Culinary & Cultural Journey in Alsace

COOKING VACATIONS

Cooking with Corinne in Alsace

$4,290.00$4,520.00

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

7 days / 6 nights (Saturday – Friday)

  • Luxury private Villa accommodation
  • 3 hands-on Cooking Classes
  • Daily Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners
  • Market & Visit to local Producers, Cultural guided Tours
  • Transfers & Transportation by private van

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We want to be sure that this tour, the itinerary and the food offered match with your wishes, likes and expectations. Thank you.
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

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Welcome to La Terrasse luxury private villa your “home sweet home” during the week, located in Pfaffenheim quaint village on the legendary Wine Route, between from Colmar and Eguisheim.

La Terrasse offers 3 spacious bedrooms furnished with queen-size beds and decorated with a great taste; each with en-suite private bathroom equipped with a walking shower.

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 offers a spacious living and dining room, as well as a large kitchen where Corinne teaches the cooking lessons. Aside to your classes, Corinne will prepare daily breakfasts and well-balanced dinners as detailed in 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 (Saturday) – Welcome to Alsace!
At 1:30pm, Strasbourg train station private transfer by van to Pfaffenheim.
Check-in in La Terrasse villa, your home sweet home in the heart of the legendary Alsace Grands Crus Route.
Resting time.
At 4:30pm, Visit to a winery in Pfaffenheim.
At 6pm, Aperitif & Dinner in La Terrasse villa.
Overnight.

Day 2 (Sunday) – Morning Cooking Class & Lunch / Afternoon Tour to Eguisheim & Husseren-les-Châteaux
Breakfast in La Terrasse.
From 10am to 12:30pm, Cooking class 1 followed by lunch.
Afternoon guided tour to Eguisheim and Husseren-les-Châteaux villages.
At 7pm, Dinner in a traditional restaurant nearby.
Transfer to Pfaffenheim.
Overnight.

Day 3 (Monday) – Strasbourg / Haut Koenigsbourg
After breakfast, transfer to Strasbourg.
At 10:30am, two-hour expert-led cultural walking tour.
12:30pm, Lunch in a typical Winstub.
Afternoon visit to Chateau du Haut-Koenigsbourg and to a winery then.
At 7:30pm, Dinner in La Terrasse.
Overnight.

Day 4 (Tuesday) – Morning Cooking Class / Afternoon Colmar expert-led walking tour
Breakfast in La Terrasse.
From 10am to 12:30pm, Cooking class 2 followed by tasting lunch.
At 2:30pm, Transfer to Colmar.
At 3pm: Visit to Unterlinden Museum.
At 4:30pm, two-hour guided walking tour through La Petite Venise historic quarter.
At 7pm, Gourmet dinner in Colmar.
Transfer to Pfaffenheim.
Overnight.

Day 5 (Wednesday) – La Route des Crêtes / Afternoon free at your leisure in Colmar or in Pfaffenheim
After breakfast, transfer to Munster.
At 10am, Visit to a local Munster and Barikass cheese making farm
At 12:30pm, Lunch in a Ferme Auberge
Afternoon time free at your leisure in Colmar (shopping or La Petite Venise boat ride) or resting time in Pfaffenheim.
Transfer to Kaysersberg.
At 7pm, Michelin-starred 7-course Gourmet dinner**.
Transfer to Pfaffenheim
Overnight

Day 6 (Thursday) – Full-day tour to the legendary Wine Route featuring Riquewihr & Ribeauvillé
After breakfast,
At 10:00am, Grands Crus Wine Route expert-led tour to discover Riquewihr and the Schoenenbourg Grand Cru vineyard. You will improve your knowledge about the wine growing, culture and history of the village and its region while discovering its exceptional terroir. You will visit one of the top- 5 wineries in Riquewihr and enjoy Grands Crus wines tasting.
At 12:30pm, Gourmet Lunch in Ribeauvillé
Ribeauvillé afternoon walking tour. You will discover a picturesque medieval village surrounded by prestigious vineyards planted on the Strengbach valley north slope: Kirchberg, Geisberg and Osterberg.
Ribeauvillé is also popular for Beauvillé manufacturing luxury tablecloths and household linen for over two centuries (the outlet offers good deals).
Transfer to Pfaffenheim.
At 8pm, Farewell Food & Wine pairing dinner in La Terrasse.
Overnight.

Day 7 (Friday) – Transfer to Strasbourg. End of the tour.
After breakfast, check-out at 9am.
Private transfer to Strasbourg or Colmar TGV station.
End of the tour.

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PROGRAM PRICES

US$ 4,290 per person
Single supplement: US$ 230

All taxes and VAT included.

Price includes:
• Strasbourg or Colmar train station round-trip transfer
• 7-day private van transportation for visits and tours
• 6-night La Terrasse luxury private Villa accommodation
• Daily continental breakfasts, lunches and dinners
• Hands-on cooking classes celebrating the Alsatian and French cuisine
• Recipes in English,
• Marketplace tour and visits to local producers,
• Guided 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”.


TOUR DATE

September 9-15, 2023
This tour is confirmed with 4 people and it is limited to 6 participants.
Other dates can be added upon request. Please contact us.