4 Day cookery course 29th March 2024 – Easter lamb, truffles, chocolate, strawberries

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

Crème brulée

 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.

Example dinner menu

Canapés & local pink fizz

Asparagus tart poached egg hollandaise

Salmon tornedos, sauce vierge, truffle mash, green beans “a la francaise”

Local cheese

Choux “Mont Blanc” strawberries

Of course local wine

Salmon tornedos, sauce vierge

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

A visit to Ste Foy la Grande street 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 Afternoon Preparation Quick knife skills just to check you’re not going to injure yourselves. Onions, tomato concassé, lamb prep, oyster chucking, mulled wine pears

Example dinner menu

Cocktails & canapés

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

Emma’s duck cassoulet

Local cheese and fig marmalade

Mulled wine poached pears

Lamb rack

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

Todays prep; 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.

Example dinner menu

Cocktails & canapés

King prawn, salmon & smoked salmon tian

Lamb rack “persillade” fondant, feta, pine nuts, minted broad beans & peas

Cheese and quince

Strawberry sundae

Local wine

Wood Roasted Pork Belly

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.

Example dinner menu

Cocktails & canapés

Truffle ravioli

Crispy pork belly “petit sal”

Local cheese and fig marmalade

Crème brulée


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

What’s included?

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 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 £1950.00

Single occupancy £1395.00
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 29th March 2024
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