Sunday, May 12 – Saturday, May 18, 2019



This fun-filled week will be full of kitchen time, wine discovery, great food and relaxation! You will leave with recipes (and techniques) you will use to delight your family and friends for years to come. Some of the fun skills covered will be: Knife Safety and Proper Cutting Techniques/Sorbet-making/Bread making/Sauces and Jus to accompany your newly-learned creations/Soups/Souffles/Braising meats/Pan-searing/Artistic Plating/Menu-planning

The perfect Adventure for food and wine lovers. A very interactive week, with lots of wine tasting, delicious gourmet food prepared by you and your chef Le Cordon Bleu-Paris Alum Walter Eagleton, Chateau and market visits as well as time to unwind and enjoy the beautiful Loire valley. Our Adventure is 100% tailored for you and our itinerary based upon first-hand experience.

We will get you out and about in the countryside for a beautiful walk among the locals and local historical highlights. We do all the driving, so you can relax and enjoy. This break is the perfect combination of French town and countryside.

Our accommodations for the week are a magnificent and privately owned 19th century Château, situated in the heart of the beautiful Loire Valley. Renovated to a 5 star boutique standard and filled with luxury furnishings chosen by designers in London and Paris, the Château offers individually designed en-suite bedrooms over two floors.  Activities at the Château include an outdoor heated swimming pool, full gym, golf driving range, disc/Frisbee golf, croquet and pétanque.

Our stay was highlighted by waking up each morning to the birds singing outside our room’s window. All the excursions included sights and locations we would never have been able to find on our own and were delightful additions to our daily schedule. The most memorable meals were the picnics created by our hosts which were held in local parks in beautiful locations. The food was great and the whole experience was a lot of fun. Our excursion for a wine tasting with lunch in a troglodyte cave was the most interesting and one of the most unusual stops of the entire trip. Norm and Dana