Authentic NORMANDY GASTRONOMY Experiences with BREIZ BRIDGES
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The one and only Camembert
Through a private visit of a Camembert farm with the producer, discover the last cheese factory producing camembert with the AOP label (Protected Designation of Origine). This label ensures that the product follows the authentic, original production process.
A unique chance to visit the cow breeding next door and observe the traditional camembert ladle casting method.
This private visit will, of course, end up by Camembert tasting paired with fresh local cider or apple-juice.
Normandy Premium Calvados
Let us take you to a traditional Normand castle producing Calvados for a private visit of the cellar.
You will have the opportunity to understand the making process of Calvados -the Cognac of the North- and enjoy a premium tasting of vintage Calvados.
Why not pursuing this exclusive moment with a Calvados Blending Workshop with the Cellar Master?
Mont-Saint Michel Salt Marsh Sheep Discovery
They are famous all around the world for their premium meat which comes from the very special vegetation that grows in the salt marsh, where the sheeps graze. This unique flora, associated to the special care that the sheeps benefit from, result in a very tasty and tender meat.
Mont St-Michel salt marsh sheep wool is also exported internationally.
Through a private visit with the sheep owner, walk through Mont Saint-Michel bay and discover the specificities of this iconic animal.
Cooking class, Normandy delicacies
France is the country of Epicureanism and gastronomy.
During your stay in Normandy, seize the opportunity to discover French gastronomic icons or local Normand recipes.
In a contemporary place and guided by our chef who magnifies local and seasonal products, take part in the conception of 2 to 3 meals. Taste your creations through a lunch or diner paired with wines or local apple-based cider and spirits.
We would be pleased to organize this Cooking Class for you, with a Gastronomic or Michelin Star Chef team.
Normandy Mussel parks Experience
During a guided and private immersion in the mussel parks, discover the flora and fauna of the bay of Mont St-Michel, the natural environment of Normandy bouchot mussels and oysters.
This exclusive visit will be followed by an oyster tasting accompanied by a glass of white wine.
Cider, From Local Tradition to International Trend
Cider is part of the local culture. It was initially home-made and drank every day by most of the farmers and growers families. Indeed, cider was tasty, cheap and pretty light (2-6%).
Nowadays, cider is being produced by a multitude of professional distilleries throughout Normandy and Brittany. Some of have become Masters, they have magnified this traditional local alcohol and turned it into a premium product. Indeed, cider has become trendy all over the world and is served at the table of Gastronomic and Michelin restaurants.
Let us take you to a premium bio label cider distillery. After a private visit in the orchard, discover the distillery and distillation process. Follow the visit by a suprizing tasting: from the fresh apple juice to sweet and dry ciders.
The Fascinating Story of Bénédictine Spirit
Have you heard about the incredible story of the Norman spirit Bénédictine ?
This sweet spirit made of 27 herbs and spices was created in 1510 by a Benedictine monk from Fecamp Abbaye, near Etretat, where a Holy Blood relic is preciously kept.
Its secret recipe disappeared for 3 centuries, before being found and improved by Alexandre Le Grand, a wine merchant, at the 19th century. To celebrate his creation, he erected the Bénédictine Palace, an architectural masterpiece of gothic and Renaissance inspirations. This palace, the only Benedictine factory in the world, was a powerful commercial and marketing tool.
Discover the fascinating story of Bénédictine during a private guided visit of the Abbaye and Palace, followed by an initiation and tasting of 3 expressions of this unique elixir.
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