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Cooking and Art de Vivre in Provence

Aix-en-Provence, France
+33 4 42 22 58 41
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Like learning to cook in your mother's kitchen!

What spectacular experience from start to finish. We had a wonderful day shopping and cooking with... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2017
Chicago, Illinois
Home sweet Home with Tessa

Our first stop as we pulled into Aix and what a warm welcome we received. Tessa is so sweet and a... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2016
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Reviewed 6 April 2017

What spectacular experience from start to finish. We had a wonderful day shopping and cooking with Tessa. The entire menu was delicious. She patiently walked us through the recipes she had set aside for us, which apparently are old family recipes. After cooking we feasted,...More

Thank enchanted340
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Our first stop as we pulled into Aix and what a warm welcome we received. Tessa is so sweet and a joy to be with. The four of us were joined by 2 other girls and after a glass of Rose we started to prepare...More

1  Thank jgirl317
Reviewed 19 July 2016

What a wonderful day we had with Tessa and her husband! She was very quick and helpful in the mails, we set a date and sent the menu along with all needed details in advance. Our menu was: Sun dried tomatoes caviar, Ratatouille with lemon...More

1  Thank zakocer
Reviewed 17 February 2016

Our day with Tessa was amazing. A friend of ours is planning a Provence trip and I said, "You and your husband have to go to Aix if only just to cook with Tessa." This review is long overdue,but, my husband and I compare every...More

4  Thank Hillary A
Reviewed 27 January 2016

I had a lovely time getting a private cooking lesson from Tessa. I had wanted to learn how to make some typically Provencal dishes and her suggestions were just right. She picked me up from my hotel, we went to the market to pick up...More

5  Thank Ramona_Travel_Fan
Reviewed 5 January 2016

Our day with Tessa was priceless. My wife who is a good cook did not want to go to a basic cooking class. We discovered Tessa on the web and my wife immediately settled on Tessa. We met at her house and then she drove...More

2  Thank Larry K
Reviewed 23 December 2015

Dan and I had a wonderful farmer's market experience and cooking class with Tessa today. Tessa was right on time meeting us at our apartment for the short walk to the market. Tessa's home in the Bouc Bel-Air village was delightful and homey. The recipes,...More

Thank Frank S
Reviewed 14 November 2015

Tessa is absolutely delightful, and treated us to an unforgettable day of marketing, prepping, cooking and dining. She showed us around the markets and described the best types of produce to chose for different dishes. Her home, Villa Cirta, is very lovely with flowering bushes...More

Thank espritcat
Reviewed 5 November 2015

The class was great. The menu included an appetizer, salad, main course and yummy dessert. It turns out Tessa was out of the country when I had emailed her and had internet access issues. We were able to eventually book and attend Tessa's wonderful cooking...More

Thank Karyn V
Reviewed 18 September 2015 via mobile

Tessa is so welcoming and friendly - we loved spending a day cooking with her in her beautiful home! Definitely a fun experience to highlight your trip to Provence.

1  Thank vermeyen
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