Posts Tagged “gastronomy”

Diner with l’Aromat

Diner with l’Aromat

Chef Sylvain Robert, from the restaurant L’Aromat and his head waiter Damien came to La Baye des Anges for a blissful evening! Starting with the aperitif by the pool We are given a master class in Champaign sabering, by Luc Trottier, the Bear Foot Bistro sommelier who is visiting us and nearby Chateau La Nerthe…

L’Aromate @ la Baye des Anges

L’Aromate @ la Baye des Anges

Sylvain Robert, L’Aromat’s chef and his wife Virginie cater for our summer fiesta this year, the brief is to cook from our kitchen garden’s production: tomatoes, courgettes, courgettes flowers, aubergines; spring onions, and a variety of herbs… the result is awesome and wiped out within minutes! Sylvain Robert is Maitre Cuisinier de France, you can…

Searching for truffles

Searching for truffles

With winter comes truffle season! Truffles grow under specific kind of oak trees and under very precise conditions of humidity and ground composition. Traditionally, the pigs would be used to find the precious mushroom. We don’t have the famed pigs, but a friend took her gentleman-dog to our place to give it a try, and…

Provencal cooking classes

Provencal cooking classes

In Vaison, we are blessed with fabulous markets and grocery stores: cooking and long meals with friends and family are one the best way to enjoy the Provencal way of life. If you would like to learn more about local cuisine, Gisele is your best bet. Her cooking classes make everything look so easy. You…

Carawine

Carawine

Or friends and neighbours from up the road, a family of hard working and party animal vintners, make excellent the excellent Cote du Rhone wine: Mas Pouperas. The “Carawine” is their latest and greatest idea: a caravan is set in one of their vineyards, and works as a food truck, every evening from mid July,…

Producing olive oil

Producing olive oil

After the first frost, the olives can be harvested. … We have a very modest production, but can still bring it to a mill to be pressed and get our oil back, it’s very satisfying.

Slow living in Provence, fast cycling on Mont Ventoux…

Slow living in Provence, fast cycling on Mont Ventoux…

Time flows gently at La Baye des Anges. Life is centered on very simple needs like eating, sleeping, spending time with loved ones. It’s all about what we shall have for breakfast / aperitif / lunch / dinner, endless meals, lounging by the pool and various activities around the garden. Rarely do our guests leave…

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