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“Best cooking class in Provence!”
Review of Provence Gourmet

Provence Gourmet
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: -Cooking class & lunch in your host home -Town & market visit -Meeting the local Producers & buying food -Going to the vineyard to get wine & cheese -Free transportation Step in my Provencal Shoes Cooking & enjoying lunch together in my Aix en Provence countryside home or in our Marseille flat. Through selecting the appropriate recipes and ingredients on the local markets, to preparing and tasting our typical dishes, share an exceptional day at your host's home and be immersed in an authentic Provencal atmosphere.
Reviewed 15 November 2017

Chef Gilles is fabulous -- from the beginning to end, it was a great experience. He is personable and a good teacher. He showed us where to get the best produce, breads, meats and wines. The class was well organized--we were assigned specific dishes to prepare and could watch the others as they worked. The logistics were perfect -- somehow everything was ready to eat at the same time. And, what a feast -- olive tapenade, Pissaladiere tart with anchovies, buttery leg of lamb, butternut and red kuri pumpkin puree, vegetable tian and roasted pear tarts--and interesting wines. It was all DELICIOUS! The chef also generously shared his recipes so we didn't have to take notes during the class; instead we were able to chat while we prepped--and enjoy cooking and dining together.

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Gilles C, Propriétaire at Provence Gourmet, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2017

Thank you very much for your words ! Gilles

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

We enjoyed the entire experience of our cooking class with Gilles. The shopping in town with him was memorable, and then traveling with him to his home to prepare the meal made the day complete. The actual food, while delicious, was actually almost just a bonus to the whole day of shopping and preparing the meal. Gilles made the experience personal, warm, and memorable.

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Reviewed 7 November 2017

We traveled throughout Provence for three weeks in August 2017. One of the best experiences we had was cooking with Gilles at his lovely home. We first went to the local market to by ingredients for lunch, then to a vineyard for some accompanying wine, and then spent the afternoon learning, laughing, and eating a wonderful meal with four other people we had just met. Gilles was very accommodating throughout, was delightful to spend time with, and is a wonderful chef and great teacher. He was very sensitive to the individual levels of cooking experience in our group. I can't say enough good things about this experience. If there had been time, we would have done it twice! Thank you for a wonderful afternoon, Gilles.

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Gilles C, Propriétaire at Provence Gourmet, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

Thank you very much for those kind comments. Gilles

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Reviewed 3 November 2017

We met our chef and guide, Gilles, with four other guests in town before visiting the local market to buy our ingredients then head out to a local vineyard to taste and choose our wines for the meal before descending on Gilles' home for the afternoon. The lovely thing is that this is all done in his own home rather than a professional studio and makes the whole affair feel much more intimate. Gilles assigns everyone their cooking duties and battle commences; I would add that if you are an accomplished cook already then you will learn nothing new here but that is not really the point of the day. It is all about the joy of cooking and eating together, and learning something about the gastronomy of Provence along the way. A votre sante!

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Gilles C, Propriétaire at Provence Gourmet, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2017
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Merci à votre santé !!!

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Reviewed 25 October 2017

from selecting our array of rainbow colored fish in the am to slurping the remnants of our authentic Bouillabaisse this was an awesome experience. Marketing, prepping, cooking, baking, and enjoying life in the south of France. If you like good food and fine wine this is the trip for you.

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