Cooking Class in Bordeaux!

One of my favorite days in Bordeaux was a morning cooking class at Chateau Phelan Segur! We had to be early risers…so off went the Andersons and the Greeleys to “make our own lunch”! We took along our own wine guide, Laura, and were blessed with yet another guide from the chateau!

north carolina interior designer and author of the collected tabletop book kathryn greeley presents france wine trip and cooking class in bordeaux

After a long, hard morning in the kitchen, we settled down in the chateau’s comfortable and beautiful dining room. You might note a lack of kitchen images… the French chef ask us not to take pictures while working in his kitchen…perhaps to keep us focused…or worried that the duck we were preparing was dead on the counter…of perhaps in was the sight of the mammoth foie gras…I SHALL NOT EVEN GO THERE!! Now back to the lovely table set in the chateau’s dining room.

north carolina interior designer and author of the collected tabletop book kathryn greeley presents france wine trip and cooking class in bordeaux

north carolina interior designer and author of the collected tabletop book kathryn greeley presents france wine trip and cooking class in bordeaux

I was taken by this old blue and white Gien pattern with the chateau’s monogram.

When I returned home, I could see just how similar this old Gien pattern is to my new Gien pattern with the G monogram.

north carolina interior designer and author of the collected tabletop book kathryn greeley presents france wine trip and cooking class in bordeaux

Our lunch started with tasty and beautifully presented foie gras.

north carolina interior designer and author of the collected tabletop book kathryn greeley presents france wine trip and cooking class in bordeaux

Then on to our own traditional duck pie…Tourte de Tradition au Canard!

north carolina interior designer and author of the collected tabletop book kathryn greeley presents france wine trip and cooking class in bordeaux

We even made our own puff pastry, which was a VERY time consuming task! I rather doubt that I will be making croissants any time soon!!

north carolina interior designer and author of the collected tabletop book kathryn greeley presents france wine trip and cooking class in bordeaux

No proper lunch can finish without a bit of chocolat…our own individually designed Quenelle de chocolat!

north carolina interior designer and author of the collected tabletop book kathryn greeley presents france wine trip and cooking class in bordeaux

The chateau had printed these little individual wine and menu cards, which was such a lovely touch.

north carolina interior designer and author of the collected tabletop book kathryn greeley presents france wine trip and cooking class in bordeaux

Off we go with some of the fine wine from Chateau Phelan Segur…to be shipped to us this fall.

As you may have noticed from some of these travel images, it was very cool in France this May. However, the weather did not keep us from glorious days and evenings.

xo Kathryn

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3 Responses to Cooking Class in Bordeaux!

  1. Luke says:

    Did you all plate your own food? What gorgeous plate design!

  2. franki says:

    Way cool!! franki

  3. Kathryn Greeley says:

    Oh, Indeed we did!

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