Professionally trained chef and owner of Food Lover's Odyssey Vacations. Sharing my love for the food, wine and culture of Italy and France with travelers since 2009.Read More
After a short Winter break working on the new site and new culinary vacations, I’m back in France where I’ll again be offering cooking classes in Aix-en-Provence. To celebrate another year here, I’m giving away two spots to any one of my cooking classes. The winner and his/her friend will be able to join the class of their choice with me in Aix-en-Provence.
I offer three types of French cooking classes each week. All classes are based on the seasonal produce available at the market in Aix-en-Provence. You’ll create typical French and Provencal dishes. I’ll give you the recipes along with my tips and tricks, so you can easily make them again once you return home from your vacation. The winner will be able to choose from any of these classes:
MARKET TOUR AND FULL 4-COURSE MEAL – The day starts with a croissant and market tour of the big market in Aix-en-Provence. After our tour, we’ll head to my nearby private kitchen and cook a starter, main dish with vegetable side, and French dessert. During class an apero buffet of typical Provencal tapenades, saucissons olives, and baguettes will be available to snack on. Once the cooking is complete, we’ll sit down together in the dining room and enjoy a four-course French meal, which will include the cheese course, with cheese purchased at the market, and wine.
PLAT DU JOUR CLASS ~ FRENCH DISH AND DESSERT OF THE DAY – During this half-day class, we prepare a typical bistro-style dish of the day, a main dish with vegetable side and sauce, and a French dessert of the day. An apero buffet of tapendades, saucissons, olives and baguettes is available to snack on while we cook. When we’re done cooking, we’ll enjoy the meal together with wine.
FRENCH PASTRY-MAKING WORKSHOP – Learn tips and tricks of the French pastry chef while making a classic French pastry during this half-day pastry making class. Workshop themes include Macarons, Eclairs, Seasonal Tarts and Creams, or a French classic, like the Fraisier or L’Opera.
This is my third year offering these cooking classes in Provence, and it’s been so much fun meeting so many of you, cooking together, and sharing a meal together at my home in France. I’ve had only fabulous feedback from previous guests and have put together this photo slide show from some of last years’ market tours and many cooking classes. If you’ll be traveling to France this year, I hope you make a stop in Provence, come cook with me and share the meal we create together.
HOW TO WIN:
It’s easy to enter, just leave a comment below telling me the best French meal you’ve ever had or the French meal and/or pastry you’d like to make in class with me.
The deadline to enter the giveaway is Midnight Provence time on Tuesday, April 7, 2015. I’ll select one winner randomly using www.random.org and announce the winner on Wednesday, April 8, 2015.
The winner will receive two spots in the Provence cooking class of his/her choice. The giveaway is open to anyone worldwide. Transportation to Aix-en-Provence and accommodations in Aix-en-Provence are not included. The cooking class prize can be redeemed any time before November 2015 where there is availability in an open class. The prize must be redeemed and used before November 2015.
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Good Luck and I hope to see you soon in Provence!