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Sensational - I was in gourmet heaven! A highlight of my trip to Paris which I will recommend to everyone as a MUST!!! I was lucky enough to be in a class of only 3 - our teacher was wonderful and welcoming and the food we prepared and ate was truly amazing. Don't go to Paris without attending this wonderful cooking class.
This was fantastic, we loved going to the markets, our chef was fantastic, lovely and helpful and made the whole day informative and enjoyable, we had a great group to work with, I highly recommend doing this class!
This was wonderful. Miriam's eggplant confit recipe was worth the trip to France. Both she and her mother were wonderful as were the young French couple who took the class with us. We got to take the metro to do the shopping at the open air market which was very interesting. Miriam's apartment was wonderful. Getting to be in this old building with its excellent courtyard was fascinating. A remarkable experience and worth every penny! It was perfect in every respect.
This cooking class was amazing. Fred was very knowledgeable. His cooking class took us to the market where he gave us invaluable information on how to select products. We then returned to his beautiful flat setup specifically for cooking and made some of the most tasty dishes I have ever had. I will definitely make these dishes back in the states.
We had great time in this cooking class, especially since it was in a private apartment. The location was convenient to our hotel, and the instructor was generous with her expertise not only in cooking, but in restaurants and chocolate shops enjoy in Paris. She even shared some smoked butter with us, which I certainly had never tried. The class was a nice break from the museum regimen. The only comment was one of our classmates had a nasty cold, which made me a bit uncomfortable cooking and eating with her. Overall fun experience.
I must say that we had a wonderful time in our cooking class. Our chief, Fredrick was great, and the food was out standing. The only thing that we would like to have would be the recipes. We were supposed to get them at the class, but Fredrick said that he would e-mail them to us. It would be great if you could please ask him again to send them along. If we had gotten them at the time, the experience would have been a five star!!
Enjoyed the day thoroughly as did my 16 year old son. The tour details said we would be shopping first which we didn't do, we just met the teacher at her apartment. A really interesting experience but don't do it if you are a fussy eater as you don't know what you are going to cook until you arrive and I guess if it's something you hate, it might spoil your day somewhat.
Very personable chef/instructor; learned several nice kitchen tricks. The meal was delicious and fun to prepare. Would definitely do it again
The class was a delight. Learned interesting techniques and some great new recipes. The instructor was friendly, engaging and helpful.
However, telephone support in Paris was very difficult. The people responding to calls did not speak much English which seems odd for a class emphazing English language cooking instruction.
The class began with a trip on a city bus to the local Farmers' Market.. We then went back to the chef's apartment to cook. We made a zucchini salad, quiche and chocolate fondant(cake). I kind of wish we had cooked something more exotic for the price we paid, but the day was fun and we ate a nice lunch served with a local wine. I guess the chef has to keep the menu rather neutral to satisfy all tastes. I wish we could have had some input into the menu since we had time to plan a menu before we went to the market.
Cooking class was a very enjoyable event. Our host was great and had everything ready for us to try our skills at preparing a French meal. She made us feel right at home. I would recommend this event highly
The market tour was fantastic and the food amazing. I loved it. My teacher was informative, helpful and delightful. I will definitely book another next time I'm in Paris.
enjoyable morning - i ws fortunate in some ways to have only one ther person in the class but it would have been nice to have more atmosphere wise when eating the dinner we prepared.
Also I have not received the recipes we made yet as promised.
Although Mathe was a lovely woman with a warmth of sharing and opening her flat, I thought that the price was very high for the experience. Marthe is NOT a chef, as I was lead to believe. She is a delightful woman who had another career and in retirement loves to share her passion for cooking. Beware that anything that you buy at the market tour should be packed into your luggage and not taken as carry on. I purchased an expensive (Fois Grois) can of duck liver pate, which was taken during the security check! The cooking experience was demonstration only as the flat was small and not equipped for hands on involvement. All recipes and tips were wonderful however all measurements are in metric so duplication at home will be a challenge.