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Le Calabash Petit Conservatoire de la Cuisine

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12 Fromenteau, 37290 Yzeures-sur-Creuse, France
+33 2 47 94 34 31
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Cornelius, North Carolina
1 review
Reviewed 3 October 2016

The experience was so far beyond what we expected. Sidney and Allison and their family and staff were amazing. We learned an incredible amount at the school, but also really enjoyed getting to know the Bonds. The food was amazing and the environment was awesome. We are planning on our next trip perhaps with them to their culinary school in... More 

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lecalabash, Owner at Le Calabash Petit Conservatoire de la Cuisine, responded to this review

Dear Ray, Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure welcoming you and Rhonda into our cooking school. We would be delighted to have you both join us on an African Culinary Adventure. Kind regards, Alison and Sidney More 

Cornelius, North Carolina
1 review
Reviewed 3 October 2016

This was more than just a cooking school. Sidney and Alison taught us how to make fabulous meals and deserts, numerous shortcuts, and everything we could do back home. They also took us sightseeing in the region, to some places a regular tourist would not see. The week was above and beyond our expectations!

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lecalabash, Owner at Le Calabash Petit Conservatoire de la Cuisine, responded to this review

Dear Cyndie, Thank you for your kind words. We were delighted to have had you and Chris in our cooking school. Keep it cooking! Kind regards, Alison and Sidney More 

Cornelius, North Carolina
1 review
Reviewed 27 September 2016

The school exceeded my expectations by a large margin. I would recommend it to all and would consider attending another session, perhaps in a their South African location..

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lecalabash, Owner at Le Calabash Petit Conservatoire de la Cuisine, responded to this review

Dear Chris, Thank you for your review and your kind words. It was a delight welcoming you and Cyndie into our cooking school. Kind regards, Alison and Sidney More 

Yakima, Washington
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3 reviews
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Sidney and Allison worked very hard at giving us an excellent experience- with their great stories, culinary expertise and wonderful food, in a charming location in the Loire Valley. Excellent experience!

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lecalabash, Director of Sales at Le Calabash Petit Conservatoire de la Cuisine, responded to this review

Dear Rosemary, Thank you for your kind words! It was a delight having you and David at le Calabash. Keep it cooking, Kind regards, Rebekah, Alison and Sidney More 

Adelaide, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I decided to give myself an early 75th birthday present, and chose this magnificent cooking school in the Loire Valley. It truly was a beautiful experience. Sidney and Allison, besides being wonderful chefs, are the loveliest, friendliest, fun loving couple one could meet. Thank you both and your family very much for making me feel very welcome, especially after my... More 

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lecalabash, Owner at Le Calabash Petit Conservatoire de la Cuisine, responded to this review

Dear Irene, Thank you so much for your kind words, we still think of the wonderful time we had with you and the rest of the group. Keep in contact and keep it cooking! Kindest regards, Alison and Sidney More 

Sioux Center, Iowa
1 review
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Love, love, love Allison and Sidney! Does not matter your cooking experience level-they make you feel comfortable no matter what. They treat you like a part of their family. The classes are well done and the excursions are fabulous!

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lecalabash, Director of Sales at Le Calabash Petit Conservatoire de la Cuisine, responded to this review

Dear Bronwen and James, Thank you for your kind words, we absolutely enjoyed having you both here on a French Culinary Adventure. Kind regards, Rebekah, Alison and Sidney More 

Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 10 July 2016

My daughter and I recently attended the 6 day French Culinary Adventure with Sidney and Alison in the beautiful Loire Valley. Jen had recently graduated from University and had asked to attend a cooking school in France for her graduation present. I am so glad she asked. We both had such a wonderful experience with Alison and Sidney. They are... More 

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lecalabash, Director of Sales at Le Calabash Petit Conservatoire de la Cuisine, responded to this review

Dear Susan, Thank you for your kind words. It was truly a pleasure having you and Jen here at le Calabash on a French Culinary Adventure and we are glad that you enjoyed your time here. We look forward to you coming back. Kindest regards, Alison and Sidney More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 5 July 2016

From the start Alison and Sidney were both extremely welcoming. They truly made the learning experience as fun as it gets. Would 100% reccomend anyone to do the week's program!

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lecalabash, Director of Sales at Le Calabash Petit Conservatoire de la Cuisine, responded to this review

Dear Lara, Thank you for your kind words. We at le Calabash truly enjoyed hosting you and your mum on a French Culinary Adventure. You are both very special. Best regards, Alison, Sidney and Rebekah More 

Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
Reviewed 15 June 2016

I decided to go on this trip as a birthday present for myself. I was traveling alone and was a little anxious about spending a week in a class full of strangers. Within an hour of arriving, I knew there was absolutely nothing to worry about. It's hard to express how amazing this week was. Sidney and Allison are so... More 

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lecalabash, Owner at Le Calabash Petit Conservatoire de la Cuisine, responded to this review

Dear Tippi Thank you so much for a wonderful reveiw. We all loved having you here on a Culinary Adventure at le Calabash with us. It was so evident that you loved cooking and baking and sharring our knowledge and passion with you was a absolute pleasure. We belive you will make a great pastry chef and would do so... More 

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Reviewed 13 June 2016

My wife and I spent a wonderful 4 days with Sid and Alison (and their family) at Le Calabash cooking, storytelling, and learning culinary experience in the laid-back, comfortable setting of their small cooking school. Their school, attached to their residence, is set in the Loire Valley of France, near the village of La Roche Posay, in the bread-basket of... More 

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lecalabash, Director of Sales at Le Calabash Petit Conservatoire de la Cuisine, responded to this review

Dear Tim and Tracy, Thank you for your review and you lovely words. We enjoyed having you both here at le Calabash and are so pleased you enjoyed your time here cooking and discovering the Loire Valley. Best regards, Alison and Sidney More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$82 - US$2,151
Cuisine
French, International, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?