When you have a good stock, you have a good sauce. When you have a good sauce you have good food. Learn the basics of French sauce making in the Mother of all Sauces.
This class offers a good introduction to French sauces as elaborated by chef Auguste Escoffier. Traditional French cooking has always been about the sauce and stock. A whole kitchen station was dedicated just to this task. This is a fundamentals class and will prepare you to take your sauces to the next level.
In this class, the sauces are the stars. We will prepare simple meat, fish, and vegetable dishes to accompany our sauces. Learn to make a stock - the essential base for any good sauce. We will also teach you how to clarify butter as well as variations of sauces to enlarge your sauce-making library.
Of course, as usual, everything will be fresh and in-season, so the accompanying recipes will vary based on what is available.
Some examples of what you'll make in class (based on season and availability):
Chicken or fish velouté
Sauce au Poivre
"Aise" Sauces (ie mayonnaise, Hollandaise, etc.)
For timing, some parts of the preparations may be done in advance by your chef. You will receive by email a PDF booklet of recipes including some not covered in class.
As with all our classes, the meal, wine, and calories are included at no extra charge.
Moment de la journée
- Cours à l'unité
Nombre de cours1
Lieu de l'activité
A propos du responsable de l'activitéMy name is Chef Eric Fraudeau and I am chef/owner of Cook'n with Class a French cooking school located in Paris' 18th arrondissement. We offer French cooking classes taught by experienced professional chefs, in English. Class sizes are kept small so that you can enjoy a hands-on learning experience.
Autres informations utilesPlease meet your chef directly at the school at 9 am sharp. We are located at 6 rue Baudelique on the street level. Metro stations: Jules Joffrin (line 12) or Simplon (line 4)
Durée de l'activité4h
- Tous niveaux