Portager du Roi – A Versailles tour with La Cuisine Paris

1

This Friday I was lucky enough to join La Cuisine Paris for a trip to Versailles. This is an amazing intimate tour of the Portager du Roi (King Louis IV garden) and Versailles. The text below is an explanation from their website because they explain it best:

“Millions of people visit the Palace of Versailles, but not many realize that tucked away just off of the grounds of the castle is Le Potager du Roi – the 17th century Kitchen Garden created for King Louis XIV.

 

Changing Cuisine Française and the dining table forever, this spectacular garden is credited not for advanced techniques such as creating a microclimate for the production of over 300 varieties of fruits and vegetables (that grew despite the season), but for dramatically changing in what was served at the kings table.

 

 We start our Gastronmie Versailles exploration in partnership with ‘Le Potage du Rio’ where we will enjoy a private guided tour through this spectacular garden.   The guide will lead us on a journey through the garden, Versailles and Cuisine Française history.”
 
Photographs by RL Photography:la cusine paris versailles tour
la cusine versailles tour versailles la cusine tour la cusine versailles tour la cusine versailles tour la cusine versailles tour la cusine versailles tour la cusine versailles tour la cusine paris versailles tour la cusine paris versailles tour la cusine paris versailles la cusine paris versailles tour la cusine paris versailles tour

“Leaving the ‘Potager’, we will continue our exploration through the city of Versailles onwards  to visit and taste our way through the local Market.  We will tour the four Market pavilions, discuss current cuisine trends and topics, and collect items for our French ‘Apero’ (the ‘apero’ in France is a term used for pre-meal treats.), as well as our Fromage plate.  
 

Following the Market we will head to our favorite local restaurant where we will enjoy the ‘Apero’ items we have collected and will follow with a four course meal served with wine, and including the Fromage plate we built at the market!”

 
At the end of the Versailles experience each person receives a ticket to the Versailles Chateau to experience for the rest of the afternoon and a return ticket on the train back to Paris.
 
The whole experience was informative and fun. The guide Karen was very knowledgeable about the Food history of Paris and also offers other Food Walking tours at La Cuisine Paris 
Advertisements

One thought on “Portager du Roi – A Versailles tour with La Cuisine Paris

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Brownie Box

a collection of baking recipes

Clever & Pour

A SPECIALTY COFFEE EXPERIENCE

Natalie Breuer

Natalie. Writer. Photographer. Etc.

A Matter Of How You See It Photography

Flower, Nature, Macro & Fine Art Photography

HiP Paris Blog

HiP insider tips and insights on dining, shopping, culture, renting, and living in Paris, France & Italy from Erica Berman & her Haven in Paris - HiP Paris team.

the paris apartment

hoping we know we're living the dream

%d bloggers like this: