3 Days French Cookery Getaway in Washington

  • Auberge de Seattle, French Country Inn, 16400 216 Ave. N.E., Woodinville, Washington 98077 USA

Weekend Cookery Vacations in USA

When it comes to food, we've got a wide variety on our plates. French cuisine is as diverse and delicious as our cooking classes, the result of a vast array of in season ingredients, cultural influences and imaginative chefs. Relax in the secluded wooded acres, surrounded by an evergreen forest. Pamper yourself in this one of the top 10 culinary inns in the world!

Highlights

  • Hands-on experience
  • Homemade dessert
  • Orange aperitif wine
  • French cooking class
  • French petit dejeuner breakfast
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Romantic surroundings
  • 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 away from city life and yet with luxury accommodations at its finest. The building is well insulated and cool. This Auberge estate invites the world to a setting reminiscent of the private Auberge of Europe. As in those quiet and secluded Auberge of Europe, we are also well off the beaten path, covering five acres in the forest of evergreens, especially enticing for lovers who seek a romantic setting away from prying eyes for the day, week or longer. Lovers can roam the grounds, set on the surround veranda, and enjoy homemade tarts, cakes and other eateries upon request.

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)

Combo Suite (Sleeps 5)

Studio and Angel room rented out together with sharing the large hydro-massage bathroom. Two single beds in angel room and queen and single bed in studio; limestone hydronic floor heating, high ceilings, large work station in angel room and walk-in closet.

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)

This 3-day getaway cooking holiday is a two-night stay with a classical cuisine hands-on cooking class on the second night, highlighting the cuisine from the regional provinces. Edge of Seattle is here to provide unique and fun adventures in taste, through our all hands-on cooking classes with menus originating from the various regional provinces of France or areas of the world where the French greatly influenced the cuisine while they were a protectorate or colony of France.

The cooking class comes with a question and answer period, introduction, menu, recipes and French culture information. For just a few hours, you have a unique opportunity to enter a world where you can interact, consult and have your questions answered by a world renowned chef. This is an exclusive and limited one-on-one opportunity in an intimate setting to visit and participate in a hands-on cooking class guided by one of our country's most innovative chefs.

Edge of Seattle is very serious about using fresh in-season ingredients. As often as they can they get those directly from their own vegetable garden, sans preservatives, additives, or chemicals and you won't see anything frozen or canned used in the cooking classes, nor do they use any GMO products. Edge of Seattle practices the art of the table. Your table setting comes replete with crystal, sterling silver, fine china, flowers and candles making this a truly exquisite experience for all.

Edge of Seattle is located on the east side of Seattle, in Woodinville, in the Woodinville Wine Country. Edge of Seattle is a French country inn, modeled after the Auberge country inns of France. It is recognized as a culinary destination, as we have a French specialty school on the property. It 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.

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

Edge of Seattle's heritage is French, where they honor old country values. They believe in the "old country" belief that food and wine are inseparable companions. It's a shame, but somehow food and wine became separated in this country. Fortunately, knowledgeable writers, restaurateurs and wine lovers have been doing everything possible to increase the awareness of the natural placement of a bottle of wine on the table accompanying a meal.

Yes, to truly appreciate a good meal or a good bottle of wine you do need the other, after all wine is a food, meant to be enjoyed as an integral part of both everyday and special occasion meals. Edge of Seattle thinks the most effective way to spread this message is by creating delicious food and wine experiences here at L'Auberge Edge of Seattle, French specialty cooking school.

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

  • 2 nights accommodation
  • A French petit dejeuner breakfast in the morning
  • Classical Cuisine hands-on cooking class
  • Nighttime homemade dessert
  • Suite orange aperitif wine
  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.

Testimonials

  • Review by a traveler from Seattle, USA
    10 out of 10

    "My husband and I took a round table cooking class here and it was really fun. We each brought a bottle of wine to share with the group of 10 other couples. The chef paired everyone up with someone else so we as a couple could learn as much as possible. We all then proceeded to create an amazing meal that we all then sat down to eat. The food was amazing and the instruction was fantastic."

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  • Review by JM from Vancouver, Canada
    10 out of 10

    "Wedding on August 22, 2015, what a divine experience. I showed up around 2:30 p.m. and was seated in the outside lounge. Since I was early I didn't mind the atmosphere and view was marvelous. During the meal I was seated closer to the kitchen and had full view of the non-stop wait staff that did start serving at 7:10 p.m. on the dot.The dinner was just wonderful. It seemed the food didn't stop coming. Seeing the wait staff as they flowed through the party making sure everyone was served and had full beverages in hand, from my view of things all went well and on schedule. I am very impressed. I have booked Auberge de Seattle for two of my own parties."

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  • Review by a traveler from Seattle, USA
    10 out of 10

    "We rented the chef's cottage for a week to help out our daughter and the new baby in their family. It was clean and attractive with a bedroom and large kitchen/sitting room. The owner was friendly and helpful, even during the power outage caused by a huge windstorm. The setting was quiet, with a lovely garden. It might be a great setting for a very small wedding. My only objection was that there were no screens on the windows, and you had to open them because there is no air conditioning. During most of the year this would not be a problem, but there were a few really hot days this summer."

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  • Review by Sarah Hess-Mitchell
    10 out of 10

    "Had a wonderful, romantic anniversary getaway with the hubby here. The cooking class was so much fun! And the food (including breakfast) was delicious! Thank you for the great experience, Nancy!"

    Edge of Seattle Facebook page, edited

  • Review by Grace Oludiji
    10 out of 10

    "Food was delicious; atmosphere was great. I will definitely be coming back again!!"

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  • Review by Chantel Cherie Paulsen
    10 out of 10

    "Absolutely love this cute quaint little place! Hospitality is great, atmosphere is lovely, and cooking was so much fun! Who knew I could make a soufflé?"

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  • Review by a traveler
    10 out of 10

    "My husband and I just came back from an amazing two night stay at Auberge de Seattle. Breakfast croissants delivered to our room each morning were outstanding. Our cooking class was great. It was fun learning new techniques and visiting with the other guests. The meal we cooked was excellent, along with the dinner conversations and new friends we met. The evening was very delightful! "

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  • Review by a traveler
    10 out of 10

    "We just returned from a lovely Labor Day weekend retreat at l'auberge where we enjoyed Nancy's gracious hospitality, peaceful French country-like setting, well-appointed apartment unit and cooking activity one evening. For anyone looking for a taste of France away from the hectic city - this is the locale juste!Not only was the cooking activity well-orchestrated for our group of 3 couples, but we all actually created a wonderful typically French dinner which we all then shared. The chef, Phillippe, was informative and entertaining as well. I have lived in France for many years and this evening was a special treat for me as it transported me far away from my working world to a relaxing and elegant bit of France."

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  • Review by a traveler
    10 out of 10

    "When my girlfriend told me she had booked us a weekend getaway to a bed and breakfast in Seattle I was very excited. Upon arrival at l'auberge, we were greeted with such a warm welcome by the owner Nancy Douglas. She was very hospitable and tended to our every need. We ate at the Herb Farm our first night, with both negative and positive reviews.The second night, we enjoyed a lovely evening with about five other couples drinking wine, cooking and eating. The best way to a lot of peoples heart, including mine! The accommodations were lovely, the scenery was picture perfect, very quiet and serene. The only question we found ourselves asking was when are we going to return?"

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  • Review by a traveler
    10 out of 10

    "Nancy Douglas, the proprietress was charming, gracious, a giver of great goodies every evening, and gourmet treats for the morning. In addition a chilled bottle of champagne greeted me on arrival. The accommodations were clean, comfortable, well-appointed and private. I could not have asked for more. Nancy was warm and friendly, yet very respectful of my space. I would return there in a nano-second, in fact I plan to return another time."

    Edge of Seattle website, edited

Woodinville, Washington , United States

A French country inn in the Woodinville wine country offering French specialty cooking classes.

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