Gourmet food summer weekend BBQ break

BBQ Beef, BBQ duck, BBQ shellfish

Emma & I have had our shorts on since February in this beautiful part of France. The weather is properly warm so we will be cooking and eating outside. Not your normal BBQ food. Cooking in the wood fired oven. Slowly roasted joints and whole birds slowly roasted with flames and smoke. Summer cocktails and party drinks with great nibbly food and lots of alfresco dining.

A perfect short warm break in the beautiful South West of France with the emphasis firmly on the great food that our region has to offer. A mix of all our courses; market visits, a touch of sightseeing, 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.

Beef Fillet

 Example itinerary Gourmet Shellfish Weekend

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.

Example Dinner

Fizz & Canapés


House Smoked Salmon & King Prawns, Crab Mayo

 Roasted Bavette, wood oven roasted Hispi, Sauce Viege, Gratin & Bacon

 Profiteroles with Strawberry Chantilly

Of course Wine

Raspberry and Pistachio

Example Lazy Sunday Lunch Menu

Canapés & Fizz

Les Caulins BBQ Oysters 5 ways
Rockerfella, Casino, Chorizo, Soy Garlic & Spring Onion & Mignonette

BBQ Platter
Shreeded Crispy Beef, Lamb Burgers, Pork Ribs, Wings and Prawns,
Jackets & Sour Cream, Wilted Caesars Salad

Smores Ice Cream

Paired with local aperitifs and wine.

Lemon Tart

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.

Example Dinner

Apéritifs & nibbles,

Charred Mackerel Fillet “Tartine”, smoked tartare sauce, apple & salsa

Emma’s amazing BBQ Duck 3 ways; Breast, Confit Leg, Duck Sausage, White Beans, Garlic & Bacon, BBQ Hispi & Toasted Hazelnuts


Lemon Tart

& if you haven’t had enough more wine

Duck Breast

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.

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 any cookery

Cooking Class

2 Market visits

Chocolate shop visit

Winery visit

Bergerac airport pick up

The price based on 2 people sharing an en-suite bedroom with a superking size bed is £1195

Single person occupancy £795.00

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.

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