“Pilgrimage to Provence” is Next Prix-Fixe Theme

Gary in Provence

This was dessert one evening in L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue. I can promise this won’t be on the Pilgrimage to Provence prix-fixe menu, but we’ll have something delectable! That’s my beloved, Ellen, intend on her dinner (photo by Jacklynne Riley).

Our final prix-fixe event for the year is something special and very personal for me:  “Pilgrimage to Provence” will present dishes similar to those I discovered with 24 other travel mates during a 10-day wine, food and art tour of the south of France in early October.  Chef Alexander has sampled Provence in person, so the menu will be a mash-up of our combined experiences.

Pilgrimage to Provence is set for November 17 to 22, starting at 5 p.m. each evening.  The program is four courses, with choices–10 dishes in all–for $59.95 pp++.  Don’t risk this event selling out early; call 530-823-308 to make reservations now, or go to www.opentable.com.

This is the second international tour I have led, and as with our trip to Spain in 2013, the follow-up prix-fixe will also feature wines that we encountered on the road.  Our group visited nine wineries and we enjoyed local wines at dinners and lunches along the way.  The best of these–including killer wines from Chateauneuf du Pape and Gigondas, will be available for purchase and open for tasting.

Next week look for the complete Pilgrimage to Provence menu and an overview of the Provence tour in Window on Old Town.  We’ll be hosting a trip to Tuscany next year, and this just may whet your appetite.



Group Shot Provence

Here are the 25 intrepid travelers to Provence in early October (with our Earthbound Expeditions guide, Cesar Esquin, back row, second from right) stopping for a photo near Chateauneuf du Pape