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MY FRENCH CULINARY SCHOOL AT CHATEAU LAGORCE
. . . an International School in France devoted to Food and Wine

My French Culinary School at Chateau Lagorce – an international school of food and wine - is the brainchild of Edward Holmes, the owner of the château and his lovely wife Anna. Edward is passionate about food and wine and has been living in Bordeaux since 2005, taking care of his family’s Chateau and more recently setting up a wine consultancy service, E Holmes Selection. Edward has a vast knowledge when it comes to the wines of Bordeaux and the areas surrounding Chateau Lagorce, and during his time at the Chateau has made some valuable and much treasured contacts in the world of wine.

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Having decided to launch his School of Food and Wine, Edward decided to find the best culinary school expert chef around, (as he does not believe in doing things by halves) . . . hence he has recently been working closely with Celebrity Chef Valentina Harris. Valentina has years of experience in setting up and running cookery schools and cookery holiday programmes with her company Cucina Valentina. She has worked as a guest chef at various other international residential cookery schools and continues to teach at many locations throughout the UK and elsewhere.

A published author, raconteuse and experienced television and radio presenter, Valentina can often be found on London’s Southbank at many food festivals as host, producer and chef co-ordinator for the many and varied cookery theatres. Although Valentina’s specialisation is in her knowledge of Italian cuisine and the creation of authentic Italian dishes, she was originally trained in French cuisine and feels very much at home in this area of France. Valentina’s latest book, Fiori di Zucca, also contains several local recipes.

Along with other specialised celebrity chefs and wine experts, Valentina will be orchestrating all aspects of the culinary and wine courses from absolute beginners to advanced, making sure the balance of work and pleasure, demo and practical, on site and off site activities are all in perfect harmony with your holiday mood.

  COOKING COURSES IN FRANCE  

We have listed an example itinerary below but this is by no means set in stone. If you are coming to Chateau Lagorce’s Culinary School as a group, we will be delighted to adjust the programme to suit your particular wishes. However, we do feel that the suggested itinerary offers you a perfect mix of lazy time relaxing at the château, learning about local food and wine, excursions exploring the local area and all it has to offer . . . and a few hidden surprises!

There are five hands-on cookery lessons, various wine tastings - including a lesson at the Wine School in St Emilion, a visit to a prestigious château, a market visit to purchase the local produce for lunch and various other tastings! We never forget this is your holiday, so every effort is made to ensure that you have the best possible time during your stay!

EXAMPLE COOKING HOLIDAY

THURSDAY

  • Arrive Bordeaux 2.00pm
  • Joce meets party / transfer to enchanting Chateau Lagorce in comfortable minibus
  • Welcome Cremant and foie gras
  • Wine tasting Bordeaux wines with local onologue Michel Douence
  • Dinner in Louis XIV dining room

FRIDAY

  • Depart for St Emilion Lesson at the Wine School
  • Lunch at L'Envers du Décor in St Emilion
  • Tastings at Chateau Figeac
  • Dinner at Chateau Lagorce

SATURDAY

  • Depart for Cadillac Market (covered)
  • Return to Chateau Lagorce
  • Cooking lesson 1: Knife skills, Orientation, Making lunch
  • Lunch
  • Cooking lesson 2: Dinner
  • Dinner in Louis XIV dining room

SUNDAY

  • Visit to the rare fruit and vegetable potager
  • Visiting and tasting at Micro Brewery
  • Lunch in local bastide town - Creon
  • Cooking lesson 3: Desserts
  • Dinner

MONDAY

  • Visit to cheese farm
  • Visit to Local winery - Chateau Lamothe
  • Cooking lesson 4: Soups and Sauces
  • Lunch
  • Cooking lesson 5: Dinner
  • Dinner in Louis XIV dining room

TUESDAY

  • Brunch
  • Guests Depart at 1.00pm

THE 3 DAY TASTER COOKING HOLIDAY COURSE

Chateau Lagorce is currently offering the chance to visit the culinary school on a short holiday, these special events do not last long so availability can not be guaranteed. 

If you are interested please do not hesitate to contact us

TUESDAY

  • Arrive Bordeaux 2.00pm
  • Joce meets party / transfer to enchanting Chateau Lagorce in comfortable minibus
  • Welcome Cremant and foie gras
  • Settling in
  • Wine tasting Bordeaux wines with local onologue Michel Douence
  • Dinner in Louis XIV dining room

WEDNESDAY

  • Market in Creon
  • Visiting and Lunch at Micro Brewery
  • Cooking lesson 1: Market produce
  • Dinner at Chateau Lagorce

THURSDAY

  • Tastings at Chateau Figeac
  • Lunch at L'Envers du Décor in St Emilion
  • Cooking Lesson 2: Preparing dinner
  • Dinner in Louis XIV dining room

FRIDAY

  • Depart 10.00am
  • Visit to the rare fruit and vegetable potager en route to Airport

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION VISIT WWW.MYFRENCHCULINARYSCHOOL.COM

  COOKING HOLIDAY ACCOMMODATION AT CHATEAU LAGORCE  

With its twenty-one beautifully appointed warm and cosy bedrooms and stylish bathrooms, as well as plenty of indoor spaces to chat, read or just relax in front of a roaring log fire, Chateau Lagorce, the place we call home, is the perfect place for your winter culinary holiday.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION VISIT WWW.MYFRENCHCULINARYSCHOOL.COM

  CONTACT DETAILS  
Edward & Anna Holmes
Chateau Lagorce
Haux 33550
Gironde
France
Phone:
+33 617 807 963
Email:
info@myfrenchculinaryschool.com
Web:
www.myfrenchculinaryschool.com
 
 
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