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

 

November 2018

Raspberry cranberry palmiers on eatlivetravelwrite.comSunday November 25th 2018: Entertaining, the French way, for the holidays!

Looking to change things up this holiday season? How about adding a little “je ne sais quoi” to your holiday parties? In this class, you’ll learn to make a few classic French treats – both sweet and savoury – that will brighten up any holiday table and have your friends asking “Did you really make that?”

In this hands on class, we’ll work with three different types of pastry (choux, puff and shortcrust) and make: Gougères (cheese puffs), Puff pastry bread sticks, Mini quiche, Chouquettes (sugar puffs), Palmier cookies, Mini fruit and curd tartlets

This class requires a minimum of 12 people to run.

***Please note – no refund for cancellations made after November 18th 2018. Tickets are, however, transferable to another person after that date.

Sunday November 25th 2018 10.30am – 12.30pm The Kitchen at St Lawrence Market. Click here for more details and to register.

February 2019

Mercier champagne on eatlivetravelwrite.comFriday February 8th 2019: L’heure de l’apéro: Great value wines paired with hors d’oeuvres!

Join us for an evening of wines that offer great value, and superior taste for their price. We’ll sample whites and reds, lighter to full-bodied – with maybe a few surprises as well. We’ll travel the world of wines that are easily accessible, both Old World and New World countries, and several different grapes, will be explored. If you want to create that wine wish list with a bang, chat informally about the world of wine, and learn a few “go to” dishes to pair with your wine, this is the evening for you.

All wines will be in the $10-$20 sweet spot, ideal for all your entertaining needs and all readily available. Wines will be matched with tasty dishes you’ll learn to make through the evening (a mixture of hands-on and demonstration dishes). Neil Phillips of vinceteragroup.com will talk you through the pairings. Impress your friends with your wine knowledge and wow their palates with some dishes to match!

This class requires a minimum of 12 people to run.

Please note: no refunds for cancellations made after January 29th 2018. Tickets are transferable to another person only after that date.

Friday, February 8th 2019 2018 6.30pm – 9.30pm The Kitchen at St Lawrence Market. Click here for more details and to register.

March 2019

macarons francais bleu blanc rougeSunday March 31st 2019: Macarons for everyone!

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

This class requires a minimum of 10 people to run.

***Please note – no refund for cancellations made after March 24th 2019. Tickets are, however, transferable to another person after that date.

Sunday March 31st 2019, 10.30am – 12.30pm The Kitchen at St Lawrence Market. Click here for more details and to register.

Le café gourmand selection on eatlivetravelwrite.comSunday March 31st 2019: Le café gourmand

Le café gourmand is a 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, minified!

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

This class requires a minimum of 10 people to run.

***Please note – no refund for cancellations made after March 31st 2019. Tickets are, however, transferable to another person after that date.

Sunday March 31st 2019, 2pm – 4pm The Kitchen at St Lawrence Market. Click here for more details and to register.

April 2019

Kids bake jam tarts for Le Cafe Gourmand on eatlivetravelwrite.comFriday April 5th 2019: French food for kids

Join Mardi Michels author of “In the French Kitchen with Kids” (Appetite by Random House July 2018) 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 a variety of classic French dishes! On the menu: Gougères, Creamy vegetable soup, Ratatouille tian, Tartelettes à la confiture, Palmier cookies. Copies of Mardi’s book will also be available for purchase!

Class is suitable for children 7-14. Children must be accompanied by at least one adult. Single adult or child tickets may only be purchased as additions to at least one adult/child ticket combo.

This class requires a minimum of 10 adult/child pairs to run.

***Please note – no refund for cancellations made after March 29th 2019. Tickets are transferable only after that date.

Friday April 5th 2019, 6.30pm – 8.30pm The Kitchen at St Lawrence Market. Click here for more details and to register.

macarons francais bleu blanc rougeSunday April 28th 2019: Macarons for everyone!

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

This class requires a minimum of 10 people to run.

***Please note – no refund for cancellations made after April 21st 2019. Tickets are, however, transferable to another person after that date.

Sunday April 28th 2019, 10.30am – 12.30pm The Kitchen at St Lawrence Market. Click here for more details and to register.

Dusted with icing sugar David Lebovitz madeleines on eatlivetravelwrite.comSunday April 28th 2019: French baking for kids

Think French baking is complicated? Actually, it’s a jeu d’enfant – so easy even kids can create beautiful desserts! Join Mardi Michels author of “In the French Kitchen with Kids” (Appetite by Random House July 2018) in the kitchen to learn how to cook some classic French sweet treats with your child in this interactive class.

In this class, you and your child will 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 Coeur à la Crème: a classic French dessert, so easy you’ll want to make it even on a weeknight! Copies of Mardi’s book will also be available for purchase.

Class is suitable for children 7-14. Children must be accompanied by at least one adult.

This class requires a minimum of 8 adult/child pairs to run.

***Please note – no refund for cancellations made after April 21st 2019. Tickets are transferable only after that date

Sunday April 28th 2019, 2pm – 4pm The Kitchen at St Lawrence Market. Click here for more details and to register.

May 2019

Choux puffs filled with jam and cream and topped with chocolate on eatlivetravelwrite.comSunday May 5th 2019: Choux pastry made easy!

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

This class requires a minimum of 10 people to run.

***Please note – no refund for cancellations made after April 28th 2019. Tickets are transferable only after that date.

Sunday May 5th 2019 10.30am – 12.30pm The Kitchen at St Lawrence Market. Click here for more details and to register.

Kids bake jam tarts for Le Cafe Gourmand on eatlivetravelwrite.comSunday, May 5th 2019: French bistro classics for kids

Join Mardi Michels author of “In the French Kitchen with Kids” (Appetite by Random House July 2018) 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 a variety of classic French dishes! On the menu: Cheesy bread sticks, Mini Quiche Lorraine or Végétarien, Quick and easy ratatouille, Palmier cookies.

Copies of Mardi’s book will also be available for purchase!

Class is suitable for children 7-14. Children must be accompanied by at least one adult.

This class requires a minimum of 10 adult/child pairs to run.

***Please note – no refund for cancellations made after April 28th 2019. Tickets are transferable only after that date.

Sunday May 5th 2019, 2pm – 4pm The Kitchen at St Lawrence Market. Click here for more details and to register.

macarons francais bleu blanc rougeSunday May 26th 2019: Macarons for everyone!

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

This class requires a minimum of 10 people to run.

***Please note – no refund for cancellations made after May 19th 2019. Tickets are, however, transferable to another person after that date.

Sunday May 26th 2019, 10.30am – 12.30pm The Kitchen at St Lawrence Market. Click here for more details and to register.

Dorie Greenspan Mustard BatonsSunday May 26th 2018: French party treats – sweet and savoury!

Looking for some classic dishes to incorporate into your entertaining repertoire? In this class, you’ll learn to make a few classic French treats – both sweet and savoury – to brighten any party table and have your friends asking “Did you really make that?”

In this hands on class, we’ll work with three different types of pastry (choux, puff and shortcrust) and make: Gougères (cheese puffs), Cheesy bread sticks, Mini quiche, Mini tarte tatin, Mini chocolate mousse cups, Mini fruit and curd tartlets

This class requires a minimum of 12 people to run.

***Please note – no refund for cancellations made after May 19th 2019. Tickets are, however, transferable to another person after that date.

Sunday May 26th 2019 20m – 4pm The Kitchen at St Lawrence Market. Click here for more details and to register.