cooking in the cuisine

5 nights/ 6 days

July 14th to July 19th 2018

 

If you love food, cooking, French culture, getting creative, good company, and a little R&R then this culinary experience is for you! We will spend five days tickling our tastebuds, channeling our creativity, both in and outside of the kitchen, and learning about the delectable local gastronomy.  

It's about sharing moments together in all of the Château's kitchens, cooking new and old recipes, and the sweetest creations of all, love and laughter.

 

 

Jour 1 | Arrive and Bienvenue

  • Let's meet at the Capitole Square in Toulouse at 10am and on-y-va! it's off to all things French cuisine. 

  • Get to know each other over lunch at a French neo-bistro in Toulouse

  • Allons-y to the Château

  • Welcome aperitif and introductions in the Château kitchen, the "heart of the home" 

  • Bastille Dinner Celebrations

 
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Jour 2 | Getting to know the Château and local area

  • Petit dejeuner at the Château

  • Stroll down to the local market in Les Cabannes to pick up ingredients for dinner

  • Historical tour of Château de Gudanes and its parc

  • Light lunch 

  • Cooking classes begin learning classical French dishes 

  • Lounge chair dinner paired with local wines on the front terrace

 
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Jour 3 | All things French!

  • Petit dejeuner at the Château

  • Historical tour and visit to the Medieval village of Mirepoix to experience the markets and local antiquities

  • Lunch at the Relais Chateau in Mirepoix

  • Relaxing poolside in the afternoon or a lesson in French macarons

  • Casual Château dinner

 
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Jour 4 | Lets get cooking!

  • Petit dejeuner at the Château

  • Foraging and fossicking for Château food finds in the vegetable potager and parc

  • Prepare lunch together from our food treasures (stinging nettle pie!)

  • Kitchen discussion about culinary traditions and the original 19th century Château cookbook 

  • A demonstration cooking class led by local French friends from the village, Marie Andrée and Monique, on how to make locally sourced trout with almond cream, potatoes from the Château garden, French vinaigrette and the regional dessert, apple croustade (yum!). Monique's grandmother was the cook for the family who lived at the Château in the 1940s

 

Jour 5 | Gratitude and Champagne

  • Petit dejeuner at the Château

  • A trip to the village boulangerie for a baguette and pastry making demonstration

  • Cassoulet lunch at our friend Daniel's restaurant in the nearby village of Aston

  • Work together to prepare the Gratitude Dinner and set the table

  • Champagne in the Salon de Printemps followed by a candlelit Gratitude Dinner in the 18th Century Salon de Musique 

 

Jour 6 | Au Revoir Mes Amis

  • Petit dejeuner at the Château 
  • Pack-up and goodbyes at 11am

  • Travel back to Toulouse to arrive at 1pm

 

2018 Dates:

July experience -  July 14th to July 19th

 

Cost - €2,950 per person

This includes: 

  • daily breakfast, lunch and dinner at the Château, and out and about in the region

  • unlimited beverages - house wine, house spirits (the drinking kind), house beer and non-alcoholic

  • shared accommodation and bathroom facilities

  • organised activities

  • use of the Chateau's facilities including tennis court, pool, and wifi in selected areas

  • complimentary laundry facilities for own use

  • transfers to and from Toulouse

Excludes flights to Toulouse, personal spending money and personal insurance

To book, a 25% non-refundable deposit is required. The balance is required 30 days before the experience.  To view the Terms and Conditions of the experience please click here.

 

Bookings will soon be available through our website

 

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