L'Academie de Cuisine is Pleased to Announce it will Resume Culinary and Cultural Tours to Burgundy, France in September 2012

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Chef Francois and Patrice Dionot just returned from a visit to “Le Chateau de Mailly” in Burgundy, France where they will hold their French Culinary and Cultural Tour in September 2012. The rich countryside tours and Michelin starred restaurants accompanied by culinary classes and wine tastings at the Chateau will be the focus of this trip.

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the week will include a full itinerary of regional gems and cooking the famed ingredients of the countryside for lunches and dinners

L'Academie de Cuisine, one of the United States "Top Ten" Culinary Schools is pleased to announce it has secured “Le Chateau de Mailly” in Burgundy, France for a week in September 2012. Chef Francois Dionot will host the 6 day tour and cooking classes to be held in the Chateau. Amid the cooking classes and dinner preparations, there will be private culinary tours including a vineyard, a farmer's market and shopping, a boulangerie, wine and cheese tastings, visit to a duck farm and lunches or dinners in various cafes and a Michelin starred restaurant. Travelers will be picked up at the Paris airport and will travel by bus through the French countryside to the lovely Chateau. Chef Francois said “the week will include a full itinerary of regional gems and cooking the famed ingredients of the countryside for lunches and dinners.”
Le Chateau de Mailly is a fortified stronghold still surrounded by its medieval walls and sits high above the Burgundian countryside overlooking the waterways of the Yonne River and the Canal Nivernais. It has a large heated swimming pool with beautiful views of the Yonne Valley.

For additional information on this tour check out http://www.lacademie.com

In 2005, L’Academie was named one of the “Top Ten” Culinary Schools in the United States. The Culinary Arts and Pastry Arts Programs (daytime and evening) provide a course of study in the theory and techniques of classic French cuisine with an emphasis on fine food planning, preparation, and presentation.    L’Academie de Cuisine offers small class sizes so students receive personal attention and expert instruction under the direction of European and American trained chefs and pastry chefs. The professional program includes a paid externship for students to work in fine-dining restaurants, hotels and bakeries. An application is available on LAC’s website. Visit http://www.lacademie.com for an application or contact LAC’s Admissions Department for more details at (800) 664-CHEF (2433), x201 or admissions@lacademie.com. Professional Culinary Arts Programs begin each January, march (evening) April, July, August (evening) and September.
In addition, L’Academie de Cuisine has offered over 1000 recreational cooking classes at two locations in Gaithersburg and Bethesda Maryland since 1976. Other areas of study include continuing education and private events.

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