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Culinary Adventures

The Epicureans are taking the road!

Anthony & Val are inviting you to join them for culinary adventures around the world!

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Bordeaux St-Emilion

Culinary Adventure

A trip to France with Anthony & Val

Embark on an adventure curated to celebrate the joys of good times, good food, and good wine.

We feel fortunate to be anchored in two different cultures. Through this Culinary Adventure, we want you to experience the France we see when we visit family and indulge in an authentic and unique experience that will make you feel like a local. Together, we will discover Bordeaux area through its exquisite gourmet flavours.

The Experience

We offer our assistance to organize your pre and/or post-trip plans, whether that entails a stopover in Paris to create an unforgettable and seamless experience. Our intimate group of a maximum of 20 guests will be hosted by Val and Anthony, with visits from Anthony’s family joining us for certain days/activities.

We will have the exclusive use of the Chateau de Pitray, and when not experiencing various food establishments, we will enjoy delectable local specialties cooked especially for us by Anthony, his family, and /or a local private chef. With our private transport in a coach and a private driver, we’ll travel comfortably from site to site, savouring the flavours of the region.

We’re curating a unique itinerary designed to celebrate the pleasures of the table, offering a truly unforgettable culinary experience that combines luxury, adventure, and the finest food and wine that France has to offer

 

 

 

The Chateau

Our home for the week is the historic Chateau de Pitray, located just 10 minutes from St-Emilion. The chateau boasts 13 bedrooms, a kitchen, a formal dining room, gardens, a pool, a reception room, two living rooms, and ample history and character. The chateau operates a vineyard and promises a unique experience.

During your stay, you’ll be assigned a bedroom and share a bathroom with just one other room.

As a Gourmet Expedition hosted by Epicureans Co, fine food and beverages will take center stage. Breakfast will be served at the chateau and includes a typical French breakfast featuring freshly baked pastries and bread from a local artisan bakery. We complement the selection with small-farm jams, yogurts, fruits, juices, coffee and tea. You will have the freedom to eat wherever you’d like, whether in the kitchen, dining room, your room, the patio, or by the pool.

For lunch, we will explore various local eateries, such as creperies, bistros, relais du routard, vineyard restaurants, oyster shacks, and more. We will also experience a vineyard pick-nick and dine at a truffle farm restaurant.

Following French tradition, we’ll start each meal with an aperitif that highlights local Bordeaux specialties like Pate, Saucissons, Rillettes, Foie Gras, Cheeses & Charcuteries from local markets, with a local beverage.

Most dinners will take place at the chateau with Anthony’s favorite meals, including some of his fondest home-cooked delicacies. If you’ve had a sample of Anthony’s cuisine at his bistro, you know what’s in store: simple, flavourful heartwarming meals. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Activities

 

We have many unique experiences for you! We are looking forward to immersing you in French culture and to showcase wineries in an interactive way.

Here is a sample of the fun activities from our 2022 Culinary Adventure. We intend to have a very similar program, keeping the door open to new discoveries.

  • Guided Visit of Bordeaux.

  • Sightseeing Cruise on La Garonne

  • Bordeaux Wine Assemblage Workshop (Yes, you will be making your own Bordeaux Blend!)

  • Local Markets visit

  • Visit of Archachon Bay and oyster hatchery

  • Oyster sampling (feast) at a fisherman shack in Archachon

  • Visit of a Truffle Farm 

  • Visit of St-Emilion old town and undergrounds 

  • E-bike Tour through wineries

  • Long table harvest lunch in the vineyard

  • Bread making workshop at an old mill

  • Vineyard Harvest & Grape triage

  • Touristic train of St-Emilion

  • 1er Grand Cru St-Emilion Winery visit

Details

Your gourmet adventure includes:

  • Your accommodation at Chateau de Pitray for 7 nights

  • Daily apero and 3 meals a day in local restaurants or at Chateau Pitray cooked by Anthony and/or our very own private Chef (1 or 2 lunches will be left to your discretions to allow for some private time) 

  • Local transport in private coach with chauffeur

  • All visits, gourmet activities and tastings

  • Services from your personal hosts (Val & Anthony)

  • Assistance for your pre/post trip

Not included:

  • Your flights to and from Bordeaux

  • Your travel insurances

  • Your pre and post trip accommodation

Dates:

September 19th - September 26th, 2023

September 29th - October 6th, 2023

$5,000 + tax  per person

September 19th-26th, 2023
September 29th-October 6th, 2023