Cookery School

Monplaisir has a fully fitted professional style kitchen, with workstations for 6 people, 4 ovens, and all the equipment you need to create delicious dishes. Marion specialises in baking and vegetarian cooking but can put together a class based on whatever you’d like to cook!

cookery kitchen

Cooking is about the enjoyment of preparing and sharing food. I love dishes that maximise the flavour and character of local cheeses, meats and other specialities, using really fresh vegetables and herbs from the local market and my garden.

The atmosphere is friendly and informal and the emphasis is firmly on having fun while learning new dishes and skills, whether you hardly ever cook or want to expand your existing repertoire.

What will I cook?

This area is renowned for its food. Learn how to make Farçous (savoury chard pancakes), Char-grilled Asparagus with Hollandaise, Duck Breasts with quince, or a luscious Agen Prune, Chocolate and Brandy Cake. Impress yourself and your friends with a perfectly risen three cheese soufflé, or bake a savoury cheesecake for your next dinner party. Learn how to make your own buttery croissants, or the perfect creamy French Onion Tart. With so many fresh vegetables and herbs growing in the garden, there’s no limit to the possibilities for delicious mains and sides using freshly-picked produce. If desserts are your thing, you can master the art of the perfect crème brulée, learn how to make honeycomb or fill your own profiteroles before smothering them in a dark or white chocolate sauce.

Half-day classes 10 am to 1 pm
50 euros per person, including recipe cards, refreshments and the chance to sit on the terrace and eat the fruits of your labours with a glass of local wine.

Full-day classes 10 am to 4 pm
100 euros per person, including recipe cards, refreshments throughout the day and a light lunch with a glass of wine.

Residential Courses are run in the spring and autumn months. They take place over 5 days (Saturday to Wednesday) and include four half day sessions. Details of residential courses here 

We had the wonderful opportunity of doing a cooking class at Marion’s Cooking School! She was so kind and helpful from the moment we contacted her and responds to my every question to this day.  She made the class fun and informative and you get to learn hands on, which is the best.  We will never forget sitting in her beautiful backyard with a glass of wine enjoying the fruits of our labor. It is a special memory we will never forget thanks to Marion. We hope we will be able to return one day.” Brenda

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