The Taku Resort brings fine French cooking to Quadra Island. We were lucky enough to get a couple of spots for the three-day cookery course this summer – I have ten years kitchen experience, so I have been doing most of the cooking at home, but my wife was looking to gain some skills to participate in the home kitchen. The Walnut Grove Chefs did an excellent job at building both of our skill sets, giving us the confidence to try some things in the kitchen that we probably never would have.
The Gourmet Kitchen at Taku Resort is reserved for the guests of the cookery course and equipped with all the amenities you would expect to find in a commercial kitchen – plenty of space for all 8 participants to chop, filet, bake, and most importantly eat some of the best food you can find anywhere – truly a gourmet experience. To top it all off we were all taken on a tour of the Taku organic farm, as well as the oyster and mussel farm just 30 minutes away by boat from the Taku dock. This really made the course an amazing once in a lifetime experience, as we were able to see our food from the ocean and farm, prepare it ourselves with the Wanut Grove touch in a professional kitchen, before bringing it to the table to enjoy together.
I highly recommend the Taku Resort’s Gourmet Cookery Course – it exceeded my expectations in terms of learning new skills, experiencing new things, and enjoying the cooking and consuming of fine food. Taku just had the second instalment of the Walnut Grove Cookery Weekend Course, and I can say first hand that I learned even more the second time around while enjoying my time at the Resort with some “foodie” friends who attended the course with me. We all agree that it was one of our best weekends of the year and a fantastic value. Thank you Taku, for providing such an incredible opportunity!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A magnificent seaside resort with a perfect blend of laidback ambience and luxurious comfort. Enjoy views from all suites and cabins. Our accommodations will meet your needs and budget and all have a full kitchen and balcony. Alternately, there are forested campsites or the excellent marina for you to stay. On-site, you can enjoy cookery courses, the hot tub, tennis, kayaking, basketball and bocce and more. Quadra Island also offers activities such as golf, hiking, art studios and much more. Our professional and attentive staff look forward to hosting you. The complete Discovery Island vacation experience awaits you at Taku Resort. ... more less