Gourmet Weekend Friday 7th June 2024.

Lamb pork belly, prawns

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.

The perfect time of year for for everything Summery, Lamb, pork and shellfish are all in abundance. We will also make use of the great new season Summer vegetables, berries, amazing Roussillon peaches and get creative on the BBQ.

Lamb “Anchaud”

 Example itinerary

DAY 1 Friday 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.


Local pink fizz & nibbles

King prawns, lemon butter

Bavette, “Pittsburg” peppercorns, mushrooms, cream.
fondant, mache & pine nuts

Tarte tatin

Some local wine

DAY 2 Help yourself to; Croissants, house Jam, tea, coffee Juice, etc ….

A visit to Ste Foy la Grande market, one of Frances busiest street markets, 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. For those wishing to visit a winery we can visit a local vineyard and have a tour and taste some wine.

BBQ Hake & King Prawns


Canapés & Fizz

Chopped boiled eggs, ratte potatoes, bacon, chive mayo

Carré of lamb, persillade

Local cheese & walnut bread

Garriguette strawberry pavlova

DAY 3 Help yourself to; Toasted mais bread, house Jam, tea, coffee Juice & creamy scrambled eggs

Lazy Sunday Alfresco lunch Sundays in France are a family day and much of the time is spent around a large table, outside, preparing and eating food and enjoying the day. It is a time to unwind after a busy week and enjoy the sunshine, relax with nice 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 simple dessert.

Wood Roasted Pork Belly


Canapés & cocktails

Fish brochet

Wood roasted crispy pork belly
Lyonnaise, spring greens, hazelnuts, brebis

Local cheese & quince

Monbazillac poached Roussanne peach

DAY 4 Help yourself to; Toasted mais bread, house Jam, tea, coffee Juice & creamy scrambled eggs.

After breakfast and if you flight times are agreable, 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. Depart for the airport

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 7th June 2024
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