Welcome to Versailles, a chic city located 10 miles west from Paris, where King Louis XIV (1638-1715) decided to build an outstanding castle which was the Court residence until 1789, date of the French Revolution. When we talk about Versailles, we immediately refer to Queen Marie-Antoinette who imposed a more modern lifestyle and incredible elegance. Versailles is not only today a touristic spot but also a dynamic and pleasant city with beautifully preserved historic quarters, alive shopping streets, gourmet restaurants and one of the biggest food market in the region. The market takes place Tuesday, Friday an Sunday morning.
Plan a full-day tour to Versailles Tuesday or Friday and book our unique cooking and baking adventure that includes the food market tour with our Chef, a 3-hour cooking class followed by lunch. You will certainly schedule the afternoon visit to the chateau and its amazing gardens. You will get to Versailles by direct train from Paris (RER C) at Saint-Michel, Invalides, Pont de l'Alma, or Eiffel tower. Our cooking school is only 10 minutes distance from the train station, and to the chateau by walking. Private transfers by car can be coordinated upon request (2 people minimum).
Your program starts at 9:30am by the market tour and shopping with Chef Patricia who provides all necessary information about varieties of fish, meat, vegetables and fruits, cheese, bread, oils and spices. Back to the school, you wash hands, you tight your apron, and you are now ready to start preparing and cooking a 3-course menu celebrating the delightful cuisine that was served at the Queen's table. Tasting lunch accompanied by wine and coffee espresso follows the class.Program ends around 2:30pm.
According to the season, sample menus can include a green asparagus pie, fish paté, quails in a salt crust, chicken and sage rolls, pumpkin soup topped with sautéed scallops and toasted hazelnuts, guinea fowl blanquette with artichokes, chocolate tart, and of course macarons!
Program price: US$210 per person.
Scheduled: Tuesday and Friday, except in August and on public holidays.