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French Odyssey Cooking Class with Wine

St Kilda, Melbourne - Show on map
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Highlights

  • Learn to cook French cuisine overlooking Port Phillip Bay
  • Fully hands-on class
  • Prepare, cook and enjoy a 4 course meal with wine

Cooking in France is considered one of the fine arts! Learn to cook fabulous French cuisine in this small hands-on cooking class with an experienced chef who travels to France twice a year. After learning new techniques and dishes, enjoy a four course lunch with French wine overlooking the bay.

What's Included?

  • All day hands-on small group cooking class
  • Morning tea with coffee and cake
  • Four course lunch with wine
  • Everything you need for the day is provided including apron and knives
  • Take home a detailed recipe booklet and many hints and tips
  • Photos taken on the day for you to keep

The joys of the table are everything to the French and food is a constant conversation. Cooking is a pleasure, they cook because they want to eat well and they love the process. Discover this pleasure by taking a culinary journey through France. Learn to make stocks and sauces, the foundation of good cooking; learn to cook regional specialties, classic dishes, and la nouvelle cuisine, the cuisine of today, with fresher, lighter, contemporary dishes. Enjoy the tastes, textures and aromas of simple and sophisticated French fare. You'll cook cheese and dessert soufflés, magret de canard, coq au vin, the art of boning chicken for a ballotine de volaille aux pistaches, you'll cook Boeuf Bourguignon, terrines and pâtés, tartes, crème brûlée, chocolate mousse, regional favourites such as the pissaladière, la Bourride, soupe au pistou, truites aux amandes, tarte aux poires Normande and clafoutis. Afterwards, sit down and enjoy your efforts with French wine. Bon appétit!

Session Length

  • Full day classes are from 8.45am - 3.30pm on Thursdays, Saturdays and occasional Sundays
  • You start with refreshments and a chat about the cooking class, the menu, the techniques and principles of cookery; then cook until approximately 12.30pm to 1pm when we dine until around 3.30pm

    Guidelines

    All participants must be over 18 years, unless accompanied by a participant who is an adult

    Cancellation

    Once this experience has been confirmed, changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them according to their policy.

    Numbers on the Day

    Classes are limited to 9 participants with one chef plus a kitchen steward assistant.

    Dress Code

    Participants are asked to wear covered in, comfortable shoes, for safety reasons. For health reasons, those with long hair will need to bring a hair tie to tie back the hair.

    Other Info

    This experience offers a unique hands-on cooking class day, learning to cook whilst experiencing the glorious view of Port Phillip Bay. The class culminates with your wonderful luncheon, served at a beautifully set table, with French wine and interesting conversation. You feel like you are at a private dinner party. All classes cook appetizers, soups or entrées, main course and dessert.

    Located just opposite the St Kilda boat marina, approximately 8km from the CBD. Free parking is available in the street. Accessible by bus and tram.