Cooking at Le Chateau de Mailly

Posted by on Sep 27, 2013 in Blog, Gourmet French Cooking Holidays, Katherine's Diary | Comments Off on Cooking at Le Chateau de Mailly

by Katherine Frelon

Le Chateau de Mailly Photo by Katherine FrelonThis weekend I’m cooking for a lovely group of wine enthusiasts here at Le Chateau de Mailly.  As a chef who enjoys the challenge of cooking in someone else’s kitchen, not quite knowing what I might be up against, I can tell you that being invited to cook at here at Le Chateau de Mailly, I’m in Heaven.  Not only are the kitchens (yes I said kitchens, as in plural, more than one) I’m surrounded by the beautiful grounds, a hillside view of Yonne River and the Canal Nivernais, as we’re perched high up on the prehistoric rock of the Burgandian countryside.

I’ve cooked here numerous times and I never tire of being welcomed back.  There is so much history here and it inspires me as a chef.  Last night I prepared:

Dinner at Le Chateau de Mailly Photo by Katherine Frelon

  • Magret de Canard Delicatement Fume avec Bouquet de Jeaune Salades et Sacue ‘hoi sin’

(Delicately home smoked Duck Breast with Bouquet of Young Salad Leaves with Hoi Sin Dressing)

  • Boeuf Boruguingnon Avec Moelle Pomme de Terre Dauphinoise et Carottes

(Beef Stew from Burgundy with Oxtail, Potato Gratin and Carrots)

  • Creme Aux Citrons, Fond des Agrumes et Petit Sablee

(Lemon Posset with Homemade Lemon Curd and Citrus Shortbread)