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Australian Lifestyle MagazineSerge Dansereau, of one of Sydney’s best and Australia’s most acclaimed eating establishments, The Bathers’ Pavilion on Sydney’s Balmoral Beach will be leading one week of the tour. When the astonishingly beautiful and rejuvenated Bathers’ Pavilion opened in August 1999, it almost immediately became one of Sydney’s best and Australia’s most acclaimed restaurants. Serge as the sole owner leads his team of talented chefs and directs the kitchens and the business to maintain its place as an innovative and iconic food destination. Serge has in the past led many gastronomic tours to France and his deep knowledge makes him an ideal person to enhance everyone’s experience. His last ERRN ³)UHQFK .LWFKHQ´ UHFHQWO\ received the Award for Best )UHQFK &RRNERRN $XVWUDOLD DW the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in Paris and each booking for the Taste of Burgundy tour will receive a copy of his cookbook. Here Serge shares with us his favourites in travel and food; TOURSNOMIC Commencing in April 2012, Tastes of Burgundy will run a series of cooking schools in the iconic gourmet region of eastern France, La Bourgogne %XUJXQG\  Travel with Serge Dansereau on the Tastes of Burgundy tour )DYRXULWH WUDYHO GHVWLQDWLRQ ³, ORYH Burgundy for the wine, the ancient villages and culture of wine and food, I also love the Perigord region around the Lot river for its natural beauty and its old castles, the foie gras and the goat cheese RI WKH PDQ\ VPDOO FKHHVH PDNHUV´ )DYRXULWH PHDO ³,I , DP LQ WKH country side I like nothing better WKDQ WKH GXFN FRQ¿W RU DQ\ GXFN specialty of the region. In Paris I always go to my friend’s small and rustic restaurant Petrelle were Jean-Luc cooks beautiful simple )UHQFK GLVKHV´ )DYRXULWH GHVVHUW ³, KDG D OHPRQ cheese cake at Café Marly at the Louvre and it was stunning, I told my Parisian friend how odd it was to have a cheesecake on a French menu and they told PH LW ZDV QRZ IDPRXV LQ 3DULV´ )DYRXULWH LQJUHGLHQWV ³, ORYH \HOORZ ¿Q WXQD ZKLWH asparagus, snow peas and ULSH SHDFKHV DW WKH PRPHQW´ Who you would love to cook for; ³6\OYLH *XLOOHP RQH RI WKH EHVW ballerinas in the world, she comes to Bathers’ on each of her visitst to Sydney and it is a joy to talk to her and I would love to cook a private meal for Sylvie with a small group RI IRRG ORYHUV´ Who you would love to cook for \RX ³-DFTXHV /DPHORLVH IURP Lameloise in Burgundy, he is now retired but his restaurant still carries on his traditions and sharing a friendly meal from what I think is a great person and friend ZRXOG EH D KRQRXU´ Favourite place/wine/food LQ %XUJXQG\" ³3XWWLQJ DVLGH Lameloise I love the simplicity of Ma Cuisine in Beaune were 3LHUUH (VFRI¿HU DQG KLV ZLIH Fabienne cooks and also serves as sommelier for their small restaurant, it is a great