A 3 1/2 hour hands-on cooking class culminating in dinner served with wine.
France is a country famous for its history, art, fashion, language and, perhaps above all else, its food! Although many of the celebrated dishes of French cuisine are impressive, they needn't be intimidating. In this hands-on class featuring bistro classics, Zoe McLaughlin will teach you the tips and techniques required to be a confident chef de cuisine in your home kitchen.
Gougères au Fromage et Beurre Composé - baked savory choux pastry with Gruyère cheese served with compound butter
Pissaladière - Provincial style pizza with caramelized onions, olives, anchovies, tomatoes, garlic and herbs
Bœuf Bourguignon - slow cooked beef stew with red wine
Parmentier aux Champignons - mashed potatoes with sautéed mixed mushrooms, garlic and parsley
And we'll finish the meal off with some of Bi-rite Creamery's Lavender Honey Ice Cream!
Zoé McLaughlin was born in Paris and raised in San Francisco. She graduated from Le Cordon Bleu in Paris and worked in restaurants in France while she wrote and published her first cookbook – a collection of family recipes influenced by her multicultural upbringing. She now lives in San Francisco, where she works in the non-profit culinary world and hosts online cooking demonstrations. She has a passion for bringing together the diverse flavors and culinary traditions of the Bay Area with the time tested techniques of classical French cooking.