Develop your skills in the kitchen so you can take your friends out to dinner in your very own dining room!
What better place to hone your culinary skills than in the heart of France's organic farming area? The Ardeche is known as the garden of France, and is bursting with fresh fruit and vegetables. The proximity of the mediterranean affords a wealth of seafood of impeccable freshness and the dramatic topography of the area is host to a superb breadth of livestock of all kinds (as well as making the region one of the sweethearts of wine lovers the world over!).
During your week with Fernando you will learn some core kitchen skills, experience the exhilarating fun of hunting down your ingredients in traditional markets, and even try your hand at the mysterious but trendy art of "foraging". You will prepare several entire meals from scratch and will return home equipped to dazzle friends and family by tabling some veritable eye-openers.
Fernando Stovell is your host for this special week. He owns and runs his very own award-winning restaurant in Surrey - Stovell's - offering contemporary European cuisine in a setting that is truly spectacular. The restaurant opened in October 2012, and has received virtually non-stop acclaim since. Fernando is currently gunning for his first Michelin star - we back him!
We are delighted that Fernando will be sharing his skills with us for this exciting and enjoyable week and will be making sure that we're booked into a more fitness-based Bijoufest week immediately beforehand to allow us to enjoy the fruits of our labour in an entirely guilt-free way!
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How to book
To book a room on this Festival Week please select your room/occupancy. All bookings are for a Room so please choose and name your partner and book together if you are intending to share your room. Then Add to Basket. This will be confirmed with an 'added to your cart' message. Click on your cart to review and confirm your reservation and checkout.
We ask for a 20% deposit which will become non-refundable 1 month after you make your reservation. Also on Checkout you can enter a Coupon Code if you have been given one. Cancellation within 3 months of the Festival Week carries an 80% cancellation fee.