Shellfish & Fish dishes for your dinner parties On the Fish & Shellfish course the dishes become a little more technical and the course is an extension of the skills covered on the Easy Dinner Parties course. The dishes are a bit more “restauranty” & are shellfish courses and fish dishes for your dinner parties; The secrets of purees & great mash, fish prep, scallop preparation and cooking them perfectly, confit, ravioli and more wonderful classic French desserts.
Example itinerary Fish & Shellfish course DAY 1 Saturday Arrive, relax, kick off your shoes, have a drink & settle in. Evening aperitifs and welcome 4 course dinner with local wine, with an overview of the course
Aperitifs & nibbles
“Egg, Rocket, Tartar”
DAY 2 Sunday Help yourself to; Continental breakfast/ Croissants, house Jam, Tea, Coffee Juice, etc…. Preparation Oysters, Langoustines, Prawns, Mussels, Purees, Gratin & the Secrets, Lemon Tart Late Lazy French Sunday Lunch / Dinner French 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. Followed by a delightful sharing platter of regional food from the market and all the best ingredients available from our kitchen garden. We often go for a stroll up the hill and to the vineyard for a great view. Back to the table we enjoy what we have prepared that day. Cheese follows and a typical local dessert
Example Lazy Sunday Lunch
Apéritifs & nibbles, quiche
Local Cheese, Quince Paste
DAY3 Monday Help yourself to; Continental breakfast/ Croissants, house Jam, Tea, Coffee Juice, etc…. A visit to Duras Market Morning Prep; Ravioli, Fish Stock, Prawn Butter, Potted Shrimp Lunch Fish Terrine, Canapés
Apéritifs & nibbles
Charred Squid, Creme Fraiche, Leaves, Chili, Orange
Swordfish & Prawn
Tart au Citron
DAY 4 Tuesday Help yourself to; Continental breakfast/ Croissants, house Jam, Tea, Coffee Juice, etc…. Morning Prep Goats Cheese Crust, Roast Cod, Chocolate Mousse, Sablé Afternoon is yours & we can visit one of Frances best chocolatiers
Apéritifs & nibbles,
Loup de Mer
Mousse aux Chocolat
DAY 5 Help yourself to; Continental breakfast/ Croissants, house Jam, Tea, Coffee Juice, etc…. The morning is yours Afternoon Preparation Scallop Prep & how to cook them, Cooking fish Dinner
Apéritifs & nibbles,
Scallops, Cauliflower, Grapes, Raisins
Roasted Cod, Goats Cheese Crust, Crab Mash, Red Wine
& if you haven’t had enough more wine
Day 6 Help yourself to; Continental breakfast/ Croissants, house Jam, Tea, Coffee Juice, etc…. Feedback about course and information on further more advanced courses. Relax and pack and any questions Lunch or pack lunches for the airport. Sad goodbyes and depart for airport.
5 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. Coffee, tea, biscuits and cakes
All ingredients for the cookery course
All aperitifs & wine with meals.
2/3 days cookery classes Bergerac Airport Pick up
The price per person starts at £895.00 10% discount for 2 people sharing a room. 3-6 persons on each course
What’s not included? Flights are not included
Bergerac is the preferred airport. We are 35 minutes from Bergerac.