"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.
"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.
See Below for Upcoming "Lunch in Provence" Dates
COOKING CLASS TESTIMONIALS
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.
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!
Thursday, October 11, 2018, "Autumn Splendor Lunch" Cooking Class
11am to 3pm, $125.00 per person. Minimum 8 people per class. Seasonal menu subject to change or substitution. Menu: Hearty White Bean Soup with Swiss Chard, Three Lettuce Salad, Petite Baguette, Apple Tart, Cinnamon Ice Cream. Award-winning Domaine de Manion wine.
Thursday, November 8, 2018, Cooking Class with recipes from MiMi Thorisson’s cookbook, French Country Cooking.
11am to 3pm, $125.00 per person. Minimum 8 people per class. Seasonal menu subject to change or substitution. Menu: Simple Vegetable Potage, Pumpkin Quiche with Bacon, Endive, Roquefort, and Walnut Salad, Everyday Pear Cake. Award-winning Domaine de Manion wine.
Thursday, December 13, 2018. “Provence Dessert Tea”
1pm to 3pm, $75.00 per person. Minimum 8 people. “A Provence Dessert Tea” featuring many of the the Provençal Christmas “13 Desserts,” a southern French holiday tradition. Menu: Vanilla Lavender Canelés, Le Gibassier, Calissons d’Aix, Nougat Blanc, Dates Filled with Almond Paste. THIS DATE FOR THIS TEA HAS SOLD OUT! Please contact Bonnie (tel) (760) 402-7600, if you are interested in organizing a private party for another date for “A Provence Dessert Tea” in December 2018.
Always stay tuned for more upcoming "Lunch in Provence" cooking class dates!