Walnut Grove Cooking School
The Walnut Grove
Benedict and Maynard with students
Class SizeEach class has no more than eight clients so everyone has maximum personal attention. Because each class is small enough to cater to their needs, it does not matter what skill level people are at. The style of food is modern gourmet cuisine. The emphasis at the Walnut Grove cooking school is "to make gourmet cooking easy and accessible to everyone."
Class DescriptionThe course begins on Saturday afternoon with an introductory talk about the week ahead. Champagne is followed by a six-course gourmet dinner, which gives everyone an idea of what they will learn to cook! Sunday is a full day in the kitchen running through some basics: knife skills, seasoning, stocks and sauces, butchery, fish filleting, and bread making. These skills will be expanded on throughout the week, during which the group splits into two teams. Each team is accompanied by one of the chefs.
School is in session
Local VisitsThere are also visits to local culinary landmarks. One is to a 19th century windmill still milling buckwheat flour in the traditional way. Another is to a local farm where Madame Bois demonstrates how she makes her butter, crème fraîche , cheese and fromage frais - tasting is included!
More InformationThe courses are run through the spring and the autumn. You can find the dates on the Walnut Grove Cooking School website under booking and price information. To find out more about the Walnut Grove and see their full itinerary, photos and testimonials visit their website: Walnut Grove Cookery .
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