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8 Days Wine Tour, Cooking Vacations in Burgundy, France

8 Days Wine Tour, Cooking Vacations in Burgundy, France

  • Chateau de Barbirey, 2 Rue du Château, 21410 Barbirey-sur-Ouche, Burgundy, France

French Cooking Holidays

Join this specially-tailored food vacations in French wine region of Burgundy. The tour will surely augment your gourmet experience to a higher level. Just imagine living the chateau life with a select group of foodies, learning the culinary delights of Burgundy, shopping the local markets, barrel and wine tastings in local domaines, producing fresh seasonal feasts with some of Australia's greatest chefs. Book now and rest-assured it will be a remarkable and an unforgettable culinary tour of your life.

Highlights

  • 3 market visits, 3 cooking classes
  • 3 wine tours, 3 Burgundy wine tastings
  • Cooking with Chef Brent Savage on May 26 - June 2, 2017
  • Cooking with Chef Luke Dale-Roberts on June 9 - 16, 2017
  • Farewell dinner at The Abbaye de la Bussiere
  • Meals with aperitifs, beer, wine, champagne
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 7 nights luxury accommodation
  • 3 days with instruction
  • English
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Chateau de Barbirey

The construction of the chateau commenced in the 16th century and has continued to be rebuilt through the ages; the only remaining part from the 16th century is the dovecote, the outbuildings remain from the 17th century, the central part of the chateau in the 18th century and finally the left and right wings in the 19th century. To spend time in the gardens and park is truly mesmerizing and must be seen to appreciate the true beauty - there are so many wonderful environments to explore, from the terraced kitchen garden to beyond the lake and little Gironde stream to the orchard and finally the natural beauty of the forest and cliff.

Day 1 - Arrival

After a picturesque journey on the TGV fast train from Paris Gare de Lyon you will be met in the afternoon at Dijon TGV; to travel by coach back to the chateau to settle in to your room and enjoy the tranquil surrounding of the property. Aperitif will be served in the lounge or terrace to discuss the coming week; we will then enjoy a wonderful dinner in the chateau dining room overlooking the park.

Day 2 - Market visit, cooking class

This morning is market day in Beaune; where we will design tonight's menu and purchase the wonderful produce that is so famous here at this colorful and vibrant market. The afternoon is spent in the chateau kitchen working with your chosen chef, culminating in a fabulous dinner at the chateau accompanied by wonderful Burgundy wines from the Cote de Nuits and Cote de Beaune, selected by our resident sommelier, Alexandre Philippe.

Day 3 - Free time, wine tasting, picnic, cooking class

An early morning walk or bike ride along the Canal de Bourgogne before a morning Master class with Alexandre at the chateau. Here, Alexandre will explain the complexities and appellations of the Cote de Nuits and the Cote de Beaune. After a picnic lunch in the chateau’s park, you will have the afternoon in the kitchen for your second class with your chosen chef.

Day 4: Wine tour, wine tasting

An easy start to the day; mid-morning we travel to the Cote de Nuits for a visit and tasting at a renowned domaine, followed by lunch at Chez Guy before heading back to the chateau. That afternoon, we travel to Beaune for some free time and a visit to the Hospice of Beaune (Hotel Dieu) - a must see, before a casual dinner at the local favorite, Ma Cuisine.

Day 5 - Market visit, cooking class

Market day in Dijon’s Les Halle, Burgundy’s largest market place, designed by Gustav Eiffel, to create the menu for this evenings’ dinner. Lunch will be enjoyed at a market bistro before heading back to the chateau for your final class in the kitchen.

Day 6 - Excursion, wine tasting

After a leisurely start, this morning, we travel back to Dijon with time to explore the city and visit the Palais des Ducs. Lunch will be enjoyed overlooking the Place de la Liberation before returning to the chateau. Late afternoon, we depart for Meursault for a domaine wine tasting, then a short stroll to the Chateau de Citeaux for aperitif and dinner at La Cuiellette.

Day 7 - Wine tour

This morning, we travel to Gevrey-Chambertin for a lunch and wine paring at a family domaine, followed by a visit to the vineyard of Domaine de la Romanee Conti. This evening, we enjoy an aperitif on the terrace at the Abbaye de la Bussiere, followed by a degustation dinner in a private dining room.

Day 8 - Departure

After a leisurely breakfast, we bid farewell to the chateau and travel back to Dijon for your onward journey and reflect on the past weeks.

This beautiful cooking holiday takes place in Burgundy, France.

  • 1 dinner at a local restaurant
  • 4 chateau dinners, designed and prepared with your chosen chef
  • 7 nights twin share accommodation with private facilities
  • Air-conditioned coach transport throughout the itinerary, including transfers to and from Dijon
  • All beverages - aperitifs, beer, wine, champagne
  • Daily breakfast and lunches either at the chateau or local bistros and restaurants
  • Entries and excursions as per the itinerary
  • Farewell degustation on the final evening
  • Menu design, market shopping, and cooking classes
  • Welcome dinner at the chateau on the day of your arrival

Arrival by train

The nearest train station is Dijon TGV.