An Exquisite Culinary ExperienceJoin award-winning Chef Dominique Crenn for a Private French Countryside Chef’s Table at Domaine des Étangs Massignac, France
The ExperienceIntroducing a 5-day exquisitely crafted experience of molecular gastronomy, art and indulgence, courtesy of Satopia Travel. A “behind the scene” look at how food is grown, cured and prepared in France – with a revolutionary and world renowned chef who’s leading the charge to redefine French cuisine using influences of her chosen home in California.
You will use all of your senses as you are transported into the exclusive world of French fine dining and living – enjoying masterclasses and intimate discussions with the Master Chef; tastings of limited release Cognac, Champagne and caviar; private concerts and exploring the untouched parts of the French countryside.
The experience will take place at Domaine des Étangs, a 13th century former castle nestled in the Cognac region and often closed to the public. The grounds boast breathtaking nature that has attracted French art society for years.
Chef Dominique CrennThe chef-owner of Atelier Crenn in San Francisco is the only female chef in the U.S. to attain three Michelin stars, and continues to be a huge influence in the culinary world – winning a James Beard award and the Icon Award 2021 for The World’s 50 Best Restaurants.
Crenn’s style has evolved over the years, incorporating her experience growing up on her families farm in France, her mother’s cooking, and her father’s love for refined art and interest in high-profile restaurants.
She rose to fame as her food masterpieces were featured in Food Network shows, The Next Iron Chef competition and Netflix Chef’s Table. She recently served as the culinary consultant for the movie, The Menu, coaching Ralph Fiennes’ chef character and crafting the food that is seen on screen.
Domaine des ÉtangsAs a landmark in French history, the Domaine des Étangs is a fabulous fairy-tale hotel and a former chateau fit for royalty, complete with towers, surrounded by lakes, meadows and mills. The estate grounds offer a magical setting between the forest and the lakes, for the culinary event of the year, surrounded by a landscape of waterways and woodlands, and transformed into a fabulous playground of marvels.
The hotel is surrounded by seven lakes and a private collection of art to complement the estate’s gallery, spread across the sprawling 2,500 acres in the rolling, rural heart of south-west France. You can choose your accommodation between the 13th-century château that has been tastefully restored, or the beautifully refurbished farmhouse cottages with their collection of exclusive bedrooms.