Uzès, France - Sunday to Sunday
(Option: Day Cooking Classes/Market Visit)
Available April through October
Check out our fabulous week long culinary program featuring 5 days of intensive cooking classes, foodie visits and accommodation in a beautiful guesthouse in a medieval village in the Languedoc Roussillon! This is for the true foodie who wants to learn about French cuisine from a professional French chef with more than 30 years experience. The hands on lessons are taught in English. Or, if you are only in the area for a day and looking for a fun experience, join us for a taste of Provencal and Mediterranean cuisine at the cooking school for a market visit and cooking class, a cheese and wine pairing course, a dessert class, or a fish and seafood class. If you have a small group, we can arrange a private cooking class.
Attention food lovers: our week long culinary program gives you the opportunity to partake in a 5-day French cuisine experience, in a beautiful medieval city. All levels are welcome. The focus for the classes will be on Mediterranean and Provençale cuisines.
You will spend the 5 days of classes together not only cooking but also visiting local farms, tasting wine, cheese & olive oil, but also visiting local markets. See a sample itinerary below.
For our non residential cooking classes: Classes are small (usually between 5-7) so you get a lot of attention from your chef. In our French market class we take you through the local markets where you will select with the chef the freshest in-season ingredients to return to class and prepare your 3-4 course meal accompanied with local cheeses and wines. If you want to learn more about handling and preparing fish, why not try the Fish & Seafood class where you will learn various techniques and recipes to try at home. You can also participate in a cheese & wine pairing class upon request which is taught by a Sommelier.
(Your definitive schedule will be provided upon arrival)
DAY ONE - SUNDAY
Welcome! Arrival at the house.
Everybody will be invited by your hosts/chef to share a “taste of Uzès degustation dinner’’ with regional wines from the Duché.
You will discuss the week’s schedule with your classmates and all questions will be answered to get you started on your culinary tour of the South of France.
DAY TWO - MONDAY
The morning will start with a continental breakfast at the guesthouse at 8:30am. At 9:30 am, the chef will take you to the school, to start your first day of cooking.
You will sit for lunch at 12:30pm after which you’ll be taken to the goat farm to learn about how goat cheese is made with a cheese tasting.
Your day will end around 6pm and you will have a free evening on your own.
DAY THREE - TUESDAY
The morning will start with continental breakfast at the guesthouse at 8:30am
At 9:30 am, chef will take you to the school, to start your second day of cooking.
Lunch at 12:30pm, then you will cook again until 4pm.
You will enjoy an informative cheese and wine tasting at the school organized by a sommelier and your day will end at 6pm.
Free evening on your own.
DAY FOUR - WEDNESDAY
Market Day in Uzès
The morning will start with continental breakfast at the guesthouse at 8:00am. At 9:00 am, your chef will take you to the Uzès market to shop like a local. You’ll start by getting the last ingredients for the rest of the week then start your third day of cooking back at the school.
Lunch at 1pm, then you will cook again until 4pm.
Back to the house for a break, and to get ready for an all-inclusive fine dining experience at one of the area’s gastronomical restaurants. Pick up will be at 7:30pm.
DAY FIVE - THURSDAY
Picnic Day & Visit of Olive Oil Mill
The morning will start with continental breakfast at the guesthouse at 8:30am.
After lunch you will be heading to the olive oil factory (Le Moulin d’Uzes) for a tasting. You will learn all of the secrets about olives and olive oil on this tour.
End of the day at 6pm and free evening on your own.
DAY SIX - FRIDAY
The morning will start with continental breakfast at the guesthouse at 8:30am. At 9:30 am, your chef will take you to the school to start your final day of cooking.
Preparation of a gourmet lunch of Mediterranean classics
Enjoy a gourmet Luncheon at 1pm followed by presentation of a certiificate of completion.
We will end the afternoon in fanfare. Plan to be surprised.
DAY SEVEN - SATURDAY
DAY EIGHT - SUNDAY
Departure, before 11am.
*The content or order of the itinerary may change depending on dates, availability of services or activities, local festivals/holidays, weather constraints, etc. Class descriptions and menus are samples and may vary according to the season
Here is a sample of some of the recipes you will learn during the culinary week*
Aioli (sauce and dish) Brandade de Nîmes Octopus salad
Mussels and saffron soup
Bread (pain de mie, Baguette, rolls) Brioche
Croissant and pain au chocolat
Bull stew Camarguais Daube de Boeuf Provençal Stuffed lamb shoulder Rabbit Terrine
Country pork terrine
Stuffed Zucchini blossom (if we eind some) Braised fennel
Flan and clafoutis
Chocolate cakes and ganache Ice cream
Cookies (madeleine, einancier, diamants)
Gougère (pate a chou fromage)
Pissaladière and more
A minimum of 2 participants is required to run this tour and the tour is limited to a maximum of 6 participants.
(The number of participants refers to how many persons are required to run the tour, not to how many persons you must have in your party. Please inquire.)
HOW TO ARRIVE
Garons Airport in Nimes (18 miles)
Avignon-Caumont (25 miles)
Méditerranée Airport in Montpellier (37 miles)
Marseille Provence Airport (98 miles)
For cooking classes, once confirmed, you will be given instructions on where to meet. You will then be guided to the market either on foot or depending on the market, by car. You will then be taken to the cooking school after the market and returned after lunch.
WEEK LONG CULINARY PROGRAM
FRENCH MARKET CLASS / Please inquire.
CHEESE AND WINE CLASS / Please inquire.
PROVENCAL DESSERT CLASS (IN ENGLISH OR FRENCH) / Please inquire.
CHEF'S TABLE FOOD & WINE PAIRING / Please inquire.
PRIVATE CLASSES / Please inquire.
*Pricing may vary depending on market fluctuation
After availability is confirmed, the completed and submitted registration form will secure your reservation along with full payment.
WEEK LONG CULINARY PROGRAM
May 27-June 3
WEEK LONG CULINARY PROGRAM
*Seven (7) nights' accommodations in a private luxury residence in Uzès
*Breakfasts each morning
*Welcome Cocktail dinner
*Transportation to and from the guesthouse & school and for all organized excursions
*French market & local producer tours
*Dinner at a gastronomic restaurant selected by our chef
*Five days of Hands-on French cooking classes including appetizers, bread-making, breakfast pastries, soups, salads, stews, Provencal dishes, French desserts
*Cheese & wine & olive oil tastings
*Guided excursions in the Gard Provencal
*All lunches included on days of classes & 3-4 dinners
*Musical evening with invited guests
*Small group sizes (maximum of 6 students)
FRENCH MARKET CLASS
*Guided market visit with chef
*Hands on cooking class in English
*Four course meal including wine
*Transportation back to Uzès
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Please contact us for cancellation policy information. Travel insurance is highly recommended.
Furnished upon request.
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