Dîner à Paris : Learn to cook like the French

French food.

You just say the words and your mouth starts watering.

Now imagine you could cook these wondrous foods yourself.

Ce n’est pas possible! 

Mais, oui.

Under the guide of a French local in his trendy Parisian apartment,  a few friendly strangers and I learn how.

Test your French cooking skills with our evening’s menu!


 

Diner a Paris

Excerpt from my review on BonjourParis.com

A second floor apartment on the outskirts of Paris is an unlikely place to find a ‘gourmet French restaurant’.

As unlikely, are its chefs for the evening – a nuclear physicist, a civil servant, a former marine biologist, and our Parisian dinner host.

Far from the over-polished spoons at stuffy star-studded restaurants, is a cooking class that opens its doors to all, for one of the most unique dining experiences you’ll find in Paris.

Read more here about a cooking class with a difference.

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Host Philippe and his international kitchen hands.
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Learning about French cuisine hosted in a Frenchman’s home.
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Sweet balsamic vinegar and strawberries.
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inished product: Carpaccio of strawberries with balsamic reduction.
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Papillote on a bed of salmon with apple
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Smells great!
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A trick to keep boiled eggs warm: leave them on the coffee plate.
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Slicing and dicing.
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Philippe blending the tapenade dip.
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Steaming sticks of white asparagus.
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Ready to put our salmon in the oven.
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A bottle of white, to accompany the salmon.
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Balsamic vinegar reduced on the stove to make a sweet sauce.
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A summer Gazpacho starter.
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Relax with new friends over dinner, wine and of course, three cheeses.

 

 

 

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Mark Clulow says:

    Thanks for sharing – I enjoyed the photos!

    Like

    1. WhoMovedMyDumpling says:

      Thanks, Mark! I loved the eating! 🙂

      Like

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