Monday, 6 July 2015

Week 28 2015

Made by me, with a little help from Jerome.

Did you know that at the heart of St Foy, right under our noses, is a wonderful pâtissier? With over 20 years of experience, including 3 years alongside Heston Blumenthal at The Fat Duck, Jerome Druart has finally returned to his native France and has set up shop under the Arcades in the centre of Ste Foy. 

Not only does he make wonderful cakes, delicious homemade ice-creams and mouth wateringly good chocolates, he’s now sharing his knowledge with a series of patisserie courses running through from July – September.

I had the great pleasure of attending his first session ‘Autour de la Fraise’ where we learnt how to make a Fraisier (one of my all-time favourites – after anything chocolate) and strawberry marshmallow.  Jerome’s experience as a chef and a teacher gave us tips and chef’s secrets and we all left with a completed Fraisier and a stack of marshmallow!  Needless to say, the cake is all gone… - but now I know how to make another!

If you like pastries and are even just a curious cook then I suggest you take a course with Jerome, I’ll certainly be back! We were in a professional Pastry kitchen and Jerome speaks flawless English, especially useful when my technical French began to falter. 

Visit  and to find out more, or drop into his Patisserie when you are next passing and tell him that you heard about him here, and see if you can resist an ice-cream or a cake!

Whatever you do this week in the Gironde or Dordogne regions, have a great time,
Best wishes,

Week 28 2015


Monday 6 July

Tuesday 7 July

7 – 19 July : Art Exhibition at the Salle de Chateau, Saussignac.


7 July : Marche Gourmand at St Avit St Nazaire

7 July : Night Market in Eymet

7 - 11 July : Festival Bib'n'Jazz in St Laurent des Combes.  In the run up to the St Emilion Jazz Festival, St Laurent is holding its own Jazz event at the Salle Polyvalent.  Free entry, find out more

Wednesday 8 July

8 July : Night market in Monsegur

Thursday 9 July

9 July : Night market in Duras featuring François Mary (trio jazz)
9 July : Les Jeudis Gourmands Parc Gabriel Forestier, Eymet

Friday 10 July

10 July : Night market in Pellegrue
10 July : Night market in Villefranche de Longchat

10 – 11 -12 July : Fete Locale at Rauzan, starting with a Marche Nocturne on Friday evening.

10 – 11 – 12 – 13 July : Fete locale at Caumant

10 July : Apero Concert at Chateau de Chainchon.  Featuring Terres Blanche in Concert and a 
photographic exhibition by Florent Pacaud.

Saturday 11 July

11 July : Open Air Dance and fireworks at Rauzan

11 July : Night Market in Mouliets et Villemartin Place du Stade
11 July : La Piste Gourmande, Sadirac
11 July : Musique et Vins at Juillac – Night Market and Live music by ‘Neptune’  Fireworks at 23h

11 – 12 July : Fete Locale at St Antoine de Breuilh

Sunday 12 July

12 July : Vide Grenier and Foire d’ete at Rauzan

12 July : Brocante at St Antoine de Breuilh as part of the Fete Locale

12 July : Vinofolies in Eynesse, meet the winemakers and taste local produce.

Coming up…

13 July : Fireworks at the Tour du Roi in St Emilion

14 July : Brocante Vide Grenier at Montpon Menesterol

14 July : 24th Foire a tout / Brocante / Vide Grenier at Velines… this is a big one!


And finally…

More information about the Patisserie Courses in Ste Foy.  Click on the image for a bigger view.

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