Cooking With Fruits In The Traditional Saxon Way

MAY-JUNE-JULY

This is not only about cooking and fruits. This is about experiencing a whole culture and what it has best. We present you the roots of using fruits not only in deserts, but their use along history and in particular in Transylvania, using their entire richness and good properties. This adventure is also about nature and what it grows in the woods and fields in the area, like rhubarb, elderflower, acacia, wild berries and cherries.

All of this is included in the surrounding Saxon villages with their fortified churches, the animals that grow free in the fields and the local crafts and habits, a culture that is still remained intact for hundreds of years.

ITINERARY

Day one

Arrive from 2pm – Welcome, we will assist you to accommodate in the location

Welcome beverage and light snack – local peasant dish

Guided visit of the village and the fortified church dating 1810 – part of National Monuments Patrimony

Aperitif and dinner – Introduction and discussions on the workshop themes

Day two

Breakfast with natural products from local farmers

Visit to local market and free time in Sighisoara- medieval citadel, Unesco Heritage Site

Lunch in Sighisoara – not provided

16:00 – First Cooking class – After a short presentation of the importance of fruits in the local culinary tradition we will prepare a main dish having fruits as the main ingredient and a fruit comfiture that will be enjoyed with the famous “clatite” (popular desert similar to the French crepe).

Dinner with prepared dishes – local brandy and wine included.

After dinner discussions and entertainment.

Day three

Breakfast with natural products from the local farmers

Trip to Viscri, Unesco World Heritage Site, including the shepherding experience, cheese tasting and a picnic packed lunch

16:00 Baking class – We will have a feast of fresh and preserved fruits deserts. Saxon famous cakes will be prepared and enjoyed with a good cup of coffee later on.

Drinks and dinner followed by entertainment with local traditional music.

Day four

Breakfast with natural products from the local farmers

10:00 Hands on Cooking session –  We start with picking fruits, greens and vegetables from our own garden from which we will prepared three specific seasonal dishes. A local village cook will cook with us a popular dish.

Lunch with prepared dishes.

Free time in the afternoon – Many activities available will be presented, including visiting interesting historical monuments in the region.

Dinner

Optional – Wine tasting at a local restaurant in Sighisoara – not included

Day five

Breakfast with natural products from the local farmers

Participants will receive brochure with the dishes of the workshop

Check – out until 12:00

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit the farmers ‘market and Sighisoara Medieval Citadel- World Heritage Unesco Site
  • Taste wild fruits and mushrooms that you can’t find in a super market
  • Visit the famous village of Viscri were the Prince of Wales himself choose to have his vacation house
  • Visit a sheep fold, and taste the cheeses made by the shepherd (depend on weather and availability)
  • Cook incredible Saxon dishes with fruits, from soups, meat dishes or just fruit stews not mentioning deserts, syrups and jams.

Changes will be made depending on the season, weather and availability of the activities.
Additional days can be booked on request.

Participants who do not cook are most welcome.

A minimum of 4 persons is required for this program.
PRICES

1 person – 345 Euro in single room

2 persons – 595 Euro in Double Room

4 persons – 1150 Euro Two double en suite rooms

Children under 14 years old are not allowed.

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