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Burgundy Kitchen

cooking classes with top Burgundy chefs

Cooking classes with top chefs in Burgundy with Burgundy on a Plate

perfection on a plate

It's only when you are in France that you realise just how talanted the French chefs are. A good restaurant is a world away from fast food - here the chefs have total dedication to their craft to give perfection on the plate. Whether you are an accomplished cook or a keen foodie wanting some tips, getting hands-on tuition from a top chef will inspire you, and once home, your friends will much appreciate your new found skills.

Sue Boxell has been organising wine tours for eleven years in the region. Whilst setting up her wine tour company Burgundy on a Plate she realised that there was a lack of cooking classes in the region and decided to include cooking classes as an option. From her wide range of local contacts, she has got together with three of Burgundy's top chefs to offer hands-on tuition in their kitchens. Each class is combined with an afternoon wine tour to complete the day. Sue is a Cordon Bleu trained professional cook herself, having been the chef de cuisine on the luxury hotel barges on the Burgundy canals and and has had many other cooking adventures around the world.

Hands-on tuition

One class takes place in the chef's home in a famous wine village, another chef demonstrates in his professional kitchen and, for groups of more than four people, a one starred Michelin chef will show you the tricks of the trade. The courses offered can be traditional Burgundian Cuisine, modern French Cuisine with a Burgundian twist or Fusion Cuisine (Japanese/French). In addition, she can offer specialist sessions such as patisserie and cooking with truffles in the Autumn. You don't need to know French, Sue will translate as required. In each case you will enjoy the fruits of your labour with apéritifs and a three course lunch, and then during the afternoon you will tour the famous vineyards of the Côte de Nuits, stopping off for a tasting of village to Grand Cru wines. The price of the whole day is 345 euros per person for one to three or 299 euros per person for four or more. Family courses and evening classes are also possible.

For more information contact sue@burgundyonaplate.com