French Cooking Class
by Nadine Abensur, Author of 7 cookery books
"including The Cranks bible and enjoy"
Location: the french manoir, Pays de la Loire (1 hour 30 mins from Paris by TGV)
Date: 13th April 2019
Group size: minimum of 4 participants and Maximum 6 participants
Maximum 2 of the non-cooking participant.
This class can be customized to suit your group of friends or family of 4 to 6 people.
The 1 Day French Cooking Courses by Nadine Abensur, co-hosted by Julie Huh.
We are delighted to offer "1-day French cooking class " the chance to learn about French cuisine in an elegant petit chateau in french countryside. Come and join us to experience the " Art de la table and joie de vivre"
Classes begin at 11:00 a.m.
We will first get familiar with my french country kitchen then put on our aprons and get cooking.
During the 1-day program, we will have a morning cooking session to prepare a light but delicious lunch of french classics. Recipes always depend on market availability and freshness.
After enjoying lunch in the garden (weather permitting) or elegantly decorated dining room, after lunch, you will have a short break where you will be able to discover the garden, or just relax in the library or living room. We will put our aprons back on at 15:30 and begin preparations for an elegant 3-course dinner.
After a short break and with a glass of rose in the salon, dinner will be served in the château dining room. The table will be elegantly set with beautiful linens, candelabras, and porcelain service.
Departure after dinner ( around 9 pm)
Price includes all food and beverages. Meals are served with a glass of wine, water or fruit juice. Both Lunch and dinner will focus on French specialties from Normandy, including Crêpes au Sarrasin and Tarte Normande. We will make use of the best local ingredients to create a convivial French experience.
€350 per cooking participant: 4 – 6 spots available (Lunch & Dinner cooking lesson)
** Special offer - €50 off when you book your spot by 11th March 2019.
€250 per under-eighteen participant
€150 per non-cooking participant (meals included): Only 2 spots available
Overnight accommodations at " the french manoir " upon request:
We have 3 rooms available (You can stay with us the day before or after the cooking lesson. )
€90 per room / single occupancy, with breakfast, Shared family bathroom.
€140 per room/ double occupancy, with breakfast, Shared family bathroom.
Lunch & Dinner
Cooking Demonstration & lesson
Transportation and accommodations are not included in this program but we can help you make arrangements on request.
We can help with other accommodation nearby if necessary.
Nadine's cook books
Born in Morocco of French-Jewish parents Nadine Abensur draws on this heritage, her many travels, and her own imagination to create her fantastic recipes. She began her career by working in restaurants around the world, then set up her own vegetarian catering company Culinary Arts, which soon acquired a famous clientele including Paul and Linda McCartney to Annie Lennox.
For five years she was Food Director of the prominent UK vegetarian restaurant group, Cranks. She was a columnist for BBC Good Food and Delicious.
Nadine now divides her time between Paris, London, and Australia, where she runs cookery courses and promotes Australian art.