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Paris Cooking Class: Chocolate Éclairs and Cream Puffs

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    Head to your cookery school in central Paris to meet your instructor, an experienced pastry chef, then enjoy a refreshing drink before beginning your 2-hour French pastry cooking class.
    During your class, receive hands-on instruction from your instructor on how to make basics including choux pastry and Chantilly cream (whipped cream) — the building blocks of French pastry-making.
    Next, listen as your instructor explains how to make chocolate éclairs and cream puffs, then follow the steps yourself and make your own. Learn important tips and tricks such as how to ensure an even rise in the oven and the correct method for piping cream into your delicate creations. Gain insight into the theory behind the more complex cooking methods and feel free to ask questions along the way.
    When you’re done cooking, sit down with your fellow pastry chefs and taste your treats over a cup of tea, coffee or an organic fruit juice. Listen as your instructor shares entertaining stories about French pastry’s role in the country’s cuisine and culture.
    After approximately three hours in the company of your instructor, receive a box with your pastry delicacies and step outside to conclude your class.
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    Reviewed 24 June 2019

    This was a professional class with amazing, friendly instructors that somehow got a bunch of mediocre bakers to produce some beautifully scrumptious chocolat éclairs. I would give them 100 stars, but unfortunately I can only do 5. My parents dropped off my sister and I...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Tillybean173
    fredpouillot, Owner at Le Foodist, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2019

    Bonjour Tillybean173, We are so happy to settle for 5 stars, but thank you for the 100!!! Knowing that you left with smiles warms my heart, and I am glad you enjoyed the setting as much as the food you cooked - and that you...More

    Reviewed 3 June 2019

    Our instructor was Frederick. We had a great time learning to make creampuffs and eclairs. We learned how to make the dough from scratch and learned how to pipe the cream into the creampuffs and the eclairs. We made the pastries from start to finish....More

    Date of experience: May 2019
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    fredpouillot, Propriétaire at Le Foodist, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Bonjour Charlotte4761, thank you for this nice review of your experience learning how to make cream puffs and éclairs under Frederick's guidance and instruction. Indeed at the end of our classes you always get to eat what you prepared - before leaving with boxes full...More

    Reviewed 7 April 2019

    My 16-year-old niece and I took this class with Anne and it was the highlight of our trip to Paris! We had so many laughs and will remember this experience always. It turned out that we were the only 2 who signed up this particular...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
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    fredpouillot, Propriétaire at Le Foodist, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Bonjour NYCDee29, I am glad you enjoyed what turned out to be a private experience at Le Foodist, learning how to make cream puffs and eclairs. And thank you for your compliments to Anne, as well as the location and rest of the people you...More

    Reviewed 22 January 2019

    My husband and I spontaneously booked this class on a trip to Paris and we LOVED it. We were with another 4 people and learnt so much, the vibe was so authentic, welcoming and FRENCH! Everybody spoke good English and the setup is fantastic. We...More

    Date of experience: November 2018
    Thank Yazzo87
    fredpouillot, Owner at Le Foodist, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2019

    Bonjour Yazzopardi, thank you for your review of your experience - during and after the class ;) I am glad you LOVED our FRENCH attitude - and that you enjoyed your experience with your Chef (it could be Florence or Anne). And I glad you...More

    Reviewed 4 October 2018

    Perfect place to learn french desserts and have a good tea time. The couple sweet and very warm in their approach. The class is very informative. And working step by step to make dessert is very helpful

    Date of experience: September 2018
    Thank kadambarikadam
    fredpouillot, Owner at Le Foodist, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

    Bonjour kadambarikadam, thank you for your review Fred

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    The class takes place at 59 rue du Cardinal Lemoine on the Left Bank. The Cardinal Lemoine metro station is near by but we easily walked to it from the Ile St. Louis. The class takes place in what appears from the street... More
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