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Upcoming classes in Toronto – macarons, French pastry and wine/ food pairing

Macaron classes in Toronto

Blueberry macarons with cream cheese frosting filling on eatlivetravelwrite.comMacarons made easy! at The Kitchen at St Lawrence Market

Sunday March 5th 2017 11am – 1pm

Sunday May 7th 2017 11am – 1pm

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

For more details and to register for Macarons made Easy! on Sunday March 5th 2017, 11am – 1pm, click here.

For more details and to register for Macarons made Easy! on Sunday May 7th 2017, 11am – 1pm, click here.

French pastry classes in Toronto

Cream puffs filled and topped on eatlivetravelwrite.comChoux pastry made easy! at The Kitchen at St Lawrence Market

Sunday March 5th 2017 2.30pm – 4.30pm

Sunday May 28th 2017 2.30pm – 4.30pm

In 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.

For more details and to register for Choux Pastry made Easy! on Sunday March 5th 2017, 2.30pm – 4.30pm, click here.

For more details and to register for Choux Pastry made Easy! on Sunday May 28th 2017, 2.30pm – 4.30pm, click here.

Le Café Gourmand: Classic French treats at The Kitchen at St Lawrence Market

Sunday May 7th 2.30om – 4.30pm

Le café gourmand is a recent dessert trend thought to have started in Paris, whereby with your post-dinner coffee, you sample a selection of pastries and desserts, in bite-sized form.  In this interactive class you’ll learn how to make classic French treats and enjoy “afternoon tea in Paris”

You’ll learn to make: Madeleines: Shell-shaped sponge cakes with a lemon glaze; Mini tartes aux fruits: Melt-in-your-mouth pastry topped with crème pâtissière and fresh fruits; Langues de Chat: Thin, crunchy cookies shaped like cat’s tongues; Chocolate Mousse: Classic French dessert, so easy you’ll want to make it even on a weeknight; Profiteroles: Classic cream puffs made from choux pastry, filled with whipped cream and topped with a chocolate ganache glaze

For more details and to register for Le Café Gourmand: Classic French treats at The Kitchen at St Lawrence Market on Sunday May 7th from 2.30pm – 4.30pm, click here.

Wine and food pairing classes in Toronto

Wineries of Niagara on the Lake wine and herb weekendL’heure de l’apéro – classic French hors d’oeuvres paired with wine! St Lawrence Market Kitchen Friday February 17th 2017, 6.30pm – 9.30pm

In this hands on class, you’ll learn to make some special “apéro” treats that will transport you to the France. We’ll make a selection of snacks and wine will be paired with each dish for a whirlwind tour around France! Neil Phillips of vinceteragroup.com will talk you through the pairings. Impress your friends with this oh-so-French selection of nibbles and your newfound wine knowledge!

For more details and to book L’heure de l’apéro on Friday February 17th 2017, click here.

Kids’ cooking classes

Kids making pizza dough on eatlivetravelwrite.comFrench food for kids – A parent-child cooking class at The Kitchen at St Lawrence Market Sunday May 28th 10.30am

Join me in the kitchen to learn how to cook some classic French dishes with your child in this interactive class. Together we’ll learn to make two different types of pastry from scratch (shortcrust – sweet and savory – and rough puff pastry) and use it in some of the dishes throughout the class. On the menu:

Cheesy bread sticks
Mini Quiche Lorraine or Végétarien
Quick and easy ratatouille
Palmier cookies

Class is suitable for children 7-14 accompanied by an adult. For more details and to book French Food For Kids on Sunday May 28th from 10.30am – 1pm, click here.