October, 2012

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Food and cooking holiday in Paris

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Go and explore the food of France. Enjoy a cooking holiday in France. This experience is done in Paris and organized by the travel specialist Tematis. This is a new cooking/food holiday, 6 days and 5 nights, that can also be tailor made according to your requirements. The basic principle of this cooking holiday in Paris is that you will cook… And actually you will cook many times, at Alain Ducasse’s school, at Le Nôtre, the famous pastry maker, and with Olivier Berté, a specialty chef focusing on molecular cuisine and gastronomy.

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Further more you will be initiated to wine with a tasting and sampling. And to relax, a lunch cruise on the Seine River is also to be expected. This is one of the most complete food holiday one can find these days, all upmarket with great accommodation – I particularly like Pershing Hall near the Champs-Elysées. Here is what the brochure says about the Ducasse’s experience: This is a full day cookery class at the cooking school of one of the most chefs in the world, Alain Ducasse. You will learn cooking techniques, but also how to prepare some specific ingredients in order to accomplish fine and delicate recipes. Lessons are done in French but the chef speaks English. There is an English only lesson once a month. The cooking class is done in a friendly atmosphere in small groups of people who love to share their passion for food. The class is delivered by a talented chef working with Alain Ducasse. The school is located in the upscale 16th district of Paris. And another one about the wines: The wine tasting course lasts for 2h30. Enjoy a wine tasting course in Paris. Initiate yourself or become an expert in the pleasure of wine tasting, in a prestigious school with a modern décor and an exceptional library of rare wines. In a friendly atmosphere, learn all about wine with a wine expert. The wine tasting class includes both theory and tasting. About five wines are tasted per session. Wines are chosen for their typicality. You will be given helpful tools: you will receive a pack with detailed notes of the session as well as a tasting book, the list of the wines tasted. Various wine themes are proposed through the year. Choose depending on your level and wishes: Learn to taste / Select your wine according to your meals / Wine regions such as Bordeaux wines… Check out Tematis website if you want to know more: http://uk.tematis.com/food-cooking-holiday-paris.html