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Paris Cooking Class: French Christmas Menu

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Location : Paris, France
Just in time for Christmas, this winter-time cooking class in Paris lets you immerse yourself in France's rich culinary heritage while cooking a wonderful winter meal. Using fresh, seasonal ingredients from a nearby Parisian market, cook a festive, traditional French meal under the guidance of a revered French chef, and then sit down to enjoy your meal paired with French wine, finishing with a luscious Bûche de Noël cake. Take home the recipes to recreate the menu for your family and friends over the Christmas holiday!

This small-group cooking class is limited to eight people, ensuring you’ll receive personalized attention from your expert chef.

Your cooking experience takes place in central Paris at the home of a revered French chef, who’ll lead you through today’s cooking class. Your chef has professional experience in several restaurants, including a Michelin-starred restaurant, so you get to learn from the best of the best!

If you choose the market tour option, you'll start at a Parisian outdoor market to help your chef pick out the fresh, local and seasonal products you'll use for your meal, such as poultry, seafood, seasonal vegetables and spices. Otherwise, head straight to the chef's home for your class. After getting settled with your provided cooking tools and going over the menu, you’ll be ready to start cooking!

Follow several creative, festive winter recipes to create classic French dishes such as cream of pumpkin soup and Bûche de Noël (see sample menu below). Because your class takes place in the chef’s own kitchen, you'll enjoy a hands-on experience while learning tips and tricks from a pro. Your chef will coach you through every step, so no experience is required.

The crowning jewel to this traditional French meal is a Bûche de Noël. This classic log-shaped cake is a favorite French dessert during the winter, and will be a beautiful addition to your family's Christmas dinner table!

After everything has been cooked, sit down to enjoy your meal with some French wine. You'll take home all of the day's recipes, so you can recreate these classic French dishes for your friends and family over Christmas or any other special occasion. Bon appétit!

Please note: This tour is seasonal and runs from early November to the end of January.

Sample Menu

First Course
  • Velouté de potimarron (cream of pumpkin soup) with scallops
Second Course
  • Supreme of guinea fowl with Jura yellow wine and true morels (type of mushroom)
  • Mont d'or cheese
  • Chocolate and chestnut Bûche de Noël (Yule log cake)
  • Wine (Jura sauvignon or chardonnay)
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Water

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