“It was a fabulous few days with you all, and I am now inspired to be more adventurous with my cooking and especially baking. I think it was helped by being around such fun happy people. Thank you all so much for making it so enjoyable.” Fiona
Whether you’re a keen cook or need a bit of hand-holding, you’ll have a chance to discover new recipes and techniques. There are 4 hands-on cookery sessions with the emphasis on learning new skills while having fun. Sessions are relaxed and friendly, with a maximum of 6 participants. Come on your own and make new friends, or organise a group of family or friends to come along together. Non-cooking partners are also welcome, there’s plenty to do while we’re busy in the kitchen!
What to Expect
If you choose to fly from London Stansted to Brive or Rodez, Marion will pick you up from the airport for the transfer to Ambeyrac. If you prefer to make other travel arrangements, flights are available several times a day to Toulouse from London Heathrow, Gatwick or Luton, and several times a week from Bristol. You can then complete your journey by train or hire a car for the 2 hour drive to Monplaisir. If you’d like to travel all the way by train, there are direct connections from Paris to Cahors, from where we can pick you up. An additional night’s accommodation is available if it’s more convenient to arrive the evening before the course begins.
We’ll be making dishes using local specialities and ingredients, based on what’s in season in the markets, as well as picking ingredients from Marion’s organic vegetable garden. You’ll cover some French classics as well as regional specialities, and make a variety of sweet and savoury dishes. Working individually or in pairs, you get a chance to make every dish yourself – and eat the results! Dinner is served with local organic wines.
Each day will include a 3 hour cookery session as well as plenty of time to discover this area of great natural beauty, vibrant markets and some of France’s most beautiful medieval villages. Build up an appetite for all the delicious food you’re cooking on one of the many spectacular walks or bike rides on our doorstep (we have a couple of bikes to borrow), or just relax and put your feet up by our heated pool. Sunday lunch in a renowned traditional local restaurant is an optional extra (approx €25 per person).
The programme is flexible and works around you – just let me know if there’s something you’d like to learn to cook and I’ll try to include it!
Maximum 6 participants Cost per person from £750 – £850 depending on accommodation choice
(Non-cooking partners are welcome – please contact Marion for rates)
5 nights accommodation (shared or sole occupancy rooms, some en-suite)
transfers to and from Brive or Rodez airport
breakfast, lunch and four course dinners, including local wines with dinner
4 hands-on cookery sessions with recipe cards
transport to local places of interest and excursions
More information about the cookery school Contact Marionmonplaisir@gmail.com if you have any questions or to book a place!