I make organic jam, jelly, lemon curd and chutney in the Burgundian village st Racho, on the Dun Mountain. Fascinated by medicinal plants, flowers and organic gardening in general, my production comes from local gardens and growers, with a spice here or there. My star product is of course orange marmalade, a family tradition as in many British households. The jam making is part of the Maison du Potager.
In 2018, The Marmalade Factory received 3 Bronze Medals at the Dalemain World Marmalade Awards, sponsored by Fortnum & Mason.
To each season its jams. That's why I prepare different recipes for you according to the season.
Photos : Lian Van Herel
You may find me at the following markets :
Saturday mornings, 8am to 1pm, place de l'Abbaye 71250 Cluny
Sunday mornings, 9am to 1pm, in front of the restaurant La Table de Chapaize.
Each third Friday of the month from 5pm to 8pm
La Table du Potager
Les Gauthiers, 71800 st Racho
Christophe Rocourt - Jenny Rocourt
We open our table each month
Price 28 euros by person, (starter-main course-dessert-mineral water-coffee or tea)
You can bring your own wine
8 seats inside
16 seats in the garden and terrace if the weather allows it
To book, please call us at 06 71 59 20 57, at least 48 hours in advance.
Christophe Rocourt now gives cookery lessons in Les Gauthiers, st Racho.
Lessons take place on weekdays, 9am to 12am, and are followed by a friendly lunch.
On the menu, the food you will have prepared (starter, main and desert).
We offer a glass of wine at the end of the lesson. You may bring your own bottle of wine for the meal if you like.
Christophe trained as a chef in the French Alps, before travelling Europe and the USA to perfect his culinary skills.
After some years as Head chef of a Lyon restaurant, he set up his own restaurant in Lyon Croix Rousse, and was successful promoting creative cooking using only seasonal produce.
We use fresh, local produce, organic where possible, in our cooking classes. The chef is passionate about herbs, vegetables, edible flowers and mushrooms, growing many of these in his own garden.
Please join us in st Racho for a Thursday morning cookery class and introduction to French cuisine. You will be most welcome.