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Cooking with Corinne in Bordeaux

COOKING VACATIONS

Cooking with Corinne in Bordeaux

$4,860.00

AN EXCLUSIVE CULINARY ADVENTURE IN BORDEAUX AND THE AQUITAINE REGION COMBINING FRENCH AND SOUTHWEST COOKING CLASSES, WINE & CULTURAL TOURS AND GOURMET EXPERIENCES.

6 days / 5 nights (Thursday-Tuesday)
• Private luxury Villa accommodation
• Daily breakfasts, lunches and dinners
• Cooking classes and Expert-led wine Tours
• Cultural guided tours
• Private transfers and transportation by SUV car or van.

Pay a 50% deposit per item

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please contact Corinne at +33(0)626 815 015 (WhatsApp)

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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 BORDEAUX CELEBRATING THE SOUTHWEST CUISINE AND LEGENDARY VINEYARDS

Bordeaux is the fifth largest city in France and also one the most prestigious Aquitaine region thanks to legendary vineyards and chateaux. The situation between the Garonne and the Dordogne river on one side and to the Atlantic coast on the other side offer the Aquitaine and Bordeaux an extremely lucrative trade which contributes to make merchants and winemakers fortunate. The chateaux amidst the vineyards and the luxurious mansions are the witness of this glory.
You have chosen to discover Bordeaux for its gastronomy. In addition to the vineyards you will visit and the wines you will taste, you will experience the Southwest cuisine through hands-on cooking classes; a cuisine which is largely inspired by neighboring Périgord (foie gras, duck, walnuts, truffles, etc.) in addition to the fish and seafood from the Atlantic. The freshest vegetables and fruits displayed on the markets balance with the rich local cuisine.

Cooking with Corinne in Bordeaux tour includes daily cooking classes, visits to wineries and local producers, gourmet experiences in traditional restaurants, luxury private villa accommodation amidst the Graves vineyards, Bordeaux airport or Saint-Jean train station round-trip transfer and transportation by private van or SUV car.

• You are a foodie traveler, and you are keen to experience the French Southwest cuisine and the finest Bordeaux wines
• You are interested in history, traditions and French culture
• You look for a private or a small group tour
→ Cooking with Corinne original Bordeaux culinary ∼ and cultural ∼ tour is designed for you!


Cooking Classes, Gourmet Experiences

LIFESTYLE VACATIONS BORDEAUX

Join Corinne in the kitchen to experience the French and Southwest traditional cuisine through daily hands-on cooking classes taught in English scheduled in the morning or in the afternoon. Corinne’s recipes are simplified for home cooks and include fresh seasonal ingredients that you will be able to find in your country. For your comfort, cooking classes are run in La Villa des Graves spacious kitchen.

What are you going to cook? The southwest cuisine celebrates the countryside traditions. Menus are well balanced and created according to your likes, dislikes, food restrictions or allergies you would have mentioned when you register for this journey. It can include a foie gras creme brulée, chestnut and foie gras velouté, escargots and mushrooms pastry, truffle scrambled eggs, beef fillet with wine sauce and seasonal vegetables, fish fillet with a beurre-blanc sauce, seasonal fruits clafoutis, soufflé, walnut cake, poached fruits in red wine, caramelized apple tart, etc. You will of course enjoy the local mild cheese served with a walnut oil dressed green salad. Coffee are accompanied with Armagnac or walnut liquor.

Each day will be a fest!
Aside to your cooking lessons, you will experience the market tour and shopping, visits to local producers including a duck farm. You will enjoy the French cuisine in gourmet restaurants.

PREMIUM CHATEAUX GUIDED VISITS & CULTURAL TOURS

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From the Médoc to Saint-Emilion, Entre-Deux-Mers, Graves and Sauternes, the vineyard of Bordeaux spreads over 295.000 acres and encompasses 65 appellations and more than 7000 individual estates. Yet Bordeaux gained international recognition thanks to the prestigious chateaux such as Mouton Rothschild, Margaux, Cheval Blanc, Latour, Pavie, Yquem, etc. In Médoc, Graves and Sauternes wine regions, you will learn about the 1855 classifications relaying to Paris Universal Exhibition. In 1855, Napoleon III asked a panel to break the region’s wines down by price (therefore, hopefully, quality as well). These 1855 classifications were never meant to be an official quality roster but remain mostly unchanged at today.

Lifestyle Vacations culinary tour features Premium wine tours to the Médoc (Saint Julien, Pauillac, Margaux…),  Saint-Emilion and the Graves including visit to Grands Crus Classés chateaux (ie: Trolong-Mondot, Léoville Poyferré, Lascombes, Haut Bailly…). Each visit is followed by finest wines tasting. You will experience the best that legendary Bordeaux region has to offer and enjoy Grand Cru Classé wines among the world’s best ones.

You will visit BORDEAUX historic quarters and SAINT-EMILION medieval village listed at the Unesco. You will also enjoy a tour to the CAP FERRET, a typical village on the shores of the Bassin d’Arcachon reputed for its oysters farms.

Private Villa Accommodation in the outskirts of Bordeaux

Welcome to La Villa des Graves, a luxury fully renovated 1920’s villa, fifteen minutes away from downtown Bordeaux, in the heart of the prestigious Graves vineyards featuring Haut Bailly, Haut Brion and Smith-Haut-Laffite grands crus chateaux. The villa offers 3 spacious beautifully decorated rooms furnished with stylish antiques; each with its private bathroom and toilets. Amenities include air-conditioning, free WiFi, hairdryer and toiletries.

Villa des Graves is surrounded by a magnificent tree-shaded garden with a heated pool and a terrace to enjoy the aperitif and lunches if the weather allows.

You will enjoy daily home-made breakfasts, several luncheons and dinners prepared with local fresh produce from the farmers markets. Daily continental breakfasts include tea or coffee, juice, fresh fruits salad, brioches or croissants, crispy bread, butter and home-made jams, cheese, ham, etc. Breakfasts are served in the dining room.

ITINERARY

Day 1 (Thursday) – Welcome to Bordeaux – Graves wine tour
At 2pm, pick up at Marignac airport or Bordeaux Saint-Jean train station
Private transfer to La Villa des Graves Check-in with a welcome drink and snack.
Afternoon visit to Chateau Haut Bailly or similar steps to the villa.
Aperitif followed by a food & wine pairing dinner in La Villa des Graves.
Overnight.

Day 2 (Friday) – Saint-Emilion cultural & wine tour – Cooking Class
After breakfast, transfer to Saint-Emlion.
Expert-led visit to Chateau Trolong-Mondot or similar
Saint-Emilion medieval village walking tour followed by lunch in Pomerol.
Afternoon transfer to Villa des Graves.
Cooking class starting at 4pm followed by a food and wine pairing tasting dinner.
Overnight

Day 3 (Saturday) – Market Cooking Class – Medoc wine tour
After breakfast, transfer to Leognan to experience the market.
Morning Cooking class starting at 10:30am followed by lunch.
Afternoon transfer to the Medoc.
Expert-led visit to Chateau Leoville-Poyferré or similar.
Gourmet dinner in Bordeaux.
Transfer to Villa des Graves.
Overnight.

Day 4 (Sunday) – Cap Ferret food walking tour – Cooking Class
After breakfast, transfer to the Basin of Arcachon.
Cap Ferret walking tour starting at 10:30am. You will stroll across the oyster farming picturesque villages, meet local producers and enjoy seafood tastings. The tour lasts about 3 hours.
Transfer to the Villa after the lunch break.
Cooking Class starting at 4:30pm followed by a food and wine pairing tasting dinner.
Overnight

Day 5 (Monday): Cooking Class – Bordeaux guided walking tour.
After breakfast, join Corinne in the kitchen to partake in the fourth and last Cooking class in the Villa followed by tasting lunch.
Afternoon guided walking tour in Bordeaux.
Transfer to Villa des Graves. Resting time.
Michelin-star dinner in Langon.
Overnight

Day 6 (Tuesday) – Transfer to Merignac airport or to Bordeaux Saint-Jean train station – End of the tour.
After breakfast, morning transfer to the airport or train station.
End of the tour.

LIFESTYLE VACATIONS FRANCE

PROGRAM PRICES

US$ 4,860 per person
Single supplement: not applied
Price includes:
• 5-night luxury private Villa accommodation, breakfasts included
• Gourmet dinners in traditional and Michelin-star restaurants
• 4 cooking classes followed by food and wine pairing tasting lunch or dinner
• Recipes in English
• Marketplace tour
• Expert-led visits to 3 prestigious Chateaux (premium wine tastings included)
• Guided cultural tours as detailed in the itinerary
• Bordeaux airport (or train station) round-trip private transfer and transportation by SUV car or van.

Not included: Airfare to/from your country, Wine in restaurants, Personal insurance, Personal expenses.


2023 TOUR DATES

May 11-16 (2 spots left)
Other dates can be added upon request.
Tour is limited to 6 participants. Considering the limited space in this tour, reservation in advance is strongly recommended.