Incorporating the food, wine, history, and culture of the region with access to places normally closed to tourists, you experience the best of the Loire Valley as a privileged guest
San Francisco (PRWEB) January 10, 2006
Gourmet food enthusiasts will discover “la vie royale” in the ultimate gastronomical journey, The Dancing Gourmet Routes François I Loire Valley Tour.
By special invitation of Paris-based organization, Routes François I, award-winning cookbook author/chef and former professional ballerina Linda Hymes (The Dancing Gourmet) offers this exclusive opportunity to visit the “valley of kings” as an insider. (See http://www.dancinggourmet.com.)
“Incorporating the food, wine, history, and culture of the region with access to places normally closed to tourists, you experience the best of the Loire Valley as a privileged guest,” says Hymes, Le Cordon Bleu chef, former professional ballerina and founder of Lindergaff Books, LLC. “This is a gourmet getaway fit for a king.”
Experience first-class culture and cuisine with Relais & Châteaux deluxe hotel accommodations, Michelin chef and regional cooking mini-courses, specialized wine tastings, and exclusive visits to select Francis 1st castles.
For the grand finale, Chef Hymes will cook a special private luncheon at the Château of Beauregard.
The highlights of the 7 day/6 night program:
•A cooking demonstration and "l'art de la table" mini-course with 2-star Michelin Chef Remy Giraud of "Domaine des Hauts de Loire" Relais & Châteaux hotel,
•regional cooking mini-course with renowned Chef Damien Garanger of “Le Medicis”restaurant,
•personal tour and chocolate-making demonstration with artisan chocolate maker owner Max Vauché,
•specialized wine tastings, including King Francis 1st's exclusive Romorantin grape-based Cour Cheverny.
•Private guided visits to Blois, Talcy, Fougères-sur-Bièvre, Beauregard and Chambord include access to castle parts normally closed to the public.
The Dancing Gourmet Routes François 1 Loire Valley Tour premiers September 3, 2006 for the 7 day/6 night tour. Rates and dates upon request, and are double occupancy, land only, including deluxe accommodations, gourmet meals with wine, transportation, entrance fees, and full-time English speaking guide. For information, contact Lindergaff Books at 1-415-285-2912 or visit http://www.dancinggourmet.com.
About Lindergaff Books: Lindergaff Books, LLC. offers the Routes François I tour (see http://www.routesfrancois1.com) to promote the historical sites linked to King Francis 1st, as well as private group tours for corporate team building/specialty events, and special tours for clubs and professionals.
Note to editors: Coverage invited. Hymes available for interviews. Photos available.
Contact: Susan Winter at Lindergaff Books, +1-415-285-2912