weI, my wife and our closest friends (The Gang) have picked 'Les Peupliers' over many years of our wanderings around France and have never been less than charmed. Mike and Tracy have turned pampering into an art form. Mike's food and presentation of same is wonderful and Tracey as host is funny, friendly and fresh every time. Her £50 charge on 'Brexit referendum results day' for a visa was masterly. Close friends is how we think of them. And we can't wait to return next year.
We had a group of 5 women that attended Mike’s cooking class in March. It was absolutely fantastic! We were warmly welcomed by Mike and Tracey. We spend a number of hours putting together the meal for the day. What I liked was these are recipes that we can all make. Afterwards, we enjoyed the wonderful meal. Thank you SO much for such a great time!! I highly recommend it !!
I went here with a group of friends and we had an excellent time. We were greeted with fresh croissants and coffee to start the day and we then moved into the kitchen to get into some hands on cooking. Mike is a former Michelin star chef who gives you the confidence to try his techniques at home. His wife Tracey is on hand for spa treatments if you wish and helps to celebrate the end of the class with a glass of champagne. All in all a wonderful way to spend the day!
I have been to chef Mikes cooking course many times. I love love how he teaches and use all my recipes all the time. Mike and Tracey are so so lovely and I would recommend them to anyone. It’s a must do on all our trips to the Loire Valley!
Mike and Tracey were outstanding hosts for a trip to the Loire with my best friend. They have outstanding reviews on trip advisor, but the experience still exceeded our expectations. The cooking class was spectacular. Mike was very patient and carefully explained each step along the way as we helped cook a 3 course gourmet lunch. We enjoyed dinner with Mike and Tracey two of the three nights. The food was superb and the experience was more like a dinner party, than just the dinner that we expected. We stayed in the hayloft room which was very comfortable and cozy with both a bathtub and shower. They treated us each evening to some local sparkling wine which we both immensely enjoyed. I wish we had time to go visit the winery but we chose to spend our time visiting Châteaus. We also enjoyed our hot stone back massages by Tracey. What a great combination, having a great chef as well as qualified beauty therapist under the same roof. If you ever make your way to the Loire Valley, make sure to plan a stay at Les Peupliers. I hope to make it back someday. Thanks Tracey and Mike for spoiling us for three days. …