PROVENCE CULINARY ADVENTURE
Whenever we go to France to visit Alex's family, our friends ask if they can come along. And over the years, we have brought some of them with us on our travels. It's always a unique and memorable experience, and this year, we want to share it with YOU! We'll be taking a small group (8-10 guests) on a six-day culinary and cultural adventure to the Cotê D'Azur, where the fragrance of lavender, thyme, chanterelles and mimosa scent the air, and the taste of local produce, fine wine and fresh seafood will awaken your palette. You'll stay in a historic Provençal mansion located in a hillside village and you'll meet our local friends, who will share the secrets of the region and its culinary delights.
We'll also take daily excursions that vary with the season: to the market in nearby Fayence, and to the coast where you can ride a ferry from Cannes to the island castle where the "Man in the Iron Mask" was jailed. In the famous mountain village of Grasse, you'll make your own bespoke perfume and then travel on to St. Paul de Vence to tour the Foundation Maeght and dine at the renown La Colombe d'Or. And a few surprises: perhaps Alex's brother Antoine, a lumberjack, will take us mushroom hunting in the oak and pine forest. And of course, Alex will host a series of family-style cooking classes in which you will learn new techniques and traditional recipes that have been handed down to him from both his Parisian and Provençal families.
(Subject to change based on availability, dates, seasonality and special interests of the group.)
- June 16 - 22, 2024
- October 6-12, 2024
- October 13-19, 2024
6 Nights accommodation at a historic villa
Four Dinners including wine
Hands-on Cooking classes including wine
Olive Oil Tasting
All Sightseeing and Visits
Transportation from and to Nice Airport / TGV Train
PICK UP and DROP OFF
- Nice Airport
- Nice-Ville Train Station (TGV)
June and October Dates: $2900 per person, based on double occupancy. Single room is $3250.
• Flights / Travel to Nice arrival points
• Travel Insurance
• Meals not listed above
(2 Restaurant dinners, 3 lunches on day trips)
Terms & Conditions
A deposit of $500 per person is required at booking to reserve your place on the tour. Another $500 each is due 150 days before tour starts, and the balance is due in full 90 days before tour starts.
Your deposit is refundable in full within the first 30 days of your deposit, so long as you have booked more than 150 days before the start date of the tour. If you book within 150 days of the start date of the tour, your deposit is immediately non-refundable (with a 24 hour cancellation grace period). Bookings 90 days or less before the start date of the tour are nonrefundable, unless we are able to rebook your spot.
Chef AlexG, LLC, reserves the right to re-calculate prices due to currency fluctuations. For full terms and conditions refer to Terms and conditions page.
JOIN THE ADVENTURE
Your hosts Alex Gunuey and Amy Kalafa are eager to share their knowledge of French cuisine, sustainable agriculture and fine art. The couple met in the global television news world and went on to produce and edit award-winning TV series and films about food, French culture and music. They were also co-founders of Animal Farm, the first certified organic poultry and game bird farm on the East Coast, with customers such as Anthony Bourdain, Dean & Deluca, David Bouley and The Peninsula Hotel. Alex founded Chef AlexG, LLC in St. Augustine, Florida in 2021. Amy is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and holds an MBA in Sustainability. Alex comes from a family of artists whose work has shown in galleries throughout France.