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Taillevent Hosts Free Haute Cuisine Classes

Those looking to pick up a pro-level skill or two during Fête de la Gastronomie can head to Taillevent for a few culinary lessons.

Sep 22, 2016 | By Vimi Haridasan

With the Fête de la Gastronomie kicking off September 24, Taillevent, the prestigious French restaurant will welcome guests to enjoy a series of workshops that promise to reveal trade secrets. These workshops will provide the public a chance to learn the art of haute cuisine, which, we don’t have to tell you, is a rare privilege. Taillevent, a two-Michelin star restaurant in Paris, is holding the workshops to help celebrate Fête de la Gastronomie, now in its sixth year.

From flambé techniques, knife skills and French patisserie, guests can look forward to picking up pro-level skills. The restaurant has a tradition of putting the final flourishes to dishes in front of its customers. One such example is pouring Grand Marnier and cognac onto crêpes and setting them alight in the pan to flambé them.

For those with a sweet tooth, there will also be a class in learning how to make a praline-flavored crunchy sensation using Gavottes crispy crepes. All classes will be 30-minutes in length from 2.30pm to 5.30pm.

Another highlight for those planning to learn from the chefs at Taillevent is the chance to pop into the restaurant’s Lammenais room which will be decorated with top-notch French-made tableware. From Christofle cutlery to Bernardaud porcelain, Saint-Louis crystal glasses and a tablecloth designed by Le Jacquard Français for the occasion, the interior is set to reflect the décor of the restaurant.


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