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This takes place in the heart of the Dordogne in a beautiful eighteenth century chateau, with a two night visit to the wonders of the Quercy, a region steeped in gastronomic tradition and the home of your hosts, James and Diana Tamlyn. French chefs will seduce you with ideas from haute cuisine to nouvelle cuisine. From Bernard Philippe, one of the best chefs of the Lot, to Madame LaCuisse fresh from the French farmyard all will entertain you in their exhilarating and idiosyncratic ways.

This is not a cooking course, it is just an excuse to have fun with food bought fresh from the French markets and return home loaded with new recipes and ideas. We will also take trips to visit places of local interest, explore the markets and local restaurants, plus some walks to work up an appetite.

There is much hands on cooking to do with the freshest of vegetables and farmyard meats and all taking place in the gastronomic heart of France. You will touch on haute cuisine and nouvelle cuisine and learn for instance how to work with simple base food like crème brulée and mousse and turn them into totally different and exotic dishes by the simplest of ways.

There is little walking to do. It is really just to work up an appetite.

Dates: (7 nights)   Oct. 19 – 26, Oct. 26 – Nov. 2 
Rate: $2,750.00 USD (Single Supplement: $500.00 USD)

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