Tastes of Burgundy is an experience set to delight the senses of cooking enthusiasts with a penchant for French cuisine and a drop of Pinot Noir or Chardonnay. Commencing in May 2011, Tastes of Burgundy will be running cooking schools in the iconic gourmet region of eastern France, La Bourgogne (Burgundy).
Each Tastes of Burgundy experience will be individually led by the crème de la crème of the industry; Frenchman Manu Feildel from the one hat L’Etoile in Sydney and television co-host of My Kitchen Rules; Christine Manfield of the famed two hat, Universal in Darlinghurst, Sydney and Annie Smithers from her eponymous bistro in the regional Victorian town of Kyneton.
Each of the renowned foodies have signed up to teach two one-week schools in May, June and July 2011. Each week will include three “cooking days”, involving market visits (Dijon, Beaune and Chalon or Autun), menu design and afternoon cooking classes, culminating in an exquisite dinner each evening.
Fine food and wine aficionados will delight in eight days of sumptuous local food and wine in Burgundy with their chosen chef, whilst cooking and residing at a stunning 18th century chateau just outside the village of Meursault. The chateau is set in 6-hectare parklands, complimented by traditional antique décor, a sunny outside terrace and in-ground swimming pool.
Each week will incorporate three “cooking days”, involving market visits, (Dijon, Beaune and Chalon or Autun), menu design and an afternoon cooking class in the chateau kitchen, culminating in a delectable dinner each evening.
The non-cooking days will be packed full of trips and experiences including; barrel tastings in a stunning 14th century cellar; a visit to local artisan farm – one of France’s finest produces of cherve, and the must see Hospice of Beaune.
Participants will also dine in restaurants ranging from small bistros to the stunning Abbaye de la Bussiere, a former monastery, now Relais & Chateaux accommodation and Michelin-star gastronomic restaurant and bistro. A farewell degustation dinner created by the talented hands of Chef de Cuisine, Eric Pras, and his team at the famous three-star Michelin restaurant, Lameloise in Chagny, will conclude the week savoring the Tastes Of Burgundy.
The week is all-inclusive, from first arrival and pick-up in Le Creusot, seven nights accommodation in a beautiful chateau, cooking classes, cultural visits, transport for the week, all meals, wine, spirits, champagne and the return transfer to Le Creusot for onward travel.
Participants must make their own travel arrangements to and from Le Creusot (which is serviced from Paris by the TGV high speed train).
Tastes of Burgundy is an opportunity to travel with one of three of Australia’s acclaimed chefs to a region of the world that is eponymous for its produce, food and wine. A complete culinary experience from the beginning to the end.