Gourmet Weekend


On the weekends of June 30th to July 2nd and August 11th – 13th, 2017 we are seeking to address and spoil all your senses with a truly special rural country-side experience, lavish multi-course menus prepared using fantastic local produce paired with amazing wines and several enlightening culinary workshops!

The objective of the weekend is to celebrate the art of fine dining, drink fine wines and to deepen our knowledge by small workshops about several culinary topics – and last but not least, to wholeheartedly embracing life in an inspiring and relaxed setting among old and new friends!

In the secluded setting of the rolling hills of Transylvania in the tiny village of Cund, the Valea Verde will welcome you with its own unique charm! In restored old farmhouses you will find cosy, rustic and characterful accommodation – a palace where finding true values and reconnecting with one´s senses might be easier, than in other places…

The acclaimed Valea Verde Restaurant will be the venue for the weekend program. Together with his experienced team, we will be preparing over 30 different exciting and inspiring dishes during the course of 42 hours!

The weekend is hosted by Jonas Schäfer and moderated by the internationally renown food & wine expert Roland Birr, who has over 30 years of experience in hosting culinary events from his native Germany to the US to Sidney and Beijing. His passion for the culinary world and his profound knowledge as a trained oenologist make his presentations genuinely interesting and accessible for anybody loving food and wine, whatever his prior experiences in these fields may be – and above all tremendous fun!


The Program

Friday – June 30th, 2017
17h Arrival and check in
19h “Welcome Reception”
20h A Special Dinner
22h Cigar Workshop

Saturday – July 1st, 2017
9h Leisurely Breakfast
10h “Wine Workshop”
11h “Wine, Spices, Tasting and the Wilderness”
13h Lunch
14h Siesta
20h “Grill to Thrill” Dinner

Sunday – July 2nd, 2017
10h Gourmet Brunch & Champagne Tasting



The price for the weekend is Euro 380,- per person (in a shared double) and the following items are included:

  • two nights accommodatio (shared en-suite double room in village)
  • Friday Evenings Special Dinner (six courses)
  • Cigar Workshop
  • Leisurely Breakfast
  • Saturday Lunch (two courses)
  • Saturday Evenings “Grill to Thrill” Dinner (six courses)
  • Gourmet Brunch on Sunday Morning
  • “Welcome Reception” (including wines)
  • “Wine, Spices, Tasting and the Wilderness” Workshop
  • Large bonfire
  • Water, tea and coffee during the day
  • Moderation by Roland Birr
  • WinePairing for the “Special Dinner” (five glasses) on Friday
  • WinePairing for the “Grill to Thrill” Dinner (five glasses) on Saturday
  • a selection of Twinings tea and water in your room
  • access to the Vale Verde Wellness Gym
  • free WiFi

For bookings please use the on-line system. After selecting the desired accommodation unit and the number of participants, the costs will be calculated automatically – alternatively you can also send us an email.

Important: for this offer special booking and cancellation conditions apply. We require a downpayment of 50% of the total sum upon booking, which is non-refundable for cancellations. Further costs for cancellations do apply less than 60 days prior to your scheduled arrival, please consult our cancellation policy. Should we be able to obtain another booking for this period , we will happily refund the total downpayment with no fees applied!

Should you require an individual offer for more nights or fewer night or a different number of people, please do not hesitate to contact us – we are most happy to provide you a personalized offer!