A Provençal Cooking Experience in the Heart of Provence
Get Prepared for a Full Immersion into Provençal Life
Love to cook? We do, too!
And we love to share the secrects only the locals know.
Get prepared for a total immersion into the Provençal way of life. I welcome you to my home at La Belugue to share with you my passion for seasonal cuisine and slow living. We offer weekly retreats and day classes, more details below.
For 6 days and 5 nights: gather, rest, & rejuvinate with us at La Belugue for a culinary adventure in the heart of Provence. You will join us in our kitchen with likeminded foodies and adventure seekers. Pack your bags call your friends and come live and cook like a local during this week long retreat in Provence.
2020 Retreat Dates:
September 27th-October 2nd
October 25th -30th
A 3hr cooking class in our Provençal kitchen at La Belugue, lead by a local Provençal home cook from the village and followed by a tradtional French meal, recognized by UNESCO as a Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
A true farm to table experience. During this class you will go to the farm and meet the lovable goats that produce the main ingredent for our cheese. After our time with the animals we return to La Belugue to learn the art of goat cheese making.
One of the daily routines in Provence is a morning market visit. During this class we will meet at one of the lovely local markets to collect our ingredients. After enjoying the market we return to La Belugue for our cooking class followed by lunch.
I am an American living in Provence, owner and operator of La Belugue-Wellness & Wandering Retreats. A graduate of Gastronomicom Culinary School and your host at La Belugue.
Why La Belugue?
I truly believe that creativity is the core element of genius, and we need to make the time to nurture ourselves.
My passion is to inspire others to live life fully. After almost 20 years of climbing the corporate ladder, losing a marriage on the way, taking a leap of faith to leave my comfort zone and move to the other side of the globe, falling in love again and trusting the universe-which took a lot of self discovery work, I have finally landed here in Provence with my man.
I chose love over career the 2nd time. I have to admit it took me two years to get over leaving the security of my big job with a promising future to start a new life. I am now learning to accept love, my womanhood, the influence that we ladies have in this world and to live life slowly but powerfully, to breathe it in and be present.
La Belugue-which means "the sparkle" is a space where one can drink in the beauty of Provence and immerse oneself in the French way of life.
So for those that are looking for a truly authenic Provencal experience come visit us at La Belugue and keep sparkling.