Gastronomie: A French Foodie Week

8-14th October 2017

Set right in the heart of farming country, Manoir La Croix de La Jugie is the perfect foodie destination.  Known for its beef, pork, lamb, apples, cider, foie gras, truffles, cassoulets and much more, the South West of France is the home of rich cuisine.  In our lesser-known corner of Nouvelle Aquitaine, Limousin cattle rule and rustic farm to fork cooking is king.

For the first time, La Jugie is welcoming Oliver Rowe, Kylee Newton and friends to the Manoir to make the most of our local produce, both from the estate and through our network of artisan growers and makers.  From learning about the seasonality of what we eat, picking the best produce and rooting out well-kept secrets; to crafting the perfect preserve and enjoying freshly cooked food from critically acclaimed chefs - if you love food, this is the week for you. 

There's also plenty of time to just enjoy the calming, beautiful estate and views, curling up with a good book, savouring a glass of wine by the fire or tramp over the Autumn hills with new friends.


Oliver Rowe

Oliver Rowe is a chef and author passionate about seasonal food.  He is passionate about local sourcing and it has been an important theme in his projects over the years, both for the seasonality it entails and the narrative it brings to the food he cooks.

Oliver is well known for having run Konstam and Konstam at the Prince Albert, the former his legendary café in London's King's Cross, the latter his ultra-local restaurant that featured in BBC2's series 'The Urban Chef'.

He now works on a variety of food projects, including residencies, demos, pop-ups, seasonal supper clubs and food styling.  His book, Food for All Seasons, is available now.


Kylee Newton

Kylee Newton is the Founder of Newton & Pott.  They make homemade Chutneys, Jams & Preserves made in a London kitchen. All their ingredients are fresh and natural and they take pride in practising the artisan methods of yesteryear, just like Grandma used to do but combining interesting and creative flavours, sometimes with an exotic twist. 

Preserving and longevity is close to our hearts and the aim at Newton & Pott is to adopt this ecological awareness and adapt it to our modern hectic lives. By taking seasonal fruits and vegetables we endeavour to make them last longer with the humble approach of
‘waste not, want not’

Kylee's book, The Modern Preserver, is available now.

Pudding and Wine

What is a meal without pudding and wine?   With special guests working on treats of the sweet and grape variety, we put the finishing touches to your week at the Manoir.



what you'll get

  • full board accommodation in the gorgeous interiors of La Jugie
  • daily freshly cooked food
  • welcome and goodbye feast 
  • expert cooking demonstrations and Q&A
  • matching wines
  • wine and cheese-tasting evening
  • guided visits to local producers
  • buying trips to local markets
  • picking produce from our estate
  • daily preserving masterclasses
  • take your produce home with you in check luggage or we can send it home
  • plenty of relaxation time to enjoy crisp walks in the rolling hills or reading a book by the cosy fire

Daily Timetable

8-14th October 2017

Each day will vary but an example schedule might look like this.  The emphasis at all times is on enjoyment and relaxation, fine food, seasonal produce and delicious company.

  • 8am leisurely breakfast
  • 10am preserving masterclass with Kylee Newton
  • 1pm group lunch
  • afternoon free time or visit to local producer
  • 6.30pm pre-dinner drinks and cooking demo and Q&A with Oliver Rowe
  • 7.30pm dinner

During the week there will also be a cheese and wine-tasting, visit to farmer's markets, tour of the garden and picking produce.  There'll also be plenty of time to sit by the fire with a glass or wine or explore the local area.


For this exclusive week, the pricing is as follows:

  • Shared twin room with ensuite bathroom - £1200 person
  • Single occupancy double room with ensuite bathroom - £1900
  • Shared double room with shared enormous bathroom - £1000
  • Single occupancy double room with shared enormous bathroom £1500


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