What could be more gloriously indulgent than a weekend of truffle-infused delights at a stunning French château? No, we can’t think of anything either…
Château de Montcaud in the Gard département is inviting guests to enjoy an exclusive Truffle Weekend from November 14th to 17th, where as well as sampling carefully curated menus showing off France’s black winter truffles at their very best, you can also get hands on with truffle-hunting and cooking too. All washed down with some choice wines, of course.
Often referred to as “black diamonds”, these aromatic delicacies grow in France’s rural Vaucluse region, not far from Château de Montcaud. The 29-bedroom hotel’s Truffle Weekend package offers guests a three-night stay, with plenty of time to relax and unwind in the five-hectare parkland or you could even fit in a spot of tennis.
On the first evening, Bistro de Montcaud will serve up a magnificent four-course truffle-infused dinner, starting the experience with a decadent bang.
The next day, you will visit the family-owned La Truffe du Ventoux, where you will follow trained dogs to hunt down your very own truffes, before enjoying a lunch that will showcase the farm’s succulent truffles. In the late afternoon a wine tasting will take place at La Rémejeanne, a local, organic and family-run vineyard and winery, followed by a delicious truffle-infused four-course dinner in the Bistro de Montcaud.
On the final day, you can master the art of preparing truffles – before eating them, of course – and a local olive oil producer will host an olive oil tasting at Moulin à Huile Thomassot, a scenic 20-minute drive away through the local countryside. That evening, the pièce de résistance truffle menu will be served at the fine dining restaurant, Le Cèdre de Montcaud, led by talented head chef Matthieu Hervé.
The weekend costs €1230.00 for one person or €1875.00 for two people in a classic room