About Our Cooking & Patisserie Courses
Our hands-on cooking classes and patisserie classes are designed around our guests specific levels and wishes. It's not just about learning or following traditional french recipes to the dot but by explaining the interaction of ingredients within each dish. We cover all kinds of traditional French dishes and techniques on our seasonal cooking courses, from bread to pâtés, mousses, quiches, stews and sauces. You can also choose to learn to make classic French pastry like eclairs, macaroons, millefeuilles or croissants, on our patisserie courses, and we even offer to show you the ropes on how to prepare foie gras, confit and rillettes on our fat duck course.
Why choose usFor any enthusiastic cook or passionate baker, we teach the how's and more importantly the why's of traditional french dishes and pastries. On the Seasonal French Cooking course we visit markets and local producers on the morning excursions. In the afternoon, we use the sourced ingredients to prepare and cook a three course meal. On the French Patisserie course, we visit local patisseries to taste a selection of patisserie we'll be making during the course and discuss the techniques used to produce them. Every guest makes and tastes their own!
Add a Gift Pack
For an extra special surprise why not add a Gift Pack. The perfect present for a Birthday, Christmas, or Anniversary getaway. For a very special personal gift we are offering a lovely handwritten card on craft paper and a handwritten wax sealed envelope and an engraved 'Le Gargantua Cooking School' wooden spoon.