"You have managed to rekindle my love of cooking & the joy of preparing food for all to enjoy! Learning how to prepare & present food that looks fantastic and tasted even better - and is still hot! Thanks for your patience and support on the food journey - I'll be back for the advanced course!"

Pat & Linda Brown
September 2007

FRENCH FOOD Weekend Course

Gourmet Cuisine and Cooking Classes in Mayenne


FRENCH FOOD Week-End Itinerary


1 - 3 JULY 2022


Friday 



Arrival


19.30 Introductory talk with complimentary champagne


20.00 Diner 




Menu


Chicken liver and foie gras parfait, sweet and sour chutney

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Apple and calvados sorbet

Seared seabass filet with asparagus

Beurre blanc

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Cheese

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Crèpes Suzette

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Tea and coffee


Saturday


8.45 Breakfast (to include fresh croissants, breads and preserves, cereals, orange juice, yoghurts, tea and coffee.)


9.15 Kitchen. Welcome, explore kitchen/equipment etc…

Demonstration /  hands-on Basic knife skills; care of knives, safety, sharpening.

Beef Bourguignon.

Crème brulée, chocolat and earl grey ice cream.

Chicken butchery, mise en place for sous vide cooking. Stuffed chicken ballotine,

             confit drumstick.

13.00  Lunch Selection of charcuterie, cheese, salads, bread & pickles

14.00  Hands-on Sweet pastry, pomme fondante, caramelised onion purée, mussels marinière,                   béarnaise sauce, chocolat truffle. Diplomate pastry cream.


17.00      Finish


18.00      Aperitifs


18.30      Back in the kitchen to finish prep


19.00   Dinner


Saturday dinner


Menu


Traditional mussels marinière with garlic, white wine and cream

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Pear William sorbet

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Medley of chicken with a caramelised onion purée,

Béarnaise sauce
(sous vide cooking)

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Cheese

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Lemon verbena Crème brulée

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Tea, coffee and 

Chocolat truffles




Sunday


8.45   Breakfast


9.15 Demonstration /  hands-on 

Gratin Dauphinois

Diplomate cream, strawberry and pistachio tart.

Earl grey tea and chocolate ice cream. 

Souffle mise en place.

13.00 Lunch


Sunday lunch


Menu


Cheese Soufflé with young leaves

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Mojito sorbet

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Beef Bourguignon

Gratin Dauphinois

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Strawberry and pistachio tart

Chocolate and Earl grey tea ice cream

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Tea and coffee




DEPARTURE 



Price for this SPECIAL FRENCH FOOD

Week-end" Hands-on Cookery Course 

Euros € 450.00 per person, shared double room 

Twins bed or Double bed
The price of the week-end cooking class includes full board accommodation for two nights, the tuition, menus with recipes booklet and course certificat.

Wine and other alcoholic beverages are not included, but can be purchased from our bar