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Three Day Culinary Weekend Escape

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This three day (two night) escape is the food lover’s perfect weekend escape with a Friday or Saturday start, wrapping up on Sunday or Monday. Arrive late afternoon/early evening on your first day for a tasting of local wines. Then we’ll move to the kitchen for a hands-on demonstration on dessert preparations. Then we’ll sit down to a delightful three course meal. Relax with an after dinner drink in the lounge or library, then off for a pleasant night’s rest in your charming and cosy ensuite room.

After a farmhouse breakfast of local breads, pastries, yogurts, cereals and other delights the next morning, we’ll head off for a tour of the farmer’s market in either Saumur (Saturday) or Neuville or Montsoreau (Sunday). All these markets are in beautiful culturally significant settings with lots of things to see and treats to sample. We’ll also give you time to wander around, have a coffee and daydream. We’ll return to Misse and lunch on the treats we picked up at the market. Afterwards, we’ll gather to menu plan for dinner followed  by a series of cookery sessions where we’ll learn techniques, recipes and work hands-0n to prepare our evening meal. We’ll have an early evening break to freshen up and catch our breathes before sitting down together to enjoy the fruits of our labour.

After breakfast the next morning, we’ll have a cooking session to learn some lunch dishes which we’ll then enjoy together. All good things must come to an end, so after lunch, we’ll pack up and say goodbye as the weekend comes to an end.


  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Welcome wine-tasting
  • 2 half-day cooking sessions
  • 1 hands-on cooking demonstration (dessert)
  • Farmer’s Market Visit
  • 2 Three+ course dinners including all beverages (wine, waters, etc.)
  • 2 multi-course lunches
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Recipes and folder

Cost: €660 includes EVERYTHING except travel to France and transport to Circle of Misse (we can arrange airport train transfers for a fee, please see our getting here page) and discretionary purchases at markets and other attractions. Deposit of €132 per cooking course participant is due at the time of booking. The balance becomes due 30 days before the start date.

Please note: The holiday schedule described above serves as a guide. We may occasionally need to change the order or location of certain events due to the season, weather or other logistical practicalities. If so, we’ll always aim to deliver the same experience and similar atmosphere.


It is with a heavy heart that we have shuttered cooking courses. We will re-open as soon as it is safe to do so.
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