Market Cooking Class in Versailles

The farmer’s markets are an essential way of life in France, a meeting point for neighbors, a chat with the vendors, a way to keep track of what’s in season, and of course, the perfect place to pick up ingredients for a fabulous meal! Join Molly at the market to peruse the stands and prepare for a four course meal. We’ll stop by a boulangerie for a baguette, certainly necessary, the butcher, and a fromagerie. Then we head to Molly’s 18th century Versailles apartment to cook together and enjoy a wonderful French meal.

The Details:

WHEN: Each class is booked by request to perfectly fit your schedule. Each class starts at the market at 9:30AM.

*Not available on Monday or Wednesday.

WHERE: Depending on the day you book, we will meet at the market at the Saint Louis Cathedral or the markets of Notre Dame.

WHO: Anyone that loves to cook and bake!

DURATION: 4 hours, 9:30AM to 1:30PM

WHAT’S INCLUDED: A tour of a farmer’s market, visits to a boulangerie, butcher, and cheese shop, a four course meal (starter, main, cheese, dessert + wine)

COST: 140€/person, 2 person minimum

Max Capacity: 4 people

Fall/Winter Menu:

Starter:

Potimarron (chestnut pumpkin) soup

 

Main:

Coq au Vin (chicken stew with mushrooms, carrots, and onions in a red wine sauce)

-or-

A Seasonal Quiche using vegetables from the market (ex. leek/mushroom or traditional Quiche Lorraine)

*Make the dough and filling from scratch!

 

Salad with traditional French Vinaigrette 

 

Cheese Course:

A selection of 3 cheeses from the market or a local fromagerie

 

Dessert:

Individual Lemon Tarts

-or-

Chocolate Mousse

 

Meal is served with a beautifully paired red wine.

Spring/Summer Menu:

Starter:

Traditional French Shredded Carrot Salad -or- Fresh Mozzeralla, Basil Tomato Salad

 

Main:

Ratatouille served with seasoned grilled chicken or polenta

-or-

A Seasonal Quiche using vegetables from the market (ex. zucchini/goat cheese/basil or traditional Quiche Lorraine)

*Make the dough and filling from scratch!

 

Salad with traditional French Vinaigrette 

 

Cheese Course:

A selection of 3 cheeses from the market or a local fromagerie

 

Dessert:

Individual Lemon or Berry Tarts

-or-

Chocolate Mousse

 

Meal is served with chilled white or rosé wine.

REVIEWS:

“We enjoyed being with you for the Market Class so much! It is already a lovely memory. I’ve never spent time on your side of town and it was fun to see the shops you have put your stamp of approval on. And, you are so generous with your time and cooking tips, not to mention, your home (which is just the best!). The food was great, easy to make and will be on my regular menu rotation. I’ve just copied/ saved all the recipes and stored them in my file. Thank you, again, Molly. It is one of the most fun days I’ve spent in France.”

– Sue, Market Class Nov 2019