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Culinary & Cultural Journey in Alsace

COOKING VACATIONS

Cooking with Corinne in Alsace

$4,380.00$4,610.00

JOIN CORINNE TO EXPLORE ALSACE OFF-THE-BEATEN PATHS & TO EXPERIENCE THE EXQUISITE LOCAL CUISINE THROUGH COOKING CLASSES AND GOURMET ADVENTURES

6 days / 5 nights (Sunday – Friday)

  • Luxury private Property accommodation
  • 3 hands-on cooking classes
  • Daily breakfasts, luncheons and dinners
  • Market & visit to local producers, Cultural guided tours
  • Transfers & transportation by private van

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We look forward to speaking with you and to welcoming you soon!

Welcome to Alsace!

Alsace is the smallest region of France only 40 miles long by 16 miles wide, a historic region adjacent to Germany known for its fairytale villages adorned with flowers, gabled roofs and chimneys topped with stock nests, half-timbered hamlets, Renaissance-style cities, beautiful natural heritage sites including the Vosges Mountains, peaceful lakes and rivers. 

You will explore the legendary Wine route, meet the wine growers and makers. You will be delighted by the local and French cuisine through hands-on cooking classes as well as the gourmet experiences in traditional and Michelin restaurants.

You will indulge in the Alsatian culture through visits and tours.
Alsace has a long and rich history, an impressive combination of French and German cultures, which remains through the architectural heritage, museums. You will visit Notre-Dame cathedral in Strasbourg, the Unterlinden museum in Colmar with its rich Middle-Age to Renaissance collections, La Petite France and La Petite Venise tanner quarters in Strasbourg and Colmar, the Haut Koenigsbourg château, and some of the picturesque villages on the wine route such as : Ribeauvillé, Riquewhir, Eguisheim, Kaysersberg… where you will have time free for shopping!

For your comfort and safety, our tour is limited to 6 participants.

Alsace Wine Route

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The wine route which crosses the vineyard over 170 kilometers is one of the oldest in France. From Thann in the south to Marlenheim and Wissembourg in the north, the route offers breathtaking landscapes and exceptional heritage : perfectly lined vines, fortified villages, half-timbered houses, roman and gothic churches, medieval castles…
Wine tourism is a long tradition in Alsace, and many villages along the wine route celebrate the end of the grape harvest with wine festivals throughout October.

To get a better understanding of the Alsace wines, you will visit a family-run winery in Ammerschwihr, a member of the Vignerons Indépendants de France Association. The family grows 15 hectares of vines both young and old vines with great respect for each individual terroir to create tasteful wines to enjoy at the aperitif or to pair with food. Along your visit you will learn the complex world of Alsace wines. Through the senses of sight, smell and taste, you will have to identify a refreshing Sylvaner, a fragrant Muscat, a noble Grand Cru Riesling, a full-bodied Gewürztraminer, a Pinot Gris and a Pinot Noir.

"La Terrasse" Luxury private Property Accommodation

Lifestyle Vacations Alsace Tour

Welcome to La Terrasse luxury private property which will be you “home sweet home” during the all journey. The property is located in Pfaffenheim quaint village on the legendary Wine Route, between from Colmar and Eguisheim.

La Terrasse offers 3 spacious bedrooms with its en-suite private bathroom equipped with a walking shower. Each room is furnished with queen-size beds and decorated with a great taste.
The oriented south outdoor terrace has a direct access to the garden and the pool.
The basement, a former wine cellar, is the relaxation room with a sauna and a sun deck overlooking the vineyard and especially the renowned Steiner grand cru vineyard.

La Terrasse also offers a spacious living and dining room, as well as a large kitchen where the cooking lessons are taught. Aside to your classes, Chef Corinne will prepare daily breakfasts and well-balanced dinners according to the itinerary.

Cooking with Corinne, Culinary & Gourmet Experiences

Cooking with Corinne in Alsace Tour

Join Corinne in the kitchen of La Terrasse to partake in hands-on cooking and baking classes celebrating the Alsatian and French traditional cuisine.
This program includes 3 cooking lessons of 3 hours each followed by lunch or dinners. You will learn how to prepare and to cook 3-course well-balanced meals including an appetizer (to enjoy at the aperitif paired with a Crémant d’Alsace sparkling wine or a fruity Riesling dry white), a main course and a dessert. All meal will include fresh organic produce from the market. Sample menu can include: mushroom creamy soup with pears, chicken « Made-in-Alsace », Bäckerkartoffeln (beef and pork stew with potatoes), Apfelkueche (Alsatian apple tart), plum brandy soufflé, etc.

You will experience the marketplace tour and shopping in Colmar, as well as visits to local producers including wineries and a cheese farm. You won’t miss to push the door of boulangeries offering crispy baguettes, exquisite Kougelhof brioche and more.

Gourmet experiences…
Each day of this program is a gourmet adventure.
Aside to cultural visits, cooking lessons, and dinners in La Terrasse, you will be delighted by luncheons and dinners in traditional and Michelin-starred restaurants.

ITINERARY

Day 1 – Welcome to Alsace!
Pick up at Strasbourg or Colmar train station after 2pm.
Private transfer by car or van to Pfaffenheim village.
Check-in at La Terrasse house, followed by a snack & drink. Resting time.
Welcome aperitif followed by a food & wine pairing dinner in La Terrasse house.
Overnight.

Day 2 – Morning cooking class – Afternoon visit to wineries
Continental breakfast.
Morning cooking class starting at 10am for 3 hours. Tasting lunch to follow.
Afternoon excursion through the picturesque Grands Crus Wine Route including visits to top-ranked wineries.
Dinner in La Terrasse house.
Overnight.

Day 3 – Morning in Colmar – Afternoon cooking class
Continental breakfast.
Transfer to Colmar at 10am. Market tour and shopping, followed by a one-hour cultural guided tour.
Lunch in the picturesque “Petite Venise” quarter.
Transfer to Pfaffenheim through Eguisheim quaint village that you will visit by walking.
Cooking class scheduled at 5pm followed by dinner.
Overnight.

Day 4 – Full-day excursion to Northern Alsace, including Strasbourg
Continental breakfast.
Transfer to Dachstein at 8:30am to visit a duck and geese farm.
Transfer to Strasbourg. One-hour guided walking tour of the city starting at 11am. Tour includes the religious architectural heritage (cathedral), and La Petite France picturesque quarter.
Lunch in a traditional restaurant in Strasbourg.
Afternoon excursion through the Wine Route to visit Ribeauvillé and Riquewhir.
Transfer to Pfaffenheim. Dinner in La Terrasse house. Overnight

Day 5 – Morning cooking class – Afternoon visit to Kaysersberg
Continental breakfast.
Morning cooking class starting at 10am for 3 hours. Tasting lunch to follow.
Transfer to Kayserberg. Guided walking tour with time free for shopping. Farewell food & wine pairing dinner in a Michelin-star restaurant in Kaysersberg
Transfer to Pfaffenheim. Overnight.

Day 6 – Check-out. Transfer to Strasbourg Colmar. End of the tour.
Continental breakfast.
Transfer to Strasbourg or Colmar train station not later than 11am. End of the tour.

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PROGRAM PRICES

US$ 4,380 per person
Single supplement: US$ 230

All taxes and VAT included.

Price includes:
• Colmar train station round-trip transfer,
• 6-day ground transportation by private car or van,
• 5-night La Terrasse luxury private house accommodation (DBL occupancy)
• Daily continental breakfasts, lunches and dinners,
• 3 hands-on cooking class celebrating the Alsatian and French cuisine,
• Recipes in English,
• Marketplace tour and visits to local producers,
• Guided excursions and tours to picturesque villages as detailed in the itinerary.

Not included : Airfare from/to your country, TGV train tickets to/from Strasbourg or Colmar, wine in restaurants, personal expenses and personal insurance, and everything which is not mentioned in “price includes”.

Not included: international airfare from your country, train tickets, drinks in restaurants, personal expenses, personal insurance, and everything which is not mentioned in “price includes”.


 

TOUR DATES

September 25-30, 2022 (SOLD OUT)
September 18-23, 2023 (6 spots left)
This tour is confirmed with 4 people, and it’s limited to 6 participants.
Other dates can be added upon request. Please contact us.