The setting, the site, the history, the ambiance — all important for a good bake. To help you understand why we chose this Place for our cooking extravaganza, here’s a dabble on the kitchen, the house, and the valley we call home.
Our kitchen: Open, light, and the best place we could think of to spend 5 days immersing ourselves in French cuisine.
The house: A PISE (pneumatically impacted stabilized earth) gem near the top of the East Ridge of the Anderson Valley, north of Philo, CA. A post-and-beam vaulted ceiling, open kitchen, Japanese themed grounds and garden. Best experienced in a bikini.
The Valley: An hour north of Healdsburg and 45 minutes south of the funky village of Mendocino where the surf gods reign in their 5/4 wetsuits…
Mornings shrouded in fog, and afternoons toasted in sunlight. Whales in the winter, and tom turkeys in the backyard in the summer.