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Riviera Pebbles Blog: Cote d’Azur cooking courses: part 2

Posted on 24th Feb 2017 in Art


What's on the cook course table today?

Want to cook like a master chef? The Cote d’Azur hosts courses on pasta, pastry making and much else besides. Practise makes perfect with part two of our three part blog series:

Cooking Courses on the Cote d’Azur

Most cooking classes on the Cote d'Azur start with a market tour. The colourfully photogenic chaos of Nice’s Marché Cours Saleya and Marché Libération, plus Cannes’ Marché Forville, serve to whet appetites for later.

A Google search will bring up dozens of courses across the region to suit all budgets. But this hands-on cooking courses will allow you to compete with the Cours Saleya’s finest.

Course 2: Christian Plumail's Cooking Course

Who? Michelin-starred superchef Christian Plumail, a man who recently hung up his apron at high-end bistro l'Univers.

Why? It’s not every day you get chance to cook with – and chat to – a Michelin heavyweight. Classes start with market purchases and wine buys near Christian’s Promenade du Paillon apartment. The action then moves upstairs to his capacious living room where a feast is prepared in front of your eyes. Cuisine is themed to suit: think fine wines, crustaceans or Italian fare.

How? Online payment for Christian’s food course calendar via credit card or PayPal is dead simple. Rather brilliantly, all classes can be filmed on request, and personal cameras are welcome.

When? Weekly classes are the norm. Entirely English- or French-speaking groups are preferred.

Where? Christian’s funky apartment seats 10 diners with ease. Just don’t ask for ketchup.

The bottom line. Cooking lessons cost €80, a lesson including lunch or dinner at Christian’s apartment costs €100.


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