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Luxury Culinary and Winery Tour of Provence with Chef Bob Waggoner

Bienvenue en Provence!

 

Your Provence experience includes:

·          3 nights in the beautiful and charming village of Saint Paul de Vence at a Relais Chateau hotel

·          All Private Transfers required within the program as presented

·          Breakfast daily

·          Welcome dinner in St. Paul de Vence

·          3 Chef dinners with Chef Bob Waggoner /2 Optional Cooking Lessons with Chef Bob

·          3 Chef dinners with a local French Chef

·          Enjoy 5 wine tastings from the famous vineyards of the Luberon Region

·          An AOC olive oil tasting with an overview of the production process

·          7-night stay at the beautiful Villa Le Mas de Belle Combe near the hilltop village of Gordes

·          Visits to the charming villages of Southern France:

Tourettes sur Loup, known for its violets and confectionary at Confiserie Florian; Grasse, known for its perfumeries with a visit to Fragonard Perfumery

·          A walking tour of Villefranche sur Mer and a visit to the market in Eze, a village known for its amazing views

·          A guided tour to Aix en Provence with a wine tasting at Chateau Gassier, famous for its lovely wines and discover a glimpse of the landscapes of the artist Paul Cezanne

·          Exploring the nearby hilltop village of Gordes (walking tour), enjoying a picnic overlooking the beautiful Luberon region; experience market shopping to select fresh ingredients for a cooking class with renowned chef, Bob Waggoner; enjoy a walk to Abbaye de Senanque and walk atop the Pont du Gard, a World Heritage Site.

·          An afternoon wine tasting in a local art gallery in the village of Gordes

·          Enjoy a guided tour to medieval Avignon with a stop at the picturesque village of L’Isle sur la Sorgue, famous for its antique shops

·          Visit the small medieval village of Les Baux de Provence, one of the most beautiful in France

·          Enjoy Saint Remy de Provence with a guided tour and a visit to its famous market with Chef Bob; a wine tasting to Vallongue Domain (part of Terres Blanches Domain)

·          Visits to the Hilltop villages of the Luberon:  Roussillon, with its red cliffs; Bonnieux with its many shops and cafes; lovely Menerbes, to enjoy a wine tasting

 AIRLINE TICKET COSTS ARE NOT INCLUDED.

Contact Maria at 843.237.9903 or maria@premiertravelsc.com to learn more or to register to join this exclusive tour.

 

Fuel Your Wanderlust in Provence with Chef Bob

Secure your spot for a once-in-a-lifetime tour of Provence's finest wine and epicurean offerings under the guidance of one of the most highly acclaimed chefs in the United States and France.

Chef Bob Waggoner Bob received his formal training with Michael Roberts at Trumps in Los Angeles from 1981 to 1983, and later in France at a constellation of Michelin-rated restaurants with chefs Jacques Lameloise, Charles Barrier, Pierre Gagnaire, Gerard Boyer and Mark Meneau. At 23, he took on his first chef position at the private club “Members” in Caracas, Venezuela. Chef Bob Waggoner returned to France at age 24 to become chef of the Hotel de la Poste in Avallon for three years. Then, in 1988 at age 26, in the town of Moneteau in Burgundy, he became the first American chef to own his own restaurant in France, the much acclaimed Le Monte Cristo. He is one of the few Americans to be Knighted with the “l’Odre du Mérite Agricole” from the Government of France. In 1991, Waggoner was offered the opportunity of Chef de Cuisine with Chef Jean-Pierre Silva, the two-star Michelin, at Le Vieux Moulin in Beaune, France. After 11 years in France, he returned to the States in 1993 to cook at the award-winning Turnberry Isle in Florida, before joining The Wild Boar in Nashville, where he earned the restaurant a coveted AAA Five-Diamond Award and the Grand Award from Wine Spectator.  He finally found his way to Charleston where he was Executive Chef of Charleston Grill at Charleston Place for a dozen years. Every year, Chef Bob was at the Charleston Grill, it was awarded AAA Four-Diamond and the Mobile Four-Star award, and in 2001-2005 he was nominated four times for The Beard Foundation "Best Chef Southeast" award. Always well regarded as a media-savvy chef, he has won an Emmy for his television show “Off the Menu” with Turner South. He also hosted 2 cooking shows with PBS, U Cook with Chef Bob and Sing for Your Supper with Chef Bob. Currently, he is the owner of “In the Kitchen with Chef Bob Waggoner” where he hosts cooking classes in a relaxed, casual, and sophisticated atmosphere. With his easygoing nature, he can teach anyone the culinary tips and techniques for "how it's done" in the finest restaurants.dining or a casual breakfast.

Fulfill a bucketlist item while indulging all of your senses in Provence

From Saint Paul de Vence and Tourettes sur Loup, to Villefranche-sur-Mer, Aix en Provence, and Gordes … and the many picturesque villages in between, Chef Bob Waggoner will enliven your senses. Partake in wine and olive oil tastings, gaze upon sunflowers and lavender fields, and experience unsurpassed culinary delights throughout your 12-day trip through Provence. Return to Le Mas de Belle Provencial home to relax perched high up in the countryside and gaze upon the Luberon mountains, the village of Gourdes, and the home's olive groves and luxurious pool.
Contact Maria at 843.237.9903 or maria@premiertravelsc.com