Alain Ducasse invites guests to a gourmet picnic in a classic pickup truck in Provence
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- Created on Tuesday, 24 April 2012 11:53
Alain Ducasse invites guests to a gourmet picnic in a classic pickup truck in ProvenceThose looking for a sun-drenched gourmet experience in Provence may now enjoy a very unique Picnic in a Pickup experience from Alain Ducasse’s charming Provencal inn, Bastide de Moustiers. This beautiful 12 room inn was once Alain Ducasse’s private home, and guests may now enhance their culinary experience with a delectable picnic created by Chef Christophe Martin, who heads Alain Ducasse’s Michelin-starred restaurant at Bastide de Moustiers, to be enjoyed in the picturesque Provençal countryside.
A classically refurbished 1950 Chevrolet pickup truck will drive up to six guests to an ideal picnic hideaway in Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, in the heart of the Alpes de Haute-Provence, where they will find an elegantly laid table set under a grand white oak tree.
The very best of Mediterranean cuisine will be enjoyed in the gorgeous Provençal countryside from the first amuse-bouche until coffee is served with an authentic seasonal menu drawn from the inn’s vegetable garden and its local markets. Mineral water and hot drinks are included, and guests may complement their sumptuous meal with incredible sommelier selected wines from the region.
Everything will have been prepared prior to arrival, leaving guests to enjoy this exceptional moment of indulgence, whether to celebrate a family event or enjoy a special moment with a loved one. After lunch there will be plenty of time to lounge on a blanket in the shade, with cicadas and crickets singing in the background. At the guests’ discretion, they will be escorted back in the superb vintage pickup truck.
The cost for the Picnic in a Pickup is EUR 190 per person for a group of 2-6 persons. Rates for Bastide de Moustiers are from EUR 205 per night based on two sharing.