Cooking weekend in the south of France

Written by admin on July 6th, 2011

Enjoy a relaxing and gastronomic week-end at the heart of the Abbaye de la Celle, near Toulon. In the middle of the Coteaux Varois’ vineyards, treat yourself with a charming and gastronomic week-end in the 4* hotel belonging to the decorated chef Alain Ducasse, with a provençal design of the 18th century.

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The awarded chef Benoît Witz will welcome you in his kitchen for a gastronomic cooking class, in his 1* restaurant by the Michelin review guide. The cooking class is private and will take place on the morning of the second day for 3 hours. The menu is elaborated on the very day of the course, unless you desire to prepare a specific recipe. You will use fresh and seasonal products. The class is followed by a lunch in the restaurant, drinks included. This week-end is the ideal week-end for gourmets, and a recipe book from Alain Ducasse will be given as a gift.

The week-end includes for two:
- 1 night in a double room
- 1 breakfast for two
- 1 gastronomic 5 courses dinner at the restaurant of the Hostellerie de l’Abbaye de la Celle, drinks not included
- 1 cooking class for two followed by the lunch you have just prepared, drinks included.
- 1 recipes’ book from Alain Ducasse offered

The hotel:
This 18th century hotel is located on the site of a Royal Benedictine Abbey. Its 10 rooms were named after personalities that made an impression on the hotel’s history. The rooms open onto the park, the market place or the Coteaux Varois’ vineyards.

The restaurant:
The restaurant is under the direction of the chef Benoît Witz. You will be served a food mixing both tradition and imagination, using products from the local market and the vegetable garden. The restaurant is a 1* restaurant by the Michelin review guide. From the awarded chef and Alain Ducasse, the dishes are created between tradition and innovation, with a provençal inspiration.

The room:
You will stay in a double room, with a large closet and a provençal design of the 18th century.

Leisure on site:
- Outdoor swimming-pool
- 2, 5 hectares park
- Shaded terrace
- free visit of the Hostellerie’s Garden
- free visit of the “Salle Capitulaire”
- free visit of the Clos du Conservatoire
- visit of the Abbaye Royale de la Celle (at a charge)

Things to do in the area:
- wine tasting in the closest vineyards
- Golf courses close-by

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