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The Kitchen

To give you an example of the quality of the restorations and amenities we will be offering come Summer 2019....

After over 4-1/2 years of restoration, the kitchen at The Old French Convent is among the most beautiful in all of France!  

The 30' high 17th-century exposed stone church wall sets a dramatic backdrop for the open and gracious floorplan. 

The kitchen and dining areas at The Old French Convent are perfect as a venue for wedding receptions, celebrations, culinary classes and demonstrations, wine tastings and work conferences.

Please Contact Us for more information and to reserve the date for your event!

The fully-equipped professional kitchen is a perfect fusion of state of the art appliances, ample workspaces and the charm and warmth of ancient stone, brick and wood.  The ancient tile (tomette) floors are heated throughout.

The king of stoves, the lovely La Cornue Grand Palais 180 is at your service.  

            

 

Perched above the kitchen, up the 200 year-old oak stairway and simple forged iron railing, is the mezzanine. While dining in this intimate nook, one has the opportunity to view what the chef is preparing below.   It is ideal for cooking demonstrations.

The monumental 17th-century stone fireplace is the focal point of the main dining room adjoining the kitchen cooking space.  An ancient and still well functioning rotisserie called a tournebroche turns the meat on the spit inside the fireplace. A massive hand-forged iron crémaillère holds pots for cooking over the flame.

This spectacular kitchen was created by “carving” out the unnecessary to reveal the essence of the structure. We made visible the massive hand-hewn oak beams and a 30’ high stone wall which is the backside of the 400 year-old chapel once belonging to the Recollet monks

Hidden directly underneath the kitchen is a 250 year-old stone vaulted wine cave.  Perfect for wine demonstrations and tastings!  

Please Contact Us for more information and to reserve your date. We look forward to helping make your special event unforgettable! 

To see some of the restoration of the kitchen, please click here!