French Bistro Classics

French Bistro Classics

1 - Classic French dishes perfect for entertaining.
Tutor: Sarah Mellersh

Price per person: £125
Time: 10am to 4pm


Here is a the type of things we will be preparing and cooking on this one day course.

  • Pain de Campagne
  • Twice Baked Cheese Souffles with Creamy Leek Sauce
  • Slow cooked Duck Legs with a Rich Red Wine and Port Sauce with Puy Lentils
  • Gooey Hot Chocolate Fondants

Key skills you will learn on the course:

  • How to make artisan bread
  • Souffles
  • Reduction Sauces

We will eat some of the above for lunch with a well deserved glass of wine, but there will be lot to take home to friends and family to enjoy as well.

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French Bistro Classics

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French Bistro Classics

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Our short Cookery Courses are a great way to learn new skills and flavour ideas in a fun and relaxed atmosphere at our Perthshire cookery school. They are suitable for all levels, from the complete beginner, to someone who is looking to broaden their culinary repertoire.

Here is what to expect on the one day courses:

  • Small and informal classes.
  • Coffee and Home Baking on arrival.
  • Mixture of demonstrations & practical sessions; we believe that you can’t really get to grips with something unless you get your hands dirty!
  • All ingredients are weighed out for you in advance, giving you more time to spend on cooking.
  • All washing up done
  • A chance to eat your creations with a well deserved glass of wine. Or a light lunch will be provided if we have not cooked a meal.
  • Any dishes not eaten can be taken away - download our Storage & Reheat Guide:

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  • A recipe booklet to take home with you.
  • Aprons provided.

We will be in contact with you the week before the course starts and will let you know if you need to bring any containers to take home some of the dishes you have prepared.

The classes make great presents. Please call or email to ask about gift vouchers or you can now buy a voucher online. For more information on any of the one day courses, please do call or email.

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Happy Customers

I have done other cookery courses but I really liked the intimate feeling of this course and Sarah made you feel very relaxed straight away. I liked the fact that you got to do everything yourself, I have been on other courses where you are split into groups and I found that not so constructive. Doing is learning! I took away new skills and felt more confident to give things a try. Lunch was lovely and our new found love of Duck could be being tried on our friends too! More over it was just a very pleasant way to spend a day.

- L.Taylor French Bistro Classics June 2015

The cookery course was simply fantastic. The recipes were well thought through, allowed you to learn a number of techniques over the course of the day and were all easy to do again at home for an evening meal or entertaining guests. Sarah also provided a welcoming and fun filled day that I could not recommend highly enough for all levels of experience. I look forward to coming back in the future.

- A.Cowan - French Bistro Classics

I wanted to thank you again for a very enjoyable day spent on Saturday. The cheese souffles were lovely and so light and very much enjoyed by us for our supper. The day passed so quickly and was both fun and informative and you were great at putting me at ease. I now have a new found respect for anyone that makes bread from scratch as I never realized how much work went into it. Having a small class helps make the experience that bit more personal and allowed us all to have support from you.

- A. Doull. Jan 2016

Peter and I both thoroughly enjoyed our day with you and loved making all that scrumptious food. ( Had soufflés for lunch today - delicious !!) The day was up to, and beyond, our expectations. Everything was extremely well organised and professional and yet very informal with lots of great and informative chats and tips. We were very fortunate with all our fellow "chefs" who were very friendly and as a group we seemed to gel well. We would have no hesitation in recommending a cookery course with you and I personally, very much hope to revisit in the future.

- H.Brodie French Bistro Classics, April 2016

The day was great and learned a lot but most importantly had a good laugh and it was fun. Right from the beginning we were all made very welcome at the introduction stage while Sarah went through what the plan for the day entailed. The whole day was laid out in a very natural flowing process which ended with us having a great lunch and then making some very tasty profiteroles. Thanks again Sarah, a great day all round. Cheers Tom.

- T.Reeve - October 2015

Booking Procedure

What to expect when you book a place on a course at Let’s Cook Scotland.

Book your place online or over the phone.

A booking email will follow to confirm your booking (NB even it is for two or more places it will still just say thank you for your booking.) If you don’t receive an email thanking you for your booking you have not got a place on the course. The email is immediate if booking online and if done by phone, it will come through once we have manually booked you on to the course.

Please check your spam folder if nothing comes into your in box.

We will then keep in contact by email or by phone if you have asked us to.

An automated reminder will drop into your in box ten days before the course. This is followed up by a more personal email from us with any particular instructions/directions for the course.

If you do not receive any emails from us please contact us ASAP, as you may not be booked on to the course.