The Art of French Entertaining

Friday, January 6, 2017 6:00pm to 10:00pm
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3674 18th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
United States
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A hands-on cooking class culminating in dinner served with wine.
In a country where the typical dinner party doesn't start until 8pm and arriving fashionably late is the cultural norm, it is essential to have a variety of hors d'œuvres for guests to enjoy.

Take a trip with Zoe through the hors d’oeuvres of France, from the simple to the elaborate, and learn how to entertain as artfully and effortlessly as the French do.


Sablé Provençal - savory shortbread cookie with parmesan and fresh herbs

Black Olive Tapenade with Olive Oil Lemon and Herb Goat Cheese Served on Toast

Fresh Crab with Fennel Fronds, Herbs, Chile Aïoli & Frisée Salad

Fromage Fort Served on Toast

Chicken Liver Pate & Garnish

Creamy Parsnip Soup with Leek Garnish

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.