Domaine Cazenac

the domaine cazenac is an exceptional site nestled in the heart of the dordogne valley

Located in the Southwest of France, in the heart of the Black Périgord, the Domaine Cazenac is one of those preserved destinations that are highly recommended for gatherings among friends. It spans 25 hectares and is open to nature, creating an environment where time seems to stand still. Crossing the gate allows for a rejuvenating stroll through English gardens, accompanied by the delicate sound of flowing water.

The entire estate has undergone extensive renovations and welcomes visitors in a luxurious setting, comparable to the finest French hotels. Accommodations are spread across four charming residences with a total capacity of 45 people, each offering independence and privacy: The Château, The Pavilion, The Cottage, and The Farm.

Through its history and the philosophy of its owners, the Domaine is intimately connected to the local terroir, short food supply chains, producers, and their craftsmanship. The respect for the land is considered an essential principle here for preserving both what has been and what will be, much like ecological sustainability.

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Gastronomic Workshops & Truffle Experience with a Chef

Joris Noblet - FORMER LIEUTENANT OF christian le squer***

Winter is sublime in the Périgord, offering one of its most beautiful gifts: the Truffle. The quest for the black diamond on the estate, cooking classes with Chef Joris Noblet, and caviar tasting will sharpen your culinary knowledge and delight your taste buds.

A young and talented chef, Joris Noblet has already worked in some of the finest French establishments, including as the sous-chef to Christian Le Squer, a three-star Michelin guide chef. Joris Noblet crafts high-flying cuisine, refined and light, yet explosive in creativity.

You'll accompany Pépito, Cazenac's truffle-hunting dog, to unearth the black diamonds from the estate's truffle groves before discovering sumptuous recipes to cook them with Chef Joris Noblet.

Oenology Workshops with a MOF (Meilleur Ouvrier de France)

Florent martin - Meilleur ouvrier de france 2022
Fabien Jouves - winemaker in cahors

Take advantage of this enchanted interlude to refine your oenological knowledge with the immense expertise of Florent Martin, as well as through the visit of an exceptional winemaker, Fabien Jouves, in Cahors.

As the Head Sommelier at the Palace Le Peninsula in Paris and former Head Sommelier at the Four Seasons George V, Florent has acquired extraordinary skills in this magical world.

Recently awarded the titles of Best Sommelier of France (2020) and Best Craftsman of France (2022), Florent Martin is among the most skilled artisans worldwide in his field.

Despite his achievements, he remains extremely approachable and has an immense passion for sharing his knowledge.

Next Workshop : From January 2025

four days of gastronomic & oenological immersion in the heart of the black périgord

Guided by Florent Martin and Joris Noblet, these two exceptional artisans, (re)discover French cuisine and the wine regions of our country.

The workshops are designed for both beginners and the more experienced. They will take place in the morning from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM and in the afternoon from 3:00 PM to 6:30 PM.

Two afternoons will be dedicated to visits to a vineyard and a caviar tasting from a local sturgeon farm.

The number of participants is limited to 10 with a minimum of 6.

The price is €3200 including taxes per participant .

Other dates are planned and will be communicated in the coming weeks. In the meantime, you can join the waiting list via the link below:

Outline of the Immersion

Florent martin - best craftsman of france 2022
Fabien Jouves - winemaker in cahors

The courses will be conducted using written materials, theoretical and practical lessons, visits, tastings, and a project for a "Top Chef" style hands-on experience on the final morning. Lunches and dinners are gourmet and executed in "food & wine pairings."

Day -1: Arrival and settling in at the estate
Arrival at the estate at 6:30 PM with a served gourmet dinner

Day 1: Vegetables & Truffles
Workshops & truffle harvesting on the estate

Day 2: Fish & Périgord Caviar
Workshops & tasting of caviar from a local farm

Day 3: Game and Cahors Wine
Workshops & visit to Fabien Jouves' vineyard with wine tasting

Day 4: Top Chef-style Hands-on Experience
Individual project & departure from the estate at 2:30 PM