A DAY IN BURGUNDY | Market Tour and Cooking Class

Available by reservation on Wednesdays and Saturdays (market days in Beaune)

10 am to 4 pm
Maximum 10 guests*
295€ per person

 

Our A Day in Burgundy program is a full day of exploring, cooking, and tasting designed to introduce guests to the delightful gastronomic culture of the region. The day includes a morning Beaune market tour, a hands-on cooking class in our Atelier kitchen, and a seven-course lunch, including a local cheese course, and wine pairings hand-selected from our wine shop.

We’ll start the morning in front of Hess, our favorite fromagerie in the center of town, and then wander down the street to the Beaune farmer’s market, one of the best in the region. We’ll spend the morning chatting with our favorite producers and gathering provisions for lunch, before winding our way back to the Atelier.

In our Atelier teaching kitchen, everyone will don an apron, standing behind their cutting board as we talk through the day’s menu. We will explain and demonstrate the classic French culinary techniques used in each recipe, from sautéing to searing to sauce-making, and then everyone will get to work prepping the ingredients.

Once the cooking is done, aprons will come off, and we’ll head up to the airy third-floor dining room for a leisurely lunch. A zinc-topped table will be set for lunch in simple French fashion, next to a wall of windows overlooking the atrium below. We’ll light the candles and fill the Champagne flutes, and toast one another for a good day’s work. After everyone finds a seat, we’ll pour the wine and bring up the first course. The menu is constantly changing, depending on the season, and always full of new surprises from the market.

All instruction is in English.  To make a reservation, email us at info@thecooksatelier.com


SEASONAL BURGUNDY | Five-Day Program**

Spring Session - April 2017 (Sold Out)

Summer Session - July 2017 (Sold Out)

Autumn Session - October 23 - 28, 2017

10 am to 5 pm (Monday night welcome Dinner at our Atelier, followed by Tuesday - Saturday)
Maximum 8 guests*
4500€ per person

 

Just three times a year, we open the doors of The Cook's Atelier to guests from around the world who are interested in learning more about the food and wine culture of Burgundy as well as participating in the behind the scenes of our Atelier.  This is a special opportunity for an in-depth and personalized experience at The Cook's Atelier. The week gives you a chance to spend one-on-one time with us where we'll share insight on how we created our business, come together to cook in our kitchen, and immerse ourselves in the rich culture of Burgundy that we've come to love.  

We’ll meet and greet guests on Monday evening and host a candlelit welcome dinner in our Atelier that includes a Champagne apéritif and a seasonal menu highlighting some of our favorite artisan food producers, paired with the great wines of Burgundy.

During the week, we’ll explore the local market in Beaune and meet some of our favorite artisan food producers - gardeners, butchers, bakers, cheese makers, winemakers, and fishmongers.  We'll gather around our Atelier kitchen for hands-on cooking workshops and learn the importance of sourcing locally and cooking seasonally.  Each workshop will highlight classic French cooking techniques and methods that every home cook should know.  We'll enjoy a visit to Beaune's oldest wine cave, our favorite bar à vin, and taste some of Burgundy's most extraordinary wines, demystifying terroir and the art of winemaking.  We'll browse some of our local brocantes and antique shops and learn more about prop and food styling.  Each day brings something new and we'll enjoy French pastries and coffee every morning as well as the long French lunch in our airy third-floor dining room with wine pairings on scheduled workshop days. 

The program includes the welcome dinner, a French breakfast, and lunch every day and will conclude on Saturday afternoon.

All instruction is in English.  To make a reservation, please email us at info@thecooksatelier.com

 

*Our cooking classes and workshops fill up very quickly. Reservations are taken first come first serve. Early bookings are strongly advised. All of our culinary workshops are designed for adults, and there is walking involved. As much as we love little ones, we are not able to accommodate children during our weekly cooking classes and seasonal workshops in consideration of the other guests participating.  Please send us an email as we can sometimes accommodate private groups with children on other days of the week. 

**Airfare and lodging are not included, but we are happy to give some of our favorite suggestions regarding hotels and travel arrangements. Evenings are on your own to explore Beaune and visit some of our favorite local dining spots.