French Cooking classes at RENDEZ-VOUS

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French Cooking classes
It has taken a while but we have finally put together our French cooking classes.

Our classes will be held at “Rendez-Vous” for groups of three to six “students”.
Classes can be run on weekdays or weekend and bookings are essential. Dates can be arranged to suit your group according to availability (except on Maldon events days).
You decide what we will cook on the day (or let Marie decide for you) , ONE entrée, ONE main, ONE dessert from the table below – vegetables choices will be decided to best match the main course.
The day will start around 11 am with morning tea, during which we will discuss/ finalise our schedule for the day. We will then get started (slowly) on the preparation of a 3 course meal, stop for a light lunch and resume our “hands on” cooking class.
No expert chopping or state of the art cookware, simply good traditional French food prepared in a relaxed atmosphere.
When finished you will be able to relax at the bar or in the B & B lounge until dinner time.
Finally we shall sit together to taste the fruits of our labour.

Dinner will be served in the ”Old Eaglehawk” dining room in a true “at home French style” but beware Didier & I will be seating at your table!
What you need to do: Get a group together, select the dishes you wish to cook ( see table below or let Marie decide for you) then call to arrange a date. Or, register your interest via email or phone and we will contact you when we have sufficient numbers to make a class.
 Cooking class : $195.00 per person (add $ 130.00 for single B&B)
 2 persons taking cooking class + accommodation in Queen /twin Room : $500 per couple.
Package includes:
Morning tea
Light lunch
Recipe booklet
Hands on participation in the preparation a 3 course meal
4 course dinner
Accommodation in Queen room / Twin room
Gourmet breakfast
And all the usual goodies

Note: if you would like to bring along a partner who is not interested in cooking, Didier can organise a small winery tour in the region or a fun day playing Petanque (a great way to taste wine WITHOUT travelling).
ENTREES                  MAINS                           DESSERTS
Soufflé               Coq au vin*                        Charlotte*
Quiche                Paupiettes de veau (veal parcels)  Almond crepes
Gougère* *            Porc ‘’charcutiere’’               Fruit tart
Stuffed savory crepes Beef Bourguignon                   Profiteroles
Terrines & Pates      Poule au riz *                     Gateau Basque*
Onion soup            Fish filets à la Normande*         Mille feuilles*
Soupe au pistou*      Truite aux amandes*                Bûche (Christmas log)
Pissaladière*         Galantine  de canard aux olives*   Oeufs a la neige (snow eggs)

Vegetables may include : Silverbeet au gratin, potato torte, ratatouille, gratin Dauphinois, purée au gratin, spinach torte, carrots Vichy, peas à la française, pommes dauphines etc.

*Gougère: baked savoury choux pastry. *Soupe au pistou: vegetable soup with traditional Provencale Pistou. *Pissaladière: caramelised onion, olive & anchovy tart originated in Provence. *Coq au vin: braised rooster/hen, red wine & mushrooms. *Porc charcutière :porc with caper & cornichon sauce. *Poule au riz: Chicken with rice & mushroom sauce made with our own chicken stock. *Fish filets à la Normande: we filet the fish, stuff each filet with praw or salmon filing then prepare the stock & cream based Normandy style sauce. *Truites aux amandes: whole trout with almond & butter sauce. *Galantine de canard: we debone a whole duck then filled it with green olive stuffing. *Charlotte: Traditional French cake made of lady fingers and “crème patissière”. *Gateau basque: traditional cake/flan from the Basque region. *Mille feuilles: French vanilla slice.

Interested???? Please visit and call /email us to express your interest and discuss with Marie


Christmas 2013: A smart gift idea.

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Christmas is upon us…. Thought of a present for that someone very special who has everything.

A Gift Voucher from “RENDEZ-VOUS Bed and Breakfast / Restaurant in MALDON will make you an instant hero!!

A night accommodation, perhaps complemented by a French inspired meal with us will delight even the most demanding.

Check us out at OR call us direct on 03 54 752 194

Merry Xmas to all our fellow  bloggers,

Marie & Didier at RENDEZ-VOUS at the Old Eaglehawk, Maldon Victoria



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A Christmas , birthday, anniversary gift for that someone SPECIAL who has EVERYTHING!!!

Our very popular “RENDEZ-VOUS” gift Vouchers are now available.

Accommodation( and perhaps a meal with us) in lovely Maldon will delight, guaranteed.

Please refer to our Website at for all the details or call us at RENDEZ-VOUS on 03 54752 194,

“Rendez-Vous” Micro Restaurant now open to the general public.

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A taste of Fine French food in the heart of the Goldfileds. Affordable “silver service” in the intimate setting of our trust classified Building. We are small (small groups/ your special event [anniversary – birthday]),fun and dedicated to offering you personal attention and a unique experience.
Please visit us at for details and bookings.
Stay with us or Dine with us.
See you soon in Maldon

Maldon “Rendez-Vous” Micro Restaurant now open for all to enjoy

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French inspired meals served in the intimate setting of our small bar or Lounge. Please check our website for regular update of our menu. Hope to see you there soon. Marie and Didier

Corvette Club visit to “Rendez-Vous” Maldon

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My “little red Corvette”

Unexpected visit in October, a very thirsty lot of Bourbon drinking motor drivers and their co-pilots. Thanks for the Pitt stop and see you soon.

Motorcycling Australia: News Single

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 ”Rendez-vous” at the Old Eagkehawk is a Bed and Breakfast located at the foot of Mt tarrengower in  Maldon, Victoria.

We currently have 3 rooms ( 2 Queen and 1 twin or King room) available to visitors to Maldon for the duration of the event. Our rates  are unchanged at $ 150 per room per night  including a fully cooked breakfast for 2.

We can also provide French inspired meals to our guests on request and are licenced.

To find out more, visit the FIM World Trial Championship website at:…ash=efdb19ba5b, or call us directly on  (03) 54 752 194  /   0466 069 093

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