#1 Classic Gascony
6 Days of Creative Hands-On Cooking
Kate opens her Kitchens at Camont for cooking intensive weeks of hands-on classes, market excursions, gourmet shopping, special 'School Lunches' at Camont, and a celebratory lunch out at our favorite 1-star Michelin restaurant. This 5-day cooking retreat is a foodie's dream exploration of the Cooking of Southwest France with cook, author of Cassoulet: A French Obsession, and expert teacher Kate Hill at her home and school at Camont. Guests stay in nearby accommodation that we can help arrange- from village hotel to chateau to country home.
In Gascony we love all things duck- from foie gras to confit de canard and paté. Local farm and seasonal market produce form the foundation of learning, practicing, and experiencing as Kate shares her Gascon 'mother sauces', classic cooking techniques, and a few French pastry basics and regional specialties. Learn about living in the Gascon Slow Lane as Kate introduces you to her favorite artisans and artists for some fun shopping, exploring, and touring. Make new friends, learn new tricks, and experience Gascony to create your own French memories.
INCLUDES five days of:
Daily Cooking classes with Kate Hill
Five lunches with wine including one-star Michelin restaurant
Farmers Market excursions and guide for shopping, dining, and armagnac tasting in the area.
Recipe booklet, apron and Not Poterie cassole
Dates & rates
Booking 2019: Sept 24-28, Oct 15-19
Booking 2020: May 26-31, June 23-28, Sept. 29-Oct. 4.
Classes are small and limited to 6-8 participants. Program dates start from Day 1 Welcome Supper to Day 6 Lunch.
3950€ per person
Includes: all hands-on classes for five days (9:30-5:00), all culinary materials, recipe booklet, Camont gift market basket, French professional apron, all lunches including Michelin one-star restaurant, Welcome Supper, and accompanying wines.
Does not include: accommodation*, evening meals, local transportation, personal expenses, travel insurance.
*We can arrange all that for you for an all inclusive fee- lodging & local transportation.
We're happy to arrange pickup from Toulouse, Bordeaux airports or Agen train station or airport with a local English-speaking taxi service. Enquire for rates and details or any travel questions you might have.
#2 French Country Weekend at Camont
How perfect! A three day weekend in the French countryside.
Whether you are hitting the city lights of Paris or taking the fast train to the South, a gastronomic stop off in Gascony is a must! This is a long weekend especially designed for you-eating and drinking the good life in Gascony with Kate Hill.
Arrive on Friday afternoon and depart on Sunday evening; in between cook with Kate in her 18th Century farmhouse kitchens- three cooking classes, a market shopping expedition, with supper and two lunches in between.
We’ll even help you arrange a place to stay and local transportation. Just tell us what you want and poof! The Fairy Godmother of Gascony will make it happen.
Camont is located just 3.5 hours from Paris by TGV, or an hour and a half by plane (into Agen airport); one hour from Bordeaux or Toulouse by train or driving. See the other South of France- La Gascogne.
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#3 La Matinée Cooking Class
A morning cooking class + Lunch
Throughout the year Kate teaches simple and intensive one-day classes focused on special projects: Savory and Sweet French Pastry; A Long French Lunch; Market to Table. Coming to France this winter and want to know how to make a perfect Cassoulet? Summer vacationing in Southwest France and want to learn a taste of how Gascon dishes are made? Pop down from Paris on the TGV for a day of cooking in the French Countryside. We’re just an hour from Bordeaux and Toulouse. Classes are usually scheduled for Wednesday and Saturday market days. Day Classes are hands-on and delivered in English or French. Come for a day of exploring good Gascon food and cook with Kate Hill in her Kitchen at Camont.
Private groups of 1-12 by special request. Contact us for availability.
Market Classes begin at the Wednesday or Saturday Farmer's Market at 10:00; other days begin at Camont at 10:00
Hands-on Cooking Class 10:00-1:00
1:00- 3:00 Four-Course Lunch with Wine & Beverages
Class fees includes all food, drink, written recipe booklet, and Camont's professional French apron.
2019-20 Rates below for small groups:
300€ per person-minimum 4 people or 1200€ day fee.
250€ per person for each additional person.