Amuse Chez Kate


L'Amuse Chez Kate is situated in a small village on the Gower Peninsula called Penmaen overlooking the breathtaking Three Cliffs Bay. Kate opens the doors of her home where you will be guided through the cookery course, sampling the delights of your creations whilst taking in the anecdotes and worldly experience of Kate's extensive international catering career.

L'Amuse Chez Kate

Welcome to "L'Amuse Chez Kate" where indulgence in fine cuisine is the order of the day.

Whether you are a confident chef or shy cook, L'Amuse Chez Kate offers contemporary culinary courses to suit your requirements and equips you with the knowledge, guidance and expertise to perfect and progress your cookery skills.

Gower Walking Festival

We were delighted to be asked to prepare and host a picnic for a small group taking part in The Gower Walking Festival. We welcomed guests to our cottage in Penmaen overlooking Three Cliffs Bay.
The festival began in 2005 and was run by the Mumbles Tourist Association to raise money for the independent volunteer-managed Mumbles and Gower Tourist Information Office. It started with 35 walks over eight days and grew to 71 walks over 16 days, with over 1500 participants and in 2019, the festival embraced Visit Wales's Year of Discovery with a selection of both urban and rural walks.
The Gower Walking Festival is an annual celebration of Gower, to encourage participants from all backgrounds to enjoy a unique landscape and a rich heritage. It aims to achieve this by offering an organised, diverse and sustainable programme of events, with minimum environmental impact, to educate, encourage and sometimes challenge all who take part.
We prepared a picnic of homemade bread, ham hock terrine and pickles, Pisaladieres (a South of France speciality - open onion tart usually with tomatoes, olives and anchovies). We also created Empanadas - an Argentinian savoury filled pastry. We filled ours with roasted sweet potato, black bean and sausage. The walkers also enjoyed a delicious rhubarb and strawberry pannacotta with cardamon - suitably sweet to give them energy for the next leg of their trip!
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Gower Walking Festival

Next available course

Saturday, 20 July
7 places remaining
On a typical course you might create 4 different canapés, an 'amuse bouche', 2 starters, 2 main courses, a cheese course and dessert.

The training will start at 10am and will provide you with an insight into the preparation and creation of a wide range of dishes from a 5 course entertainment menu.

The menu has been carefully devised to incorporate different food groups which suit a range of tastes and introduce a variety of techniques which can be applied to various other dishes.

What people say

Thanks Kate Had a great time, I will definitely be back for more. Phil X
Phil, Saturday, 13 July 2019

Thank YOU! It was a fun and informative day - very well organised in every respect. I am looking forward to trying out many of the recipes - I might even persuade Lynne to get out her pasta machine, and we'll have a joint dough making day. Good luck with the book. Best wishes Denise
Denise, Saturday, 13 July 2019

Thank you , we had a lovely day , Hopefully see you again , I will listen to foodie Friday and keep cooking . Thanks
Pam, Saturday, 13 July 2019

Thank YOU! It was a fun and informative day - very well organised in every respect. I am looking forward to trying out many of the recipes - I might even persuade Lynne to get out her pasta machine, and we'll have a joint dough making day. Good luck with the book. Best wishes Denise
Denise, Saturday, 13 July 2019

Thank you , we had a lovely day , Hopefully see you again , I will listen to foodie Friday and keep cooking . Thanks
Pam, Saturday, 13 July 2019

Dear Kate and Clive, What a wonderful and enjoyable time we all had with you today. A real treat. You must be exhausted. Many, many thanks.
Noel, Saturday, 13 July 2019

Dear Kate and Clive, What a wonderful and enjoyable time we all had with you today. A real treat. You must be exhausted. Many, many thanks.
Noel, Saturday, 13 July 2019

"Had a brilliant day. Learnt lots, tasted loads, really enjoyed my day."
Kim, Saturday, 13 July 2019

My Dear Kate, Thank you so much again for a wonderful experience! Fabulous day, company and delicious variety of gourmet delights! We both had a wonderful day, thank you.
Lynne, Saturday, 13 July 2019

A really fun day.... as always xx
Linda, Saturday, 13 July 2019

Thank you for a wonderful day, such a memorable experience. We really enjoyed the whole thing and really feel that we learnt so much, which we intend putting into practice. Hopefully we will come again - our thanks for such a great day to you and to Clive .
Jayne, Saturday, 13 April 2019

Many thanks Kate, I really enjoyed it and spent yesterday evening on a quest to find the pasta machine. it was located next to my unused “blow torch” which I am now minded to point at a defenceless creme brûlée! Off to Sainsburys now to locate some ingredients.
Bob, Saturday, 13 April 2019

Thank you it was so lovely meeting you and Clive and having such great hospitality in your beautiful home, we definitely will come again.
Rhoda, Saturday, 13 April 2019

Thank you for a most enjoyable day of cooking and tasting yesterday, thoroughly enjoyed the day going so quickly will be experimenting with your recipes and techniques.
Pauline, Saturday, 13 April 2019

Thank you for another wonderful day Kate. It really was special. If you email me a copy of the photo I’ll put it on my Facebook page and see if we can get some more of my friends to share the wonderful experience. Speak soon live Norma & Sian xxxx
Norma, Saturday, 2 March 2019

Hi Kate Thank you so much for a great day on Saturday, we had such a lovely time and it was so nice to meet you and spend time with you. We will definitely be back for more :) Looking forward to your new book - please keep in touch!
Rhian, Saturday, 2 March 2019

Thank You and Clive so much for sharing your wonderful home with us all yesterday. And a very special thank you Kate for sharing your considerable expertise . I had a very fine day learning from you. My very best wishes. x
Bethina, Saturday, 23 February 2019

Thank you Kate and Clive (and Rosie!) for another lovely day. Feeling inspired, so after looking in fridge and cupboards, in the process of making slow roasted tomatoes, Kate's crackers and Soubise! How's that? ???? Thanks again
Linda, Saturday, 23 February 2019

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