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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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CUISINES
French, International, European, Contemporary
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
12 Fromenteau, 37290 Yzeures-sur-Creuse, France
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent 10 days with Sidney and Alison Bond at their exquisite culinary school in the Loire region of France. My experience far exceeded any preconceived notions. From the moment I arrived, I was made to feel like I was part of the family. The...More

Thank Katie R
Reviewed June 14, 2018

Great exploration of food, cooking techniques and the history behind it all. The level of care given to each attendee was also amazing!

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Thank kasacoaching
Reviewed January 15, 2018

It was always a dream to visit France. To have combined this magical country with two of the most delightful people you will ever meet was simply beyond my most enchanted midnight creation. Spending the week with Allison and Sidney at Le Calabash Petit Conservatoire...More

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lecalabash, Owner at Le Calabash Petit Conservatoire de la Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2018

Dear Susan Thank you so much for your kind words, we loved sharing our Culinary World with you and having you here on a Culinary Adventure. Kindest Regards Alison and Sid

Reviewed November 9, 2017

My wife and I recently visited Le Calabash for a week full of cooking, learning, exploring, eating, laughing, and eating. Oh, did I mention eating? The Loire Valley is such a beautiful part of France to explore and is the perfect backdrop to the charming...More

Thank EasyGoingTraveller39
Reviewed October 20, 2017

This was my third visit to le Calabash and I was not disappointed, it was more than I expected. The Dinner demonstration was second to none and the meal served was one of the best I have experienced this year. Abigail's Chocolates were the highlight...More

1  Thank ScottyWise
Reviewed October 9, 2017

My husband and I just completed a week at Le Calabash Cooking School in France, and loved every minute of it. From the moment you arrive you know you are in for a special week. Sidney and Alison are both professional chefs, and you are...More

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1  Thank LLK2012
Reviewed October 6, 2017

I returned on 9/23/17 from the most amazing week at Le Calabash, and it has taken me this long to figure out how best to convey my thoughts in a way that makes sense to others. Quite simply, it was one of the best weeks...More

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1  Thank Joyce P
lecalabash, Gérant at Le Calabash Petit Conservatoire de la Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2017

Dear Joyce, What a lovely review! Thank you for taking your time to do this. We had a wonderful time meeting you for our French Culinary Adventure. Kindest regards, Alison & Sidney

Reviewed September 16, 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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Thank joan_shaiowatkins
lecalabash, Gérant at Le Calabash Petit Conservatoire de la Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 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

Reviewed September 14, 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 October 8, 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

Reviewed September 13, 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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1  Thank E113
lecalabash, Gérant at Le Calabash Petit Conservatoire de la Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2017

Dear Ettie, Thank you for your kind words, it was lovely meeting you! Warm regards, Alison & Sidney

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$87 - $2,297
Cuisine
French, International, European, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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