy cooking for friends or simply want to be able to do it better and add some lovely dishes to your repertoire, then our 4 day cookery course is perfect for you. We will teach how easy hosting dinner parties can be. Tricks of the trade, forward preparation, timing, portion size & spending more time with your guests.

Example itinerary

 DAY 1 Friday/Saturday We will pick you up at Bergerac Airport and take the picturesc 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.


Canapés & local pink fizz

Chicken liver parfait, onion marmalade.

Fillet of Cod “Bourguignon”

Local cheese

House profiteroles

Of course local wine

Local duck breast, green beans

DAY 2 Help yourself to; continental breakfast/ warm croissants, toasted mais bread, house Jam, tea, coffee Juice, etc….

A visit to Issigeac market to get some wonderful fresh ingredients and have a stroll around and a coffee in one of the cafés. Back to the house for lunch and ready for some cooking in the afternoon.

Afternoon prep; Quick knife skills just to check you’re not going to injure yourselves. Onions, tomato concassé, Cossoulet, oyster chucking, goats cheese potato cakes, poached pears.


Cocktails & canapés

Oyster from the market hot & cold:-
Mignonette, Rockefeller, Chinoise, Basquaise

Duck cassoulet

Local cheese and fig marmalade

Mulled wine poached pears

Mushroom & truffles on toast

DAY 3 Help yourself to tea, coffee Juice, & if you would like Emma’s beautiful scrambled eggs and truffle….

Todays prep; lobster stock, thermidor sauce, salmon tian, pasta agnolotti

Late Lazy French 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 whatever is in season. Cheese follows and a typically Ice Cream.


Cocktails & canapés

Potted salmon

Grilled bavette & king prawns, potatoes Salardaise, grilled Caesars

Cheese and quince

Pear frangipan

Local wine

potted shrimp

DAY 4 Monday Help yourself to; continental breakfast/ warm croissants, toasted mais bread, house Jam, tea, coffee Juice, etc….

A visit to Maison Guingets chocolate shop/factory and a visit to Duras and our local market . A coffee at our local café Sylvy’s.

Back at the house a lunch of award winning Goats Cheese that has been made just 2km from the house by the wonderful shepherdess Stephanie.

After a lunch a tour at one of our local vineyards.


Cocktails & canapés

Crab & avocado tian

Crispy pork belly, “petit sal”

Local cheese and fig marmalade

Crème brulée

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Lobster & salmon tian

 DAY 5 Help yourself to; Continental breakfast/ Croissants, house Jam, Tea, Coffee Juice, etc…depart for the airport.


What’s included?

4 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 the cookery course.
Bergerac airport pick up

What’s not included?

Flights are not included. We are 35 minutes from Bergerac airport & 80-100 minutes from Bordeaux.

The price per room based on 2 people sharing is £1650.00

Single occupancy £1195.00
3-6 persons on each course


Interested in this weekend? Then please complete the form below; name, how many people? and it is always good to know where you are coming from.

2024 4 day cookery 21st Sept 2024
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