One day French cookery course

Cote d'Azur, Nice, France

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This short cookery course makes a perfect addition to a holiday on the Cote D’Azur. Under the guidance of French Chef Aude at her boutique cookery school you’ll go on both a culinary and cultural journey as you learn the skills and techniques to cook a great 3 course French menu.

This is a hands-on course and during your 2 hour class, you’ll don your Chef’s apron and will make your own dishes as well as learning the all-important food presentation skills to make your dishes look as good as they taste.

Discover the gastronomic delights of Nice and go learn to cook delicious French dishes on this short cookery course with a difference.

Who is it suitable for?
- Suitable for all levels from complete beginners to experienced foodies
- Your Chef is French but Chef Aude also speaks English
- Please note: lessons are conducted primarily in French and French locals also participate in the classes, but some English translation can be offered depending on the class size
- Minimum age: 14 (children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult)

Non-cooking guests
- Non cooking guests are welcome to join you for the meal at the end of the course for a small cost which you can find by clicking on the ‘Costing and extras’ tab (you can add this extra during the booking process)

When can I start?
- This French cooking course in Nice runs on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings (9am-12pm) and Monday, Thursday and Friday afternoons (3-6pm) year round
- Please note that the cookery school is closed 9-14 March and 10 August - 5 September in 2020
- If you can’t find the date you wish to book, please email or call +44 (0)208 144 5990 with your preferred date to check availability and we’ll get back to you very quickly with a response

Typical itinerary
- Meet Chef Aude at the cooking boutique at either 9am or 3pm before starting your cooking lesson
- Cooking classes run for around 2-2.5 hours and after the lesson you’ll sit down together to enjoy the meal you’ve learned to cook accompanied by delicious French wines finishing around 12 noon for the morning classes and around 6pm for the evening classes

What will I learn?
- Nice is famous for its flavours and fresh ingredients and you will learn how to use these in this hands-on cooking course developing a new method of cooking with a focus on dishes using seasonal and local produce
- Your chef will teach you to be creative and cook a 3 course menu with confidence
- At the start of your course, Chef Aude will discuss the daily menu and what you will cover during your short French cooking course

Sample French menus
Dishes vary according to the season and what food is available fresh at the market but may include:
- Zucchini flowers with prawns, parmesan cream
- Piccata chicken cream balsamic vinegar with spices
- Chorizo tart tomatoes and parmesan
- Tomatoes stuffed with ricotta and vegetables
- Kind Prawns en croûte de chapelure d’orange
- Slow cooked pork tenderloin in a golden crust
- Egg ‘en neige’ served with a fondant heart and chorizo
- Pavé of fish with olives, bacon and slow cooked fava beans
- Millefeuille, caramelised mango and ice cream
- Chocolate Crémeux and lightly spiced crumble
- Mascarpone mouse, grapefruit cream and meringue
- Wines are carefully chosen to accompany the food you’ve learned to cook
- Dietary requests can be catered for including vegetarians if advised before booking

About chef Aude 
- Chef Aude is friendly and easy going and speaks good English
- With a diploma in hospitality and culinary arts from the ‘lycée hôtelier de Strasbourg’ Aude has honed her skills over 15 years, working with the famous Dalloyau family in Paris as well as many other recognised gourmet restaurants
- After many years of experience cooking and travelling Aude decided to open her own cookery boutique where she could share her knowledge and techniques with her students, allowing then to cook like a top chef in their own home
- As a firm believer that great food can and should be made by everyone her style of teaching is down to earth, encouraging you to create impressive dishes with a minimum level of effort