Wall of fame

Encounters new or old, we love them all. We love what we do, and over the 9 years we have been providing cooking and patisserie holidays, we have had the pleasure of meeting some wonderful characters from all over the globe. You can read some of their comments by clicking below

"..Dear Marlène & Tom,
Merci Beaucoup! We had a most wonderful week here and loved every minute of it. We've learned so much - and eaten so much! If we had stayed a couple more days, we would have broken down & started licking our plates! We feel very at home here, had lots of laughs and will never forget how to bgggrown our meat ..!"

Veronica & Jane, South Africa - 2015-10-15

"..Marlène & Tom,
I have had such a fantastic time and learned so much inside the kitchen and out. The visits were absolutely great. My room was warm and peaceful, I feel rested. Thank you for being such lovely hosts. Much love...!"

Fiona, Wales, UK - 2015-09-24

"..Dear Marlène & Tom,
Thanks so much for a wonderful few days of patisserie in the kitchen, and the delights of this area of France. This was all more than we could have hoped for & we will be taking not only photos and lovely memories home, but skills & tips for the kitchen. Special thanks to Tom for looking after us (and to the dogs for "missing our dog therapy"). Wonderful.."

Richard & Helen, Australia, - 2015-07-21

"..Dear Marlène and Tom,
You know it's the mark of an amazing holiday when the hardest part is leaving - that being said that you can't physically eat any more of all the delicious and honest food you prepare for us! Thank you for everything - I've loved every moment and have renewed my love of baking and of France ! I am looking forward to spreading the patisserie love with friends and family at home..."

Kristina, London, UK, - 2015-10-03

"..Dear Marlène & Tom,
Thank you for everything you did for us, I've had a really wonderful time. The patisserie making was made so much fun by Marlène's careful instructions & eating what we made each evening was wonderful!
Breakfast, lunch and dinner each day, cooked by Tom & Marlène were all absolutely delicious - Thank you both. Hopefully I'll be back again to take another course. With Best Wishes..."

Jean, Solihull, UK, - 2015-08-22

"..Dear Marlène & Tom,
We have been so lucky to find this wonderful place - a real home from home. We've had a great time discovering the local countryside and understanding how the recipes developed from this beautifully abundant region. The knowledgeable insights and helpful guidance have been a revelation to us and helped develop our meagre skills. The food has been delicious. Marlene - your boundless enthusiasm has been a joy to behold. You're a wonderful teacher - our grateful thanks ! Tom - your quiet support and continuous hard work in the background has been a great reassurance that everything is going to plan ! Our experience has far exceeded our expectations, we've had a fantastic time and this holiday will be talked about for a long time to come. We hope to visit you again someday! Best wishes to you all!.."

Cath & Derek, UK - 2015-10-09

"..Dear Marlène & Tom,
It has been really wonderful spending the week in your beautiful home. Great food, great company in such beautiful ambiance. Who could ask for more. It's a home away from home. Thank you for everything. Wishing you all the best.."

Anne, Birmingham, UK - 2015-10-03

"..Dear Marlène et Tom,
Thank you so very much for welcoming us in to your beautiful home! The past five days has been perfect - From the amazing patisserie course to the delicious food and your warm and welcoming hospitality. Absolutely perfect. Merci mille fois and I will see you again! Until the next time.."

Morgan, Brisbane Australia - 2015-10-03

"..Dear Marlène and Thomas,
We had a great time this week! Thank you so much for the wonderful food and drink. I learned so much about French patisserie that I feel I can really impress my friends and improve my business. Thanks again

Vicki & Mark, California, USA - 2015-07-10

"..Dear Marlène & Tom,
Thank you for making this once in a lifetime experience so special and memorable. I have learnt so much and fee; very grateful I will be able to share my new skills with everyone ! Thank you for your wonderful hospitality - everything has been amazing !
Love & Best Wishes.."

Yvette, Perth, Australia - 2015-07-15

"...Marlène & Tom,
This week was fantastic. It was an experience I will treasure for years to come. I will definitely be spreading the word of your wonderful hospitality and amazing cooking. Hope to see you guys again in a couple of years . ."

Josh, Aiken, USA - 2015-07-18

"..Dear Marlène & Thomas,
Thank you so much for your hospitality, teaching and the wonderful experience we have had with you both and your family.
We have really enjoyed the morning visits - The prune farm, the market, the duck farm & the vineyard - and appreciated being introduced to your personal friends who were clearly so passionate about what they do.
Thank you Marlène for your wonderful instruction and the structured and logical way you provided it - but also for sharing your love of cooking & food !
Thomas, thank you for all your support and for all the background work you did to make each day flow so well.
We had a really special time ! We loved every minute of it and learned so much ! Thank you for having us in your home and for sharing it so generously with us!
Lots of love & thanks.."

Hugh, Wendy & Milne Riley, New Zealand - 2015-07-18