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3 Days Regional French Cooking Vacations USA

  • Edge of Seattle, 16400 216th. Avenue N.E., Woodinville, Washington (WA). 98077, USA

French Cuisine Course & Culinary Vacations USA

France, a country of many wonders also has traditional regional cuisine that is specific to each and every province and region. More than that, France is a store house of fine ingredients and infinite richness that embraces ancient regional traditions which were zealously retained in spite of new administrative boundaries, the landscape, the flavors of its cuisine, and the methods of preparation particular to each small area. Each region has maintained the originality of its culinary traditions. During this weekend, you will learn to cook French regional dishes in the romantic atmosphere of the authentic French style inn.

Highlights

  • Regional French cuisine
  • One hands-on cooking class
  • A bouquet of roses awaiting your arrival
  • A bottle of Blanc de Noir champagne
  • Chocolate truffles box on arrival
  • One-hour massage session
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • 1 day with instruction
  • English
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Edge of Seattle is a unique full-service inn in the Woodinville wine country. It is secluded and located away from city life and yet it has luxury accommodations. It is a French country inn, modeled after the auberge country inns of France. This inn is recognized as a culinary destination, as they have a French specialty school on the property. The building is well insulated and cool. This auberge estate invites the world to a setting reminiscent of the private auberge of Europe.

Lovers can roam the grounds, set on the surround veranda, and enjoy homemade tarts, cakes and other eateries upon request. Edge of Seattle is located on five secluded acres, surrounded by an evergreen forest. This culinary inn is renowned for its excellent cuisine, being well off the beaten path and for promoting an opportunity for you to connect with your loved ones in the Woodinville wine country.

Chef quarters (one-bedroom apartment)

Queen-size bed in separated bedroom. This unit is totally separate from other units. Hydronic floor heating, high ceiling, 3 outside exit doors, gourmet kitchen, dishwasher, oven, stove top (gas / electric), flat screen TV, CD, DVD player, French doors to private patio, separate open kitchen / living room from bedroom (750 square feet).

Honeymoon suite

Private entrance, king-size bed, limestone face, wood burning fireplace, high ceiling, Bahama ceiling fan, limestone floors, hydronic floor heating, lavish bathroom with soaking hydro-massage tub for two, double shower, bidet, private patio, open French doors to your own outside terrace and beautiful garden view (650 square feet). This suite was newly renovated in 2011. It is furnished with French antiques and family heirlooms.

Studio suite (sleeps 3)

Queen-size bed, single-size bed, high ceiling, hydronic floor heating, 4-person hydro-massage tub and shower, wet bar, in-room refrigerator, patio (500 square feet).

During this vacation, you will participate in regional French cooking class. You will learn the secrets of traditional French cuisine using the best of seasonal fresh ingredients, without preservatives, additives, or chemicals. You won't see anything frozen or canned used at your cooking class. Nor will you find any genetically modified (GMO) products used here like canola oil, corn products, or soy products. During the classes, you will receive a hands-on experience of preparing traditional 3-course French dinner.

Edge of Seattle is located on the eastside of Seattle, in Woodinville, in the Woodinville wine country.

Activities
  • Cooking classes
  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Wine tasting
General
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Meditation garden
  • Mini bar
  • Multilingual staff
  • Picnic area
  • Restaurant
  • Special menu request
Services
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • In-room dining
  • Room cleaning
  • Wake-up calls

Please find the sample menu for your cooking class below.

Cream of celery root soup

Spinach pie

Ballantine of stuffed turkey, Alsatian stuffing consisting of fresh pork sausage meat, shallots, and fresh chestnuts soaked in cognac

Roulade sponge cake meant for the holidays

One-hour massage session is available. Please ask Edge of Seattle for further information and booking.

  • 2 nights accommodation
  • 1 regional cooking class
  • 12 red roses
  • 1-hour massage
  • A bottle of Blanc de Noir Champagne
  • Chocolate truffles
  • Souvenir champagne glasses

Driving directions from Seattle

Stay on the continuation that becomes Avondale Road

Go to the end. Avondale hits a T in the road; that road is called the Woodinville / Duval Road. Make a right-hand turn

There's a signal light and a small mall in front of you. Continue till you get to the third signal light which is 212th. Here turn right

Go to the next intersection and turn left; you will then be on 165. After that, go straight

In front of you, the road will curve to the right. Once it has curved, it will then be 216th Avenu. N.E

Immediately, look on the left for a white sign with a light shining on it and for a long gravel driveway, with a street sign that reads "REMY WAY". There is also a green mailbox with the number 16400 on it. There is also a hanging sign with a capital A for auberge. You can see many solar lights along the gravel drive way with Lavender plantings. The property has a bright green metal roof that you can't miss

Drive around to the front. At night, lights will be on all over the building, driveway and up in Edge of Seattles wedding garden area. If you see 164 Street, it means that you have gone too far

Its located in-between 165 and 164 covering a full block

Arrival by airplane

The closest airport is Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA).