We offer several Pastry Classes in Paris: Macarons, French Desserts, Chocolate Eclairs. They are small with a maximum of 8 participants working in pairs and hands-on. In our Pastry Classes in Paris, you will always start by measuring your ingredients and then your instructor will explain all the steps, focusing on what is critical and share many tips and tricks. After several hours in the kitchen, it will be teatime to enjoy your creations with tea and coffee, before leaving with a box full of them.
While here you can see a video of a Macarons class, the idea is the same for all our Pastry Classes in Paris. And to note, while we can only welcome children 12 years and above in these classes, you are welcome to contact us for a private class if you have younger children, for example.
The place feels warm and cozy. It’s set up with two large tables so that the classes can have coffee or tea while enjoying the macarons they’ve just created. There’s more than enough remaining so that afterwards each participant can take a box. Stand-out cultural and culinary experience! I learned so many important tips for making macaron and I’m looking forward to my return and trying them at home.
John, Dallas, Tripadvisor August 2019
All our Pastry Classes are totally hands-on, taught in English, set in a beautiful location, fun and instructive and in small groups.
France is rightly famed for its particularly rich cuisine. Simple pleasures like French bread and charcuterie vie for our attention with bistro classics and Michelin starred haute cuisine. Another speciality of French cooking is its pastries. It seems every French town and Paris neighbourhood has its own local pâtisserie, serving a wonderful array of tempting delicacies. Conventional wisdom tells us that pastry making requires great skill and accuracy and may be beyond most domestic chefs, but at Le Foodist we offer a pastry class in Paris which defines these conventions. At our 'Sweet Stories' courses, you will learn the secrets of perfect pastries and magical macaroons while uncovering some surprising stories about their backgrounds.
Everyone will tell you that precision is the key to good pastry. This means creating a dough mix with exactly the correct proportions of ingredients and then kneading that dough in the right way for the right amount of time. This accuracy even extends to keeping everything at the right temperature. During our pastry class in Paris we will discover exactly which of these is necessary to create perfect pastry as we all get hands on with our dough.
Our course will teach you how to create the French pastry classics, like macaroons and French, Swiss and Italian meringues. You will learn how to infuse these creations with vibrant colours and luscious tastes as we share with you our opinions of the best pâtisseries in Paris. Our pastry class in Paris continues with the joys of pâtefeuilletée, the basis of many French pastry classics, before continuing with the popular choux pastry. Finally, as our time together draws to a close, we will pause to enjoy our wonderful creations along with some tea and coffee.
At Le Foodist we always strive to place French food in the context of French culture. We believe that the unique people and history of France join with terroir to produce the classic dishes of France. Our pastry class in Paris features lots of discussion about where food comes from and how it came to be. In gaining a deeper understanding of French culture we, in turn, have more appreciation of French food, resulting in greater enjoyment of both. This approach, together with our brilliant chefs and informal teaching, results in the most memorable culinary experiences.
Discovering culture through food is what we want to do when we travel. So we have developed all our experiences with that simple idea in mind: ensure that you learn both about the topic at hand, but also about French culture in the process. So in our food tours, we will talk about the history of various aspects of French food, in our cooking class about how certain dishes became so important in our culture. During our wine tastings, we will explore the regional differences in French culture. And, a regional residential holiday is an opportunity to deep dive French food culture to its core and foundation: the regional gastronomies, and the concept of terroir. Follow the links to explore further.