Foodie Paradise in Burgundy

The French’s flair for food and wine is no more evident than among the vineyards and towns of Burgundy. In fact, the full-bodied red wines are what people most associate with the region; that, along with classic dishes like boeuf bourguignon, a hearty beef dish. But the wine culture and gastronomy is even more nuanced than that. While guests of the region will still find classic and hearty dishes aplenty — like escargots à la Bourgogne and coq au vin — they’ll also find a cuisine rich in seasonal and local meats and produce.

That’s because there’s Charolais cattle aplenty in the region, hence the variety and abundance of beef dishes, along with Bourg-en-Bresse chickens, boar, venison, and quails. But the culinary traveler will find fish here too, along with ingredients from local artisans, such as cheeses, terrines, and pates. In other words? Burgundy is a foodie heaven.

During this cooking-intensive trip to this beautiful land of vineyards and pastures, stay in a lovely 4-star chateau located a short distance from the historic town of Macon (which is just about an hour and half, via train, from Paris). The owner and his daughter, the manager, will welcome you to this lovely 17th-century property, surrounded by vineyards. During your free time you can explore the areas wines on Burgundy wine tours, which your hosts can help you arrange.


Trip Details

Your 4 morning cooking classes will be dedicated to traditional French cuisine and regional specialties. Join the chefs in the restaurant kitchen – usually either Chef Franz or Chef Arnaud – for this unique ‘stage’-like experience in which you will participate in the restaurant’s daily food service. While the chefs do speak some English, Patrick will be on hand to translate. Learn some fabulous culinary skills as you prepare such dishes as beef bourgeons, frog legs, and smoked foie gras.


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Itinerary

Day One

Please note that this is a self-driving itinerary. We’d be happy to assist you with a low-cost car rental.

  • Breakfast.
  • The the next 4 mornings, you’ll partake in a hands-on cooking class in the chateau’s restaurant kitchen with the restaurant chef, as well as Patrick or Juliette. Every course will focus on a classic French dish and regional cuisine using the freshest local ingredients.
  • Lunch to follow based on your efforts. (The course will also result in your dinner for the day too!) Meals may be enjoyed in the restaurant’s dining room, or, weather permitting, in the chateau’s garden.
  • Spend some time on your own in the afternoon. Perhaps relax by the pool, or visit the surrounding countryside on Burgundy wine tours.
  • Dinner at the chateau.
  • Overnight.

Day Two

  • Breakfast.
  • This morning, your next cooking class.
  • Lunch to follow based on your efforts.
  • Free time to explore in the area.
  • Dinner at the chateau.
  • Overnight.

Day Three

  • Breakfast.
  • This morning, your next cooking class.
  • Lunch to follow based on your efforts.
  • Free time to explore in the area.
  • Dinner at the chateau.
  • Overnight.

Day Four

  • Breakfast.
  • This morning, your next cooking class.
  • Lunch to follow based on your efforts.
  • Free time to explore in the area.
  • Dinner at the chateau.
  • Overnight.

Day Five

  • Breakfast.
  • This morning, your next cooking class.
  • Lunch to follow based on your efforts.
  • Free time to explore in the area.
  • Dinner at the chateau.
  • Overnight.

Day Six

  • Breakfast followed by a day on your own to rest, relax, or explore.
  • Lunch on your own.
  • Tonight’s farewell dinner will be at the chateau.
  • Overnight.

Day Seven

  • Breakfast and departure.

Trip Details

Included in the 6-Night Trip

Accommodations

6 nights accommodation in 4* chateau

Food & Beverages

  • Daily breakfast
  • 4 lunches
  • 5 dinners

Classes & Instructors

Your 4 morning cooking classes will be dedicated to traditional French cuisine and regional specialties. Join the chefs in the restaurant kitchen – usually either Chef Franz or Chef Arnaud – for this unique ‘stage’-like experience in which you will participate in the restaurant’s daily food service. While the chefs do speak some English, Patrick will be on hand to translate. Learn some fabulous culinary skills as you prepare such dishes as beef bourgeons, frog legs, and smoked foie gras.

Excursions

  • This is a self-driving itinerary and excursions are not included. Your hosts can make suggestions for how to spend your free time exploring Burgundy.

Transfer Details

  • Transfers are not included. This is a self-driving itinerary (we’d be happy to help you with a low cost rental car).

Not Included

  • Beverages with the lunches and dinners

Accommodation Information

Stay in a lovely 17th-century chateau hotel near Macon. The property features 21 rooms with either a king or queen size beds. Some of the rooms offer views of the surrounding park, and others of the pool. The rooms have modern amenities such as flat-screen TV, safe, mini bar, air conditioning, hair dryers, and Wi-Fi. The chateau also has a gastronomic restaurant, where your cooking classes will take place, and a swimming pool.

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Year-Round Pricing:

6-night Program
US$2450 per person based on double occupancy

    30% deposit due to confirm booking.
    Balance payment due 60 days prior to tour start date. Questions? Please contact us!

    You will need your own vehicle for this itinerary.


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    Available any dates you choose for a minimum of 2 people.

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