Katherine Frelon’s Classic French Cookery Program for 2014

La Ferme de la Lochere

View of La Ferme de la Lochere from the Roman Bridge

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 & Welcome Chat.There will be plenty of time to explore the village & meander along the canal before dinner, where we will discuss the weeks programme and delight in a wine tasting with our expert Brendan Moore www.wine-liaisons.com who will explain the sometimes confusing appellation of Burgundy’s famous wines and a Gougere demonstration with your hostess.


The vineyards of Flavigny sur Ozerain

This wonderful vineyard is just 10 mins away. The wine is fabulous and very drinkable. The owners are knowledgable, full of amusing stories and passionate about their wines.

Day 2 – Monday
After a leisurely breakfast you will be preparing for your 1st culinary experience, discussing basic knife skills, recipes and techniques guests would like to explore during the week, learning how to combine fragrant herbs, pairing fabulous ingredients to create a colourful ‘al fresco’ lunch outside in the courtyard.Followed by a short trip to enjoy the wines of our local vineyard Flavigny where the film ‘chocolate’ was made www.vignoble-flavigny.comDinner will be cooked by the group and your hostess


The heart of Dijon's thriving market

Dijon’s under cover market, designed by Gustav Eiffel is a hub of activity 3 times a week as the locals come and buy produce from Burgundian artisans.

Day 3- Tuesday
Today you will be heading off to Dijon and the colourful Market that is held 3 times a week.Armed with your recipe book and a list of ingredients to seek out, testing your French!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, and then you will be treated to a traditional bread making lesson with our local baker before  preparing supper using all the delicious goodies brought that morning.Dinner will be cooked by your hostess and all those wishing to join in.


Wine Liaisons - Brendan Moore is one of the best wine experts in the region

In the Vines with Brendan Moore from Wine Liaisons is one of the highlights of this trip in Burgundy.

Day 4 – WednesdayThis morning our Wine expert will whisk you off to the Cote de Beaune and Cote de Nuits where your taste buds will be brought to life and you’ll learn new techniques to appreciate wine.Burgundy wine lovers will appreciate this spectacular day with visits to vineyards you would not normally have access too.You will then be free for afternoon shopping in BeauneWith a guided visit of the Hospice de Beaune the opulent hospital created by the Chancellor Nicholas Rolin www.hospices-de-beaune.comDinner will be cooked and served by your hostess



Katherine teaches classic French cuisine from her spacious kitchen

Katherine teaches classic French recipes from her large spacious kitchen

Day 5 – Thursday
After breakfast we will be concentrating on requests from all our guests, mastering the secrets of traditional French cuisine, for example classic sauces, vinaigrettes, veloutés and stocks, creating the perfect pâté, smoking a sublime duck fillet, or even basics of tempering chocolate.Dinner will be at a traditional French Bistro.


Day 6 – Friday
This morning we shall be preparing a light lunch together and then you will be free to take bikes out along the Canal de Bourgogne, stroll through the countryside, explore the local Chateau, relax by the pool or take a trip into the local town of Semur en Auxois.Our farewell supper will be a culmination of all you have learnt during your stay.

This private courtyard is perfect

This private courtyard is perfect for dinning ‘al fresco’



Day 7 – Saturday
Alas, all good things must come to an end and after breakfast we will be offering transfers to the train station in Montbard.We hope your new appreciation for all things French can be truly indulged!


Relax in the courtyard pool

After a hard day in the vineyards, why not relax by the poolside and read through your recipe books!

 Classic French Cookery Program for 2014 2450€   

based on min 4 (excluding airfares and spending)


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