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Cookery Holiday And Meet The Producers

Bordeaux Region, Bordeaux, France

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J Hill, Harrogate , United Kingdom - Jul 2014

The accommodation was spacious, welcoming, clean and comfortable.

J Hill, Harrogate , United Kingdom - Jul 2014

A wonderfully relaxing week with Marlene and Marc cooking up some great traditional French dishes. Marlene is a wonderful cook who is passionate about cooking and passing on her knowledge and technique. It was great getting out and meeting the local producers around their lovely home in the French countryside. I learned a lot, ate a lot and laughed a lot.

Reply from Supplier: Dear Jackie, thank you so much for such a brilliant review! I hope you loved your stay in Bordeaux. It was great to have you here, I so enjoyed our little chats together! I hope to see photos of your cooking! x Marlene

M Jack & Vanessa Naya, Bel Ombre , seychelles - Jul 2013

wow we had an amazing week. We have learned different techniques Marlene & Marc was very welcoming & entertaining always ready to help us .We enjoyed preparing different kind of dish with Marlene.She is so passionate about her cooking. We also enjoyed all the visits plan by Marlene

B Lucas, ST PETERS, AUSTRALIA - Aug 2013

One of our best holiday experiences. Every day we wouldn’t stop being surprised. Loved our daily mornings adventures to local producers, markets and towns of Lot-et-Garonne – Marlene knows the area very well. Absolutely recommend to those who love French cooking, rural living and new discoveries.

P Morton, Kingston, Australia - Sep 2013

I had a wonderful experience at the cooking school. The facilities and accommodation were comfortable, welcoming and conducive to learning. The hosts were friendly and responsive. Definitely recommend it.

M Bradbury, Sydney, Austalia - Feb 2013

What an amazing adventure this was! Both Marlene and Marc were extremely attentive and made you feel right home as soon as you arrived. Not only was the cooking and hospitality truly amazing, but it is nestled in beautiful provincial France amongst gorgeous scenery.

C House, Villamartin, Spain - Sep 2013

Dishes lacked variety. Too many pastry dishes. Very basic accommodation. Nothing to do in the evenings. Overpriced.

Reply from Supplier: I am very sorry to read that you had a bad time with us, I took your word for it when you said that you were happy with the itinerary and that you had never cooked any of the dishes before. The menu is quite varied with soufflés, rabbit, veal, quail, duck, seabass, tarts, quiche, mousses, etc, but nonetheless, I would have been more than happy to vary our cooking even more if you had any preferences for dishes you'd like to have made. We did make dessert every day and 1 shortcrust pastry and I apologise if this was too much as we could have made 2 starters instead. I am sorry you did not like the rural location of the farmhouse or your room, we did give your our best one and unfortunately could not have done any better. We'd always encourage you to speak to us during your stay as we would have been happy to do everything possible to ensure you had a great time with us. Marlene & Marc

J bertheau, Toronto, Canada - Jul 2013

An exceptional cooking vacation!! I had always thought it would be fun to do a week long course but this exceeded my expectations ... Marlene and Mark are amazing as chefs, instructors, and hosts - I learnt a lot and enjoyed my stay so much that I hope to return with my family very soon!

T Mark Stephen, Storrington, UK - Jul 2013

Great Tuition and friendly and attentive staff. The balance between cooking and other activities was excellent and the tours of markets and producers interesting and fun. Like being in the family house as a guest with very personal tuition - Ive been on lots of cooking courses - this is the best

M Morris, Wymondham, UK - May 2013

Very welcoming and I learnt lots, I would go again

S Leacock, North Saanich,, Canada - Oct 2012

We had an absolutely great holiday-Marlene , a great teacher who took pains to customize the week to our requests.(outing, classes and eating-all were fun) She and Mark have created a very welcoming gite in their beautifully renovated ancient stone house

S Yim, Hong Kong, Hong Kong - Jun 2012

It was wonderful learning with marlene. Overall, it surpassed my expectation. Marlene was very passionate in teaching and sharing her tips that make your cooking from great! The morning visits added more fun to my holidays there. Everyday I found this package very value for money. :D

B Page, Sanctuary lakes, Australia - Jul 2012

This was a fantastic holiday, I highly recommend it. Marlene was a great teacher and ensured that everyone achieved success in their cooking. The visits to markets, farms and surrounding towns was informative and fun.Marc has a great host, looking after his guests so well. Thanks for a great week.

D MacNeill, Woodside Park, UK - Jun 2012

I enjoyed this course very much. Apart from the cooking tuition, Marlene and Marc were excellent and very friendly hosts providing very good accommodation in a beautiful area of the country. Even the holiday photos were supplied! I recommend them very much.

C Sgroi, Wandsworth, Uk - Jun 2012

Marlene and Mark are fantastic hosts who really look after their guests and accommodate their needs. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly making the course really enjoyable and informative. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone who wants to have fun while developing cooking skills.

K Kidd, Wokingham, UK - Jul 2011

I highly recommend this course for people with some skills who want to learn new and exciting dishes.You do all the cooking under supervision and produce very high quality food. I cannot praise it enough.

B Hillier, Oxford, England - May 2011

Surpassed expectations! Superb quality at a very competitive price. Nothing was too much trouble - the cooking course addressed everythign that we asked for and was flexible enough for some interesting diversions!! All in all, thoroughly recommend it.

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