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Cook like a Provençal chef

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Cook like a Provençal chef

37 reviews
Prepare a 4 course meal on a working family farm in the South of France.
Duration
5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Cuisine
French
Hosted in
English, French
Cooking

Cook like a Provençal chef

Cooking

Cook like a Provençal chef

37 reviews
Prepare a 4 course meal on a working family farm in the South of France.
Duration
5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Cuisine
French
Hosted in
English, French

What you'll do

Join me for a traditional Provençal cooking class at my XVII century family farmhouse. We will meet at my house at 10am. I will introduce you to this family place and talk about the history of this Mas (old farm in Provençal language) and the history of the region. Together, we will then prepare a four course meal (started - main course - cheese - desert ) using seasonal and local ingredients. Some of them will come directly from our garden. During the class you will taste our Olive oil, homemade jams and of course local wines paired with the menu. Lunch will be prepared in my personal kitchen and will be served on a terrasse shaded by oaked trees overlooking our Olive trees. We will finish the class and lunch around 3pm. The farmhouse is located 45 mins from Aix en Provence and 50mins from Avignon, 45 mins from Saint Rémy de Provence, 10 minutes from the beautiful village of Lourmarin.
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Your host

Paul

Paul

I was born in Paris and spent every summer at our family farmhouse in the heart of Provence. My grandfather bought this 17th-century farmhouse in the mid 1950s and since then my family has made olive oil. I studied Food and Consumer Management at Birmingham University and work as a sommelier in England. Then I moved to Piedmont, Italy, to earn a Master of Gastronomy at the Slow Food University in Pollenzo. Since coming back to Provence, I’ve been organizing authentic and unique culinary events all over the south of France—from Aix en Provence to Saint Rémy de Provence, Avignon, Marseille, Châteauneuf du Pape, and all the Rhône Valley—with the help of my mother and brother.

In partnership with Slow Food

This experience is crafted in accordance with the principles of Slow Food, ensuring that it is delicious, socially responsible and ecologically sustainable.

Slow Food is a global, grassroots organization, founded in 1989 to prevent the disappearance of local food cultures and traditions and counteract the rise of fast food culture. Since its founding, it has grown into a global movement working to ensure that everyone has access to good, clean and fair food. Your contribution, in addition to supporting the host, will help Slow Food to implement projects worldwide to empower local communities, promote artisan farmers and producers, and support school gardens and education projects.

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Slow Food.

What's included

Food
Local traditional and seasonal meal Olive oil tasting - starter - main course - cheese (we are in France...) - dessert…
Drinks
Local wines paired with the meal Sparkling water Drinkable tap water Tea or coffee Local juice on request

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Where you'll be

Built in the XVII c. by the Vaudois community in the Natural Park of the Luberon, the farmhouse was inhabited until the middle of the XVIII century. One century later at the begining of the 1950's my grandfather bought this farm which was left on its own for 100 years. He spent 20 years renewing the house, bringing water, electricity, a new roof... Then my mother took over and 70 year later this house is still part of our family.

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Things to keep in mind

Dietary preferences

If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.
Shellfish allergy
Shellfish allergy
Soy-free
Soy-free
Fish allergy
Fish allergy
Tree nut allergy
Tree nut allergy
Egg-free
Egg-free
Peanut allergy
Peanut allergy
Gluten-free
Gluten-free
Dairy-free
Dairy-free
Pescatarian
Pescatarian
Vegan
Vegan
Vegetarian
Vegetarian

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend. It’s up to each guest to understand the ingredients being used and communicate any allergies or dietary restrictions to the host. Guests should also consider that consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry,…

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

Please let me know in advance if you have any king of allergies of dietery requirements. Keep in mind that this is an old buildings with many stairs.
Paul
Cook like a Provençal chef
37 reviews
From $183/person
37 reviews
From $183/person