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Crazy French Sauces

Paris, FrancePart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Françoise

2.5 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
French cuisine
Up to 6 people
Includes food, drinks, and equipment

What you'll do

Farewell lumps, sad creams, runny mayonnaises or failed sauces.
French sauces and creams may seem tricky but you'll soon become a real expert and will impress your guests with those delicious recipes.
Discover the secrets of the French Classics : Bechamel, Aïoli, Béarnaise for the savoury ones, Anglaise, Pâtissière or Mousseline Paris-Brest for the sweet ones.
We'll learn and practice together with precious and precise tips.
Be assured you will be able to reproduce it perfectly back home, as I focus on making my cooking classes simple, entertaining and clear for you.
5 gourmet style courses, using those recipes will be served with fine Champagne, including the famous "Croissant du Palace". A tasty lesson indeed !
Other things to note
E-recipes !!
Enjoy and relax, recipes will be sent by email.
Farewell lumps, sad creams, runny mayonnaises or failed sauces.
French sauces and creams may seem tricky but you'll soon become a real expert and will impress your guests with those delicious recipes.
Discover the secrets of the French Classics : Bechamel, Aïoli, Béarnaise for the savoury ones, Anglaise, Pâtissière or Mousseline Paris-Brest for the sweet ones.
We'll learn and practice together with precious and precise tips.…

What's included

  • Food
    5 tasting courses
  • Drinks
    Champagne & mineral waters
  • Equipment
    Aprons provided : Instagram, here you are !

Meet your host, Françoise

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 65 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I'm a chef with my own catering company, working for venues and companies such as Café Elephant Paname , luxury brands, magazines, Fashion Week shows and photo production teams. As a former Art Director, I'm mindful of details and presentation which led me to be a food consultant for several restaurants and cafés in Paris.
I'm fortuned & proud to be a "Cool Cousin" as well, as I love to share my passion for French Art de Vivre through unique and unusual experiences. Check those links !
https://www.instagram.com/mercyfannyparis/?hl=fr
https://www.coolcousin.com/cities/paris/francoise-ed35d
I'm a chef with my own catering company, working for venues and companies such as Café Elephant Paname , luxury brands, magazines, Fashion Week shows and photo production teams. As a former Art Director, I'm mindful of details and presentation which led me to be a food consultant for several restaurants and cafés in Paris.
I'm fortuned & proud to be a "Cool Cousin" as well, as I love to share my passion for French Art de Vivre through unique and unusual experiences. Check those links…
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Where you'll be

Kitchen full of blue or white Astier de Villatte plates, our duplex apartment has, with its vintage furnitures, a shabby chic atmosphere.
We live in the heart of "Village des Batignolles" where trendy cafés, restaurants and shops are definitely worth a tour before or after visiting my home !
You will be assured to leave with good Parisian addresses to discover !
Matthew
December 2019
We loved that Françoise invited us into her own private apartment to host this course. She has extraordinary experience and a wonderful, effervescent personality. This combined into a truly unique local experience unlike any we’ve encountered before on our travels. Highly recommended!
We loved that Françoise invited us into her own private apartment to host this course. She has extraordinary experience and a wonderful, effervescent personality. This combined int…
Nancy
December 2019
My family of 6 adults was given a special class added to the calendar to learn all about French sauces and we had a great time! Francoise provided us with a thorough education on how to prepare delicious sauces on our own. While she did most of the work herself, we were invited to participate off and on throughout the process. (There are many cooking classes to choose from in Paris, why not choose one that teaches you cooking that you will really use when you go home? I doubt many people will make croissants for guests, but these sauces are versatile in many dishes from appetizers to desserts! ) It was great fun! I definitely recommend this class!
My family of 6 adults was given a special class added to the calendar to learn all about French sauces and we had a great time! Francoise provided us with a thorough education on…
Kekaihalai
December 2019
Fantastic experience!!! We learned little tricks that are not written/listed in most recipes and cookbooks, rather they come from many years of experience. The atmosphere is inviting, the apartment is beautiful, and the hostess is lovely. The way she taught the sauces made it really tangible. We ate A LOT! It was great. I’d do it all over again on my next visit!
Fantastic experience!!! We learned little tricks that are not written/listed in most recipes and cookbooks, rather they come from many years of experience. The atmosphere is inviti…
Cookie
December 2019
Our Sauces experience with Francoise was one of the highlights of our trip to Paris. Francoise is super knowledgeable and actively engaged us all in the process of creating (and eating) 5 different sauces. We learned tips and tricks we will use forever (Spoons, not whisks, was just one). Going to her home for the lesson was a unique opportunity for us to get off the "tourist track" and feel Parisian for a few hours (and her place is spectacular, too)! There was ample food for tasting and we received the recipes promptly in our email that afternoon. Overall, superb!
Our Sauces experience with Francoise was one of the highlights of our trip to Paris. Francoise is super knowledgeable and actively engaged us all in the process of creating (and ea…
June
November 2019
This class was wonderful! Francois was very friendly, her apartment was clean, everything was very well prepared, and the sauces themselves were very good and very informative. Hoping to use some of these over the holidays! Thanks so much.
May
November 2019
Francois is great. She structured the cooking lesson in such a friendly and lovely atmosphere, it just felt like in a friends place that teaching you some tips about cooking and then sampling them. The black garlic definitely is interesting. Well worth it.
Francois is great. She structured the cooking lesson in such a friendly and lovely atmosphere, it just felt like in a friends place that teaching you some tips about cooking and th…

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 cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 16 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.