Cooking Schools, Lessons, Workshops

Living, working and raising a family in Bungendore since 2007, Christophe and Josephine share a great passion for food and travel.

They bring hearts full of vitality and warmth, ‘cooked with love” could well be the mantra for Bungendore’s famous little French restaurant, Le Trés Bon. The beautifully-spoken Frenchman and chef are passionate about fresh, local produce, which Bungendore’s providores put at his fingertips, including organic meat. “Some would call my style “slow food”, explains Christophe in his deep and polished French accent.

“The much older French term terroir, however, is a more accurate description – it means a sense of place, the idea that a region’s climate, soil and physical shape of the landscape add distinctive flavours to its agricultural produce.” It is, he smiles, the difference between a meal and a lasting gastronomic experience. Their fortnightly cooking classes are relaxed, fun and hands-on. Many participants return more than once to learn the basics as well as the tantalising highlights of traditional French cuisine. Classes are created by theme and range from patisserie and Christmas sweets to a celebration of truffle season.

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