Provence Gourmet

Provence Gourmet, Aix-en-Provence: Hours, Address, Provence Gourmet Reviews: 5/5

Provence Gourmet
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Lessons & Workshops • Cooking Classes
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
About
-Cooking class & lunch in your host home -Town & market visit -Meeting the local Producers & buying food -Going to the vineyard to get wine & cheese -Free transportation Step in my Provencal Shoes Cooking & enjoying lunch together in my Aix en Provence countryside home or in our Marseille flat. Through selecting the appropriate recipes and ingredients on the local markets, to preparing and tasting our typical dishes, share an exceptional day at your host's home and be immersed in an authentic Provencal atmosphere.
Suggested duration
More than 3 hours
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Daftwilly
Houston, TX25 contributions
Outstanding family experience!!!
Jul. 2020 • Family
Such an authentic, simple and thoroughly enjoyable experience for us! We are 2 adults and 3 kids (7, 11, & 16) and Gilles did an awesome job to keep everyone engaged the entire time. Everyone contributed to selecting the menu, picking the produce and ingredients at the markets, and preparing the meal.

Thanks to Gilles and his family for sharing your home with us!
Written July 7, 2020
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Jay M
Gig Harbor, Washington6 contributions
Wonderful Experience in Provence
Sep. 2019
My husband and I had a wonderful cooking class and exceptional experience with Giles in Aix-en-Provence. This was one of the highlights of our visit to Europe. We shopped at the farmer's market in Aix and then shopped for our wine. We cooked outside at the farmhouse and foraged for wild thyme for our herbs. It was amazing. Thank you Giles!
Written January 21, 2020
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Thank you so much for these very kind words !!! Gilles
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MommyCK
Rockville, MD11 contributions
Great day with Giles!
Aug. 2019 • Couples
My husband and I had a great day with Giles! We met him in Aix and had a great time at the market. Even though Giles explained that it was a slow market day, we were so impressed with the produce! Giles explained the different types of produce which we don’t see in the US. We then went to his friend’s vineyard and were treated like old friends! It was really beautiful there. Giles home is in a beautiful surrounding and we quickly felt at home. My husband and I both cook a lot but we learned new techniques from Giles and had so much fun while learning! I will definitely make his recipes at home. The food was delicious and the company even better!
Written November 28, 2019
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Merci, Merci !!! You are welcome back anytime !!! Gilles
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Melcharlotte
Washington DC, DC10 contributions
We Loved It!
Oct. 2019
Provence Gourmet’s cooking class was one of the most memorable experiences of our two week trip to France. I’m a regular home cook and have taken many cooking classes. The Provence Gourmet class far exceeded any other because it was a Provencal experience….going to the market, charcuterie shop, bakery, winery…through which our chef, Gilles Conchy, shared about the local ingredients and cuisine. Cooking in his outdoor kitchen was incredible! The highlight was when all the participants gathered around the table, family style, to enjoy the meal and take part in a wonderful conversation. Guiding seven people to prepare multiple courses is no easy task, and Gilles effortlessly and patiently provided a wonderful day that we didn’t want to end. One note, because there are multiple dishes, every person can’t take part in them all. Prepare what interests you. I would have preferred to cook the main dish, versus the baking the dessert. Gilles was a wonderful host and we can’t wait to take his class again on our next trip to Provence.
Written November 5, 2019
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Thank you all so much for your appreciation !! Thank you for the note. Always helps to know !! Lots of happy cooking to you.
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Ginger N
exploring54 contributions
Terrific Hands-on Cooking Class in Provence
Oct. 2019
Our second cooking class with Gilles Conchy and we plan to do many more. He is bilingual (French, English), and the focus of Provence Gourmet classes are traditional Provencal recipes. Most of his classes start with a market tour, where the group shops for seasonal ingredients. From the market to the next stop is a local vineyard for a short wine tasting to select bottles for the meal. Now, it's time to cook. Roll-up your sleeves as everyone gets a station, an apron and all teh tools to help with their part of the preparation. Once the work is done, it's time to enjoy a lovely long Provencal lunch.
Written October 26, 2019
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Thank you so much Carolyne. Rendez vous l'année prochaine. Une bise à tous les 2.
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LoloGio5
1 contribution
Unique, Fun & Delicious Experience
Aug. 2019 • Friends
I LOVED this class and highly recommend. Gilles creates a special experience from the moment we met him and the other participants until we all said so long. It's a great way to meet interesting people from different areas, experience vibrant markets in X, taste yummy wine and learn how to prepare delicious food in Gilles lovely scenic home. Unexpectedly, the class restored my appreciation of tomatoes. I will remember the class and meal for many moons to come.
Written September 6, 2019
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Most of all I am delighted to have restored your appreciation of tomatoes !!! Please remember them when there are in season in your area !!! Thank you so much for your words. Gilles
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Chopstick224
Naples, FL621 contributions
Wonderful!
Sep. 2019 • Friends
I consider myself a pretty good cook, and wasn't sure what to expect, but this class really delivered! My friend and I were staying in Provence for a month and had already hit the markets many times, but Gilles pointed out a lot of things I didn't know that were really helpful. He was also very helpful with techniques. I can now core just about any vegetable. His recipes were delicious and truly provençal. The setting was stunning and because the temperature was so high, graciously moved us into his home for lunch. A lovely day. Highly recommend!!!
Written September 4, 2019
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Great to hear !! Thank you so much for your appreciation !!!Gilles
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tayloredinteriors
Toronto, Canada1 contribution
Provence
Jul. 2019 • Friends
I’ve taken a number of cooking glasses and anticipated a higher level of instruction. I enjoyed the visit to the winery but was disappointed in the class. I spent most of the class peeling vegetables.
Written September 2, 2019
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Hello Donna, your comment on the level of instruction I propose is useful to me. I try my best to propose everyone in the class assignments with different skill levels. Please note it also all depends on the type of seasonal courses proposed for the day. For our next classes, I'll be vigilant on the attribution of the different tasks. Thank you Best regards Gilles Provence Gourmet
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MariaMariaDK
1 contribution
We absolutely loved this!
Sep. 2018 • Couples
We booked this course last minut and were so happy that we did! It was just what we were hoping it would be and more!
This is gonna be a long very positive review, but i'm not fluent in english, so bear with me.
First we met with Gilles (the amazing host) and the rest of the participants. On the website we couldn't figure out if it was a closed event or if there would be others. But i can tell you now, that it's for up to 8 people.
He drove us all around in his minibus. First for a tour around the local market. He put together a menu on the spot, and was very considerate of allergies, dislikes and eatingstyles, Since we had some pescetarians with us, we were of course making fish!
At the market we tasted some cheeses and felt and smelled some amazing veggies. He took us to the hottest bakery in town, you would never have found on your own and was just a joy to watch as he told us about everything we wanted to know and more.
We then drove to the local wineyard and tasted 4 different wines, and chose 3 for our dinner, before he drove us to his house. A very uniqe beautiful house with a huge garden.
Then we all began preparing the food with his guidance and we had such an amazing time listening, learning and talking with eachother.
We're from Denmark celebrating our first wedding anniversary (childfree) and with us was a lovely american couple on their honeymoon and an Hungarian family of four with their two son's, who's about 10-12 years old i guess.
I know this is a lot of details, but my point is, this course is for everybody. It was romantic, friendly, familyorientated, relaxing and just a great break from your normal sightseeing vacation, with some hands on experience of the real life of the locals.
The best thing about this course was without a doubt our host Gilles. He was so, so nice. He spoke english very well and was just so great at including everybody in the conversations around the table. His eyes were always on all of us, and nobody was left out at any point of the day. He always made sure the the conversations were flowing, and took notice when we needed a break to just be ourselves.
this review has been way too long in the making. We visited august 1, 2018 (but i couldn't select that option), but we're still talking and remembering this experience so fondly.
I hope this review will make others wan't to try this course. We deffinitely think this experience and the memories we were left with was worth every cent.
Thank you Gilles
Written August 8, 2019
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I just bump into this fabulous review and I have to say it is truly the longest I've ever received. Thank very much indeed !!! Gilles
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johnrkesslerjr
Seabrook Island, SC166 contributions
Fantastic Day with Gilles!
Jun. 2019 • Couples
My wife and I spent a fabulous day with two other couples and Gilles. We began in the local markets, selecting the freshest ingredients for our lunch. We then took a short drive to a beautiful local vineyard and sampled their wine and selected a white and red for lunch. We then went to Gilles lovely home, picked some vegetables from his garden and prepared the meal under his deft direction. Gilles then began the cooking of the meal. Throughout this lovely adventure, Gilles told us about Aix, it’s history and his cooking style. He also provided a number of great insights for cooking his recipes. After cooking the meal, we all enjoyed the great dishes and the new friendships . We highly recommend a Day with Gilles!
Written July 21, 2019
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