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Posted by Dennis Sherman | 29 November 2017

AN EVENING WITH BERNARD Those of you who have been to Cromey will recognize this fellow. Bernard Picard was born on the property, and returned home recently for his early retirement.  His house is now officially the Cromey gatehouse, and Bernard is the  estate’s guardian, overseeing the park and gardens. If it weren’t for Bernard,...

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Posted by Dennis Sherman | 27 October 2017

SOARING ABOVE ! It’s been an memorable October here in Burgundy. And the evenings are perfect for a hot-air balloon flight. Warm, not too breezy, and incredibly colorful. Tonight we took off from the field above our vineyard. And the balloon performed on cue… flying right over the Cromey compound before ascending to the heavens. It was an incredible...

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Posted by Ashley Cummins | 01 September 2017

Those of you who have been following Elden from the early days will not find this surprising. (more…)

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Posted by Dennis Sherman | 27 August 2017

HOT STUFF! The Bread House here at Cromey is a gem of a kitchen. So little by little, we are learning the secrets of wood-fired oven cooking.  And a few nights back, it was trial by fire, so to speak! Our house guests were complicit, but nevertheless, the decision to make an entire meal in...

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Posted by Dennis Sherman | 15 June 2017

The vegetable garden at Cromey (the French call it the ‘potager’: the soup garden) is exploding after weeks of brilliant sun and timely rain.  Have a look at what’s in store for those of you coming to see us in the near future! SHOP NOW

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Posted by Dennis Sherman | 16 May 2017

Life at Cromey is all about the rhythm of the seasons.  Walk out the front gate, and nature takes you by the hand.  In mid-May, we set off foraging for two elusive woodland delicacies. The first is wild woodland garlic, ‘l’ail d’ours’ (bear garlic!), a member of the chive family. Its mild garlic flavor is...

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Posted by Dennis Sherman | 22 April 2017

It’s Springtime in Burgundy. Here’s a little something we have been whipping up in the kitchens at the Domaine de Cromey. A fantastic seasonal salad of baby fava beans, fresh peas and creamy goat’s cheese. SALADE DE CROTTIN DE CHEVRE AUX FEVES ET AUX PETITS POIS This simple springtime salad should be made from garden...

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Posted by Dennis Sherman | 16 March 2017

One of the iconic races of cycling, the Paris–Nice, came right through Cromey last week. It’s known as the Race to the Sun because its starts in a chilly Paris in mid March and races towards the Med for eight days. It is one of French cycling’s triumvirate that also includes the Tour de France and...

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