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Fish Cooking Course

Fish maybe the most delicate ingredient to handle. From knowing how to choose it fresh to cooking it perfectly, we invite you to spend 2 days in the kitchen learning various techniques that will broaden your knowledge and skills: signs of freshness to select it, descaling and gutting (both through abdomen and gills), skinning and filleting round and flat fish, deboning and stuffing, pan-frying without overcooking, poaching, making fish stock and fish soup, and we will also prepare "moules marinières".

The dishes you cook will also include preparing a classic beurre-blanc sauce and a traditional creamy fish sauce. Your repertoire of fish recipes will expand drastically as these must-know techniques will be applicable to the fish you can get back home and will stay with you for life.

Fish Cooking Course Itinery :

Day One

Arrival from 4:00pm. You settle into your room and we meet up for drinks and canapés at 7.00pm to discuss our program.
Three-course dinner

Day Two

After breakfast, we meet at 9:30am in the kitchen. You will learn how to remove the spine and bones from fish to butterfly and stuff them. We will apply the technique to sardines and stuff them Mediterranean style. You will then grill them for lunch. We will also make sweet short-pastry to make the dessert for dinner that day.

We meet up in the kitchen at 1:00pm. You will learn to gut - both traditionally and through the gills - descale and fillet a round fish as well as prepare and cook shellfish. You will also learn how to make a classic beurre blanc sauce. We will clean and prepare mussels 'à la marinière' for starter, then for mains pan-fried fillets of seabass served with soufflé mash potato and a beurre blanc sauce. We will also make a tarte tatin for dessert.

Aperitif at 7:00pm, followed by your well deserved three-course dinner.

Day Three

After breakfast, we meet at 9:30am to practice your filleting skills and to learn how to make fish stock and fish soup. We will prepare a fish soup, complete with garlic croutons and rouille, which you will enjoy for lunch.

We meet up in the kitchen at 1:00pm. You will learn how to skin and fillet a flat fish and how to steam the fillets, how to poach salmon and how to make a fish sauce. We will prepare a salmon terrine for starter, steamed fillets of plaice with creamed leeks for mains and a traditional vanilla crème brûlée for dessert.

Aperitif at 7:00pm, followed by a delicious three-course dinner.

Day Four

Sadly, we will have to say our goodbyes after breakfast. Drop off to Tonneins train station is at 8:00am.

~ Pricing ~

  • Fish Cooking Course € 760

    (Approx £668)*

  • Non Cooking Guest ‎€385

    (Approx £338)*

  • *Exchange rate based on Google currency converter 25/02/2018

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If you have any questions about one of our courses, or would like to get in touch with us, please do so via the contact form, or give us a call on :

+33(0) 553207535

Mon-Fri 09:00 - 18:00

~ All inclusive ~

Included in the price of your residential cooking holiday:

  • - Welcome drinks and canapés
  • - Accommodation (details on our accommodation page), depending on your choice of residential cooking holiday
  • - Linen and towels for the duration of your stay
  • - Coffee & English tea making facility in your room
  • - Continental breakfast every day (bread & croissants, fresh fruit, coffee, English tea, cereals, yogurts, home-made jams and local honey)
  • - Lunch every day
  • - House aperitif before dinner
  • - Three-course dinner every night
  • - Wine with lunch and dinner
  • - Cooking workshop, all ingredients, equipment and apron.
  • - Recipe folder to take home
  • - Water, tea, coffee and cold drinks throughout the day
  • - Outings, tasting and entrance fees
  • - Free WIFI connection
  • - Free use of our bikes for a ride in the countryside
  • - FREE collection & drop-off from/to Tonneins train station if needed when you book a residential course.

Children are more than welcome (they only have to be tall enough to reach the workbench) under their parent's supervision.

The courses take place from February to November, just enquire about the dates that suit you. If you would rather join an existing party, view our full booking page.