Flavors of Lyon: France's Foodie Capital

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Friday, April 19, 2024 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 in-person cooking class culminating in a dinner served with wine and beer. This class is limited to 12 students. Review our registration and cancellation policies here

France is a country famous for its history, art, fashion, language and, perhaps above all else, its food! Lyon has long been known as France’s capital of gastronomy, home to some of the most world famous restaurants and chefs. Although many of the celebrated dishes of French cuisine are impressive, they needn't be intimidating. In this hands-on class, Zoé McLaughlin will teach you the tips and techniques required to be a confident chef de cuisine in your home kitchen!



Cervelle de Canus—Crème Fraiche, Fromage Blanc, Smoked Trout, Dill, Chervil, Chives & Tarragon Served with Olive Oil Crostini 

Poulet au Vin Jaune—Fresh Morel Mushrooms & Chicken Braised in Vin Jaune (a specialty Yellow Wine found only in the Jura Region), Finished with Crème Fraiche

Chicory Salad—Treviso and Radicchio Salad with Satsumas, Pistachios, Ricotta Salata Cheese & Toasted Pistachios, Parsley & Tarragon

Citrus Vinaigrette—Satsuma Juice, Red Wine Vinegar, Shallots, Pomegranate Molasses, Calabrian Chilies & Extra Virgin Olive Oil


This menu contains the following common allergens: Fish, Dairy, Wheat. If you have allergies or dietary restrictions that concern your ability to cook along, please e-mail info@18reasons.org before purchasing a ticket.

Let’s Cook Together! 



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.


Photo courtesy of Zoe McLaughlin