The World of Château Bouffémont: Sous-Vide Roasted Pork Belly

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The Château Bouffémont is a dream destination for gourmands and foodies, thanks to our team’s abiding love for all things delicious. This week we will share a tried-and-tested favourite recipe for sous-vide roasted pork belly.

 

This succulent treat can be served on a rustic board surrounded with rocket for a casual  family lunch, or refined and nestled against some charred hispi cabbage for a special occasion. Pair it with a juicy Grenache to cut through the fat of the belly, or with apple sauce and a zingy Alsace Riesling. In order to allow the pork belly to crisp up and the fat to render off perfectly, we recommend placing the strips skin side down (Step 9) for as long as possible.

 

 

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The World of Château Bouffémont: An Interview with DJ Chris Ange

Music is the true foundational element of any romantic celebration – whether that’s a private candlelit serenade, a string quartet during the wedding ceremony or a rock band at the reception. As Shakespeare himself put it: “If music be the food of love, play on…” With this in mind, we spoke to renowned DJ and frequent Château Bouffémont collaborator Chris Ange, to get all his best tips on planning the music for your special day.

 

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The Château Bouffémont Vlog: 7 Pro-Tips for Organising the Perfect Wedding

 

As we know, the best weddings give a sense of the couple they portray – your taste, style and personalities can all be reflected in the stylistic choices you make together as newlyweds. With this in mind, we offer an exclusive look at a wedding editorial photoshoot held at the Château Bouffémont, complete with the seven most important things to remember while organising a wedding.

 

The shoot is organised by Nancy Twickler, an international wedding photographer based in Rotterdam. Nancy takes a romantic and dreamy approach to her work, with an instantly recognisable style that exudes timeless elegance. The editorial shoot is supported by a fleet of other high-class wedding vendors, including a wedding planner, florist and makeup artist, for a flawlessly executed day. Read on below to hear our vendors’ best tips and tricks for organising the perfect wedding – or watch the full video to see the team in action.

 

 

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Just for Two at Château Bouffémont

 

Discover Château Bouffémont’s new smaller-ceremony options – ideal for intimate ceremonies, romantic getaways, wedding proposals or renewal of vows.

 

 

Château Bouffémont is globally-renowned as an elite wedding destination just outside Paris, thanks to the romance and grandeur of the castle’s 19th-century setting. Now we are offering a new option designed to suit smaller and more intimate wedding occasions – a small-scale ceremony.

This small ceremony option is available on weekdays, during a maximum period of four hours – offering a miniaturised encapsulation of the Château’s timeless sense of luxury.

 

 

“Just for two”

Thinking about eloping to get married, or looking to do a surprise wedding proposal? Château Bouffémont is one of the best places in the world to celebrate romance, thanks to our idyllic setting of lush, fairy tale grounds and opulent interiors – and our small ceremony option is no exception.

The special couple will gain private access to the entirety of Château Bouffémont – from our five magnificent halls, to the grounds’ five hectares of gardens and terraces. A fully customisable small ceremony includes:

– A complimentary bottle of champagne, plus appetisers
– Availability for up to 15 people (including the couple)
– Access to a suite of your choice for photoshoots
– Usage of Château furnishings

 

 

It’s not just large, extended celebrations that are romantic – a lavish French castle is the perfect spot to execute a unique elopement idea or a surprise marriage proposal. If you’ve ever been tempted to run away and get married, you can’t fake the influence that such venue would make. This might be the closest thing we’ve seen to a perfect excuse.

 

Our “Just for two” option also makes a smart choice for those looking for a unique place to make the love of their life their soon-to-be wife through a surprise proposal followed up by a surprise engagement just outside Paris.

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The World of the Château Bouffémont: Father’s Day Special

Our digital newsletter keeps you up to date with everything happening at Château Bouffémont – this week, we discover the best local activities with which to treat the special man in your life. 

 

 

Writer and philosopher Umberto Eco said it best when he explained: “I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren’t trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom.” This week at Château Bouffémont, we pay homage to male mentors and figures of support in honour of Father’s Day on Sunday 16thJune. Read on to discover a guide to the very best activities in the local area, to treat the most important man in your life.

 

 

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The World of Château Bouffémont: Aubergine Garden Dish

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As the days grow longer and warmer, the grounds of the Château Bouffémont suddenly feel full to bursting with birdsong, blossoms and the tinkling of a little pre-dinner conversation. This week we celebrate the fast approach of summertime with something different – this recipe, the poetically-named Aubergine Garden dish, is the perfect serving option to complement the season.

 

As beautiful to look at as it is delicious to eat, the Aubergine Garden is destined to be a hit at any al fresco gathering. The photogenic combination of lush colours and rich textures pairs perfectly with both simple and extravagant table settings. The recipe is bursting with a multisensory appeal thanks to its striped Chioggia beet slices and a peppery hint of wasabi – a surefire way to impress guests.

 

 

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The World of Château Bouffémont: An Interview with Wedding Planner Cindy Jeudy

From the flowers and the seating arrangements to the music and the guestlist, planning a wedding is a vast undertaking. Here to make it a whole lot easier is Cindy Jeudy and her agency, Lovin’ Concept – Cindy is a wedding planner extraordinaire, and a frequent collaborator with us at the Château Bouffémont. We spoke to Cindy to find out a little more about life within the full-time business of celebration and romance.

 

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The World of the Château Bouffémont: All in the Family

Our digital newsletter keeps you up to date with everything happening at Château Bouffémont – this week, we discover the best local child-friendly activities.

 

 

Here at the Château Bouffémont, we are proud to cater to a broad spectrum of guests – from the very oldest to the very youngest, and everyone in-between. Our bespoke family package ensures that you and your clan can relax and unwind in a beautiful setting, with everything catered for – a perfect option for Mother’s Day celebrations, family holidays and other special occasions.

 

The grown-up glamour of our opulent 19thcentury setting is the ideal backdrop for a picture-perfect family portrait, but we are also home to a vast variety of activities destined to appeal to a younger audience. Fun-filled activities within the castle include child-friendly cooking classes, arts-and-crafts workshops, and even live entertainment. Out in the verdant scenery of the wider Val-d’Oise region there are even more things to see and do – read on to discover the finest family-friendly options to make your visit with us a success.

 

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The World of Château Bouffémont: Ricotta and Raspberry Loaf

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With our rolling grounds and luxe interiors, it’s no secret that here at the Château Bouffémont we are dedicated to the art of helping guests to relax – this means we know the importance of an afternoon treat or two. This week we are bringing you a little Château flavour with a recipe for a subtly sweet ricotta and raspberry loaf.

 

This is a tried-and tested crowd-pleaser, which can be enjoyed just as well with a loose-leaf tea infusion as it can with a glass of champagne. The feather-lightness of sugar and almond pairs perfectly with the rich tang of raspberries and the creamy finish of ricotta, combining into an unusually textured treat that guests are destined to remember.

 

 

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The World of Château Bouffémont: An Interview with Photographer Pierre Atelier


Every photograph tells a story – and they also serve as reminders of the most special and unforgettable occasions in our lives. From weddings and anniversaries to milestone dates, baptisms and birthdays, a beautiful photo lasts a lifetime. We spoke to Pierre Atelier, a Paris-based photographer and collaborator with Château Bouffémont, to discover the story behind his magic lens.

 

 

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