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

September 2018

Gourgeres on eatlivetravelwrite.comSaturday September 29th 2018: French apéritifs (l’heure de l’apéro) at Relish Cooking Studio (Waterloo)

In this hands on class, you’ll learn to make some special “apéro” treats that will transport you to France. 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 savoury shortbread. Wine will be paired with each recipe 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 takes place at Relish Cooking Studio in Waterloo. Click here for more details and to register!

macarons francais bleu blanc rougeSunday September 30th 2018: 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 September 23rd 2018. Tickets are, however, transferable to another person after that date.

Sunday 30th September 2018 10.30am – 12.30pm The Kitchen at St Lawrence Market. Click here for more details and to register.

Kids pleating galette dough on eatlivetravelwrite.comSunday September 30th 2018: French Baking for Kids (a parent-child cooking class)

Think French baking is complicated? Actually, it’s a jeu d’enfant – so easy even kids can create beautiful desserts! Join me in the kitchen to learn how to cook some classic French sweet treats with your child in this interactive class: 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

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

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.

***Please note – no refund for cancellations made after September 23rd 2018. Tickets are transferable only after that date.

Sunday 30th September 2018 2pm – 4pm The Kitchen at St Lawrence Market. Click here for more details and to register.

October 2018

Quiche Lorraine and ratatouille from In the French Kitchen with Kids by Mardi Michels on eatlivetravelwrite.comFriday October 5th 2018: French Bistro Classics (a parent-child cooking class)

Take a trip to France over dinner.

Join Mardi Michels author the upcoming “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 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, Trio of bistro salads, Tartelettes à la confiture.

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 September 28th 2018. Tickets are transferable only after that date.

Friday, October 5th 2018 2018 6.30pm – 8.30pm The Kitchen at St Lawrence Market. Click here for more details and to register.

Thursday October 11th 2018: French Classics for Kids and Parents  (Cookery Roncesvalles)

Parents and kids are invited to join Mardi Michels author of In The French Kitchen With Kids to learn some classic French dishes. Together you will make pastry from scratch and create Gougeres, Mini Quiche, Simple Ratatouille, and Palmier Cookies. Enjoy a fun evening of cooking together and take home a signed copy of Mardi’s book to treasure and continue to learn from!

Thursday October 11th 2018 7pm – 9pm. This class takes place at Cookery on Roncesvalles. For more details and to reserve your spot, click here.

Cutting palmiers image on eatlivetravelwrite.comTuesday October 16th 2018: French Classics for Kids and Parents (Cookery Yonge)

Parents and kids are invited to join Mardi Michels author of In The French Kitchen With Kids to learn some classic French dishes. Together you will make pastry from scratch and create Gougeres, Mini Quiche, Simple Ratatouille, and Palmier Cookies. Enjoy a fun evening of cooking together and take home a signed copy of Mardi’s book to treasure and continue to learn from!

Thursday October 11th 2018 7pm – 9pm. This class takes place at Cookery on Roncesvalles. For more details and to reserve your spot, click here.

November 2018

Mercier champagne on eatlivetravelwrite.comFriday November 2nd 2018: 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 October 26th 2018. Tickets are transferable to another person only after that date.

Friday, November 2nd 2018 2018 6.30pm – 9.30pm The Kitchen at St Lawrence Market. Click here for more details and to register.

macarons francais bleu blanc rougeFriday November 23rd 2018: 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 November 16th 2018. Tickets are, however, transferable to another person after that date.

Friday November 23rd 2018 6.30pm – 8.30pm The Kitchen at St Lawrence Market. Click here for more details and to register.

Lemon glazed madeleines from Baking Chez Moi on eatlivetravelwrite.comSunday November 25th 2018: Mini French Sweet Treats

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 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.

Choux puffs filled with jam and cream and topped with chocolate on eatlivetravelwrite.comSunday November 25th 2018: 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 November 18th 2018. Tickets are transferable only after that date.

Sunday, March 4th 2018 2pm – 4pm The Kitchen at St Lawrence Market. Click here for more details and to register.

December 2018

macarons francais bleu blanc rougeSunday December 2nd, 2018: 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 November 23rd 2018. Tickets are, however, transferable to another person after that date.

Sunday December 2nd 2018 10.30am – 12.30pm The Kitchen at St Lawrence Market. Click here for more details and to register.

Edd Kimber Chouquettes on eatlivetravelwrite.comSunday December 2nd, 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 23rd 2018. Tickets are, however, transferable to another person after that date.

Sunday December 2nd 2018 12pm – 4pm The Kitchen at St Lawrence Market. Click here for more details and to register.

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