Gourmet weekend 27th April 2024 – Lobster, white asparagus, shellfish, strawberries

A perfect short break in the beautiful South West of France with the emphasis firmly on the all that is in season and lovely Spring weather. Three nights; A mix of market visits, 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.

We are at the beginning of white & green asparagus season and the famous Gariguettes strawberry season is well under way. This area is famous for all things duck related & there is great shellfish this time of year, especially lobster & prawns.

Example itinerary

 DAY 1 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.

Canapés & local pink fizz

White asparagus, chive hollandaise, crispy ham

Dorade “royale” king prawns, gratin, green beans “a la francaise”

Local cheese

House profiteroles, strawberry cream

Of course local wine

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

A visit to Issigeac 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.

Lobster thermidor
Lobster thermidor

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.

Afternoon prep Afternoon Preparation Quick knife skills just to check you’re not going to injure yourselves. Onions, tomato concassé, Lobster prep, pasta & lobster sauce

After a lunch a tour at one of our local vineyards.

Cocktails & canapés

Lobster linguini

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

Cheese and quince

Strawberry pavlova

Local wine

Lamb rack

DAY 3 Help yourself to; continental breakfast/ warm croissants, toasted mais bread, house Jam, tea, coffee Juice, etc….

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 French dessert.

Cocktails & canapés

Oeuf’s meurette

Lobster thermidor, crispy Salardaise, Caesars

Cheese and quince

Red wine poached pear

Local wine


 DAY 4 Help yourself to; Continental breakfast/ Croissants, house Jam, Tea, Coffee Juice, etc…depart for the airport

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.

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 £1695.00
Single occupancy £995.00
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 gourmet weekend 27th April 2024
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