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The Table is Set For Cooking Classes This Fall!

The Table is Set For Cooking Classes This Fall!


"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 or by check or credit card. Please indicate which date and particular class you plan attending. These events are limited to 10 people, with a minimum of 6 people. 

Please contact Bonnie for more class information, information for out of towners, booking private classes of 6 or more, and group reservations at (760) 402-7600. No cancellation refunded within 72 hours of event day.



Thursday, September 15, 2016 or Sunday, September 18, 2016, 11am to 3pm, $120.00 per person.

 "A Taste of French Country Cooking in California" I have been an avid advocate of marrying the best flavors of France and California for many years. September's culinary classes are lovingly adapted recipes from like-minded Theo Stephan's cookbook, Olive Oil and Vinegar for Life. Stephan calls her trademark style "Caliterranean." Lunch Menu: Peppered Almonds, RivaRose Brut, Mondo Short Rib Brioche Sliders, Hale the Kale Salad, Avocado Soup with Sesame Spice Garnish, Domaine de Manion Rhone Wine, and Zucchini-Olive Oil Cake.


Thursday, October 6, 2016 or Sunday, October 9, 2016, 11am to 3pm, $120.00 per person.

"Experience Autumn in Provence," with good company, great food, and a leisurely lunch with a view of our fall vineyard. October's culinary classes are lovingly adapted recipes from Jocelyne Sibuet, an author on French country living and designer of 7 boutique hotels with her husband, Jean-Luis. One of these properties is La Bastide de Marie (a former 18th-century farmhouse, now a charming boutique hotel), complete with vineyards, herb gardens, and olive and lemon trees, in Menerbes, a hilltop town in the Luberon region of Provence. I had the opportunity to visit this special property in 2008. Lunch Menu: Oven-Roasted Tomato & Fresh Thyme Tartines, RivaRose Brut, Eggplant Tian with Tomato Coulis and Herb-Marinated Goat Cheese, Beef Daube with Egg Noodles, Domaine de Manion Rhone Wine, and Seasonal Fruit Crumble with Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream.


Thursday, November 10, 2016 or Sunday November 13, 2016, 11am to 3pm, $120.00 per person.

"Que Syrah, Syrah Lunch." Enjoy a spectacular fall lunch beautifully paired with our bold, rustic estate Domaine de Manion Syrah. November's culinary classes are lovingly adapted recipes from Contributing Editor Sara Foster at Cottage Living Magazine, remember that great magazine! Lunch Menu: Field Greens with Pears, Brussel Sprouts, Fennel, and Mint, RivaRose Brut, Cider Roasted Winter Squash, Herb Rotisserie Leg of Lamb with Mint Chimichurri, Domaine de Manion Syrah, and Caramel Apple Upside Down Olive Oil Cake.


Bon Appetit....Bonnie