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  • The Chopping Block | Benefiting The James Beard Foundation
    A Taste of France: Hands-on Rustic French Bistro Cooking Class : In Chicago, Illinois (1)

    A Taste of France: Hands-on Rustic French Bistro Cooking Class

    Let The Chopping Block take you on a journey through the flavors of France while learning to master all the skills to execute a deliciously rustic meal. ... more less

    $350/person Subtotal $1,400


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    • Private cooking class for four to sixteen guests at The Chopping Block
    • Master skills such as caramelizing vegetables, making vinaigrette, poaching eggs, selecting and searing beef, preparing Pate a Choux Dough, and selecting chocolate, and more
    • Learn to prepare and enjoy a 5-Course meal, with beverages included
    • Prepare caramelized onion and blue cheese galette
    • Make a bistro salad with poached eggs and warm bacon vinaigrette
    • Steak au poivre with cognac sauce, garlic mashed potatoes
    • For dessert, profiteroles with ice cream and chocolate sauce
    • You will go home with a Le Creuset croquette, lemon squeezer, Microplane, bench scraper, and French sea salts
    • Please indicate any food allergies or restrictions
    • Gratuity not included
    • Experience provided in English (US)

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    • Will be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date and time, based on luminary’s availability
    • This experience is non-refundable after scheduling is complete

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