Robert Ash Cookery School
About the location: Southern Burgundy is especially rich in history – from the prehistoric site of the Solutré rock with vineyards carpeting its lower slopes (below left), to the famous Abbey of Cluny and the Château of Pierreclos (right). The River Saône runs through a landscape which includes the famous vineyards of St. Vérand (home of St. Véran without the ‘d’), Pouilly-Fuissé, the southern Mâconnais and the hills of the Beaujolais. Mâcon itself is a fascinating town at the river’s edge. Rue du Lac is an enormous converted farmhouse standing in two acres of grounds a few miles south of Mâcon, southeast France.
Rooms are basic but comfortable, (with ensuite bathrooms if desired). There is a swimming pool and sun terrace, and plenty of room for relaxing in or out doors. If weather permits, breakfast can be served poolside — other meals can be enjoyed on one of the two garden terraces.
About the cooking lessons: Robert Ash, chef-patron of London’s legendary and award-winning Blythe Road Restaurant proposes an incredible Burgundy cooking school vacation. Join him in the very heart of France for an all-inclusive culinary tour that combines expert hands-on cooking lessons, fabulous food, and fascinating visits. The main teaching kitchen is equipped to a high standard, with every conceivable tool of haute cuisine. There is a second kitchen which is also for the use of guests.