Traditional French Dessert Classics

Cooking experience hosted by Michael

4 hours, Hosted in English
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Up to 10 people
French cuisine

What you'll do

In this Immersive hands on class learn from classically trained Chef Michael, who studied in France over thirty years ago as he navigates you thru this Introspective Comprehensive Anthology down memory lane.

You will learn to make the following in this Grande Symposium:

Crème brûlée

Tart Tatin

Mille Feuille

Souffle

Mousse aux Chocolat

Saint-Honoré

Crêpes Suzette

with this hands on class, you will step by step learn to make these glorious French Classical Desserts, being able to duplicate making them in your home.

Canelés de Bordeaux

Meet your host, Michael

Host on Airbnb since 2018
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Chef Michael has been described as a "designer" Pastry Chef, with his experience encompassing wholesale, retail, fine dining restaurants, hotels, off-premise catering and country clubs. Chef Michael has studied in France and holds a certification in Baking Science and Technology from the American Institute of Baking. He worked for the President under the Bush administration. Chef Michael's approach to food taste philosophy is that the palate should be like a symphony, with no one taste being dominant, more of a wave of tastes, textures and temperature juxtaposed against each other whilst also working in harmony.
Chef Michael has been described as a "designer" Pastry Chef, with his experience encompassing wholesale, retail, fine dining restaurants, hotels, off-premise catering and country clubs. Chef Michael has studied in France and holds a certification in Baking Science and Technology from the American Institute of Baking. He worked for the President under the Bush administration. Chef Michael's approach to food taste philosophy is that the palate should be like a symphony, with no one taste being do…
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Tue, Aug 10
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Fri, Aug 13
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Where you'll be

The Boardroom is an outstanding restaurant located in the downtown part of Arlington, Virginia. As a part of conducting the classes, guests can order appetizers, and drinks, making for an even more social event. The venue itself is hosted in their "MS. PEACOCK’S CHAMPAGNE LOUNGE room" an intimate sprawling room, that offers enough space to spread out and adequately keep to 6 foot social distancing regulations for safety.

2 reviews

James
June 2021
Michael’s talent and approachability are unparalleled. He exceeded our expectations from the moment we began. Every dish was fantastic- not only because it tasted incredible but because it was explained in such a way that I felt confident (attempting) to make it again at home. We had tried to go on our honeymoon in France a year ago, but with COVID we had to pivot. Today, Michael brought France to us and we couldn’t be more grateful.
Michael’s talent and approachability are unparalleled. He exceeded our expectations from the moment we began. Every dish was fantastic- not only because it tasted incredible but be…
Dominant
May 2021
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    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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    9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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    9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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  • Tue, Aug 24
    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Dietary preferences

If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.