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.
Fizz & Canapés
Local Asparagus, San Danial Ham, Hollandaise
Lamb 3 ways, Peas Francaise, Gratin
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.
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
Of course Wine
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,
Fizz & Canapés
Sole Meniere, Potato Cake, Sauce Vierge, Restauranty Green Beans
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
Apéritifs & grignotages
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
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.
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.