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Loire Valley Cooking Classes!


A True Culinary Delight!

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Meilleur Ouvrier de France, Director of the Culinary Arts Institute in Blois, France (Loire Valley), Culinary Educational Director of 3-star Michelin Chef Alain Ducasse Culinary Arts program in Paris, Director of the Meilleur Ouvrier de France Competition along with Paul Bocuse, Joel Robuchon and Alain Ducasse, Gourmet TV Chef alongside Paul Bocuse, and father and husband “extraordinaire” are just a few of the prestigious titles held by Off the beaten Path, LLC owner Christy Destremau’s dear friend Christophe Q. With his wife Angelique, also one of the Loire Valley’s most highly recognized Chefs and a culinary arts professor herself and one of Christy’s best friends, this duo welcomes OTBP Loire Valley guests into their home for an evening and dinner of magical proportions during each Loire Valley Castles and Culinary Tour.

Loire Valley TourBy day guests explore castles, discover traditional historical villages and gardens all under the professional guidance of Christy and her crew, and by night delve into the world of culinary delights.  As our privileged guests, guests are welcomed into the workshops, homes and professional Michelin-star kitchens of both the Loire Valley’s and France’s most famous and best Chefs.  And no trip to the Loire Valley is complete without an “insider” experience spending an evening with Christophe and Angelique in their home.   With this dynamic culinary duo, guests prepare traditional and gourmet regional recipes and learn secrets to facilitate any dish when entertaining at home.  Every guest gets involved, as we sip a local organic wine produced by Christophe and Angelique’s neighbor, and complete the preparation of a 3-course dinner fit for a king with the guidance and “savoir-faire” of our dear friends.

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And while Christophe holds many prestigious titles, has received accolades from top dignitaries around the world for his leadership and involvement in establishing culinary schools in developing countries, and is considered one of France’s most prestigious Chefs, guests will only discover his fame and celebrity by peaking into his home office or when Christy or Angelique drop a few hints and get Christophe talking about his experiences and accomplishments.  A completely humble man, Christophe is more concerned about guests having the time of their lives than he is divulging details of his professional ascension to culinary stardom.  An evening with Christophe and Angelique is a guaranteed “insider” experience filled with lots of culinary discovery, and most importantly, endless fun, lots of laughs and a genuine good time together –sharing in excellent food, great wines and lots of laughs together.  Guests comment every trip that an evening with Christophe and Angelique is an absolute highlight of the tour!  What a fabulous way to experience Loire Valley Cooking classes!


Click the following link to our electronic –Fast Downloading– Provence Tour brochure (no photos) – Provence Tour Brochure – to download, read and print complete tour details.

Click the following link to our electronic –Fast Downloading– Loire Valley Tour brochure (no photos) – Loire Valley Tour Brochure – to download, read and print complete tour details.

Click the following link to our electronic –Fast Downloading– Bordeaux Tour brochure (no photos) – Bordeaux Wine Tour Brochure – to download, read and print complete tour details.

Our “100% RISK FREE BOOKING & TRAVEL” promotional cancellation policy – Your tour deposit and balance payment are 100% refundable until 31 days before tour departure, and at 30 days or less, funds are 100% transferable to a future tour. There are NO limitations or restrictions!