Fête de la truffe in Uzès
The first mentions of the black truffles of the Pays d’Uzès date back to the time of Nostradamus. The place that the black diamond still holds has never since faded. Every year, you can expect a lot of fanfare from local truffle markets, gastronomic dining experiences with Michelin-starred chefs, as well as special truffle menus and workshops (including ours!).
Uzès truffle season lasts from mid-November till mid-March.
To celebrate the truffe season which commenced in Mid-November you will find on the place de l’évêché every Friday till March 16th a truffle sale
Uzès Truffle weekend from January 18-20, 2019
January 18, 2019
La Soirée vigneronne – takes place on the opening night of the Truffle weekend. Tasting of the wines of the AOP Duché d’Uzès along with a buffet around the truffles will take place in the Salle de l’Évéché in Uzès. Reservations are a must!
from 7 pm – 11:30 pm
Reserve tickets here:
January 19, 2019
Our Truffle class on January 19th including a truffle hunt demonstration in the afternoon. The class is from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm and includes an 8-course tasting menu. For more info, click here. CANCELED
La Soirée de gala – A festive evenings celebrating the black truffles of le Pays d’Uzès. Michelin-starred chefs of the Gard department have been invited to concoct an unforgettable meal all based on the black truffle. from 19:30.
Reservations required by phone only: 04 66 01 60 04. Limited spaces available.
Soirée truffes, tapas et vins – For a festive evening rendez-vous on the Place aux Herbes in the heart of Uzès for a soirée bodega style. Enjoy truffled tapas and exceptional wine.
January 20, 2019
La Journée de la Truffe – Truffle market day – The place aux herbes will be wafting with the smells of truffle. Come taste products made with truffles and see what price the black diamond is fetching this year. See how we spent a previous truffle weekend in Uzès, here.
The Festival d’Opéra du Grand Sud presents Mozart’s The Magic Flute
Rendez-vous at the Pont du Gard the 25th and 26th of January for Mozart’s The Magic Flute. While the show on January 26th is full, there are still seats available for the Friday night performance.
World Organic Wine Fair
A professional organic wine expo open to professionals of the wine industry. If you are a wine retailer, importer, or sommelier this is the rendez-vous for you.
Montpellier from the 18th till the 30th of January, 2019
Festival de la biographie
This annual festival highlighting the biographical works of 100 authors around the theme of “Le sens de l’histoire” (the sense of history) 26,27,28 January 2019. A chance to meet award-winning authors and discover new talents.
Find out more! (in French):
Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde Opéro – 17-20 January at the Opéro Berlioz
Arts and crafts enthusiasts will delight in Montpellier’s Creativa expo starting on January 17th at the Parc des Expositions in Perols (20 km from Montpellier). This is all about do-it-yourself activities from crafts, to scrapbooks, cooking, and more. Workshops for kids! Jan 17-20, 2019
Book a Truffle Class in Uzès
We will start off at the market, selecting the freshest fish & seafood. No need to be afraid of fish. We’ll assist you to create the perfect fish stock, bouillabaisse and other Mediterranean fish recipes in a very hands-on French cooking class experience.
With a good base, you can make a great stock. In this class, you will learn all about the mother sauces. You will make stocks, sauces for meat, fish, & vegetables. From this base of mother sauces, you will be able to make countless variations.
Become more proficient in the kitchen by improving your knife skills. This class will help you become more at ease with your knife. We will be chopping, mincing, dicing, filleting and deboning fish, poultry, & fruits and vegetables. Light lunch is included.
Pâte brisée, pâte sablé, pâte feuillété, pâte sucré, and more. This class will take you through the basics of French pastry dough making. Learn how to consistently make the perfect dough. Savory & sweet doughs, as well as a basic bread dough, are included.