Welcome to The Villa of Flavors cooking school, a beautifully restored 19th-century farmhouse surrounded by magnificent gardens, located in a quaint hilltop village nearby Bandol and Sanary-sur-Mer on the Mediterranean coast.
Cooking classes start at 9:00am. You will learn how to prepare, and to cook a 3-course well balanced menu with seasonal fresh produce from the market and the kitchen garden.
Asparagus, artichokes, rhubarb, cherries… start in April and May. In summer, you are lucky with berries, peaches, apricots, tomatoes, eggplants, zucchinis, and more. If you come in September, you will have the figs, grapes, and some summer vegetables and fruits still. October is the beginning of autumn bringing vegetable roots, mushrooms, plums, apples and pears, but not only. Fish is bought directly at the fishermen booth at the harbor. The lamb is bought at the farms in Sisteron. Honey, goat cheese, olive oil are from the producers in the village… and the aromatic herbs grow wild in the nature, and in the school's garden.
Menus include a starter, a main course and a dessert which celebrate the Provence and Mediterranean cuisine.
You will review the basic methods under our chef direction. The class is followed by a delicious tasting lunch accompanied by wine. Provence is well known for its warm weather and you will have lunch on the patio, enjoying the scents of Provence.
Classes are hands-on, and translated in English. Each class is limited to 8 people.
PROGRAM PRICE: US$ 280 per person.
CLASS DATES CONFIRMED: June 26, 27, 28, 2018
Other dates can be scheduled upon request. Please contact us.