Starry Nights at Chateau de Gudanes

 Exciting news to share!

We are so pleased to announce that we have been invited back this summer to lend a hand with workshops to be held at the magical Chateau de Gudanes. The Chateau is located in the small village of Chateau-Verdun nestled amongst the verdant hills in Midi-Pyrénées region of France. Karina and Craig Waters and their children Jasmine and Ben have undertaken the extraordinary task of restoring the beauty of this 18th century Chateau after many years of neglect. Their story is an inspiring one and since they can certainly tell it better than I, here is the link to their lovely website. The family has devoted much of the last three years to this vast project and it is so evidently a labour of love. Luckily, they believe that their journey and the history and beauty of the Chateau is meant to be shared. This July and August they will be opening the doors of the Chateau to host workshops focusing on culture, cuisine, history, restoration and the art of antique shopping.

Sarolta and I will be there to primarily run things in the kitchen but we will also be able to enjoy all the many pleasures life at the Chateau provides, from foraging for flowers and fruits on the Chateau grounds, excursions to nearby towns to visit flea markets, vegetable markets, bakeries and restaurants, to meeting locals for wine tastings, historical lectures, hikes in the local mountains as well as perhaps a lively game of pétanque in the town square.

This will be my third time cooking for workshops held at the Chateau and the kitchen there is one of my very favourite places to cook in the entire world. The space itself with its soaring ceilings, huge windows, antique work tables, ample space and beautiful light is a wonderful place to gather people together to cook, eat and share recipes and stories. The local cheeses, meats, fish, bread, vegetables and wine are a joy for both those who love to cook as well as those who simply love to eat. We are so thrilled to be spending our summer at this wonderful place. We would love to have you join us!

All the details regarding the different workshops, dates and prices are available on the Chateau de Gudanes website.

A bientôt!

xo J

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6 Responses to Starry Nights at Chateau de Gudanes

  1. Melissa says:

    So great! What a magical place to spend time and cook.

  2. Jenny says:

    That looks wonderful!

  3. Mary Morelli says:

    I live in Maine in the US. I’ve been following your Facebook page for some time now and I’m so in awe. I would love to visit with you but unfortunately my finances prohibit that, but please let me continue the fantasy through your website! Thank you!

  4. Anita sharff says:

    Looks wonderful.

  5. Debra says:

    Lucky you gals I would love to cook in a kitchen and area like that!

  6. Michael Clay says:

    Being with you all at the Chateau and eating your beautifully prepared food was as good as it gets this side of heaven. Every meal was lovingly prepared, presented and delicious. My only regret was not spending more time with you in the kitchen.

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