‘traditional farmhouse preserving’ discover the secrets of preserving using traditional methods with a modern twist!

DSC_01330027 Day 1 – Sunday afternoon arrival
Arrive at, ‘La Ferme de la Lochere,’ by transfer from the local station provided by us, and enjoy the local Burgundian aperitif.
There will be plenty of time to explore the village and meander along the canal before
Katherine demonstrates the Gougère traditionally eaten whilst wine tasting which fits in perfectly as our wine expert Brendan Moore www.wine-liaisons.com will be explaining the appellations of Burgundy’s famous wines and you will be enjoy a selection of delicious chardonnay’s and pinot noir’s from all over this intriguing region.
Dinner will be cooked and served by your hostess whilst the snail trail and culinary extravaganza are discussed.
 panoramic courtyard sun
ham in sea salt and pepper Day 2 – MondayAfter a leisurely breakfast you will be learning the principals of curing and basic preserving methods that a traditional French farm still uses today, sourcing supplies and the tools of the trade.You’ll enjoy a traditional Burgundian lunch before we embark on curing and smoking some magret of duck and fresh salmon which we will then be enjoying for dinner.
panoramic in the kitchen
Saucisson Day 3- TuesdayToday you will be heading off to Dijon and the colourful Market that is held 3 times a week. You’ll be meeting the butchers and all of Katherine’s favourite artisans. When your baskets are full a well earned café au lait awaits you before heading back via the ducal palace of the Dukes of Burgundy. A rustic lunch will be enjoyed from the market out in the courtyard, weather permitting.After lunch we shall be preparing a selection of pâtés, terrines and pickles.Dinner will be cooked and serve by your hostess and for all who wish to assist.
panoramic dijon market
IMG_2825 Day 4 – WednesdayThis morning there is a local wine tasting at the Vignoble de Flavigny before having lunch at ‘La Grange’  created by local producers to display their regional products. Wonderful trestle tables, a big stone fireplace with lots of hustle and bustle, it has a warm welcoming atmosphere.Back home we will be turning our hand to the method of ‘confit,’ preserving meats in goose or duck fat and the method of making saucisson.
panoramic vines kate 1
CBH_ScattyChef_0897 Day 5 – ThursdayThe traditional Cassoulet is on today agenda and will provide huge fun as you turn your hand to sausage making and smoking.  A great skill to learn and not as difficult as one might think!You’ll enjoy a feast this evening as we dine on your week’s produce, accompanied by some of Burgundy’s finest wines.
beautiful salmon
something to take home Day 6 – FridayAlas, all good things must come to an end and after Breakfast we will be offering transfers to the train station in Montbard where you will be taken to Paris in time for lunch, and your new appreciation for all things French can be truly indulged!

We are discovering new and exciting adventures all the time in
Hidden Burgundy,
so stay in touch and come back and see us soon!

 Bespoke gourmet itinerary offers additional experiences –
Girlfriend Getaway spa/lunch/cooking demonstration at 3* michelin Le Cote St. Jacques
Golf and Wine – 18 hole Golf Course at the Château de Chailly
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