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Join California Culinary Retreats for an exquisite weekend of an authentic French cooking. Chef Carol Cotner Thompson has been teaching French cooking for over twenty-six years. This cooking retreat will focus on cooking techniques, such as sautéing, braising, roasting, and baking and, as always, you will begin your retreat with knife skills. This cooking vacation is perfect for those people who are looking for a short getaway from the Los Angeles area, and want to learn more about French cuisine!
Babcock Estate House & Guest House is a 1930’s villa situated on a lush sleepy street, minutes from the beach and hiking trails. The rooms have one bed. Whoever books the room must be okay to sleep with their companion. Be it a mother / daughter, couple, best friends, etc.
You will have four cooking classes while staying with California Culinary Retreats Cooking Vacation at the beautiful Montecito property. All the classes begin with an overview lecture and move to hands-on cooking in the kitchen. You will dine together at beautifully-set tables. When you are not cooking, you are free to relax, read a book in the garden, go for a walk in the hills, stroll on the beach, or shop in Montecito - your choice.
The retreat begins on Friday, Abril 26, 2019. The arrival is between 16:00 to 18:00, and you will conclude your weekend Sunday after a leisurely late lunch around 14:00.
Both California natives, Carol and Jill met when Jill enrolled in cooking school, where Carol was her advanced culinary arts instructor. Luckily for both women, a special chemistry grew. Jill was enthusiastic about Carol's extensive knowledge and natural facility for teaching and delighted in the food they produced together. Carol saw in Jill an infectious positive energy and love of life. She feels Jill is not only an amazing cook; she is always open to new ideas, tastes and adventures. Together they mold their talents to create very special cooking weekends for lucky guests in California.
Carol has been creating exquisite cuisine for over 30 years and teaching for 27. She studied in San Francisco at the prestigious California Culinary Academy with degrees in both professional cooking and pastry.
This cooking vacation will take place in Montecito, California, USA. The seaside haven of Montecito is a stone’s throw from Santa Barbara. This treasure, known as "The American Riviera", exudes relaxing luxury. Montecito has a fantastic Mediterranean climate - it boasts a perfect cool temperature year round. Some of the most beautiful beaches in all of California are in Montecito - Butterfly, Miramar, and Fernald.
Please book your flight to arrive at Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA).
Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) is the nearest airport, only 30 minutes away by car meanwhile Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is two hours away. Car rental would be necessary, as California Culinary Retreats does not provide transportation to and from the retreat place.
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