Cooking in Provence: Truffle WORKSHOP Sample schedule

 from January 2015





Parmesan Wands

New-Season Cured Provençal Green and
Chanteduc Black Olives  

Chez Raymond’s White Truffled Boudin Blanc
Winter “White” Pork Sausage with Truffles

Gilles’s Local Olive Sausage Topped with Truffle Rounds

Truffled Open-Faced Sandwiches 

Jerusalem Artichoke Soup with a Touch of Truffles
and French Leblanc Walnut Oil 

Poached Chicken Supremes
Dried Morels, Peas and Truffles, Rosemary Garnish  

Mixed Winter Greens dressed with
Huile d’Olive Nouvelle de Chanteduc 2015-2016
Truffle Salt 

Saint Félicen Fermier aux Truffes
Cow’s Milk Cheese with Truffles

Homemade Organic Sourdough Bread 

Fresh and Candied Ginger Squares with Fresh Ginger Sorbet 

Roses de Jeanne Blanc de Noirs les Ursules NV
100% Pinot Noir
Importer : Polaner Selections, Mt Kisco NY 914 244 0404

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc
Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc Domaine Patrice Magni 2014
Cuvée Roussanne 100% Roussanne
Importer: Domaine Select:

Côtes-du-Rhône Rouge
Clos Chanteduc 2007
  60% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 10% Mourvédre and Cinsault
Importer : Eric Solomon 


Quick tour of the weekly market
Cooking Class and lunch at Chanteduc

Discussion Topics : 
 Kitchen Habits, Pot Sizes; Kitchen Organization and Design:  
Mis en Place; “Keeping Things Neat for your Neighbor”; Handling and Storing Truffles (the art of infusing)     

Making Truffle Butter, Truffle Cream, Truffle Salt, 
Dried Morel and Cèpe Powder  and Salts 

Risotto with Truffles 

Belgian Endive, Chive and Truffle Salad 

Galette de Rois
Chestnut Honey and Buttermilk Sorbet 

Prepare for Tuesday dinner:
Truffle Croque Monsieur 
Bittersweet Chocolate Satin 

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc Domaine Raymond Usseglio 2014
Cuvée Roussanne Pure 100% Roussanne
Importer: Weygandt Metzler:

Rasteau Rouge
Escaravailles Heritage 2011
100% Grenache
Importer : Jeff Wellburn


Cooking Class and Preparation of Truffle Dinner at Chanteduc

Brief Discussion of Wines for the Week


Warm Baby Artichoke, Parmesan, Ham and Truffle Salad 

Brittany Scallops in their Shells Grilled on a Bed of Juniper Branches
 with Truffle Butter and Truffle Matchsticks 

Truffled Croque Monsieur

Winter Salad Greens with Fresh Chanteduc 2015-2016 Olive Oil 

Coulommiers aux Truffes
Cow’s Milk Cheese with Truffles  

Bittersweet Chocolate Satin with Chocolate Nibs  

Prepare for Thursday lunch :
Chocolate and Honey Squares
Bittersweet Chocolate and Honey Sorbet with Chocolate Nibs 

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc Château de la Nerthe 2014
Grenache Blanc, Roussanne, Clairette, Bourboulenc
Importer: Pasternack Wine:

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge
 Domaine de Marcoux 2009
Cuvée Classique
80% Grenache 10% Mourvèdre 5% Cinsault 5% Syrah
Importer: Eric Solomon   



Private Wine Tasting of Châteauneuf-du-Pape at Domaine de Marcoux
with  Sophie Armenier in Châteauneuf-du-Pape 

Followed by special truffle lunch with
Guy and Tina Jullien
La Beaugravière
84430 Mondragon

Salade de Truffe et Pommes de Terre Vinaigrette Truffée
2012 Coudoulet Blanc Côtes-du-Rhône Château de Beaucastel

Légumes du Moment Mijotés à la Truffe Noire Ecrasée
2012 Domaine de la Truffière Blanc Pic Saint Loup 

Coquille Saint-Jacques Cloutée de Trufee Rôtie Beurre  de Truffe
2012 Condrieu A. Perret

Soupe de Haricot Coco Truffée
2003 Châteauneuf –du-Pape rouge en magnum
Domaine de la Vieille Julienne 

Truffe Entière en Brioce
2000 Châteauneuf –du-Pape rouge en magnum
Domaine Pierre Usseglio 

Brie de Meaux Truffée

Crème Glacée Truffée
1979 Rivesaltes Domaine Dom Brial


Tour of Plantin Truffle Atelier with Christopher Poron Puymeras

ruffle Hunt with Christian Allègre and Black Labrador “Chou Chou” in Richerenches
Cooking Class and lunch at Chanteduc


Walter’s Scrambled Eggs with Truffles

Local Green Salad 

Regalis aux Truffes
Rare Sheep’s Milk Basque Cheese with Truffles 

Prepare for Friday lunch: 
 Pastry for Galette aux Trois Pommes 
Sheep’s Milk Yogurt and Chanteduc Honey Sorbet

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc Domaine de la Janasse 2014
40% Grenache Blanc, 30% Roussanne, 30% Clairette
Importer: Eric Solomon:

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge
Clos St Jean 2004
75% Grenache, rest Syrah, Mourvèdre, Cinsault, Muscardin, Vacaresse  
Importer : Eric Solomon :


Depart Chanteduc for a Special Truffle Dinner at
L’Oustalet in Gigondas
Prepared by chef Laurent Deconnink 


Oeuf Coque au Buerre de Truffe Noir

Raviole aux Truffes

La Volaille Choux Foie Gras à la Truffle Noir

Condrieu Francois Villard 2013

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge Colombis 2014




Tasting of this season’s Huile Nouvelle Olive Oil


Oils tasted:

Huile d’Olive Verdale Ferme Les Cédres
Rupert Jocelyn
84110 Crestet Huile Nouvelle November 2015-2016

Moulin Cornille
AOP Fruité Noir Huile Nouvelle November 2015-2016
Salonenque, Aglandau, Grossane, Verdale
Cooperative Oléicole de la Vallé des Baux
Maussanne-les-Alpilles, France

Huile Nouvelle de Chanteduc November 2015-2016  
Tanche, Verdale
Vaison-la-Romaine, France 

Chanteduc Truffle Cooking Class and lunch Preparation


Truffled Pizza in the Bread Oven 

Mushroom- Soup with Truffles
Polenta with Truffles 

A Welcome Green Salad 

Galette aux Trois Pommes aux Romarin
Apple Tart with Three Varieties of Apple and Rosemary
Fresh Rosemary Sorbet

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc Domaine Marcoux 2011
70% Roussanne 30% Bourboulenc
Importer: Eric Solomon:

Côtes-du-Rhône Rouge
Domaine du Clos de Caillou Quartz 2007
Grenanche, Syrah, Mourvèdre
Importer : North Berkeley Imports


Quote of the Day:

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened"

Vote for Best Tastes of the Week :

Truffled Jerusalem Artichoke Soup
Walter’s Truffled Scrambled Eggs
Truffled Scallops Grilled on a Bed of Juniper Branches
Truffled Croque Monsieur
Truffled Cèpe Mushroom Soup
Rosemary Sorbet
Mozzarella Tartines with Truffles 



Best Wines :

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc Domaine de Marcoux
Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc Raymond Usseglio
Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc Domaine de la Janasse 




Student 'Takeaways' from the week :

I will entertain more often
More make ahead recipes, sorbets, etc
Make more flat-crust pizzas
Oh how easy pizza can be!
More scrambled eggs