4 Day Luxury Cooking Holidays in Lot-et-Garonne, South West France
France Cooking Vacations
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Learn to cook and serve great food in a fun, relaxed, and informal setting. Gourmet Cooking Holidays Cookery School will help you gain confidence in the kitchen, while learning new cooking skills, cooking techniques, decorative ideas, and gain valuable nutritional insight. Intrigue your senses with a healthy take on traditional recipes, demonstrations, and hands-on classes, while enjoying a journey of luxury with a spectacular setting, stunning views, and sensational food!
The property comprises two separate buildings: La Maison, the house and La Grange, the barn
La Grange is a large converted barn, fully modernized, with underfloor heating, state of the art kitchen.
Bartender to the Full bar with professional ice make, glass washer, fridges & Beertender
Full bar with professional ice maker, glass washer and fridges
Open south facing terrace with parasols and various eating and lounging options
Outside cooking area with small table seating 4
Pool table, open space for dancing, or just relaxing
Terrace surrounded by Herb beds
Spacious covered terrace with stunning countryside views on three levels:
large teak table & chairs
Lounging area with 3 sofas & coffee table
Barbecue & Plancha with small table, seating 4
A totally separate building to the main kitchen, which is in the converted Barn, La Maison offers you your own privacy and separate facilities. Fresh croissant and bread are delivered each morning for your breakfast, which can be served on the private upper terrace!
The two bedrooms are separated by the large open plan living room and dining area. The master suite is a spacious double bedroom with super king-sized bed with en-suite bath/shower, WC, basin, and large dressing area. The second bedroom also comes with a super king-sized bed that can be turned into two singles with its own bathroom with large shower, WC & basin.
Fully equipped kitchen & the fridge is stocked with yogurts, fruit, juice, milk, butter, jams etc. Coffee making facilities - tea & coffee, sugar etc
Afternoon arrival at your leisure. Settle into your room before your welcome dinner.
After breakfast, meet in the main kitchen by 10:00 to attend your first cooking lesson. After the lesson, you will enjoy an al fresco lunch, which will be served on the sheltered terraces. Return to the kitchen at around 16:00 for further culinary discoveries! In the evening, you will enjoy a wine tasting, followed by dinner.
After breakfast, you will head off to one of the local markets, where you will see stalls, overflowing with the fresh seasonal produce of the region. After the trip, enjoy a light lunch back on the terrace. In the afternoon, return to the kitchen for more exciting culinary challenges and experiences. In the evening, enjoy canapés, followed by dinner.
Leave after a leisurely breakfast.
Trip to the local market
Jane started her cooking with Cordon Bleu then moved to Bermuda and soon found her skills taking her across the oceans from sleek racing yachts, through magnificent sailing yachts to the top end super motor yachts, as befitted the advancing skills and gastronomic experience, as her cooking became more adventurous and accomplished. Ever passionate about skiing, the alpine lodges and ski chalets also served as a useful practical playground!
This holiday takes place in Monflanquin, a commune in the Lot-et-Garonne department in south-western France.