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"Lunch in Provence" June & July Cooking Classes

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Share a special day and give the gift of a "Lunch in Provence" Culinary Experience, with a personalized gift certificate, ordering online, or organizing a private class. Please contact Bonnie for details, or (tel) (760) 402-7600.

Thank you all for your amazing support and enthusiasm for "Lunch in Provence" Culinary Experiences!

 

 

The "Art of the Tart"

The "Art of the Tart"

Tarts, sweet or savory, are very popular in Provence. I like to share my favorite tart recipes with you. In June and July 2017 classes, it is Seasonal Berry Tart time!

 

"Lunch in Provence" CULINARY EXPERIENCES

 June & July 2017 Schedule

 

Chef Eric Sapet Reviewing the Class Salmon Roses

Chef Eric Sapet Reviewing the Class Salmon Roses

 

June 2017 Classes

Please Note: Thursday, June 22, 2017, is a private SOLD OUT class. There is plenty of availability in 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, I share the marinated salmon rose recipe from my cooking class with Chef Eric Sapet at La Petite Maison de Cucuron.

Menu:  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.

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July 2017 Classes

Georgeanne Brennan's Latest Cookbook

Georgeanne Brennan's Latest Cookbook

Please Note: Saturday, July 8, 2017 is a private SOLD OUT class. There is plenty of availability in classes, 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.

Menu:  A summer seasonal menu created from Georgeanne Brennan's latest cookbook, La Vie Rusticwill be featured. 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.

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Where in the World Have I Been?

A Visit to Thailand This Spring

Elephant Trekking outside Phuket

Elephant Trekking outside Phuket

In late April, Thailand is already near 90 degrees F, and 85% humidity, but that didn't surprise my husband, John and I. What surprised us, was how great the food was, friendly people, and amazing natural beauty of beaches, bays, and surrounding islands.

I took a couple of Thai Cooking Classes, and ventured to their food markets--not for the faint of heart. Much different from our Farmers Markets. Loved the curries, seafood, and tropical fruit such as Dragon Fruit, Roseapple, and Phuket Pineapple.

Could there be a future "A Taste of Thai" Cooking Class?

 

A Memorable Stay in Hong Kong

Embraced by Locals over Peking Duck

Embraced by Locals over Peking Duck

I was pleasantly surprised by Hong Kong too, a beautiful intersection of East meets West. Hong Kong harbor is one of the most beautiful I have ever seen. The shopping is simply incredible, and I couldn't get enough Dim Sum!

 

Jazzy New Orleans

Sunset Over the Mississippi and Jackson Square

Sunset Over the Mississippi and Jackson Square

I definitely will be hosting "A Taste of Cajun/Creole Class" from the two very different cooking classes I took over on Algier Point, a 7 minute ferry ride from downtown New Orleans. I can't really say enough about New Orleans, I loved the food, music, architecture, and fun vibe. 

 

"Home Sweet Home"

There is nothing like traveling afar, only to return to your "Home Sweet Home" and keep all of those fun memories close. Please join me for June and July "Lunch in Provence" cooking classes and culinary experiences!

A bientôt....Bonnie

 

 

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