"Lunch in Provence" Culinary Experiences

Sample "Lunch in Provence" Classes:

A Taste of French Country Cooking in California
Seasonal menus that capture the season's best ingredients.

I Love Lavender
Grow your own culinary lavender, and harvest it for sweet and savory dishes. You can cook with lavender throughout the year, season to season.

Que Syrah, Syrah
Love Syrah? A special cooking class that is menu-centered and pairs well with our estate-grown Syrah.

Bonnie's love for Provence and healthy Mediterranean cuisine has lead her to travel to Provence often, take cooking classes, explore the markets, follow favorite chefs, and meet culinary icons. She invites you to enjoy "A Taste of French Country Living" through her cooking, gardening, design, and lifestyle through her "Lunch in Provence" culinary events.

Sign up for Bonnie's Newsletter for class dates and details, or see below.  Visit my blog for a sampling of some of the recipes I've shared with readers over the years.

See Below for Upcoming "Lunch in Provence" Dates


Lavender For Sale at Friday Market in Eygalieres

Lavender For Sale at Friday Market in Eygalieres


Many thanks for everyone's overwhelming enthusiasm in "Lunch in Provence" culinary experiences! One of my students and dear friend, Diane Uke, posted about her experience and November 2016 "Que Syrah, Syrah" cooking class with me at Domaine de Manion, Diane Uke Shares.

"What a delightful time at your home yesterday. The charming setting inside and out along with the delicious food satisfied all the senses. I was grateful to be a part of it.
Many thanks to you and John" ---Donna J.

"Thank you for such a wonderful afternoon at your beautiful home! Really enjoyed the class and already made the salad last night!"--Robert & Donna W.

November 10, 2016 "Que Syrah, Syrah" Cooking Class, Diane Uke, Top, Right Side of Table

November 10, 2016 "Que Syrah, Syrah" Cooking Class, Diane Uke, Top, Right Side of Table

November 13, 2016 "Que Syrah, Syrah" Cooking Class

November 13, 2016 "Que Syrah, Syrah" Cooking Class

"Lunch in Provence" Culinary Experiences

More than a cooking class, it is a culinary experience. Come spend the day in France, and enjoy a leisurely French Country cooking class and lunch.

Your day includes an overall extraordinary culinary event with a garden and vineyard tour, cooking class, lunch, and a chance to shop!

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 "Lunch in Provence" at Domaine de Manion and experience a relaxing and enjoyable day of garden, vineyard, a multi-course cooking class and lunch, recipes, as well as a chance to shop. 

Enjoy seasonal creative menus--using many of the prevalent flavors found in Provencal cuisine, and many of the ingredients grown at Domaine de Manion.  Menus are subject to slight change due to availability.

Advance payment for your reservation, can be placed online by shopping cart at www.bonniejomanion.com or by check or credit card. Please indicate which date and class you are attending. A minimum of 8 attendees required per class.

Please contact Bonnie for more class information, information for out-of- towners, booking private cooking classes of 8 or more, and group reservations at (760) 402-7600. No cancellation refunded within 72 hours of event day.



June 2017 Classes

Thursday, June 15, 2017, or Sunday, June 25, 2017, 11am to 3pm, $120.00 per person. Minimum 8 people per class. Seasonal menu subject to change or substitution.

From the little village of Cucuron in Provence, Bonnie shares her marinated salmon rose recipe from her cooking class with Chef Eric Sapet at La Petite Maison de Cucuron.

Marinated Olives over Goat Cheese, RivaRose Brut, Summer Sorrel Soup, Marinated Salmon Rose on Potato Galette w/ Wasabi Cream, Butter Lettuce w/ Truffle Oil Vinaigrette, Summer French String Beans, Domaine de Manion Wine, Seasonal Strawberry Tart, French Roast Coffee or Lemon Verbena Tea.


July 2017 Classes

Saturday, July 8, 2017 is a private SOLD OUT class. Thursday, July 13, 2017, or Sunday, July 16, 2017, 11am to 3pm, $120.00 per person. Minimum 8 people per class. Seasonal menu subject to change or substitution.

A seasonal menu created from Georgeanne Brennan's latest cookbook will be featured. Menu: Menu: Moules Gratinées, RivaRose Brut, Pistachio & Beet Salad w/ Goat Cheese, Fresh Bay Leaves Skewered with Eggplant and Choice of Beef, Lamb, or Seasonal Vegetables Grilled over Grapevines, Domaine de Manion Wine, Seasonal Berry & Pistachio Tart, French Roast Coffee, or Lemon Verbena Tea.


Always stay tuned for more upcoming "Lunch in Provence" cooking class dates!