Discovering Mediterranean Cuisine With a Reine Sammut Cooking Class
When Chef Reine Sammut was younger she thought she wanted to be a doctor. Fortunately for anyone who has dined in her Provencal restaurant or cooked with her in a cookery class, she became a fabulous, inspiring chef instead. With a constant smile, it's clear that Reine has found her calling, and lucky for all her guests, her passion is infectious.
Over 30 years ago, Reine discovered her way around the kitchen thanks to her husband's mother, Claudette. She delved into the world of Mediterranean cuisine with a focus and respect for local products. But she also started infusing her dishes with some flavors from Sicily as well as Malta and Tunis. The result? An amazing experience set in the gorgeous Lubéron.
"She just managed to make the whole experience so enjoyable and instructive," two clients of The International Kitchen, a husband and wife, said upon their return from their trip to France. "It never felt as if we were being instructed, taught or directed. We actually cooked together just like a family should do more often. No pressure. Relaxed, welcoming and easy atmosphere. This lady loves and enjoys cooking and she shared that with us. We felt privileged to be in that company. For this I will go back."
Once you're done making some fabulous creations in your cooking class -- such as Mediterranean sea bass or tempura of oyster -- enjoy your feast on the terrace out in the Provencal sunshine.
Chef Reine Sammut also offers a special 3-night cooking vacation.
By Liz Hall