La Maison Blanche dc is a completely restored 19th century manor house located in Saumur, the jewel of the Loire Valley.
Romuald is an exceptional traditional chef specializing in vegetable dishes. He is a maître restaurateur graduating from Le Collège Culinaire de France. In 2006, with his wife, Romuald started the restaurant L'Escargot which has since then been awarded Bib Gourmand by the Michelin Guide. He is passionate in their culinary heritage and would love to share this with other people.
Olivier enjoys cooking with vegetables because he feels there is so much imagination working with vegetables. He is passionate about local wines. He prepares a snack with the wine tasting of 4-5 different wines, explains the principal of tasting, answers all your questions, and gives the summary of all wines tasted.
Eric has had a very successful career as the chef of the Abbaye de Fontevraud. He continues to cater for clients of Butterfield&Ribinson bike tours. He teaches cooking to the students of the Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) in NYC twice a year in his location in the Loire. He is the executive chef of his restaurant L'Oree des Bois (it is located next to a forest), a very successful and sought after restaurant in the countryside.
Erik plans his menus for foodies. His teaching menu of two hours is either starter and main course or main course and dessert. He adds dishes prepared by him before the class with pairing local wines - to the dishes prepared by the students and everyone enjoys the meal together. The atmosphere is one of participation and festivity. The evening begins at 7 p.m. and ends 11 p.m. Erik is a member of the Academie Culinaire de France and the Societe des Cuisiniers de France.