Brian W USA
Marthe was awesome! We had a great time and not only learned some great recipes, the conversation was just as memorable!
My cooking class with Marthe in Montparnasse was amazing! The morning started with a espresso and chat, and then a walk to the market. Marthe then showed me how to cook three lovely dishes, two of which I have cooked since. It was just me in the class, which I was a bit worried about at first, but soon I realised how lucky I was to have a private class. The class was the highlight of my Paris trip, thank you.
My family and I thoroughly enjoyed this cooking class and the market tour in the morning. Although it was pricey, it was a very memorable day and a nice way to spend part of a day in the home of a local Parisian. Our chef, Miriam, was very nice, patient and encouraging to our class of beginning students. I will recommend this class to my friends.
We had a blast on the cooking class and actually got interviewed by a dutch magazine doing a story on "Meeting The French" Our hostess Martha was an outstanding source of information and the recipes that we cooked were challenging but simple.
Larry S USA
WONDERFUL experience. Marthe was so kind and what a cooking experience. The trip to the market was eye opening as Marthe explained everything. Then back to the apartment for our prep and the cookjing of our three course meal. Learned a great deal from Marthe and woluld recommend anyone wantiung to learn a little more about French cooking to take the class. We had only 6 people so it worked out thate everyone participated in the prep and cooking.
plan on going back.
I had a blast! The chef was so helpful and made me feel so comfortable during the class. Her apartment was warm and inviting. Perfect Parisian experience. She also let us have a lot of hands on experience which made all the more fun! Food was delicious and at the end she gave us extra recipes and a couple of good inexpensive names of restaurants to try.
This was an excellent way to get to know a french chef in her own apartment and she provided great tuition and a lovely atmosphere, good conversation and a fabulous lunch.
A charming encounter! Unintimidating approach to cooking, lovely apartment, pleasant conversations about food and opera.
Warm and welcoming hostess. A highlight of our Parisian experience!
The market trip was fun and interesting. Myriam gave some good cooking tips. It was an excellent meal.
We were lucky enough to enjoy our class alone with our 'chef'. It was a wonderful introduction to a few French dishes and spending the time with Marta was a real treat. We have recreated the dishes at home and were enjoyed be all.
We had a wonderful experience. Chef Myriam was very patient and worked with our skills as well as taught us new techniques. The market was very enjoyable and added flavour to our experience. The meal we prepared was mouth-watering delicious! Can't wait to attempt to repeat it at home. For anyone who enjoys cooking, I would highly recommend this experience.
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.
Dominique was a well informed and affable gentle man. I learned some new techniques from him and had a very enjoyable experience. He graciously invited my husband not part of the class to join us at the end when he arrived to pick me up. My only concern was the time it took to email me the recipes. But the email arrived yesterday, and all is well. I intend to try the chicken, and the molten chocolate cake recipes immediately! Thank you, Dominique.
This was so much fun. Chef Frederick is the best kind of teacher - passionate about what he does, and committed to sharing and communicating it clearly with his students. The market tour is a unique experience for most Americans - markets with the number of vendors and the variety of products we saw in Paris are a rare find in the States. Wear good shoes as you walk through the market - Chef takes his time, chatting with the vendors to find what's fresh, frequently pausing to tell the class about a uniquely French item. Back to his kitchen-apartment to prepare our freshly-purchased ingredients for the menu that Chef decided upon that morning. Our finished product was delectable!
Chef Frederic made the market and cooking class a lot of fun. He had a relaxed, open style, and did a very good job of explaining his methods and techniques. We all learned some new food prep techniques, he also exposed us to some new kitchen gadgets and new spices. And, the lunch was excellent.
Dominique was very hospitable and we enjoyed his obvious love of French cooking. He is very knowledgeable and he gave some very good tips on ordinary cooking skills. The food was excellent: simple ingredients and things that we could definitely do at home. The fact that we were invited to cook in his apartment made the experience very intimate - like joining a friend to cook a meal together.
Joyce F Canada
This was not so much a cooking class as we prepared a very simple braised veal with white beans. As a home cook I did not get much out of the actual cooking but the visit to the market and the pair from Hong Kong who joined the four of us made it more interesting. The experience for my husband was eye opening as he really didn't know the preparation required to get supper on the table. It was in an area of Paris we would not have gone to with any regular tours so it was good to get that view of the day to day Paris.
Great to have the class in a small group of 3 which allowed enough time to ask things and also to have some nice conversation; and yes, I learned some great new tips and was able to practice it at home immediately.
I thoroughly enjoyed my experience with Dominiqe, our chef, and the students in the class. The market was a sight to behold. I learned much about melons, fine ham and more. I only regretted that it was already closed when class was over, because i would have done some additional shopping. The class itself was fun and informative. Dominique taught us some new tricks about knives, testing heat levels, cooking gear, and new recipes of course. The highlight was the tasting. I rarely eat heartily before the sun sets, but i was famished by noon. Good thing we got started early with wine and nibbles before we moved on to the real feast. I would definitely do it again.
I really enjoyed the class. It was easy to get to by train or cab. The food was absolutely delicious!!! Martha was a joy to have as a cooking instructor and I felt as if I was experiencing a genuine authentic Parisian experience.