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  • French Bistro Cooking Class: In Chicago, IL

    The Chopping Block

    Benefiting The James Beard Foundation

    French Bistro Cooking Class

    Oh la la. Enjoy a stroll through the flavors of France while learning to master all the skills to execute a deliciously rustic meal.

    Chicago, IL

    4-16 people

    4-16 people

    3 hours

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    US$350/person Total US$1,400

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    January  2018

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      The Experience

      In just three short hours The Chopping Block will, metaphorically, fly you to France to cook a meal, eat it, and fly you back. You will be accompanied by The Chopping Block's chefs to create this romantic French meal as if you were sitting on the streets of Paris yourself.

      Throughout the event you will be enjoying beverages of your choice, so pop some bubbly and get chopping. The chefs will walk you through the French cuisine by preparing caramelized onion and blue cheese galette, bistro salad with poached eggs and warm bacon vinaigrette, steak au poivre with cognac sauce, garlic mashed potatoes, and profiteroles with ice cream and chocolate sauce. You will master skills such as caramelizing vegetables, making vinaigrette, poaching eggs, selecting and searing beef, preparing Pate a Choux Dough, selecting chocolate, and more.

      The best part is you will take home these skills, as well as some of The Chopping Block's favorite kitchen items, to impress everyone you know. You will go home with a Le Creuset croquette, lemon squeezer, Microplane, bench scraper, and French sea salts. These are all the key ingredients to being a home cook.


      • 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
      • Master skills such as caramelizing vegetables, making vinaigrette, poaching eggs, selecting and searing beef, preparing Pate a Choux Dough, and selecting chocolate, and more
      • 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

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