What Can You Expect From The French Cooking Class?
Flying to France is no small feat. You’ll need to acquire a passport, pick up on some conversational French, book flights, and find reasonably priced accommodations. If you’re hoping to immerse yourself in a traditional French experience, yet want to save some dough and spare yourself the jet lag, we highly recommend you try out French Bistro Cooking Class at Selfup. It’s a 3-hour, 3-course social and educational event you’ll be raving about for months.
At Selfup, we design each cooking class to be authentic and lively. You’ll learn how to prepare and cook an enchanting combination of rich and flavorful dishes and get the down-low on the historical roots of the food you’ll be consuming. Our French Bistro Cooking Class, in particular, is chock-full of fun and excitement; our Chef will guide you through a five-star dining experience as you sip, listen, sauté, and bond with friends–new and old. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to interact and participate with the chef and other students in between all the munching and giggling.
French Bistro Class Breakdown
It’s time to disintegrate all fears around trying something new. Don’t worry about potentially burning your feast or failing at artistically presenting your food creations. Our top-rated Chefs provide detailed and educational demonstrations that will help you understand the information about the ingredients and the cooking process. They will guide you through how to prepare and present your dishes, no matter your skill level. Even if you get off track, rest assured you’ll have chef’s help to fall back on. He is your French food guru, and his purpose is to set you up for success.
To start the class, you’ll learn how to prepare traditional Escargot de Bourguignonne, which translates to sautéed snails. The dish is rich, tender, packed with garlic, and pairs nicely with the homemade butter compound white wine sauce you’ll be whipping up from scratch. These snails will be meticulously placed into a puff pastry, complete with a lavishly complex Gorgonzola cream sauce. The tang, zest, and garlic, combined with the soft, yet chewy texture of the snail make the fluffy puff pastry positively exquisite. If the thought of ingesting a snail freaks you out, don’t knock it till you try it. Even our non-snail-loving clients admit they dish is divine.
After this classic French appetizer, you’ll move on to a more filling course–the Filet au Poivre. This main course includes traditionally prepared filets with a prime cut of meat that is carefully coated with a spicy demi-glace. The spicy demi-glace marinade is composed of Brandy, green peppercorns, and savory juice drippings from the filet. The accompanying sauce is outrageously juicy, and an absolute showstopper when paired with a French baguette.
If you’ve got a true sweet tooth and a separate stomach for dessert, your jaw might drop to the floor when you smell the Bananas Foster–the third and final course of the evening. And what better way to conclude it with caramelized, crystallized warm banana spoonfuls with a side of rich vanilla ice cream? You get to flambé the sugary treat all by yourself. Extra brownie points to bust this one out at a future dinner party.
Need we say more? This first-rate dining experience will not only leave you pleasantly full, but also with three new recipes in your pocket to whip out during family gatherings.
What is “Traditional” About Our French Cooking Class?
Whether French is your native language or you’re vaguely familiar with the flavors of France, with just one taste you’ll recognize that we infuse traditional herbs in our dishes to make the cuisine that much more authentic.
To accompany your dishes, we will provide tasteful wines that pair nicely with your dishes, so you can experience French dining in full effect. Our cooking methods for this class are also inspired by conventional French cooking styles. With this newly acquired information and recipes to inspire, you can recreate what you’ve learned in your own kitchen and pass along the flavors of France to your loved ones via mouthfuls of heaven.
Taking the Leap
Uncertain whether French food is your jam? Perhaps it is best you do a test run at a French restaurant and select from one of these most-loved French food items. If you know you dig French food but are on the fence about taking a French Cooking Class, take a peek at these authentic French recipes that you can create from the comfort of your home. If those are enough to make your mouth drool, and you have an interest in learning more about the history and cuisine of France, then don’t think twice about booking a group cooking class at Selfup.
Our French Cooking Classes can also serve as a thoughtful gift for any of your friends, family, or coworkers. We offer gift cards if you’d like to spread the love and share the experience with someone special.
We strive to offer quality service and pleasant opportunities for our customers. That’s why we offer a 100% money-back guarantee if you feel unsatisfied with your experience–though we put in our best efforts to ensure you’ll love every second of it!
Selfup strives to tailor our courses to be invigorating and inclusive, and engaging. No matter what class you take, you’ll leave the classroom feeling educated, satiated, and giddy.
So what are you waiting for? Relish the flavors of traditional French cuisine with our three-course culinary adventure featuring classic French foods today! We promise you won’t regret it.