A 3 1/2 hour hands-on cooking class culminating in dinner served with wine.
The quintessential Parisian picnic (or pique-nique as the French pronounce it) must include wine and a baguette - no respectable French meal is served without!
Le pique-nique is quite a popular social gathering in Paris and you don’t have to worry about table settings or decorations, the outdoor setting will take care of that! Picnics have evolved from a simple sandwich and cold cuts to dishes that look quite impressive yet are easy to prepare and can be made ahead of time.
Part of the charm of a picnic is sharing food among friends and this menu captures all the elements required for a perfect Parisian inspired picnic.
Rillettes de Saumon – Salmon Rillettes
Asperges avec Oeuf Vinaigrette – Aparagus with Egg Vinaigrette
Tart aux Herbs, Ricotta et Onions Nouveaux – Herbed Ricotta Tart with Spring Onions
Salad de Lentilles de Puy – Lentil Salad
Palmiers au Prosciutto – Prosciutto Palmiers
Palmiers au Pistou et Fromage Frais – French Pesto and Goat Cheese Palmiers
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.