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“Culinary School Loire Valley”

Le Calabash Petit Conservatoire de la Cuisine
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 85 - USD 2,232
Cuisines: African, French, Contemporary, International
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
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.
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Had an amazing time and learned to make some sophisticated dishes in the gorgeous Loire Valley and Paris. Highly recommended for aspiring cooks of all levels / great fun!

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lecalabash, Gérant at Le Calabash Petit Conservatoire de la Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Dear Joan,

Thank you for taking your time to write a review, we much enjoyed having you on our Women's Only Culinary Adventure.

Warm regards,
Alison & Sidney

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Reviewed 14 September 2017

A great trip with friends
We experienced a great time with Sid and Alison learning many cooking tips visiting local places and meeting some great guides in Paris

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lecalabash, Gérant at Le Calabash Petit Conservatoire de la Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Dear Pauline,

Thank you for your kind words, it was lovely having you on our Women's Only Culinary Adventure !

Warm regards,
Alison & Sidney

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Reviewed 14 September 2017

Best vacation ever. Lots of cooking & st the same time history behind it
Host we're on top of it, knowledgeable, nice. Perfect week

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lecalabash, Gérant at Le Calabash Petit Conservatoire de la Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Dear Ettie,

Thank you for your kind words, it was lovely meeting you!

Warm regards,
Alison & Sidney

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Reviewed 13 July 2017

It was a lovely week at Le Calabash! The itinerary was full of enjoyable and informative excursions. The cooking was great fun! The food was fabulous! Every breakfast table was delight. Sidney and Alison invite you into their family for a week. They treat you as family. The atmosphere is warm, friendly, welcoming. You couldn't ask for more.

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lecalabash, Gérant at Le Calabash Petit Conservatoire de la Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Thank you so much for your kind words and taking your time to write this review.

Warm regards,
Alison & Sidney

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Reviewed 13 July 2017

Loved Chefs Sidney and Allison Bond!! They did not leave one stone unturned in teaching us French cuisine. How it is produced, how it is procured and how it is prepared. My group participated in a week cooking class and tour of food related venues in the Loire Valley. At times I found it exhausting, but realized that was just my age, the younger members of our group were doing just fine. My family is enjoying the benefits of their excellent instructions. Especially the soufflés!!
Best to show up for this experience rested and ready to work, however the work made the wine time even more appreciated. We all felt we deserved our diplomas and aprons!! I will be talking about this experience and what I learned for years to come.

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lecalabash, Propriétaire at Le Calabash Petit Conservatoire de la Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Dear Nancy,

Thank you for your review and your kind words.
It was lovely having you with us!

Kindest regards,
Alison & Sidney

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