Cookery Lessons & Food

Many of our guests want to have meals prepared so they can really relax and enjoy their holiday. Especially on Saturday arrival night and Sunday. Most people go for our Les Caulins BBQ for the Saturday so they can just relax after a swim and a drink, enjoying some lovely food & local wine on the terrace Al Fresco.

Emma loves cooking and can pretty much cook anything but as we are in France it is nice to experience real French food with Emma’s touches. The dishes we offer change continuously and are inspired by the very seasonal local ingredients. If you have booked a holiday with us and wish to see a menu please get in touch. If you would like a BBQ or meal ready for you on the Saturday you arrive or our “Lazy Sunday Lunch” then we need a couple of weeks notice.

Les Caulins BBQ

Prawn & Chorizo Brochette – Chicken Skewer Agenaise – Pork & Courgette Brochette – Potato & Lardon Salad – Water Melon & Brebis Salad – Tomato, Mozzarella & Basil – Bread, Sauces and bits and bobs.

Lazy Sunday Lunch

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 4-6 pm, depending on the time of year, with aperitifs and canapés. Then Oysters if you like them followed by a delightful sharing platter of regional food and all the best ingredients available and in season. Or we can start with Fruits de Mers. We often go for a stroll up the hill and to the vineyard for a great view. Back to the table we enjoy a creation from Emma or something roasted in the wood burning oven. Cheese follows and a typical local dessert. Do not expect roast beef and Yorkshire pudding.

Example Menu

Bulles et Grignotages

Oyster from Arcachon

Les Cordeliers Prestige Rosé Crement de Bordeaux Rose

Sharing Platter

Bayonne Ham, Speck, Saucisson, Quercy Melon, Mackerel Pate, Pork Rillettes, Celeriac Remoulade, Goats Cheese & Honey Croustarde, Tomatoes, Pickles, Baguette

 Verriere Blanc, Bordeaux Saint Foy

Poitrine de Porc Croustillant

Brined, Poached & Slowly Roasted in the wood oven, Red Wine & Rosemary,

Potatoes Sarladaises, Roasted Apples,

Cabernet Merlot Reserve, Domine de Grand Mayne, Cotes de Duras

Fromage Locaux

2016 Bertins le Caprice de Pauline

Raspberry Crème Brûlée

Château Court les Mûts Vendanges Tardives AOC Saussignac

Half day cooking lessons

When we are not letting our house we operate a cookery school. Emma teaches people how easy a dinner party can be, tips and tricks of the trade and some wonderful menu ideas that you can impress your friends with when you get back home. While you are here on holiday Emma offers half day lessons, cooking dishes in the morning or afternoon that you can have for dinner that evening or 2 desserts; one for the evening and then another ready for you to put in the oven for another day.