"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



19.30 Introductory talk with complimentary champagne

20.00 Diner 


Chicken liver and foie gras parfait, sweet and sour chutney


Apple and calvados sorbet

Seared seabass filet with asparagus

Beurre blanc




Crèpes Suzette


Tea and coffee


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


Traditional mussels marinière with garlic, white wine and cream


Pear William sorbet


Medley of chicken with a caramelised onion purée,

Béarnaise sauce
(sous vide cooking)




Lemon verbena Crème brulée


Tea, coffee and 

Chocolat truffles


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


Cheese Soufflé with young leaves


Mojito sorbet


Beef Bourguignon

Gratin Dauphinois


Strawberry and pistachio tart

Chocolate and Earl grey tea ice cream


Tea and coffee



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