Born in Aquitaine in the sixties, my family have for many generations produced fruits, vegetables, cereals and milk in the Perigueux region. All my childhood has been punctuated by the countryside’s seasonal events.
I have fond memories of my Great Aunt Marie (who cooked for the famous Mauriac family in Bordeaux), preparing delicious meals from the produce of our farm. Each season brought it’ s own special charm.
My career as an international lawyer allowed me to sit at the tables of many chefs in many different countries. For me, great chefs have the same process of searching out the best quality produce wherever they may be. Back in Aquitaine, I realized this quality and authenticity in our gastronomy was threatened. I wanted to become an ambassador of ‘Aquitaine produce’ and of the numerous artisanal talents that still exist here.
I now want to share my passion with you and help you to better understand and appreciate the flavours of the South West.
Designed in 2017 with one of the greatest French Chefs now locally in Bordeaux, our Food Tasting & Cultural Walking Tours will lead you off the beaten track to meet our favourite artisans, passionately producing and cooking the very best from our region, the South West!