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PRIVATE FRENCH WINE, FOOD & COOKERY CLASSES

French cooking

 

French cooking and cuisine is at the heart of living in France. The French love wine and food and we want to share it with you.

Our one day food and wine classes focus on fun and enjoyment in a friendly French family atmosphere. The classes are for small groups for 1 to 4 persons with the menus tailored to your personal preferences.

Our classes take you to produce markets for shopping; local restaurants to enjoy a meal, wine and food matching tour for your menu; into a French family kitchen for food preparation and instruction; and to experience a delightful 4 course meal with wine.

We hope that you will join us for a food, cuisine and wine adventure in the LOIRE VALLEY

 

FRENCH COOKING CLASS and WINE TOUR in the LOIRE
with Steve Garry of BON BOUQUET
PRICE 145Euros/person

ONE DAY FOOD & WINE CLASS INCLUDES:
  • Collection from Verizon rail station * or local accommodation
  • A guided shopping trip to a local produce market to purchase ingredients for the class
  • Lunch at a local village restaurant with a trained cordon bleu chef
  • Tourainne wine tour to select wines for menu
  • Instructed meal preparation & demonstration
  • Canapes & pre-dinner drinks
  • Four course dinner with matching wines
  • Return to local accommodation or B&B accommodation*
Extra charges apply for rail collection and/or B&B accommodation

At the Market - a French shopping experience

At the heart of French cooking is great fresh produce and what better place than the local produce market.

We will guide you through the market and discuss our purchases for the evening meal. You will rub shoulders with local housewives intent on get the best and freshest produce.

We may be looking ingredients to make the dishes below such as for sausages and cheeses to produce a platter; maybe some fresh mussels; or ripe melons and ham for a starter.

Are you ready to come French market shopping?

market day

In the FRENCH VILLAGE CAFE/BAR - lunch

We take lunch in a delightful French village cafe, which is only minutes from our property.

Natalie the owner, who is a trained cordon bleu and professional chef, will produce a lunch that will delighted and surprise you with typical Loire French restaurant dishes.

The menu reflects local ingredients and dishes so you will be excited by what is offered. Typical dishes you could partake in shown below.

Are you ready for lunch?

restaurant

Wine Tour - wine & food matching

Wine and food matching is part of this class, so armed with the night's menu we head off to one or two favourite wineries where you will be able to taste a range of red, white and rose wines that are typical of the Loire region. We will lead you through the flavours of each dish and how to balance the wine characteristics.

With our purchases we return for our kitchen class session.

Are you ready to put on an apron and start cooking?

wine&food matching

In the KITCHEN - Food preparation/cooking class

In the kitchen Anne Sophie will instruct you in food preparation and demonstrate a number of French techniques. You will be taken step by step through such great French classic dishes as the Loire's own Tart Tatin (la tarte des demoiselles Tatin) as shown below.

While the meal is cooking we will enjoy canapés and pre-dinner drinks.

With all those glorious aromas coming from the kitchen are you getting hunger?

French kitchen prep

DINNER! - a menu of typical FRENCH DISHES

Your four course French dinner menu will be planned in conjunction with Anne Sophie prior to your class. The resulting menu could be wide and varied.

A typical 4 course French meal shown below comprises of:

  • Starter - Figs, goats cheese & ham (Jambon)
  • Salad - beef cheeks with walnuts, poached egg and salad greens
  • Main - Veal escalope in a wine sauce with potatoes
  • Dessert - Tarte Tatin with ice cream & whipped cream
BON APPETITE
French dinner

FRENCH COOKERY EXPERIENCE
One Full Day 9 am - 10 pm PLUS evening session
including local pick up and drop off, Market shopping, vineyard visit, lunch and French kitchencooking class, dinner with wines
PRICE 145 Euros/person

INCLUDED:

  • Collection from & return to local accommodation or rail station*
  • A guided shopping trip to a local produce market to purchase ingredients for the class
  • Lunch at a local village restaurant with a trained cordon bleu chef
  • Tourainne wine tour to select wines for menu in a spacious air conditioned people carrier
  • Services of a local bi-lingual guides (mother tongue one English; one French)
  • Guided visit to vineyard/winery
  • Transport to local restaurant for lunch
  • Instructed meal preparation & demonstration
  • Canapes & pre-dinner drinks
  • Four course dinner with matching wines
  • Not INCLUDED:

    • Collection from Verizon rail station Due to the extra distance a supplement of 20 euro/person is required for pick up / drop off at Viezon Railway station
    • Bed and Breakfast accommodation - 80 euro/couple/night
    • Items of a personal nature
    • Personal and cancellation insurance

Enquire NOW: FRENCH COOKERY & WINE TOUR one day package

Looking for the PERFECT Wine & Food 2 day package?

  • What? Loire French Cooking Class & Vineyard Tour Package
  • Where? Bon Bouquet cookery classes & wine tours, and Maison-des-Reves B&B accommodation have joined forces to bring you a superb 2 day holiday package in the LOIRE.
  • What do you get? The holiday package includes:
  • An exciting 2 day programme including Loire French Cooking Class and wine tour to Loire wine regions of Touraine and Vouvray;
  • 1 night's accommodation at Maison-des-Reves;
  • Time to explore several Grand Chateaux such as Amboise and Chenonceau;
  • A delicious French lunch on 2 days;
  • A food & wine pairing dinner;
  • Transport throughout the tour including transfers to and from Verizon Rail station

    For more information & bookings The PERFECT LOIRE 2 DAY HOLIDAY Package

Steve Garry

Steve Garry
Director/guide
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BON BOUQUET
Private & small group guided tours of the LOIRE!

Enquire NOW: LOIRE COOKING CLASS & WINE TOUR EXPERIENCE

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