Market-Day Full-Meal Cooking Class

Take a guided tour through the Aix-en-Provence food market with Chef Kathy and purchase the freshest ingredients to prepare your day’s meal. In a private kitchen, just a few minutes from the market, you’ll make a full four-course meal with those ingredients – a starter, main dish with vegetable side, cheese platter and dessert, with wine. This is an all-day class where you’ll learn and practice many cooking skills and techniques. Classes are limited to a maximum of 10 people to ensure that everyone gets individual attention and a truly hands-on experience.

A Provencal market is one of those things you really must enjoy during your vacation. The bright and bold colors of Provence and its markets are on full display. As varied as the colors are, so are the scents that fill the air. During the market tour, you’ll learn how to shop like a local as Chef Kathy shows you the best the market has to offer. At the end of your walk through Aix’s market, you’ll be inspired to create delicious dishes with these ingredients. Take this class, and a fabulous market-to-table meal is on its way.


Class Schedule: Every Thursday from 9:30am – 5:00pm
Price: 155 euros per person
Includes: Two-hour market tour with tastings, cooking class with a full four-course meal, a buffet of appetizers from the market to sample while we cook, wine with the meal and booklet of recipes from class
Class size: Minimum 2 people and maximum 10 people per class
All classes are conducted in English


~ Sample Spring Menu ~

Carrot soup with Gougeres

Navarin d’Agneau with Artichokes Barigoule (Spring lamb stew with artichokes stewed in a Barigoule sauce)

Cheese Platter from the Market

Tart aux Fraises (Classic Strawberry Tart)

~ Sample Summer Menu ~

Mille Feuille of Tomatoes, Mousselline of Chevre Frais and Herbs with a Basil Vinaigrette

Veal a la Provencale with a Tian of Summer Vegetables

Cheese Platter from the Market

Chocolate Moelleux (dense almost molten cake) with two sauces Chocolate and Salted butter Caramel

~ Sample Fall Menu ~

Poached Egg on a bed of Sauteed Wild Mushrooms and a Madiera Sauce

Daube a la Provencale with Gratin Dauphinois (Provencal beef stew with potatoes gratin)

Cheese Platter from the market

Chocolate and Pear Charlotte

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