"Freya, Maynard & Benedict
You are all a class act. You've given us a week of a wonderful mix of knowledge, fun & food to remember in a wonderful location. You are generous in imparting tips & technique and giving us confidence to try at home. The company of the other guests has been entertaining (Jonanne) and charming (Lori & Cathy) and we've enjoyed every minute. We wish you all the best of luck for the future and hope we can return again to enjoy your wonderful hospitality."
Leslie & Teelau Payne
"In June 2015 we visited Walnut Grove with friends and what an experience to share and enjoy. It was teriffic fun in every way, we learnt such a lot of new skills and it was so interesting to watch two masters of their craft at work, Maynard and Benedict.
The accommodation was delightful and Freya was on hand to see to our every whim, from producing delicious breakfasts and lunches, which after a morning in the kitchen were perfect. Then of course we had the evening to look forward with gourmet food that we had helped to produce.
I particularly enjoyed making pasta, which was great fun, and oh how we enjoyed eating it with a superb sauce, plenty of parmesan and a lovely glass of vino, bliss.
I would say to anyone thinking about this experience, do it, you will so enjoy it.
As for myself, I would love to go back, the thought of the Gin and Tonic sorbet again is very exciting.
Thank you everyone at Walnut Grove for such a fabulous experience."
Our Mezzanine Dining Room
Sitting room/Breakfast roo
When our on-site accommodation is full our guests stay in a delightful hotel in the nearby town of Craon (5 minutes by car). The hotel sits on the edge of the river Oudon just a couple of minutes walk from centre ville. Craon is a small market town, full of French charm , pretty little boutiques, pâtisseries and boulangeries. If you are staying off-site at le Demeure de l'Isle, please be assured that this is in no way detracts from your experience at the Walnut Grove, you will be collected in the morning and have breakfast at the Walnut Grove, then following the full day's activities in the kitchen and evening dinner we simply ask you to call us at your convenience then a couple of minutes later we will be there to take you back to the hotel. The hotel is called La Demeure de l'Isle and you can see their website here: http://www.demeuredelile.com
Our off-site accommodation - Le Demeure de l'Isle
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