Cooking by the Canal du Midi - Cooking Classes in South West France

Tasting
Wine, Local Food
Activity
Food Pairing, Workshop, Make Your Own
Included
Meal
Languages
English
Theme
Family-friendly, Cultural
Minimum Drinking Age
18
$
128
41
/ Person
TRUSTED PARTNER
David And Heather C
Activity Overview
Our modern, purpose-built kitchen is constructed from converted stables and is situated approximately 50 meters away from the banks of the Canal du Midi. Our cooking class offers valuable skills and straightforward tips on how to prepare traditional French cuisines with a modern twist!

A “HANDS-ON” CULINARY EXPERIENCE
We hosts a maximum of 8 cooks where each participant will dice, chop, whisk and mix as they cook savory soufflés, quail, duck, guinea fowl, or fish, traditional French sauces and mouthwatering desserts. After the preparations we will enjoy an aperitif of local Rosé with some stylish canapés followed by the three-course lunch prepared during the class.  We sit on a terrace beside the Canal under the iconic plane trees. Our seasonal menus are served with refreshing local wines expertly paired by a “Master of Languedoc wines”. You can check our sample menus on our website.

We provide a “companions” lunch, prepared by the cooks, for those in the party who do not wish to participate in the cooking. As they wait for lunch, they can cycle or stroll along the Canal path; explore the adjacent wineries, or just relax in our canalside gardens.

THE DETAILS
Our classic French Cooking Class is perfect for all ages and any level of cooking. Our youngest guest was only 9 years old and our oldest was 87!

Our classes are on demand and we need a minimum of 4 guests to run a class.   The class starts at 10:00 and ends at around 16:00.

The charges for a traditional French cooking day is €110 per person, while a Companion’s lunch costs €40 per person.

A boat mooring is available for guests who are cruising the Canal du Midi, bicycles can also be secured.

TAILOR-MADE ACTIVITIES FOR GROUPS
This one-day cooking classes experience, also offers diverse related activities like market tours, sketching, vineyard strolls, customized catering classes for all dietary needs, food and wine pairing, and tastings for groups. Prices will be provided on application.
 
Practical information
Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing as we are on a farm and the roads are quite uneven. Aprons are provided for you to wear on the day and if you have a favourite cook's knife feel free to bring it along.

We plan to sit down for lunch around 2:00pm outside on the Canal bank, weather permitting, so sunblock and a hat is a good idea as well as something warm should the wind come up from the Pyrenees! After lunch please feel free to wander around the Domaine as there are plenty of photo opportunities. We generally finish around 4:00 pm ish!

Please let us know if you have any dietary needs which we need to consider when planning the menu. Often, we can tailor the class to your own interests so if there is something in particular you would like us to cover do let us know and we’ll try to include this. Our seasonal menus are on our website.
 
Included
  • All ingredients, tuition, wine with lunch and the recipes.
Group-size:
Max of 8
Rates
Per
Price
Pricing Info
Person
$
128
41
This includes tuition, ingredients, lunch and recipes. Please contact us to discuss groups of 6 or more
Children
Per
Price
Pricing Info
Child
$
105
06
Children under 10 are free for lunch
Add-on
Per
Price
Pricing info
Person
$
46
69
Lunch only for companions
Timing
Dates
Start Time
More Information
More information about the timing
Daily9:45 AMFinish around 16:00 PM
Duration
5,5 H
Frequently Asked Questions
We cater for FODMAP followers, gluten, lactose and other dietary requirements, Please talk to us about your needs and we can work up a solution for you.
We love having families to cook and welcome any child over 10 to cook. Younger children have been involved as willing helpers during the day.
Not at all - we cater for cooks of all experiences and the aim of the day is to have fun!
More Info
Cancellation Policy
Strict
  • Cancellations made 7 days before will be fully refunded.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
1 reviews   0 comments
Overall Experience
(5.0 of 5)
We loved our time here!
We were fortunate that we could attend the class! The canal was closed at Trèbes, so we took a cab, which was affordable. We got to see a bit of non canal countryside. The experience was lovely, a true highlight of our trip! Food was of course amazing, instruction was thorough and sweetly done. I would love a month of instruction!I am at home now looking at the recipes that Heather emailed. The recipes ... more look to be easy to follow... we shall see about that!If you are debating whether to stop, I would say a resounding YES!
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