French Foodie Workshops
Come Join us for a Rabbit Hill - Markets & Cooking Workshop!
WHAT IS A FOODIE WORKSHOP?
You might already know that I am a passionate FOODIE, who loves going to the local markets and shops to find inspiration to feed the people that I love.
Since moving to France I have become enamored with the local produce markets, the epiceries and the fresh vendors that we have access to on a daily basis. I have also come to know and love the French philosophy of buying fresh foods with the intention of immediate use rather than buying huge quantities of food to stock-pile in the pantry or fridge.
My VISION for the workshops has always been to share the authentic French country cooking, lifestyle and traditions and not only that, but also to teach and share in a way that inspires participants to learn these essential elements of the French life and to transfer and apply these ideas within their own homes.
Once a year I will also travel to the United States and host a workshop or event that is perfect for those that cannot attend a workshop in France. US events include sharing inspiration about our French life, culinary instruction and all things foodie. It is chance to get away, explore new locations, meet new friends who have similar interests and open up ideas for personal growth and supporting your passions. Please check this fall’s US event, still in the planning phase, and feel free to contact me with questions.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
Begin your workshop by a visit to a local produce and goods market where we will browse and select ingredients for a traditional relaxed French lunch. We can chat about ideas and plan the menu together. After lunch we might visit my favorite epicerie and kitchen wares shop or you are free to explore our town or nearby villages. We will resume cooking in the early evening and begin dinner with a casual wine-tasting.
On the following day or days in addition, we might go to a local brocante or flea market to search for culinary inspired vintage items and antiques; linens, table settings, bistro porcelain and ironstone, flatware ...
Each workshop will be unique in it's own way. and seasonally themed by what is featured at the markets. I will be offering two-day weekend workshops throughout the year beginning in March and can schedule all other days of the week also by reservation.
Planning a trip to France and want to make it extra special? We can provide private workshops for groups of 2 - 8 people, enabling you and your loved ones to experience a true taste of Normandy.
FOUR DAY WORKSHOP
The four day workshops allow more time for trips to more distant villages, farms and local producers in addition to daily trips to the local market to purchase ingredients. Four day workshops begin on Wednesday morning and finish on Saturday evening. 4 lunches, 4 dinners, apertif or wine-tasting each evening, a French linen apron for each participant and a 'carnet de recettes' .
Rates start at $1500 per person for 4 days.
Booking deposit: $500 per person
Remaining balance of $1000 is due 4 weeks prior to workshop date.
TWO DAY WORKSHOP
Saturday & Sunday
The two full-day workshop includes: A trip to the local market and cooking instruction on Saturday for both lunch and dinner and on Sunday, cooking instruction and a five-course lunch.
When the schedule permits, we might stroll through a local brocante or flea market in search of vintage culinary items, copper cookware of decorative kitchen pieces.
Rates start at $760 per person for 2 full-days.
Booking deposit: $500 per person
Remaining deposit due 4 weeks prior to arrival.
ONE DAY WORKSHOP
If you are in our area and would love to spend a Sunday with us going to the market and cooking and then enjoying a relaxed French lunch, please feel free to contact me for a One-Day Sunday Lunch reservation.
We can accommodate up to 4 people for lunch, transportation is not included. Please use the form below to inquire.
Rates start at $280 per person or $450 per couple (2 people).
Full payment due upon booking.
Reservations require a five-week advance notice
Inquire about a Workshop
Please feel free to send me a direct inquiry about workshops at Rabbit Hill by using the form below.
Serious inquiries only please -- I will respond as soon as possible.
Please allow at least one business day for a response. Merci!