One Day French Cookery Course Provence

Highlights

  • Includes a stop at a local Chateau to pick up some local wine.
  • Lovely coutryside location just 15 minutes from the centre of Aix.
  • Return transfers to and from the centre of Aix to the cookery school.
£160 pp
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What you'll do

Typical Itinerary

– The day will start at 9:30am at the meeting point in the centre of Aix.
– Start with a tour of Aix and a stop at the market for the day’s ingredients.
– You’ll then hop in the car and head to Chateau Henri Bonnaud for some wine tasting.
– Back at the farm house, you will cook up your 3 course Provencal feast.
– Be seated and enjoy the fresh local food, wine and cheese during your indulgent, handmade meal.

What's included

Included

  • 3 hour hands-on French cookery lesson
  • Cooking lessons will be held in English
  • All ingredients
  • Cooking materials
  • A tour of Aix-en-Provence and the market
  • A stop at a local Chateau for wine tasting
  • Transfers to and from the meeting point (Aix-en-Provence tourism office) to the kitchen
  • A scenic drive through Montaiguet Forest on your return to Aix
  • Your recipes emailed to you
Your local host

Gilles

Chef Gilles was born and raised in Marseille, France, and moved to the area of Aix-en-Provence in 1994 after a 4 year stay in southern California. His love of food came from his mother and grandmothers through watching, practising and tasting in their kitchens.

His cooking classes are laid back, fun and full of laughter. Although he is French, his cooking classes will be taught in English.

To better understand Gilles philosophy, it is best to read the quote he lives by, stated by Joël Robuchon, “You cannot cook if you don’t love people”.

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Location

Located in the countryside just outside of Aix-en-Provence, is your gorgeous farmhouse cooking school nestled on 12 acres of lush property. No Provencal kitchen would be complete without a wild Provencal ‘Garrigue’, filled with aromatic herbs for you to wander through, gather and add to your dishes of the day.

This cooking class in Provence, will not be scholastic or academic, but more of a genuine experience about cooking, meeting people and sharing the love for the finer things in life-cooking, food & wine. Get immersed in an authentic Provencal atmosphere with Gilles.

Features
– Set in the Provence countryside on 12 acres of land
– Meeting point in the centre of Aix-en-Provence with transport to and from the farmhouse included
– Just 10 minutes from the centre of Aix-en-Provence
– Classes taught by English speaking chef with years of experience
– Fun, relaxed and sociable atmosphere

FAQs

Who is it suitable for?

- Cookery classes are suitable for all levels from complete beginners to experienced cooks
- Minimum age 10 (under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult)
- Your chef is French but lessons will be held in English

I'm travelling solo - can I join?

- These cookery classes are perfect for solo travellers and singles are welcome to join an existing group

When can I start?

- The cooking school is open year round with the exception of French holidays and Christmas
- Cooking classes tend to run on most Tuesdays & Thursdays throughout the year with some additional start dates during the summer; please contact us with your preferred dates and we will check what is available for you
- Classes start at 9:30am and finish around 3:30pm depending on how long you linger over lunch

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