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5 Days Fresh From The Garden Transylvania Culinary Tour

  • Transylvania Culinary Academy, Crit Nr. 42, Brasov district, Romania

Fresh Traditional Cooking Holidays

For centuries the villagers fed themselves with whatever fell to hand from the garden. They needed to be inventive and create dishes from what they had. In the same way in our workshop we will pick vegetables and fruits from the garden and put our imagination to work. We will also invite one of the women in the village to cook one of their traditional dishes of the season with us.

Highlights

  • 2 cooking classes, baking class
  • Cheese tasting, shepherding experience
  • Market visit, village trip, charcoal maker visit
  • Visit to Sighisoara Medieval Citadel world heritage site
  • Visit to Saxon Village of Viscri world heritage site
  • 4 breakfasts, 3 dinners, 2 lunches
  • Welcome dinner, welcome drink
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • 3 days with instruction
  • Hebrew, Romanian, English
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Testimonials

  • Review by a traveler from Vientiane, Laos
    10 out of 10

    "We traveled as a family group of four adults by plane from Amsterdam to Bucharest, then by rental car from Bucharest to Crit. On the way we bought fresh chantarelle mushrooms from a roadside seller. The Convivium is a wonderfully restored Saxon farmhouse, we were given large rooms, each with their own bathroom and separate sitting room, tastefully decorated with antique farmer furniture. The charm of the place is that there are so many place where you can sit and enjoy the views of the vegetable garden, the village and the fields. Our host, Michaela, took us for a walk in the village and discussed the program with us. She had cooked an amazing dinner with local products, we talked a lot and we found we have a lot of ideas about natural food in common. Over the next four days, Michaela showed us around the region, we learned so much from her extensive knowledge of the history. All the time were either collecting or buying and cooking local food together and then eating it. The mushrooms and the fruits were fantastic, so was the meat. I think I gained 3-4 pounds in the process. I woke up every day at 6 a.m. to go out for long birding walks around the village. The landscape is amazing with its rolling hills, meadows full of flowers, streams and forests, full of birds and wildlife. It was a most wonderful holiday. Highly recommended!"

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  • Review by a traveler from Tel Aviv, Israel
    10 out of 10

    "The property is amazing! Renovated beautifully from a Saxon old property, gave us the experience of going back in time. Traditional and comfortable in the same time, peaceful and in a beautiful surrounding. Each room has a unique set up of old furniture meant to be in a museum. We enjoyed having our coffee in the court yard that has plenty of outdoor spaces to enjoy as loggias and terraces. Splendid views everywhere. We had plenty of activities to choose from and many historical attractions to visit. Perfect vacation!"

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  • Review by Alexandru Cabuz from Bucharest, Romania
    10 out of 10

    "This is a quiet, warm and welcoming guesthouse in a quaint German village in the heart of Transylvania, in Romania. It is surrounded by forested hills, hiking and biking trails, and many other quaint villages, including the already famous Viscri village, where prince Charles himself has a vacation home. A particularity of the region are the well preserved fortified churches, many of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and date back to the 12th and 13th centuries. There are also the medieval towns of Sighisoara, Sibiu, Mediaş, Braşov, and the well preserved fortresses of Rupea and Făgăraş, all within approximately 1-hour drive."

    "We spent our honey-week here, and would go back anytime. The house is furnished and decorated in the local traditional style of the German ethnics that populated the region until the early 1990s, the food is entirely locally sourced, and the host has a passion for collecting traditional recipes from the region, and spoiling the guests with a different one every night. Everything from the organic butter and homegrown vegetables, to the locally baked bread, to the homemade berry preserves, and traditionally cooked meats and soups, will remain in our memory for a long time! Strongly recommended!"

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  • Review by a traveler
    10 out of 10

    "The place is something we could not imagine that we can ever find. It is a genuine back to basics experience, with a top comfort service beautifully put in place. The surprise comes not from the very artistic and tasteful recreation of the authentic place that once used to be there, which you may definitely expect by looking at the pictures (if you are lucky enough or smart and choose this place over the more advertised ones), but from the gastronomic experience that Michaela, one of the owners, is revealing. We had a great dinner and next day a cooking class and a horse carriage trip to the hills. All I can say is that we will definitely come back for more, to take the full fledged gastronomical experience of 3-4 days of cooking classes, to have time enough to go around to the great fortresses in the nearby villages and to share also all these with our friends, whom we missed this time. It is an unbelievable experience that we recommend. If you are looking for anything commercial or want a high hills holiday, better choose something different. Also do not expect to find TV in the bedrooms. However do not expect to miss it at all. Take a book with you instead. And expect a 5+ stars quality behind the big doors of the gate. You'll not be disappointed."

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  • Review by Ioana D from Maryland, USA
    10 out of 10

    "If you are looking for a peaceful, tranquil vacation filled with experiences and memories that would last a lifetime this is the place to be. Convivum Transilvania is conveniently located within three hours of Bucharest and the international airport. The ride to Crit is beautiful and it makes for great sightseeing. Once here, there is plenty to do and discover: from cooking classes and food sampling, to strolls around town or drives to Sighisoara (stop at the café in the central square and try the homemade pies) and Korund to see how ceramic is made. The place itself has been beautifully and carefully restored. Every detail showcases the owner's love for art, her passion for cooking and her efforts to preserve the history and old charm of this place. I loved the hand painted furnishings around the inn and the vanities in the bathrooms. Each room has its own personality and décor. All in all, my stay here was wonderful; it had a little bit of everything: sightseeing, cooking, eating and loads of fun doing them all. I am looking forward to my next visit."

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  • Review by a traveler from Tel Aviv, Israel
    10 out of 10

    "This is the best edu-foody-fun vacation I had in a long time! We visited in September when the place was just opened. We were taken by the combination of beautiful scenery, rural village life, modern accommodation and kitchen, passionate and knowledgeable host, traditional cooking and interaction with people from the area, excellent cooking classes and great food. We spent some days at cooking class and visited agriculture areas nearby. We also visited the historic town of Sigishuara. We visited Brashov and Sinaya on our travel to and from the airport. We had fun and good rest and an opportunity to reflect on our life. We enjoyed this vacation very much and plan to come back soon."

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