Manoir aux Quat’Saisons Cooking School Review

Manoir aux Quat'Saisons Cooking School

It’s hard to find a better way to spend the day than spending it at the Manoir aux Quat’Saisons Cooking School. We went last year, which makes this an extremely belated post, but we spent most of the day in the kitchen, slaving away… Not really.

We had a spring menu to prepare, and we worked on a salad, a soup, a fish course, a lamb dish and last but not least, a dessert. The day started with coffee and biscuits (I am becoming so British…) as the chef explained what the day would be like. We then headed to the kitchen where we cooked, and tasted everything that we had prepared. By the end of the day, we were stuffed and happy!

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Our learning environment…with Champagne!

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The learning kitchen

The difference between the Manoir aux Quat’Saisons Cooking School and other cooking classes that we have participated in before is that in this case, we have actually cooked several of the courses again since we learned them, in particular, the vegetable soup which we have made over and over again, and can now almost do without referring to the recipe.

After all the cooking, and eating, we headed to their gardens to see how they grow the produce that they use at the cooking school and restaurant including gorgeous vegetables, ripe tomatoes and all of the herbs. It was a wonderful day!

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The bright vegetable soup we keep making at home!

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Fish on top of ratatouille!

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The lamb we braised for hours…..

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I am not sure I will be making this sugar decor at home!

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Chef showing us how to make tomato water! A Raymond Blanc signature

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Couple that cooks together….

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Our professor!

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Wish all my tomatoes looked like this!

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Herbs galore!

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The glorious gardens at Manoir aux Quat’Saisons Cooking School

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Artichoke blooming

In sum: If you are looking for a perfect fun day of cooking, Manoir aux Quat’Saisons Cooking School (aka The Raymond Blanc Cookery School) is a great choice not too far from London! And review of my dinner at Manoir aux Quat’Saisons restaurant on the blog!

Church Rd, Great Milton, Oxford OX44 7PD

 

3 Comments

  • Reply January 23, 2016

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  • Reply January 23, 2016

    Thirsty Hubby

    Besides great food, tasty wine, and a framed training certificate (oh, we’re so professional!), Quat’Saisons also hooked us up with a Raymond Blanc pan–quite clever, as we loved it so much we bought a set to replace all our pots & pans!

  • Reply January 23, 2016

    Danielle Price

    You must send me the recipe for the veggie soup….looks amazing!

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