Art de Vivre – the French art of the effortless chic entertaining
Come join me, in my kitchen and my garden, for a very convivial moment focused on the French Art de vivre and the effortless chic entertaining “à la française”, in the french manner: lovely table setting, garden’s flowers, culinary delights and engaging conversations.
Our workshop will begin with a welcome tea and coffee served with french pastries. Then we will celebrate entertaining in the French spirit: we will preparing different recipes for a picnic or buffet ( like gougères, quiches, tartines and dressing…) , present an effortless elegant table decor with antiques and vintage treasures, and finally we will enjoing our picnic lunch in the garden, with a glass of champagne bien sûr.
Hands on class – 3 hours + picnic-buffet and champagne – $140
Classic Italian & French cooking
A three courses seasonal menu, starter, main course and dessert to immerse yourself in a culinary experience and learn the fundamental essentials of Italian and French cooking. The decadent elegance of the French cooking or the rustic yet refined Italian cuisine of the Italian cuisine, is up to you!
This class offers great diversity and has a unique aura of conviviality that few can resist.
At the time of reservation, you can choose a vegetarian, poultry/red meat, or fish menu. Menus change at each class, please take a look at the Menus page to discover some of the recipes we could work on together. Gluten free full menu upon request.
Hands on class – 3 hours + lunch. Appetizers, cheese and wine included – $140
The Pastry Class. Discover the secrets and the history of the sumptuous French pastries. Learn how to reinvent the classic recipes in a gluten free version, using new flours and flavors to bake with naturally gluten free flours such as teff, sorghum, buckwheat, quinoa, almond, chestnut …
Following the seasons, you will discover the hidden techniques of sumptuous french desserts such as : Paris Brest, Fondant au chocolat, Soufflés au Grand Marnier, Madeleines au citron. After work, we will enjoy the delicious desserts with a cup of tea or coffee in a quiet and convivial atmosphere.
To make a reservation, please send an email or make a call.
Hands on class – 2 hours + tea, coffee and pastries tasting- $105
Available year-round by reservation. Let’s work together to improve your personal way to cook with a professional touch or learn how to prepare your dreaming menu.
If you struggle with wheat issues, if someone of your family needs to avoid gluten and you are trying to combine a gluten and a gluten free kitchen, as I do, it will be my pleasure to help you in this potentially stressfull need.
The private class allows full gluten menu. I will walk with you trough the pure classic Italian and French recipes: attending the miracle of a perfectly raised brioche, cooking the best al dente pasta, merging it with different velvety sauce, creating a perfectly flaky all-butter crust for sweet or savory tarts. And much more.
Please contact me for further inquiries, group class, gift card and other curiosity!