The Walnut Grove Cookery School

Weekend course

Weekend Itinerary

The itinerary may be subject to change according to the market in order to take advantage of the seasonal/regional foods.


Arrival in the afternoon

17.00  – Introductory talk with complimentary champagne and


Discussing aims and course structure 

18.00 – Gourmet dinner


Celeriac velouté, Jerusalem

artichoke and truffle


Seared seabass filet with seasonal vegetable

Beurre blanc


Flambées crêpes Suzette

Tea and coffee


8.45  – Breakfast (to include fresh croissants, breads

and preserves, orange and apple juice, yogurts, tea and coffee.)

9.15 –  Kitchen. Welcome, explore kitchen/equipment etc…

Demonstration /  hands-on Basic knife skills; care of knives, safety, sharpening.

Beef Bourguignon. Crème brulée, chocolat and earl grey ice cream.

Chicken butchery, mise en place for sous vide cooking. Stuffed chicken ballotine, confit drumstick.

13.00  – Lunch Selection of charcuterie, cheese, salads, bread & pickles

14.00  – Demonstration /  hands-on ; Sweet pastry, pomme fondante,

caramelised onion purée, mussels marinière,

béarnaise sauce, chocolat truffle. Diplomate pastry cream.

17.00-  Finish

18.00  – Aperitifs

18.30-  Back in the kitchen to finish prep

19.00 – Dinner


Traditional mussels marinière with garlic,

white wine and cream


Medley of chicken with a caramelised onion purée,

Béarnaise sauce   (sous vide cooking)


Lemon verbena Crème brulée

Tea, coffee and 

Chocolat truffles


8.45-  Breakfast

9.15 – Demonstration /  hands-on; Gratin Dauphinois, Diplomate cream, strawberry and pistachio tart.

Earl grey tea and chocolate ice cream. Souffle mise en place.

13.00 – Lunch

Departure in the afternoon


Cheese Soufflé


Beef Bourguignon, Gratin Dauphinois


Strawberry and pistachio tart

Chocolate and

Earl grey tea ice cream

Tea and coffee

Weekend course prices

 – Euros € 897.00 per person, shared ensuite bedroom with twin beds or double bed.

– Euros € 697.00 non-cooking friend or partner 

– Euros € 227.00 single room supplement 

What's included

 – Champagne on arrival
 – 2 nights ensuite accommodation
 – All food including 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
 – Soft drinks all day
 – All tuition with a professional French chef
 – All equipment needed
 – Molton Brown toiletries
 – Menu and recipe folder to take home
 – Course certificate
 – Free Wifi

What's not included

 – Travel

 – Laundry (€25 Euros)

 – Wine and alcoholic beverages

Wine and other alcoholic beverages can be purchased from our bar

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