Become a truffle hunter in Provençal paradiseFollowing a year of sell out truffle weekends in 2015, luxury boutique hotel Crillon le Brave is sharing the dates for their spring 2016 Truffle and Wine weekends. The weekends held in February and March include truffle hunting and preparation, wine-tasting, and a visit to the local antique market for an unforgettable Provençal experience.
Deep within the Provençal hills in South Eastern France, sits the charming 36-room hotel boasting delicious food, high-quality service and unparalleled views of Mont Ventoux and the landscape. A destination renowned for its wine and local produce, guests will also find some of the best truffles in the whole of France. Crillon le Brave is now offering two English speaking wine and truffle hunting weekends for the early 2016 diary, as well as a French one.
Crillon le Brave has once again teamed up with the Jaumard family, whose farm at the foot of Ventoux has been producing truffles for three generations. Guests will accompany the Jaumards, and their trusted dogs, on a mornings hunting followed by a delicious truffle infused rustic lunch back at farm. The afternoon is then left to spend at leisure, winding down with a walk in the countryside around Crillon or taking a dip in the outdoor heated pool.
On the Saturday, guests are invited to a wine tasting at one of Châteauneuf-du-Pape’s finest estates followed by a truffle cooking demonstration with the head chef Jérôme Blanchet. To finish off an incredible day, a truffle infused meal in the hotels stone vaulted restaurant provides an unforgettable gastronomic experience.
The weekend will end with a picturesque drive on the Sunday morning to the antique capital of Provence, Isle-sur-la-Sorgue. This quaint, medieval town, is full of winding streets of cafes and boutique shops, alongside a beautiful canal and of course one of the most famous and fascinating antique markets in the world.
Crillon le Brave’s English-speaking truffle-hunting and wine weekends are for groups of up to 16 people and will be running from:
Thursday 25th February to Sunday 28th February
Thursday 3rd March to Sunday 6th March
For French speakers, there is also an additional French-speaking truffle and wine weekend:
Thursday 10th March to Sunday 13th March
The price for two people for three nights sharing a classic room is €1,299/£974 or €1,533/£1,150 in a deluxe room and includes:
Room, breakfast, dinner each day for two (drinks not included) and the events mentioned.
Nightly rates at Crillon le Brave are available from €310/£255 per room per night for two people sharing including breakfast.