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Macaron classes in Toronto

Blueberry macarons with cream cheese frosting filling on eatlivetravelwrite.comMacarons for everyone at the St Lawrence Market Kitchen

Sunday February 21st 2016, 10.30am – 12.30pm (SOLD OUT)
Sunday April 24th 2016 10.30am – 12.30pm
Sunday May 29th 2016 10.30am – 12.30pm

Love macarons but afraid to try them at home because you’ve heard they are hard to make? During this hands-on class, you’ll change your mind! We’ll teach you secrets to practically no-fail macarons covering different flavoured and coloured macarons with a variety of ganache/fillings. You’ll get to practice important techniques for macaron success – macaronnage (the technique for getting the batter just right) and piping. You’ll get to take home a selection of macarons

These classes requires a minimum of 10 people to run. For more details including cancellation policy and registration:

Click here to register for Sunday February 21st 2016 10.30am – 12.30pm (SOLD OUT)
Click here to register for Sunday April 24th 2016 10.30am – 12.30pm
Click here to register for Sunday May 29th 2016 10.30am – 12.30pm

French pastry classes in Toronto

Eclairs, profiteroles, chouquettes and gougères: Choux pastry made easy at the St Lawrence Market Kitchen

Cream puffs filled and topped on eatlivetravelwrite.comIn this class, you’ll learn how to work with choux pastry to create delectable éclairs, profiteroles, chouquettes and gougères (savoury cheese puffs). Discover the secrets to perfect choux pastry – it’s easier than you think!  You’ll learn how to use the pastry to create both savoury and sweet treats as well as a variety of fillings to impress your friends with these “looks harder to make than they actually are” classic French pastries

This class requires a minimum of 10 people to run. For more details including cancellation policy and registration:

Click here to register for Sunday February 21st 2016 2pm – 4pm
Click here to register for Sunday April 24th 2016 2pm – 4pm
Click here to register for Sunday May 29th 2016 2pm – 4pm

 

Macaron/ MacaroOn – come learn the difference at Aphrodite Cooks

What’s the difference between a macaron and a macaroon? Join me this class to find out! We’ll made traditional coconut macaroons (with some variations), French meringue macarons and macarons de Nancy – the original macaron! You’ll learn tips and techniques for success with all three naturally flour-free treats – they’re much easier than you think!  This class takes place at Aphrodite Cooks.

For more details and to register, click here.

 

Food and wine pairing classes in Toronto

Moet et Chandon tasting roomFrench bistro classics with wine pairings – Friday February 12th 2016 6.30pm at the St Lawrence Market Kitchen (SOLD OUT!)

Take a trip to France over dinner. In this class you will learn to make a three-course meal of dishes you’d find in any French bistro. You’ll start out making puff pastry bâtons to nibble for your apéritif, followed by a trio of salads (salade de carottes, céleri remoulade and taboulé).  Your main course will be Quiche Lorraine and you’ll end end on a sweet note with a Tarte Tatin (much easier to make than everyone thinks – sssh!).  We’ll learn to make the pastry from scratch too!  After you’ve cooked, we’ll sit down to enjoy the meal together. Wine will be paired with each course and Neil Phillips of vinceteragroup.com will talk you through the pairings. Looking to impress that special someone? It’s perfect timing with St Valentine’s Day right around the corner!

This class requires a minimum of 15 people to run.  For more details including cancellation policy and registration:

Click here to register for Friday February 12th 2016 6.30pm.  (SOLD OUT)

 

L’heure de l’apéro – French cocktail party snacks with wine pairings – Friday April 15th 2016 6.30pm at the St Lawrence Market Kitchen

In this class, you’ll learn to make some special “apéro” treats that will transport you to the City of Light. We’ll learn to make gougères (savoury cheese puffs), puff pastry “bâtons” (breadsticks) with tapenade or mustard, cheesy crackers, sweet and spicy mixed nuts and a couple of savoury shortbreads. Wine will be paired with each dish and Neil Phillips of vinceteragroup.com will talk you through the pairings. Impress your friends with this oh-so-French selection of nibbles!

This class requires a minimum of 15 people to run. For more details including cancellation policy and registration:

Click here to register for Friday April 15th 2016 6.30pm