There's no fussy fine dining here — only hearty, satisfying rustic favorites from the French countryside in this hands-on cooking class with Chef Catherine! Learn from a true professional in French cuisine as you create a tomato tart using thin slices of fresh tomatoes flavored with basil and garlic layered upon puff pastry. Then, create chicken a la Basquaise, an oil-braised poultry dish seasoned with onions and garlic and served atop homemade linguine pasta. Finish up your dreamy rustic menu with an earthy apple tart à l'alsacienne.
Tomato Tart With puff pastry, basil, garlic and olive oil
Chicken a la Basquaise With homemade linguine, tomatoes, bell peppers and onions
Apple Tart à l'Alsacienne With cream, eggs and flour
Chef Catherine uses her French heritage and finesse to create a light but filling menu. She said during her class that her sons only eat her cooking, and I can see why. I'd like to have her as my mom cooking for me all the time as well.
Chef Catherine is a chef, caterer and cooking instructor with an emphasis on delicious yet healthy, nutritionist-approved dishes. Her professional experience includes work in restaurants, pizzerias, Michelin-starred venues and even corporate daycare centers where she taught children and parents how to create healthy recipes from scratch. She has also worked as a private chef and caterer. Her goal is to spread the word that healthy eating can be fun and tasty.