CLASSIC FRENCH COOKING CLASSES ON THE BANKS OF THE CANAL DU MIDI
We have closed our doors for the time being and we hope that we will re-open again in 2020 once the current restrictions are lifted.
We look forward to enjoying your company at our cooking classes by the Canal du Midi. So please contact us to discuss your plans.
We require a minimum of 4 cooks to run a class, so if your group is less than 4 cooks, we will hold your preferred date and will confirm with you as soon as we have 4 guests! Our classes are limited to just 8 cooks to ensure individual attention! We also have a companion's lunch for those not wishing to cook on the basis of one companion for lunch per cook. We welcome children and Canal boaters are welcome to moor with us!
Our Classic French Cooking class costs €125 per cook and includes all tuition, ingredients, recipes, "apero", and three course lunch with three matched wines. Our Companion's lunch costs €40 per person for the same menu.
A big thank-you to our 2019 cooks who reviewed their day with us as we were awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for our 5th consecutive year! We also won the 2020 Travel and Hospitality Awards' "Culinary Experience of the Year" in Occitanie!
Are you looking for a gift for your favourite foodie or for a birthday or anniversary or just to say thank you. Take a look at our 2020 Gift Voucher.
A bientôt et garder en sécurité
LEARN TO COOK LIKE A LOCAL IN SOUTH-WEST FRANCE
Our Classic French cooking classes are relaxed, fun and informative. We share traditional techniques, timeless methods and simple tips to create traditional French dishes with a modern twist.
Be prepared to chop, dice, mix and whisk to transform local produce (duck, quail, fish, rabbit, guinea fowl, chicken or pork) into modern classics. Learn the art of French sauces and modern plating techniques, then finish with a simple but delicious dessert. We teach about curing, preserving, pickling, confit and how to adapt our dishes to suit the season.
After about 4 hours of “prep” we enjoy a much deserved aperitif of Languedoc Rosé and some stylish canapés before lunch by the Canal du Midi, accompanied by 3 different local wines.
You may be a skilled cook who wants to be completely “hands-on” or someone who just likes to sit back, watch and learn. Our menus are adapted to suit today’s busy lives and changing dietary needs. Our classes are great for kids over 10 - and our oldest cook was 87!
TIMINGS: We start with coffee and a short tour of the farm at 9:45 am. We generally finish lunch around 4:00 pm. We offer a companion's lunch for those who don't wish to cook starting around 1:30 pm. There's plenty for companions to do, including wine tasting, walking, cycling and sightseeing nearby.
PRIVATE CLASSES AND OTHER ACTIVITIES: We offer private classes and activities for larger groups (from 8 to 16 guests). These include a Carcassonne market tour, vineyard tours, wine tastings, tours and assemblage and other food and wine activities.
GIFT VOUCHERS: Please contact us if you would like to give someone a GIFT VOUCHER for a Classic French cooking class as a special treat for Christmas, a birthday, an anniversary or any occasion.
ON THE DAY: Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing as we are on a farm and the roads are quite uneven. Aprons are provided for you to wear and our knives are sharp!
INSURANCE: Under EU law please ensure that you have your own travel insurance or EHIC card. Our location is a working farm, near water and participants are responsible for their own safety.
CANCELLATION: The deposit is non-refundable. Please call us if you are unable to attend a booked class.
ACCOMMODATION: If you are looking for a place to stay check out our recommended accommodation.