Planned Trips

A Winter Indulgence in Truffles and Foie Gras in the Dordogne

with Chef Pierre Corre
Auberge de la Truffe, Sorges

Toast with the Countess and her son, Dordogne
Toast with the Countess and the Chef

Turn winter doldrums into delights by treating yourself (and perhaps your spouse or a friend) to 7 days and 6 nights at the Auberge de la Truffe in the Dordogne for a culinary adventure at the height of the foie gras and truffles season. Chef Pierre Corre, a native of the region, will take us on a tour of the renowned Thiviers foie gras market. He’ll teach us the secrets of preparing all the gastronomic treasures of Périgord in hands-on cooking classes. Classes will be limited to 8 participants, with simultaneous translation provided.
Tours and excursions will include a truffle hunt (complete with guide and pig), a visit to the Truffle Museum, a visit to the “HUSO” de Neuvic,  a fish farm with a caviar tasting, a visit to the world-famous prehistoric cave paintings of Lascaux, a tour of the splendid Château d’Abzac, with a cooking class, wine tasting, and lunch at the château,  and meals at other fine area restaurants.

Truffle hunting, Dordogne
Truffle hunting, Dordogne

Spouses and guests who are passionate about the tasting but not the preparation of these delicacies are welcome to join us on the excursions and at the table as we feast on our creations.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1

  • Arrival in Sorges at L’Auberge de la Truffe before dinner.
  • Festive welcome aperitif and dinner at the Auberge.

Day 2

  • Morning visit to the truffle market in Thiviers with Chef Corre.
  • Cooking class on duck, followed by lunch at the Auberge.
  • Afternoon visit to the Truffle museum.
  • Late afternoon visit to a foie gras farm with tasting and products available.
  • Dinner at the Auberge.
Chef Pierre and Patti with enormous truffles, Dordogne
Chef Pierre and Patti with enormous truffles, Dordogne

Day 3

  • Truffle hunt with a truffle specialist in Mareuil
  • Lunch in a bistro in Brantôme.
  • Afternoon visit of the village Brantôme.
  • Cooking class with a focus on truffles.
  • Dinner at the Auberge.

Day 4

  • Morning visit to and lunch in Lascaux.
  • Surprise culinary visit in the afternoon.
  • Dinner at the Auberge.

Day 5

  • Departure for the Château d’Abzac.

    Château d’Abzac
  • Cooking class on fish at the Château followed by lunch.
  • Tour of the Château and vineyard
  • Dinner at the Auberge.

Day 6

  • Morning visit to a 14th century walnut mill where walnut oil is produced the traditional way.
  • Visit to the “HUSO” de Neuvic,  a fish farm with a caviar tasting.
  • Visit to the colorful market in Périgueux with Chef Corre.
  • Lunch at the restaurant, Chez Fred.
  • Dinner at the Auberge.

Day 7

  • Morning cooking class on desserts.
  • Farewell gastronomic lunch at the hotel.
  • Departure for the train station after lunch.

Accommodations & Cost

Accommodations: Auberge de la Truffe is a two-star hotel and restaurant. All participants stay in private rooms at the Auberge. Each includes a private bathroom.
Included in the cost: Six nights accommodations; all ground transportation; all meals including aperitifs and carefully selected regional wines; all cooking classes; and all sightseeing and private visits as described above. Limited to ten class participants.
Not Included in Cost: Airfare; trains; alcoholic beverages except as specified in the program.
Cost: $4,990.00 per person, single supplement $600. Important note: substantial changes in the value of the dollar may require changes in the price of the tour.
Deposit: $1000.00 per person.
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