4 Day cookery course 4th April 2025 – The French classics

We love the first cookery course of the year. We are both chomping at the bit to get going. Lobster is great in April and we have saved some amazing truffles and mushroom. Asparagus may be around and so might strawberries. So the hunt is on at the market.

 DAY 1 Friday 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 itinerary

Canapés & local pink fizz

Smoked haddock, truffle & Cantal cheese tartine

Crispy pork petit sal

Local cheese

Crème brulée

Of course local wine

Local duck breast, green beans

DAY 2 Help yourself to; continental breakfast, croissants, toasted mais bread, house Jam, tea, coffee Juice, eggs if you wish 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; Quick knife skills just to check you’re not going to injure yourselves. Onions, tomato concassé, lobster prep, Duck confit, Bourguignon

Cocktails & canapés

Lobster thermidor

Duck cassoulet

Local cheese and fig marmalade

Crepe Suzette

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; vacherin, fruit de mers, truffle mash

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

Les Caulins fruits de mers

Daube of beef Bourguignon, truffle mash, green beans a la Francaise

Cheese and quince

Strawberry vacherin

Local wine

Lobster thermidor
Lobster thermidor

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

Coquille St Jacques

Easy chicken fricassee

Local cheese and fig marmalade

House profiteroles

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 £1995.00

Single occupancy £1595.00
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.

2025 4 day cookery 4th April
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