Thursday, April 24, 2014

Black Paris Divas Are Back! - Gourmet Cooking Class and Walk

For the third year in a row, Discover Paris! organized cooking classes and gourmet walks for Black Paris Divas. We had the pleasure of serving two groups this year!

Magret de canard (duck breast) à l'orange, roasted spring vegetables, and tarte tatin (upside-down apple pie) were on the menu for both groups.

The information-packed classes were run by Chef Eric, who is always in a jovial mood.

Chef Eric demonstrates how to prepare magret de canard
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Everyone gets involved!

Getting to work
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Scoring the duck
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Slicing carrots
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Peeling asparagus
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Massaging veggies
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Preparing oranges and juice for sauce
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Chef Eric is passionate about leading these classes and he is always careful to explain everything thoroughly.

Chef Eric explains how to prepare orange sauce
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Time to prepare the tart!

Preparing pastry dough
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Caramelizing the apples
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Nestling apples in the pan
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Rolling the pastry dough
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Tucking the dough around the edges of the pan
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Tarte tatin is ready
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When everything is prepared, the table is set and everyone sits down to enjoy the meal.

April 2 group
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April 10 group
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Duck à l'orange and roasted spring veggies
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Tarte tatin unmolded
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Tarte tatin plated
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After class, everyone gathers downstairs for photos. Then, those who have chosen to participate in the gourmet walk set out with me for a one-hour stroll to visit boutiques selling artisanal wines, foie gras, exquisite ice creams and sorbets, single-plantation olive oils, fresh roasted coffees, and more!

Ready to set out for the gourmet walk - April 10 group
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If this has whetted your appetite for a fun-filled food-centered experience the next time you come to Paris, contact me at so that we can discuss organizing a cooking class, gourmet walk, or other epicurean activity for you!

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1 comment:

Serena Thomson said...

Very Nice Cooking Class.. i saw all pic's it's awesome...!!





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