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Paris: Full-Day Cooking Class, Market Tour and Lunch

4.9 / 5

29 reviews

Activity provider: Le Foodist
Day trip

Paris: Full-Day Cooking Class, Market Tour and Lunch

Activity provider: Le Foodist
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From US$ 236.48 per person

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Learn classic French cooking techniques at a 6-hour cooking class in the Latin Quarter of Paris, visiting a local open air market to forage for fresh produce to turn into a memorable meal cooked by you! Enjoy a glass of wine, or two, along the way.

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Duration 6 hours
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  • Learn to cook using classic French techniques
  • Visit a local open air market in the Latin Quarter
  • Savor the flavors of France over a traditional meal with wine and cheese
  • Hear the culinary stories of France as told by a convivial Frenchman
Full description
Discover some of the secrets to French cuisine at a small group cooking class in Paris. Held in the Latin Quarter, the class is typically limited to between 3 and 7 people to keep things intimate and personal. You wlll be welcomed at 09:00 with croissant, coffee and tea. After getting to know each other, head to a nearby open air market to find the freshest ingredients for your class, and experience some of the local color of the Latin Quarter. Back at the school by 10:30, it’s time to build your menu depending on what ingredients were available. This will include an appetizer, main course, and a dessert focused on classic French techniques, such as ice cream and wine sauce. Learn how to plan a meal, and what can be prepared in advance. After about 2 hours of cooking - fortified with a glass of wine or 2 - it’s time to enjoy a delicious meal, paired with red and white wines and generous servings of cheese. Sitting in the beautiful setting, you will be joined by a native Frenchman whose complete mastery of the English language will help him share stories about French food and culture. Lunch typically finishes at around 15:00 - but nobody will be rushing you out the door!
  • A hard copy and an electronic copy of all recipes in English
  • A 4-course meal, including cheeses, and red and white wines
  • Use of all cooking equipment and an apron

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    Meeting point

    Meet at Le Foodist, 59 rue Cardinal Lemoine, 75005 Paris

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • Regrettably, children under 12 years of age are not permitted to take the cooking class
    •  If you are a family group with multiple children, please advise in advance for the best solution for you
    • The local supplier reserves the right to cancel the class if only 2 people or less have signed up for the tour. You will be offered an alternative date or a full refund if you prefer
    • Please advise of any dietary restrictions at least 48 hours prior to the class
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    4.9 /5

    based on 29 reviews

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    This was one of the best things I’ve done in Paris. I felt like I went to a dinner party at a friend’s house and helped cook. I learned so much and felt quite at home as a solo traveler. Frederick was the best part, fun and so knowledgeable. Do not skip the market tour component.

    March 28, 2023

    The trip to the high end grocery store and the class were fun and insightful. This class is more like a collective group effort to cook the food rather than individually cooking our own meal. This is due to the complexity of each dish and time restraints. Our instructor, Frederick, was welcoming and explained each dish/step in detail. I am glad that I booked this class for my last day in Paris. I definitely learned a new things about cooking and about French culture.

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    March 28, 2023

    It was incredible! The best cooking class ever. Fred show us a lot of cooking techniques, he explained everything so well. The place was super clean and beautiful. At the market he introduced us to some history about the wine, cheeses and produce. He is very knowledgeable and very kind. I definitely would like to visit again on my next trip to Paris

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    March 28, 2023

    Product ID: 46512