Gourmet weekend Scallop Season 17th October 2025

We only run this Shellfish course once or twice a year and specifically to celebrate the start of the French scallop season. A perfect short break in the beautiful South West of France with the emphasis firmly on the great Fish and Shellfish, there is some meat served, that our region has to offer. A mix of all our courses; market visits, a touch of sightseeing, relaxing, wine tasting, 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.

Scallops, Peas, Boudin Noir

 Example itinerary Gourmet Shellfish Weekend

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.

Cocktails & canapés

Scallops peas, black pudding

Cod Bourguignon

Local cheese and fig marmalade

Crême brulèe

Day 2 Saturday After a Continental breakfast/ Croissants, house Jam, Tea, Coffee Juice, etc….We will visit the street market at Ste Foy. After buying some amazing local produce and a coffee in one of the many cafés we head back to the house for lunch.

Cocktails & canapés

Les Caulins fruits de mers

Grilled bavette, potatoes Salardaise, grilled Caesars

Local cheese and fig marmalade

Crepe Suzette

Day 3 Sunday. In France Sunday is la family day & lunch is the big thing. 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, fruits de mers followed by whatever is in season, Slowly roasted in the wood fired oven or something from the BBQ. Cheese follows and a typical French dessert, ice cream, chocolates & sweet wine.

Cocktails & canapés

Smoked chicken, chicken & leek terrine

Pan fried cod, Parma ham, scallops, mash, lemon salsa verde

Local cheese and fig marmalade

Tarte tatin

Day 4 Monday Depending on flight times 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. wine.

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.

Please note; Depending on seasonal changes, weather and the availability of local products menus are subject to change. Gourmet weekends are not cookery school weekends. We will be cooking for you. So you just relax and enjoy great food.

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 based on 2 people sharing an en-suite bedroom with a super king size bed is £1895

The price for Single person occupancy £1495

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.

3 night gourmet weekend 17th October 2025
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