French Gourmet Delights

By Altair Holidays


Tasting Tour – On a fascinating three-hour tour of the street food plaza accompanied by your star guide (an accomplished food critic and cookbook author), you will learn about the history of Nice and its food and taste such unexpected delicacies as pissaladière (caramelized onion tart), socca (chick pea pancake), fougasse (Provençal flatbread) and tourte de blettes (a sweet pie with a surprise ingredient). You will also sample a selection of Provençal olive oils, taste vinegars flavored with passion fruit or pimentd’Espelette, discover the secrets of French cheese and visit an artisanal pork butcher.

Market tour and cooking classes – Explore the small producers’ stalls, depending on the season you might see untreated oranges, including bitter oranges for jam; real wild asparagus; fragrant Mara des Bois strawberries; tomatoes ripened on the vine; figs bursting with juice; and of course the mix of salad leaves known as mesclun.

Accommodation – Set on the cliffs on the corniche and overlooking the Baie des Anges, your hotel offers the most breathtaking sea views. In the heart of Nice, close to the CoursSaleya flower market, this 56-room boutique hotel provides a spa with a fitness centre and solarium, a sunny rooftop terrace and a dramatic heated outdoor pool set against an impressive limestone cliff.Your hotel is definitely the place to stay for some of the best views of the city and the sea. Spend sunny mornings taking breakfast on the terrace, sit under the shade of the lemon trees accompanied by a gentle sea breeze and enjoy exquisite Provençal cuisine in the outdoor patio

Rates:From Euro 1260 per person*

Includes: 3 nights accommodation in boutique 4* Hotel, Daily breakfast, One Half day guided tasting tour, Half day market visit and hands-on cooking session, Recipes, 2 Lunches with wine.
Dates: From 1st April to 30 October 2012

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