There is no place better suited for all family members than the countryside of Southwest France, Gascony. The rustic and rich tastes of this part of the world exist within prunes, apples, duck, mushrooms, chestnuts, and pumpkins, but also within its people, who above all cherish the kitchen and family! On this trip, you can expect to truly recognize the power of gathering around the table. We’ll fully engage in the French cultural experience by taking daily walks through the village and practice the French language. In the evenings, embrace the culinary traditions of new and old around the dinner table. The dining experience acquaints members with paired aperitifs and wines!
o Cooking Classes
o Farm Visits
o Patisserie and Local Chef Visits
o Bike Riding
o Guided Market Tours
WHO’S JOINING THE ADVENTURE?
Youth (minimum age 8) with their parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles or family friends are invited to join us on this adventure! You’ll grow closer together while experiencing culture, cuisine and travel. Join Dorette and Rich and Erick Snover, the family behind the highly applauded C’est Si Bon! Cooking School in North Carolina. Their talented son, Erick, joins as chef for our family travelers. A highly trained executive chef in Vail, Colorado, Erick specializes in Japanese kaiseki cuisine. He loves introducing people of all ages to the world of European cuisine and traveling extensively for 2-3 months a year to experience other cultures and cuisines. We are thrilled and honored to have such a talented, family-oriented Taste the Adventure team! A minimum of 6 travelers are needed for this trip to run, and we keep things personalized with a maximum of 13 travelers.
7 night’s accommodations at La Belle Gasconne, a restored 14th century millhouse that was once a Michellin starred restaurant. All Rooms Equipped with Queen or King Beds with Private Bath. The adventure includes 7 breakfasts and 7 exquisite dinners inspired by Gascony and our executive chefs.
A TASTE OF YOUR DAYS
le petit déjeuner est servi – "Breakfast is Served!" – Enjoy local yogurts, butter, honey, fresh fruit, confitures, croissants and warm crusty baguettes.
le dine est pret – "Dinner’s on the Table!" - Each repast is served with a different nightly Gasconne aperitif like walnuts, chestnuts, and violets.
Sip beautiful paired wines of the Southwest with dinner. Join new friends at the long dinner table. Weather permitting, daily walks to rouse your appetite. Dine at our favorite village restaurants. Cooking Class and Artisan Visits can be arranged..
Schedule your week. Contact us to discuss trip options for your family!
*Transfer is only from the Agen Train Station, so you can relax and let us do the driving, or if you prefer to have a car as well, we'll give you directions to arrive to your accommodations.
We would love to talk with you! Call us today at (919) 302-5715 or click the image below to contact our team or schedule a Zoom chat.