Six Day Course
at the Wilde Kitchen
Monday 8:15 AM – off to Bricquebec, a beautiful medieval town where a café au lait and a croissant is enjoyed before in-season, local ingredients are sourced at the weekly market. We’ll sample whatever we’re offered and enjoy the ambience before donning aprons back at La Blonderie
10:30 AM Cookery class #1
1:30 PM Lunch at La Blonderie
Discover the best of Normandy with its rugged coastlines, historical sites, museums, gardens, beaches, villages and much more. Sinéad will share her extensive knowledge of the area ensuring that your trip to Normandy is a truly memorable one.
Explore at your ease, armed with maps, ideas and restaurant reservations.
9:00 AM Continental Breakfast
Food prep for a three course meal which will be cooked in the afternoon.
12:30 – 2:00 PM Lunch in a local restaurant
Built in 1789, the year of the French revolution, our boulangerie has been lovingly restored in recent years. The original four à pain, or bread oven, was painstakingly taken down, brick by brick, by skilled craftsmen, reduced in size, and rebuilt using the same methods as the artisans of 1789.
Today, we light the oven on average once a week and indulge in the special ambience of a wonderfully historical building.
8:00 AM continental breakfast at our local farmer’s market in Les Pieux where we’ll stock up on fresh produce for our morning cookery class
10:30 AM cookery class #3
1:30 PM lunch
4:00 PM Visit to La Maison du Biscuit where keen, foodie shoppers are spoilt for choice. ‘Disneyland for foodies’ was how one guest described this unique shopping experience. Soaps, souvenirs, cups and saucers, biscuits and cakes, herbs and spices, whiskeys and ciders and lots more are on offer in this fabulous épicerie fine, or fine food store.
Biscuits which made the Burnouf family fortune may be sampled over a cup of tea/coffee.
Included in the six day programme
• Six nights bed and breakfast
• Arrival supper of cheeses, wine, crusty bread, dessert etc.
• Three hands-on cooking classes
• Three after-class tasting meals
• Recipe folders
• Wilde Kitchen Aprons
• One restaurant lunch
• Two days ‘off’ (armed with ideas, maps etc.)
• All excursions – market visits, organic cider farm, épicerie fine