One of the great things about the whole “La Ferme de la Lochere” experience is actually seeing real French cooking first hand.
My local baker, Frederique, is a shy sort of guy and he often looks a trifle bemused when we all start making croissant with him! It gets pretty competitive and there is always lots of laughter and clashing glasses as we celebrate each round of folding and rolling.
And then there is Le Charlemagne – a 1* Michelin restaurant nestling in the Vineyards of Pernard Vergelesses.
After his training he mastered his art in Japan, before returning to Burgundy. So what you have is a Burgundian seasonal menu but prepared with the calm atmosphere of the Zen Japanese influence, a much lighter feel to the traditional French cuisine.
If you love French food as much as I do you it is seeing these master chefs at work that really make it so special and rewarding, Theory is one thing but there is nothing like actually being there to bring home the magic of French cooking!