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Chef John Wilson's Cooking Holidays in France

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Key Information:
Class Size: 2 - 10 people
Destination: France  
Category: Cooking schools
Specialty: French, Italian, Spanish  
Season: May - October
Courses Per Year: 1
Course Level: All levels
Min Price: 3300 US Dollar (USD) per person
Max Price: 3475 US Dollar (USD) per person

2011 Cooking Clases in Provence France
The small, ancient town of St. Remy de Provence, located south of Avignon, is the charming and tranquil setting for our school. The view from the covered terrace looks out on the spectacular Alpilles mountains. Mas Bellevue is a lovely house with five bedrooms and three and a half baths. Your day begins with continental breakfast followed by morning cooking classes during which students prepare lunch with instruction by Chef John. A light evening meal follows your afternoon excursions.

Excursions in Provence, France
Enjoy a visit to one of Chef John’s all time favorite wineries, Chateau Romanin, in St Remy. After touring the estate, sample their wines in the beautiful tasting room, richly decorated with velvet draperies and a crystal chandelier. On Wednesday morning, shop at the outdoor market in St. Remy where the bounty of fresh produce, fabrics, oils, local art and myriad treasures await your discovery. Browse in the town’s quaint shops and savor lunch on your own in town. Explore Les Baux de Provence, the fascinating white rock plateau town, originally settled in the Bronze Age, whose fascinating ruins attract visitors from all over the world as do the vibrant shopping, restaurants and museums.

Cooking Classes in Normandy, France
La Porte Rouge, an 18th century farmhouse in the charming town of Carentan, located in the province of Normandy, will be your home for this five-day adventure. Four buildings comprise the estate, which encloses a private hedged courtyard in the back. The front of the house opens onto an expansive lawn dotted with fruit trees, blackberry bushes, and wild growing herbs which are used in recipe preparation. Your cooking holiday begins Sunday afternoon, kicking off a memorable and fun-filled week. Enjoy a relaxed schedule of daily cooking classes, culinary excursions and free time to explore on your own. Learn to cook regional favorites based on seasonal ingredients. Relax in our spectacular setting, perfect for a picnic after a trip to the local market. Our all inclusive package of 5 nights' fine accommodations, 6 participatory cooking classes, all meals (with the exception of one lunch) with wines, culinary excursions with transportation and all transfers. Experience the French way of life first hand.

COOKING IN St. REMY de PROVENCE , FRANCE 2011
Dates: May 8 - 13, 2011 and October 2 - 7, 2011 
Rates: $3475 per person double occupancy with private bath
$500 additional single supplement

COOKING IN NORMANDY, FRANCE 2011
Dates: June 5 - 10, 2011 and September 11 - 16, 2011
Rates: $3300 per person double occupancy with private bath
$500 additional single supplement

Faculty Information:
Chef John Wilson, owner of the company, is a certified chef and graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y. Chef John has appeared in Atlanta on local news magazine shows including: Noonday Atlanta, Good Morning Atlanta, Good Day Atlanta, and CNN Healthwatch.

Other Activities:
Cooking in Provence:
- Tour a unique, specialized Provencal winery
- Visit Les Baux, the fascinating white rock plateau town
- Shop in the weekly open air market and in-town
- Enjoy a private tour of one of the best chocolatiers in France
- Tour an award-winning olive oil manufacturing operation
- Tour one of the best Provencal hand-printed fabric factories and shop
in the factory store

Cooking in Normandy:
- Tour a local ciderie for a Calvados tasting
- Learn about the production of goat cheese at a local goat farm
- Shop at the outdoor market and in-town
- Visit historic Omaha Beach, the WWII Museum and American
Cemetery
- Take a day trip to fabulous Mont St. Michel, the world renowned
Benedictine Monastery
- Explore Villedeau les Poeles, the copper pot capital of the world
- Indulge in a relaxing and fun countryside picnic

Facility Information:
* Provence: The small, ancient town of St. Remy de Provence located south of Avignon is the charming and tranquil setting for our school. The view from the covered terrace looks out onto the spectacular Alpilles mountain range. Mas Bellevue, is a lovely house with five bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms.

* Normandy: La Porte Rouge, an 18th century farmhouse in the charming town of Carentan located in the province of Normandy, will be your home for this five-day adventure. Four buildings comprise the estate which encloses a private hedged courtyard in the back. The front of the house opens onto an expansive lawn dotted with fruit trees, blackberry bushes, and wild growing herbs which are used by the students in recipe preparation. This makes a perfect setting for a relaxing picnic after returning from the local market.

About This Supplier
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Location: USA
Joined InfoHub: Jul 2005
Client Request Served: 172

Chef John Wilson's cooking holidays in Europe include Carentan, Normandy, France; Greve-in Chianti, Tuscany, Italy; St. Remy de Provence, France and Barcelona, Spain. As well as Gourmet Getaways in Asheville, North Carolina and hands on cooking classes taught in Historic Roswell, GA. Chef John...

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