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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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Travellers talk about
“macaroons” (10 reviews)
“pastry” (6 reviews)
“bread basket” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
French, International, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
12 Fromenteau, 37290 Yzeures-sur-Creuse, France
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1 - 10 of 153 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

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...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This cooking school was fun and informative. Great setting and great recipes. We are all making the menus again!

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Reviewed 29 May 2017

Amazing experience, I spent a week and a half with a college class with the goal of learning french cuisine and culture and we achieved that goal and more.

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Reviewed 22 May 2017

Enter into Alison and Sydney Bond's world and all your senses will be elevated to an unforgettable pleasurable experience you will never forget! From the moment your eyes set upon the beautiful southern French landscape that surrounds Le Calabash Cooking School in the Loire Valley,...More

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lecalabash, Owner at Le Calabash Petit Conservatoire de la Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2017

WOW! Thank you so much Grace, we are so touched by your kind words, simply the nicest review we have had in a long time. We loved meeting you and sharing our passion and culinary world with you. It was a pleasure to have you...More

Reviewed 12 May 2017

Extremely spoilt, food was amazing matched with lovely wine and the accommodations was beautiful. Would highly recommend a visit with Sid and Alison

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lecalabash, Owner at Le Calabash Petit Conservatoire de la Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2017

Thank you so much for your kind words Vicki, we loved having you here with us and sharing our culinary world with you. Keep in Touch and Keep it Cooking. Ali and Sid x

Reviewed 28 April 2017

I attended a french cooling school with Alison and Sidney Bond who put their heart and soul into creating the most wonderful experience for those fortunate folks like me attending their cooking school in the Loire Valley. The teaching was excellent, the food was fantastic...More

1  Thank mippel2017
lecalabash, Responsable commercial at Le Calabash Petit Conservatoire de la Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

Dear Mary, Thank you for your kind words. We had a lovely time with you at le Calabash Cooking School. Kind regards, Rebekah, Alison & Sidney

Reviewed 20 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 21 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 22 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 14 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

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$87 - US$2,304
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
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
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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