Gourmet holidays for an epicurean

France is one of these countries in the world most famous for its gastronomy and culinary expertise. All regions abound with their special foods and quality products. The South-Western region in particular, offers local flavours such as duck breast, potted duck, porcini mushrooms, foie gras, but also numerous cheeses and wines of Bordeaux, Bergerac and Cahors vineyards. Your stay with the gourmet option will not only be a culinary highlight, with its haute cuisine meals, but also full of discoveries. For example, visiting the kitchen of an authentic geese- and duck farm, walk around a local vineyard with its owner, tasting the great wines of Bergerac, and visit the wonders of this beautiful region, marked with so much history ...

PROGRAM

3 days / 2 nights (Friday to Sunday)

  • cooking class at the farm La Mondine
  • epicurean meal in the evening and a special moment with the Chef of the Table du Moulin
  • exclusive visit of the vineyard at the Domaine de la Tuque

5 days / 4 nights (Monday to Friday

  • cooking class at the farm La Mondine
  • epicurean meal in the evening and a special moment with the Chef of the Table du Moulin
  • exclusive visit of the vineyard at the Domaine de la Tuque
  • visit and wine tasting at the Château Bélingard

8 days / 7 nights (Saturday to Saturday)

  • cooking class at the farm La Mondine
  • epicurean meal in the evening and a special moment with the Chef of the Table du Moulin
  • exclusive visit of the vineyard at the Domaine de la Tuque
  • visit and wine tasting at the Château Bélingard

Rate information:

Minimum two people

The gourmet option includes:

  • cooking class at the farm La Mondine
  • lexclusive visit of the vineyard at the Domaine de la Tuque
  • epicurean meal in the evening and a special moment with the Chef of the Table du Moulin
  • visit and wine tasting at the Château Bélingard (for 5 to 8 days programs)

Rates do not include:

  • accommodation at Castelwood Vacances (bed- and kitchen linen provided)
  • meals except the epicurean dinner
  • transport to the various activities
  • tourist tax

Gourmet Option overview :

Ferme la Mondine

Preparing a chicken galantine in the kitchens of a Périgord farm. Tasting of their products and farm tour.

Ferme la Mondine

The Veyssières family is happy to welcome you at their farm and to let you discover the local flavours of the Perigord terroir. Their farm "La Mondine" offers you its foie gras, confit (potted duck or goose), as well as other specialties, prepared in the pure tradition of the Périgord. We invite you to spend some time with them in the kitchen to prepare a chicken galantine. With their expertise, the Veyssières Family will reveal some culinary secrets. Afterwards, a tasting of their products will be offered, and a tour of the farm.

http://fermelamondine.fr

Domaine de la Tuque

Discovery of the cycle of the grapevine, in its natural environment, during a guided walk of the vineyard and its surroundings. Wine tasting.

Domaine de la Tuque

In the South of the Périgord, in a preserved natural setting, the Domain is situated on a promontory called "Tuque" in Occitan (hill-outcrop), and faces the imposing Castle of Biron and its medieval village. The only vineyard of Biron is converting to organic production, on a soil of sandstones where the Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc find their perfect balance. Merlot gives flexibility and roundness, the Cabernet Sauvignon brings the body and bouquet, Cabernet Franc produces a fruity aroma. Once assembled, they produce the wine "Tourbiron", cardinal red in colour, fruity, slightly peppery and bound to seduce gourmets and those who are curious to discover local tastes. The tour of the property begins with a little history of the “Bastide” country, the history of the vineyard of Biron and of the “Tuque”. You’ll discover the different cycles of the grapevine in its natural environment during a guided vineyard tour and its surroundings:

  • from the soil to the grape and the 3 varieties of the Domain, its flora and fauna, the vines’ stages of development, and the techniques used in organic production.
  • from grape to wine and the discovery of winemaking at the “Chai”, different winemaking methods, assembly and aging.
  • wine tasting in the cellar.

http://tourbiron.com/

Restaurant La Table du Moulin

Haute cuisine five course meal with various wines. A visit in the kitchen with the Chef to see how your meal is going to be prepared.

Restaurant La Table du Moulin

The Périgord is a region where good food is present everywhere. While foie gras and truffles, potted duck, omelette with mushrooms, pastries with nuts and many other wonders fill the plates on our tables, our glasses are not empty and welcome the superb wines of Bergerac with its 13 different AOC’s (“appellation d’origine controlee”). The restaurant La Table du Moulin offers inventive and refined cuisine based on the local products. Whether to prepare vegetable, meat or fish dishes the Chef always uses fresh produce. "La Table du Moulin" is ranked one of the very best restaurants in the Dordogne and the Aquitaine region. Your taste buds will explode with joy during this five-course epicurean meal and its various wines. You’ll also spend some time with Chef, in the kitchen, to see how such a meal will be prepared and perhaps even try to discover some secrets of the “haute cuisine” ...

https://www.facebook.com/latabledumoulin

Château Bélingard

A guided tour of the well-known vineyard of Château Bélingard, its installations and the tasting of their wines.

Château Bélingard

It seems that the name "Bélingard" comes from the Celtic language and its oral tradition "beleen garten". This would mean "the garden of the God Beleen or Belin", the god of sun and war. This idea is reinforced by its geographical location, on a promontory, consisting of a carved rock in the form of a sacrificial altar and about 3000 years old, with a fabulous view of the horizon, leaving no visitor unmoved. At Château Bélingard you will be told the legends of mistletoe, of ancient oaks, grapevines, barrels of wine and shared pleasures. Bélingard castle, private vineyard of the Count Laurent Bosredon, is the embodiment of the vintages of great white and red Bergerac wines, as well as the soft and sweet wine of Monbazillac. One of the jewels of French vineyards, situated in the Dordogne Valley. .

http://www.belingard.com