5 Day cookery course – “Entertaining made easy” Meat and fish

Our 5 day Easy dinner parties course we will teach how easy entertaining and dinner parties can be. Tricks of the trade, forward preparation, timing, portion size & spending more time with your guests. Example itinerary beginners Cookery course  DAY 1 Saturday We will pick you up at Bergerac Airport and take the picturesc 30minute 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

Local Asparagus, San Danial Ham, Hollandaise

Lamb 3 ways, Peas Francaise, Gratin

Local Cheese

Raspberry Créme Brulée

et bien sûr du vin


DAY 2 Sunday Help yourself to; Continental breakfast/ Croissants, house Jam, Tea, Coffee Juice, etc…. A visit to Issigeac on of Frances prettiest markets

Afternoon Preparation Quick Knife skills just to check you’re not going to injure yourselves. Onions, Diced Carrot, Tomato Concasse, Mushrooms, Bacon Lardons, Celery, Chicken Stock and creating an easy meal for another day. Frangipan &  Armagnac Tart, Dinner Party Canapés            

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, Oyster if you all like them followed by whatever is in season. Cheese follows and a typically Ice Cream.

Example Dinner

Fizz & Canapés

 Arcachon Oysters, Mignonette Sauce

 Sharing Platter An example would be; Bayonne Ham, Speck, Saucisson, Quercy Melon, Mackerel Pate, Pork Rillettes, Celeriac Remoulade, Gazpacho Shot, Goats Cheese & Honey Croustarde, Tomatoes & Brebis, Pickles, Baguette

Wood Oven Roasted Crispy Prork, Hispi & Smoked Lardons, Smoked Mash


Armagnac Ice cream

Guingette Chocolates

Of course Wine

IMG_1422 (3)  DAY 3 Monday  A visit to Duras and our local market A lunch of award winning Goats Cheese that has been made just 2km from the house by the wonderful shepherdess Stephanie. Afternoon Preparation for dinner may include; Red Wine Poached Eggs, Preparing sole, Potato Cake, Amazing Mushroom Sauce, Mayonnaise, Herb & Lemon sauce, Pears Bélle Hélèn, Chicken Ballotine & Poaching and Roasting,

Example Dinner

Fizz & Canapés

Eggs Meurette

Sole Meniere, Potato Cake, Sauce Vierge, Restauranty Green Beans


Lemon Tart


IMG_2882 (2)DAY 4 Tuesday Help yourself to; Continental breakfast/ Croissants, house Jam, Tea, Coffee Juice, etc…. Morning Preparation Salmon Tian, Chicken Liver Parfait, Puy Lentils,

The afternoon is yours and we can visit one of Frances best chocolate produces at the Chocolate Shop /factory in Duras

Example Dinner

Apéritifs & grignotages

Salmon Tian

Chicken Ballantine, Puy Lentils


Poire pochée au vin rouge


 DAY 5 Help yourself to; Continental breakfast/ Croissants, house Jam, Tea, Coffee Juice, etc…. Morning preparation Fine Apple tart, Cooking Duck & Resting, After lunch a visit to a local winery


Example Dinner

Cocktails & Canapés

Chicken Liver Parfait, Onion Marmalade, Toasted Brioche

Emma’s Duck Casoulette


Fine Apple Tart, Ice Cream

& more wine

 Day 6 Help yourself to; Continental breakfast/ Croissants, house Jam, Tea, Coffee Juice, etc…. Feedback about course and information on further more advanced courses. Relax and pack and any questions. Sad goodbyes and depart for airport.  


What’s included?

5 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 2/3 days cookery classes

Bergerac airport pick up

The price per room based on 2 people sharing is £1595.00

Single occupancy £1095.00

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.