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Absolutely PERFECT !!!

I have purposely waited nearly a year to submit this review to be certain that my initial... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2015
Walt02840
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Newport, Rhode Island
A week of fabulous food, expert tuition with a little smattering of gin and tonic induced fun and laughter!!

I was at Walnut Grove for one of their advanced weeks in October last year which was a special... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2015
alizeecornwall
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Professional gourmet chef Maynard Harvey is waiting to share with you his wealth of experience and to take your cooking to the next level. Classes are fun, informal and inspirational – with no more than five guests to one chef everybody gets the...more
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Reviewed 16 April 2015

I have purposely waited nearly a year to submit this review to be certain that my initial overwhelmingly positive experience didn't fade. In fact, the opposite has happened - attending Walnut Grove Cookery remains one of the great experiences of a long and well traveled...More

3  Thank Walt02840
Freya H, Owner at Walnut Grove Cookery School, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2015

Dear Walt Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review, it is much appreciated. It was wonderful to meet you, and of course we have kept in touch a little since then - I am so glad you enjoyed your time...More

Reviewed 14 April 2015

I was at Walnut Grove for one of their advanced weeks in October last year which was a special birthday present to myself!! There were just four lovely ladies on the course from four different continents but we had lots of fun and laughter -...More

3  Thank alizeecornwall
Freya H, Owner at Walnut Grove Cookery School, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2015

Dear Ali Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us, it was lovely meeting you and it has been great hearing of your news & travels since you left. look forward to catching up again one day! best regards Freya

Reviewed 14 April 2015

I took the course with my daughter, who needed some cooking basics, and found it to be an excellent introductory course for her. At the same time the recipes and techniques were complex an interesting for more seasoned cooks. I learned many new things in...More

2  Thank Ami Z
Freya H, Owner at Walnut Grove Cookery School, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2015

Dear Ami Thank you very much for your review, it was lovely having you & Britt here with us, and I am glad you both benefited from the course. Best wishes with everything the future holds and please pass our regards on to Britt. kind...More

Reviewed 14 April 2015

I had just moved back to France from the UK when I came across the Walnut Grove cookery course. Although I consider myself a very competent cook, I had never attended any such courses. As a break from renovating our old house, my husband thought...More

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Freya H, Owner at Walnut Grove Cookery School, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2015

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review for us, it is much appreciated. It was lovely having you here and we are glad you enjoyed your time at the Walnut Grove. Hope the renovations are finished soon! kind regards Freya

Reviewed 14 April 2015

A marvellous experience in many ways. The food was extraordinary throughout, like being in your very own Michelin-starred restaurant every night for a week. But what I enjoyed most was being able to watch Maynard and Benedict do their stuff, two consummate professionals at the...More

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Freya H, Owner at Walnut Grove Cookery School, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2015

Dear Maxwell Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your time here, it was lovely getting to know you and teach you some tricks of the trade! kind regards Freya

Reviewed 11 April 2015

We found that the information and experience of working with two highly professional chefs very inspiring and educational. We would recommend this course to everyone interested in food! We did eat very well too!!More

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Freya H, Owner at Walnut Grove Cookery School, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2015

Dear Carol Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review for us, it is much appreciated. It was lovely to get to know you & your husband Richard and we are so glad you enjoyed your time here at the Walnut...More

Reviewed 2 September 2014

As a solo traveller, I took a regular cookery course for 5 days at Walnut Grove and it was one of my best vacations. First, it feels like you are literally living in a Michelin star restaurant all your time. All our dinners were 6...More

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Freya H, Owner at Walnut Grove Cookery School, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2014

Dear Umurcan Thank you so much for your review, and for coming to the Walnut Grove! It was lovely to meet you, and we are very glad that you enjoyed the course so much. Enjoy the rest of your time in France. We look forward...More

Reviewed 12 July 2014

The week I spent at Walnut Grove in May was the highlight of my 3 week trip to Europe. To start, the location is idyllic - a sleepy French village where we took our evening strolls after dinner and enjoyed the gardens and countryside. Accommodations...More

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Freya H, Owner at Walnut Grove Cookery School, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2014

Dear Jools Thank you so much for your review, we really appreciate it. It was lovely getting to know you, and we still hope to be able to visit you sometime in Vancouver! Look forward to catching up again, whether it is there or here...More

Reviewed 17 June 2014

My wife and I had a wonderful time at Walnut Grove. It was a really nice balance of cooking, dining, and fun side trips. We had a great group of seven of home chefs (you don't have to worry about your skill level in coming...More

3  Thank Gerald S
Freya H, Owner at Walnut Grove Cookery School, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2014

Hi Jerry Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review, it was lovely meeting you & Karen and we are really glad that you enjoyed your time at the Walnut Grove. We have enjoyed seeing your photos too, thank you...More

Reviewed 12 June 2014

My husband and I have just finished an amazing week at Walnut Grove cooking school. This holiday gave us it all, fun, new friends, fine wine and excellent hands on learning in the kitchen. The two chefs Maynard and Benedict are incredibly talented and support...More

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Freya H, Owner at Walnut Grove Cookery School, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2014

Dear Lisa Thank you for your review, we are so glad you enjoyed your time here at the Walnut Grove and gained new skills. It was lovely meeting you and Peter, and I hope you enjoyed your time down in the south of France after...More

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