French Cooking in Paradise
Master chefs enjoy a good resort spot as much as the rest of us, which is why you can often find them hosting cooking weeks at some of the most beautiful spots in the world. Master Chef Andre Soltner, the legendary French chef behind New York City's Lutèce and The Lutece Cookbook is hosting a week of culinary appreciation and learning at Antigua's Curtain Bluff Resort from May 26, 2008 – June 1, 2008. This has become an annual event for Soltner who will host cooking classes, demos, a wine tasting and a six-course Gala dinner over the course of the week. It's a chance to learn French cooking from one of the world's great masters of the art. Rates for this week start at $4,500 for six nights based on double occupancy.
Curtain Bluff is located on 20 acres on the south coast of Antigua and is surrounded by two beautiful sandy beaches. Under the same ownership and management for over 40 years, Curtain Bluff offers a total of 72 beachfront accommodations including 18 Deluxe Rooms, 40 Junior Suites and two one-bedroom Grace/Morris Bay Suites. All rates are comprehensive including meals and bar drinks, most of the activities a freshwater pool and two beaches.
The resort also has a philanthropic aspect. Tax-free donations by Curtain Bluff guests to the Old Road fun allow the people of the Old Road Village in Antigua to realize their dreams. Because of the Fund, over 50 children have been able to experience tennis camp in the United States, study abroad and receive medical assistance. The resort also has obtained the accreditation of the world renowned Green Globe 21 standard for accommodation. This certification is only given to properties that strive to be environmentally friendly, and work as a team not only within their establishment but within their community.