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Holiday Greetings!
Holidays Greetings from Domaine de Manion!  Photo by Friend, Charlie Clements

Holidays Greetings from Domaine de Manion!  Photo by Friend, Charlie Clements

One of my favorite holiday breakfast cakes is Cranberry Upside-Down Cake from Cooking Light, December 2006. You can serve it for a make-ahead brunch or warmed on Christmas morning with cinnamon coffee or hot chocolate. It has a buttery cake texture with a nice blending of sweet and tart, and a bit of wow appeal. Serves 12 people (serving size 1 square).

Cranberry Upside-Down Coffee Cake

Cranberry Upside-Down Coffee Cake

Give the gift of "Lunch in Provence" cooking classes and culinary experiences this holiday with personalized gift certificates, ordering online, or organizing a private class. Please contact Bonnie for details, or (tel) (760) 402-7600.

"Winter into Spring" SCHEDULE 2017 CULINARY EXPERIENCES

Sunday, February 12, 2017, 11am to 3pm, $120.00 per person or "Special Date Night," Thursday, February 16, 2017, 4:30pm to 7:30pm.

Celebrate "Valentine's Day" with Loved Ones. A dreamy seasonal menu created especially to share with your loved ones. Menu: Cream of Cauliflower Soup; RivaRose Brut; Marinated Flank Steak; Potato & Sorrel Gratin; Endive, Roquefort, and Walnut Salad; Domaine de Manion Wine, and Dark Chocolate Terrine with Orange Sauce.

 

Broccoli Soup with Homemade Croutons

Broccoli Soup with Homemade Croutons

Thursday, March 2, 2017 or Sunday, March 5, 2017, 11am to 3pm, $120.00 per person.  PLEASE NOTE: Sunday, March 5, 2017 is SOLD OUT with a private party.

"Spring Flavors from the Potager." This menu takes advantage of many spring flavors growing in the garden and lends a touch of elegance for a special occasion. Menu: Broccoli Soup with Homemade Croutons;  RivaRose Brut; Goat Cheese, Artichoke, and Smoked Ham Strata; Three Lettuce Salad with Hazelnut Vinaigrette; Sautéed Swiss Chard with Garlic & Lemon; Domaine de Manion Wine, and Homemade Pecan Rum Raisin Ice Cream.

 

Thursday, April 27, 2017 or Sunday April 30, 2017, 11am to 3pm, $120.00 per person. 

"Celebrating Springtime Asparagus and Luscious Lemon." Asparagus and lemon flavors are two of the important and prevalent flavors in Provençal cuisine. I love to use flavors as a theme and weave them throughout a menu in a layering effect. In celebration of asparagus and lemon, this menu has both as flavor threads. Lunch Menu: Asparagus Soup with Lavender Lemon Creme; RivaRose Brut; Lemon Chicken; Domaine de Manion Wine; Spring Lettuces with Creamy Meyer Lemon Dressing; Spring Grain Salad with Asparagus & Meyer Lemon, and Lemon Tart.

 

Our December Garden and Vineyard     Photo by friend, Charlie Clements

Our December Garden and Vineyard     Photo by friend, Charlie Clements

Year 2016 flew by! Last year at this time I was selected by Miracle-Gro as one of four California home gardeners to ride on their float and participate in their activities surrounding the 2016 Tournament of Roses Parade. Lately, I have been asked if I am once again part of Miracle-Gro's float and Tournament of Roses Parade. Sadly I am not, it was a once-in-a-lifetime experience to cherish and remember. I will be eagerly watching the Tournament of Roses 2017 parade with fond memories!

As I reflect back on 2016, I am very grateful and thankful to all of you who have touched my life, like precious kaleidoscope-colored mosaic pieces. In Oprah magazine, December 2016 issue, there are wise words from Oren Arnold; novelist, journalist, and humorist, "Christmas gift suggestions: To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To yourself, respect."

Wishing you Joyous Holidays! Wishing you Happiness, Health, and Good Fortune in 2017!  

A Bientôt.....Bonnie

 

 

 

"Lunch in Provence" Cooking Classes
The Table is Set for Cooking Classes This Fall!

The Table is Set for Cooking Classes This Fall!

BIENVENUE!

Take the plunge, if you have been thinking of coming to a "Lunch in Provence" cooking class, a French culinary experience. Most dates below are still open.  PLEASE NOTE:  Sunday, October 9, 2016 and Sunday, November 13, 2016 classes are SOLD OUT!

"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 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 those who are out-of-town, booking private classes of 6 or more, and group reservations at (760) 402-7600. No cancellation refunded within 72 hours of event day.

 

Zucchini-Olive Oil Cake

Zucchini-Olive Oil Cake

FALL SCHEDULE 2016 CULINARY EXPERIENCES

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. PLEASE NOTE: Sunday, October 9, 2016 is SOLD OUT!

"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 Plum-Almond Crumble with Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream.

 

Thursday, November 10, 2016 or Sunday November 13, 2016, 11am to 3pm, $120.00 per person. PLEASE NOTE:  Sunday, November 13, 2016 is SOLD OUT!

"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

Bonjour from Bonnie Jo Manion
The Table is Set For Cooking Classes This Fall!

The Table is Set For Cooking Classes This Fall!

BIENVENUE!

"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 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.

 

FALL SCHEDULE 2016 CULINARY EXPERIENCES

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