Get Cooking at La Cabrière Country House in Franschhoek
I absolutely adore cooking and am always looking for new ways to learn and share experiences with friends. So I am very happy to have found out about a fabulous cooking course that is right on my doorstep and this is too good not to share …
La Cabrière Country House in Franschhoek now offers cooking courses in the on-site Culinary Theatre presented by Camil and Ingrid where you will learn new and exciting dishes with which to treat and wow your friends at home. The course will begin at 14h00 in the open plan kitchen of the main house. You will be given an introduction as well as a menu presentation and an explanation of the recipes you will be tackling during the course.
Next up is where you get your hands a little bit dirty with the hands-on demonstration for preparing a 4-course menu. The course has both an intimate and informal atmosphere allowing you to feel comfortable enough to ask questions and to get involved with the practicalities involved with actually making good food. While you are cooking you will also be introduced to wine and food tastings as well as an insight into the importance of correct pairing.
You will be given the opportunity to freshen up in your room before returning to the kitchen at about 19h00 to enjoy your food creations. Dining with your fellow chefs will be a fantastic opportunity to share your highlights of the day and just how much you have learnt. All food and wine is included in the price of the course.
As mentioned the course is run by Camil Haas and his wife Ingrid. Camil has a long history with food and begun his career at only 15 years of age at a cookery school in the Netherlands (where he was born in 1966). He then went on to work in various well known establishments in and around the Netherlands. He and Ingrid, his high school sweetheart, dreamt of starting their own business and soon this was achieved and after a number of awards and accolades they explored the countries of Turkey, Belgium and France – working in a number of Michelin starred restaurants thereafter returning to Holland to run a 6-bedroom country estate with 2 restaurants.
In 1999 they opened ‘Residence Klein Oliphants Hoek’ the old mission station in Franschhoek as a guest house and restaurant. Camil’s tasting menu was very popular and in 2002 they won Eat Out’s award for ‘Best New Restaurant’ as well as a number of other accolades.
You will be in extremely capable hands when you step into this kitchen. Not only will you have a lot of fun you will be able to take all of this experience back to your own kitchen to surprise your friends and family and treat the special people in your life.
There are lots of packages available so get together with you best friends if you’re single ladies and come or invite the couples from your dinner club or whoever you chose, but make sure you book your course soon. The course takes a minimum of 4 and maximum of 12 persons.