Went to take a French cooking lesson at an adult learning center in downtown.
The main purpose? Well, to meet some people and have some good food and wine at the same time.
The course is called "French cooking with wine and spirit". I didn't expect much from it but it turned out to be quite worth the money. It's a 3 week course and every time we get to do a little bit of cutting and chatting while the chef cooks and explain things to us.
The first lesson we had Normandy mussles in cream sauce (with cider), Parisian gnocchi, coq au vin (stewed chicken leg in red wine), and red wine poached pear with ice-cream.
Last week we had warm oysters, , , .
baked salmon in parchement paper
asparagus in raspberry vinegrette
and tart tatin
The instructor usually prepares at least 2 types of wine for cooking / tasting. If not because of my flu I would have eaten and drank more!