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Le Calabash Petit Conservatoire de la Cuisine

12 Fromenteau, 37290 Yzeures-sur-Creuse, France
+33 2 47 94 34 31
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“macaroons” (10 reviews)
“pastry” (6 reviews)
“bread basket” (3 reviews)
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French, International, Contemporary
PRICE
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12 Fromenteau, 37290 Yzeures-sur-Creuse, France
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Reviewed 21 April 2017

Learning to make soufflés, macaroons, spectacular bread rolls and any number of other delectable things is at the heart of this charming cooking school in the Val de Loire. And the experience is nothing but fun, thanks to Alison and Sidney Bond who take infinite...More

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lecalabash, Responsable commercial at Le Calabash Petit Conservatoire de la Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

Dear Virginia, Thank you so much for your kind words. It was such a pleasure having you with us ! Kind regards, Rebekah, Alison & Sidney

Reviewed 22 December 2016

Sidney & Alison Bond are excellent chefs and excellent teachers. We learnt so much from them, they are a lovely couple and organise everything so well. We got out of this course everything we expected (the second one we've been on, this time it was...More

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lecalabash, Owner at Le Calabash Petit Conservatoire de la Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 23 December 2016

Dear Birte & Terry, Thank you for your kind words, We enjoyed having you both on a Christmas Season in France with le Calabash. Keep it cooking! Warm regards, Alison & Sidney

Reviewed 15 December 2016

This was a trip of a lifetime. Allison, Sidney, and their daughters were so welcoming and helpful throughout the entire visit. We had amazing hands-on instruction and put together entire recipes from start to finish. The pastry course is amazing for a dessert lover or...More

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lecalabash, Owner at Le Calabash Petit Conservatoire de la Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2016

Dear Katie, Thank you so much for your kind words! It was a pleasure to have you and Kyle join us on a Pastry Adventure. Keep it cooking! Kind regards, Alison & Sidney

Reviewed 14 December 2016

My girlfriend and I attended the pastry cooking course at Le Calabash over the Thanksgiving holidays and had a blast. Sydney and Allison were extremely patient and knowledgeable about the cooking process for each dessert we created. We learned how to make everything from macaroons...More

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lecalabash, Owner at Le Calabash Petit Conservatoire de la Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2016

Dear Kyle, Thank you for taking your time to write such a lovely review. We really enjoyed having you and Katie here at le Calabash ! Keep it cooking! Kind regards, Alison & Sidney

Reviewed 23 November 2016

Just returned from 2 weeks in Africa. Sid and Alison our leaders/chefs brought our small group(13)on the most amazing adventure. We spent our first 3 night in Capetown in the Stellenbosch wine region at the Zevenwacht wine estate. There and in several other locations we...More

1  Thank Sheila M
lecalabash, Owner at Le Calabash Petit Conservatoire de la Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2016

Dear Sheila Thank you for your kind words and review. So pleased you enjoyed our Culinary Trip and it was wonderful that you brought your two lovely daughters whom we really enjoyed meeting and having on this culinary adventure trip with le calabash. Keep it...More

Reviewed 9 November 2016

Sawubona (or hello for all of you non-Zulu speakers!). Since our return from "A Africa Culinary Adventure With Le Calabash" my wife and I cannot stop marveling at the many wonders we experienced in the company of Sid & Alison Bond and our intrepid fellow...More

1  Thank Russ M
lecalabash, Director of Sales at Le Calabash Petit Conservatoire de la Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2016

Dear Barbara & Russ, Thank you for taking your time to publish this review and thank you so much for your kind words! We had an incredible time with you and the rest of the group. Warm wishes, Alison and Sidney

Reviewed 7 November 2016

We just had the trip of a lifetime to South Africa with Sidney and Alison Bond of Le Calabash Cookery School. Everything about the trip met more than our expectations. The food was delicious, and the accommodations were the best available in every area we...More

Thank David W
lecalabash, Director of Sales at Le Calabash Petit Conservatoire de la Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2016

Dear Jane Ann and David, Thank you for your kind words and for taking the time to write this review. We had an absolutely incredible time in Africa with the group, and were so pleased to have had the opportunity to share our Africa with...More

Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We walked away with a binder of recipes and more knowledge than I ever expected. We are anxious to try our new found skills in our friends and family. As a home cook who has been cooking since I was a child at my grandma...More

Thank Christine K
lecalabash, Director of Sales at Le Calabash Petit Conservatoire de la Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2016

Dear Christine, Thank you for your kind words and for taking the time to write this review. It was a pleasure welcoming you and Edward into our Cooking School. Keep it cooking! Kind regards, Rebekah

Reviewed 7 October 2016

Learning and cooking at Le Calabash Petit Conservatoire de la Cuisine was all that I hoped it would be, AND THEN SOME. The accommodations and transportation were perfectly arranged, giving the student just the right amount of time to rest and recharge in between classes...More

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lecalabash, Owner at Le Calabash Petit Conservatoire de la Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2016

Thank you so much for your kind words. We loved having you here with us on the Culinary Adventure. We have been playing your CD's in the dinning room and guests are so interested and love your voice, music and especially your lyrics. it was...More

Reviewed 3 October 2016

This cooking school is like none other; I am encouraged at every turn. Chef Sidney and his pastry chef wife, Alison embraced my creativity. They encouraged experimentation while imparting techniques necessary to bring out the best tasting dishes I've ever had in my entire life....More

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lecalabash, Owner at Le Calabash Petit Conservatoire de la Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2016

Dear Maryann, Thank you for your kind words. We are so glad that you enjoyed your week here at le Calabash Cooking School. We would be delighted to have you join us on an African Culinary Adventure. Keep it cooking! Kind regards, Alison and Sidney

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 90 - USD 2,367
Cuisine
French, International, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Wine and Beer, Parking Available, Validated Parking
Open Hours
Monday
09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 18:00
Thursday
09:00 - 18:00
Friday
09:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Fromenteau, 37290 Yzeures-sur-Creuse, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre-Val de Loire  >  Indre-et-Loire  >  Yzeures-sur-Creuse
  • Phone Number: +33 2 47 94 34 31
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Description
Le Calabash is set in a small French hamlet. Alison and Sidney are both accomplished chefs of international standard and the service is personal and friendly. The restaurant / culinary school is small and cosy which includes a cookery school and accomadation. Meals include a demonstration on selected days. They take bookings for private parties and groups.
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