February 6, 2012
Chef Rene Berard
A French cooking class in Provence
Where better to learn how to cook than in France, the culinary capital of the world? And where better to learn to cook in France than the beautiful, exquisite and inspirational region of Provence?
If you fancy creating top-notch food similar to that produced in a region that is world-renowned for its sensational food, then why not embark on a gourmet cooking class at La Bastide des Saveurs, the kitchen of Hostellerie Bérard, located in picture-perfect surroundings in the heart of olive groves and vines.
The magnificent Hostellerie Bérard is typical of the Provencal countryside ambiance. A rustic kitchen is at the heart of this 19th century house, whilst in the house’s extensive grounds an herb and vegetable garden take centre stage, producing delicious smelling hints of the culinary geniuses that are created in this stunning country home.
Over the four-day course students learn how to make various Provencal recipes, using only the freshest and finest ingredients and local produce. Asides making early morning visits to the country market in Sanary-sur-Mer, where students await the return of the fishing boats to pick up some fresh fish to prepare for lunch, guests will also discover local wine appellations, well you couldn’t complete a cooking course in France without being exposed to French wine in some day, could you?
Desserts also play centre-stage in French cooking and students will learn all the fineries involved in creating desserts that are fit for a Frenchman!
Your guide and mentor will be Chef Rene Berard, Master Chef of France and 1 star in the Michelin Guide, who will endeavour to teach you everything that you know.
For more information on learning to cook with one of the finest chefs in France at Hostellerie Bérard visit hotel-berard.com.