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Eye Prefer Paris Cooking Classes
Ranked #30 of 142 Classes & Workshops in Paris
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Owner description: Eye Prefer Paris Cooking Classes are half-day classes that teach students how to make classic French cuisine. Classes start at 9:00AM with a tour of a fresh food market, then go to a private kitchen by the Eiffel tower & cook a 5-course meal with a wine & cheese course. Time: 9:00AM- 2:30PM (approximately 4 1/2 hours) Class days: Tuesday,Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday Minimum of 2 students, maximum 6 students. Cost:195 euros per person
Reviewed 24 February 2014

We had a wonderful day with Charlotte! Richard brought us to the market as we picked up ingredients for our class we chatted we enjoyed the visual delights of the Paris markets. Richard delivered us to Charlottes lovely home where we we spent the rest of the morning and a good part of the afternoon learning about the French markets, agriculture, food storage, and many other topics. We had a wonderful salad, Kibbah Nayye with salmon, Roquefort Soufflé, and chocolate ganache tort! C'est magnifique! The food was delicious! Much laughter and learning made this a fun and enlightening day. A definite highlight of our trip!

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Reviewed 4 February 2014

Prior to the event, our food preferences and allergies were reviewed. When we got to Paris, and the day of the class, the day started when our tour guide picked us up near the Rennes outdoor market, and we proceeded to buy some of the ingredients for our meal. We then went to Poilane on rue Cherche-Midi to buy some bread, and rolls for a mid-morning respite. They still had Christmas cookies on display, and we got to partake of the yummy, buttery deliciousness. We then metro'd it to Charlotte's home near the Eiffel Tower where we had coffee and rolls, and then made duck, chocolate gateaux torte, blue cheese souffles, and salad. We had a cheese plate from the cheese we bought at the Rennes market. Charlotte is super patient, friendly, and gave us great cooking tips we can use at home. She also gave us copies, in English, of all the recipes. Her kitchen facility is excellent and well set-up to accommodate the class. There were three of us - myself and my travel companion, plus someone we didn't know. By the end of the day, we were all best friends. It was a great experience and I would highly recommend it. Especially when you are museum'd out, and looking for something different - this is it!

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Reviewed 16 January 2014

This experience, which was recommended to us by my daughter who did a course with Charlotte 12 months earlier, was definitely the highlight of our time in this wonderful city. Our day began with coffee in a little cafe, followed by an extremely informative and enjoyable stroll through the market to shop for our lunch menu. Then back to Charlotte's own home for the cooking experience of a life-time, sitting around her work bench, chopping, stirring and most importantly laughing! 6 hours, 3 courses and 2 bottles of wine later we wandered back to our hotel. My husband is a chef and not only found this day enjoyable but also extremely informative. Thank you Charlotte for such a fun-filled, wonderful experience.

Thank Anne-marie H
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Reviewed 1 January 2014

I loved the cooking class with Charlotte. A very French menu with loads of tricks and shortcuts revealed. I just made the Magret de canard at home and it was perfect.
Now on to try the chocolate gateaux.
Fun experience going to the marché first with Richard ingredient shopping.

Thank Carol G
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Reviewed 18 September 2013

The cooking class we took with Diane http://girlcookinparis.blogspot.com/ was fantastic. This was a surprise gift for my husband and he loved it. Diane and I hand selected the menu together and when the three of us met at the outdoor market in Bastille, we picked up all our ingredients. We then went back to her fantastic apartment (next to the Louvre) and cooked up a storm until 4pm. This ex-pat knows her new home-city and her food. From apricot glazed duck to true French fries, we had the most authentic experience yet. Her lovely husband was a nice addition to the table conversation. We felt like we were eating with friends. It was a great value.

Thank Leadwood2012
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