Welcome to Avignon, the City of the Popes in Provence!
It’s in the heart of the historic quarter, right into the indoor food market that your cooking adventure starts. You will meet the Chef on the market at 9am for experiencing the food shopping. You will begin by discussing with the Chef about your likes, dislikes, food restrictions or allergies and create the menu accordingly. Provence is a blessed region for growing the best vegetables and fruits, aromatic herbs. The countryside is popular for its livestock and goat cheese farms as the Mediterranean coast offers the freshest fish and shellfish. On strolling across the market, the Chef will explain how he chooses the ingredients according to its freshness and prices. You won’t miss tastings at a few of the chef’s favorite purveyors while discussing the specialties of Provence.
Back to the cooking school after a one-hour food shopping, you will tight your apron, wash your hands and partake in a hands-on class celebrating the delightful Mediterranean and Provencale cuisine. You will prepare and cook a 3-course menu (aperitif, main course and dessert) which can include ratatouille tart with fresh basil and sun-dried garlic, lime-flavored salmon “rillettes”, pissaladière (onion tart with anchovies and black olives), rolled fish fillets with asparagus, olive oil and lemon emulsion, roasted peaches, aspic of granny smith and tea, pistachio and red berries crumble… Yummy!
The class is taught in English and it’s designed for amateurs. After your class, you will be invited to sit for enjoying the lunch you have cooked under the Chef’s direction. Tasting lunch is accompanied by local wines, mineral waters and coffee. Program ends at around 1:30pm.
PROGRAM PRICE: US$170 per person, lunch included.
SCHEDULED: Tuesday-Friday, from 9am to 1:30pm (except on public holidays).