A food/cooking weekend in Lautrec in October
May 14, 2012 by Robin Ellis
I’m planning a cooking workshop in Lautrec the first weekend in October, based on my cookbook, Delicious Dishes for Diabetics and healthy, simple recipes in the Mediterranean tradition.
What’s on the menu?
- A three-and-a-half day workshop in Lautrec (department of the Tarn in southwest France), in a charming small hotel with a magnificent garden and lovely views.
- We’ll make our meals and eat them together.
- All meals and wine are included.
- Group size limited to about six people (non-cooking partners or traveling companions are welcome to come along and enjoy the meals we prepare for a supplement).
- Excursions to local markets.
- All participants have their own private room with en-suite bathrooms.
Preparing (and enjoying) healthy recipes based on the Mediterranean way of eating.
My cookbook and blog will be the springboard for the recipes–depending on what is in season.
Starting Thursday afternoon, Oct. 4th and finishing Sunday night, Oct. 7th with the farewell meal;
Departure the following morning, Monday, Oct. 8th 2012–i.e. four nights, three full days and a half-day on arrival.
Who might come:
Anyone interested in developing a wider repertoire of healthy recipes that can be enjoyed by the whole family.
What’s the venue?
A beautiful new demonstration kitchen in a charming small hotel in the centre of Lautrec:
With Dominique, the owner of La Terrasse de Lautrec in the special workshop kitchen.
- La Terrasse de Lautrec
Many more photos of La Terrasse and Lautrec here: http://tinyurl.com/LautrecWorkshop
Lautrec is a medieval bastide–a fortified hilltop village with a population of about 1000 people.
It enjoys the official recognition as Un des plus beaux villages de France [one of the most beautiful villages in France].
It is famous for it’s pink garlic (l‘ail rose)–one of the staples of Mediterranean cooking.
The nearest airports are Toulouse Blagnac (about 1 hour 20 minutes drive) served by BA, Air France and Easy Jet amongst others.
Carcassonne Airport (served by RyanAir) is about the same distance.
Castres also has a small airport with a limited service from Paris.
The nearest train station is Castres, about 15 minutes drive.
Cost: 1000 euros
(as of today’s currency rates, in dollars that is $1288 (US) or in Sterling, £800)
Transportation from airport to Lautrec can be arranged for an extra fee.
Note: the venue is not suitable for people with mobility problems–i.e. there are stairs to the first floor and no elevator.
To book or for further info, contact Meredith: