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Registration for Fall/Holiday Cooking Classes is OPEN!

I am delighted to offer a giveaway!!.  

You will be entered to win one of 2, $25.00 gift cards to Oil & Vinegar for each and every cooking class registration you make through Monday night. The more classes you sign up for, the greater your chances to WIN! Winners will be announced on Tuesday, September 5th.  

This season is packed with fresh recipes for fabulous food, cocktails and tons of FUN!.  Space is limited and many classes are almost full so take a look and register TODAY!

Au revoir for now!  Lorie

Fall Holiday Cooking Classes 2017Register at lorie@atasteofparis.net or call 214 551 9630

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Lunch and Learn, Fresh Ideas for Busy Lives- Thursday, September 14th 11:00-1:00 Join me this month or every month for an extended lunch hour and full cooking class experience.  Fresh ideas are sure to become family favorites all with amped up flavor and nutrition.  While we cook we will sample Mango Mimosas just for fun.  We will get started with 2 breakfast ideas; amaze your family with Sunshine Muffins packed with bacon and cheddar and an egg baked right in!  We will prepare irresistible Berry Jam to top those muffins off.   You will look forward to morning when you prepare my Star Studded Oatmeal crammed full of goodness. Crispy Vegetable Salad is the perfect lunch or side to any meal and offers new strategies for keeping veg at its crispy best.  Looking for a new taco obsession?  Flank Steak Tacos with Sensational Slaw will not disappoint especially when we top then with homemade Candied Jalapenos, oh my!  We will demystify curry with our spicy to taste Coconut Chicken Curry served over Israeli Couscous.  To finish the fun everyone will adore luscious Chocolate Caramel Tart!  Class Fee $56.00

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The South Does Bourbon!- Thursday, October 19th 6:30-8:30 Join me for a night out of incredible food and bourbon!  We will taste 3 bourbon varieties paying particular attending to the subtle flavor notes as we gobble delicious bites all with a southern slant.  No matter which corner of the globe you roam, it is impossible to beat Barbequed Shrimp and White Cheddar Grit cups perfect for serving at a party.  We will make our own Herbed Chevre fabulous on its own but we will use it to craft a sensational Panini with creamed honey.  Curry Chicken Salad and Cucumber Canapes make a cool crispy bite.  Grilled Provolone is outstanding when topped with Tomato Jam and balsamic.  Bacon and Chive Biscuits topped with Apricot Glazed Pork is quite possibly the best bite ever!  To round out this exciting evening of food and bourbon we will prepare individual Mixed Berry Cobblers and Sweet Pistachio Cream with Chocolate Shards for dipping.  Class Fee $59.00

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Lunch and Learn Italian Inspiration- Friday, October 20th 11:00-1:00 Join me this month or every month for an extended lunch hour and full cooking class experience.  Fresh ideas are sure to become family favorites all with amped up flavor and nutrition.  While we cook we will sample Peach Bellini’s just for fun.  We will get the amazing food started Shallot Mushroom Fontina Frittata together with luscious Cherry Almond Scones makes the perfect anytime breakfast. Greens, kale, prosciutto and figs come together for a crave worthy salad perfect as a main course. Experience Polenta by the Yard family style!  We will prepare topping and mix in for this classic Italian dish sure to become a favorite at your house. To keep the goodness coming we will make a one dish wonder, Porchetta Roast with fall vegetables and faro, so satisfying and oh so easy.  For an added side to accompany all of your fall dishes we will prepare Blistered and Sauced Green Beans.  For a fantastic sweet finish we will prepare decadent Lemon Soufflé Cakes.  Class Fee $56.00

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Pizza Workshop -Friday, October 27th 10:00-2:00 Join me for a day in the kitchen you will not soon forget!  Imagine yourself with the skills to prepare fantastic pizzas for your family and friends, perfect for entertaining.  Plus take home a kit including traditional Pizza Sauce and Pizza Crust to create a lovely pizza for your family!  I will show you how to host a Create Your Own Pizza Party, one of my favorite ways to entertain!  We will master the difference between Flatbread and Pizza in this class and the tasty goodness begins with Fontina Flatbread topped with prosciutto, walnuts and shallots.  Next up the show stopping beauty of Assorted Heirloom Tomato Pizza.  We will prepare Green Flatbread, topped with pesto, fresh chevre, kale, chard, basil and chives.    Buffalo Chicken Pizza is sure to be a crowd pleaser along with Salad topped flat bread of Tomato Confit, parmesan, and bacon.  We will prepare the crispy light Cucumber and Fennel Salad perfect alongside any of our savory offerings.  For a sweet treat, Ricotta Honey Berry Pizza sprinkled with Candied Pecans. Class size is limited, extreme hands on experience.  Workshop Fee $79.00   

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Lunch and Learn Thanksgiving Inspiration- Friday, November 3rd 11:00-1:00 Join me this month or every month for an extended lunch hour and full cooking class experience.  Does Thanksgiving Dinner have to consist of the same old tired dishes year after year?  How about a fresh take on some classic flavors to wake up those taste buds?  While we cook we will sample Vanilla Pumpkin Martini shots just for fun!  The tasty goodness starts with Sautéed pears and Walnuts over Brie a lovely appetizer for any spread.  Pretty Herbed Brioche Rolls are sure to be a huge hit.  We will prepare Cinnamon Maple Glazed Turkey with Classic Gravy, not to out down by my cornbread dressing packed with bacon, leeks and walnuts.  Gorgeous Sweet Potato Soufflés will amaze your guests as well as crispy and tangy Green Bean Cranberry Salad.  Cheesy Cauliflower Gratin is amazing!  For a decadent sweet ending we will prepare Bourbon Banana Pudding Cake.  Class Fee $56.00

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Entertaining with Irresistible Appetizers - Thursday, November 9th 6:30-8:30 Are you ready for a fun night filled with inspired dishes and flavors?  What about great tips and tricks to make entertaining a breeze?  Well then join me!  We will sip Pomegranate Martinis while we prepare a feast of tidbits starting with decadent Normandy Camembert with Calvados apples and pecans.   Light and delicate Crab Puffs will delight any guest.  Tender Red Pepper and Cheddar Scones are a sensation on any buffet.  Next up gorgeous flat bread topped with bacon, chevre, figs and arugula.  Jalapenos have never tasted better than when stuffed with fresh pimento cheese.  Chicken and Apple on Horseback are precious bites of goodness.   Sweet Potato Hummus will be a party winner especially when served with naan bread.  For a sweet finish we will prepare melt in your mouth taste tingling Strawberry Chocolate Truffles and cool creamy Lime and Coconut Panna Cotta Cups. Class Fee $59.00

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French Bistronomy Workshop- Friday November 17th 10:00-2:30 Join me for a truly unique culinary event.  Immerse yourself in the food and culture of France in this 1 day workshop.  We will work side by side to prepare mouthwatering bistronomy dishes designed to amaze our palate. We will dine together for a true French experience.  Wines will be served along with a cheese course.  Many French cooking techniques will be taught. This is a lot of food so guest will be welcome to take home part of the meal home if they choose.  Our 7 course feast will begin with French Cocktails; a trio of goodies will be served along with my favorite bubbles for a festive start to our day.  Together we will prepare the cocktail offering including individual Beef Wellington Tarts, Gruyere Cheese Straws and Peppered Cashews.  We will continue our fun with a rich vibrate Red Pepper Soup topped with crème fraiche.  In true French fashion a fish course is next.  Herbed risotto with pan seared scallops will delight your taste buds.  Assorted nuts, seeds and figs come together in a salad that illuminates fall and refreshes our pallet.     The irresistible main course is Chicken Roulade stuffed with fall vegetables and served white wine Veloute Sauce over Golden Luxe Potatoes.  Next I’ll serve a bright assortment of cheeses followed by Luscious Vanilla Lavender Soufflés.  Class fee $95.00 Class size limited to 10

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13th Annual Gifts From the Kitchen-Thursday November 30th from 6:30-9:00 OR Friday, December 1st from 11:00-1:30 Back by popular demand this fun and festive class will take you through an array of goodies perfect for gift giving from your own kitchen to neighbor’s, coworkers or as hostess gifts.  Each recipe will be made and tasted all while sipping my Winter Swizzle Cocktail.  Creative packaging techniques will be taught including crafting a Beno box perfect for holiday gift giving…so FUN!  Most of the work will be done so you can sit back and soak up the spirit of the season.  The party starts by crafting a gorgeous cheese board to snack on while we are crafting tasty gifts.  One of the best loved gifts of all time is homemade Hot Cocoa Mix.  To take this darling idea over the top we will craft add ins including adorable Snowmen Marshmallows and Gorgeous Chocolate Peppermint Stir Sticks.  This trio makes an amazing gift.  Cookies are the perfect holiday gift in keeping with the season we will make decadent Snowballs.  Irresistible bread loaves are always a holiday hit, we will prepare out of this world Cherry Almond Cream Cheese Bread.  The 2017 signature truffle will be Dark Chocolate Grand Mariner. Nuts are always a great gift we will make crunchy Spicy Nuts and Seeds.  I am crushing on Candied Jalapenos and I think you will too, yummy right out of the jar or topping your favorite foods. For the first time ever we will create Kitchen centric bath products.  Bath Bombs continue to be all the rage, I’ll make a batch and you will each have one to take!  Bath salts are such a sweet gift especially when they are spiked with fabulous oils for your skin and scents to delight.  Last but not least I will share my favorite idea for the season.  I call them Ho Ho jars…one little hint, cocktail kits and so much more.  Prepare to be dazzled.   Class Fee $62.50

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Holiday Brunch Workshop- Friday, December 8th from 10:30-2:00Join me for a day in the kitchen you will not soon forget!  Brunching is a wonderful way to entertain over the holiday season.  Imagine yourself armed with amazing recipes to serve visiting family and friends through the holidays and beyond.   We will craft our brunch and enjoy it together family style for a lovely break to the holiday season.  Plus take home 4 lightly flavored Lavender Honey scones to be baked or frozen for a yummy family treat.  We will start the fun by creating a bubble bar to be enjoyed during the class.  Tangy Orange Pomegranate Salad is lovely on any holiday table.  Eggs for brunch will take the shape of a Soufflé and our Bacon Parmesan Soufflés will be rise to amazing heights.  Pecan Bourbon Glazed Pork Loin will be tender and juicy and the centerpiece of the feast.  Parmesan Crusted Potatoes are outstanding nuggets of delight.  Asparagus cooked to perfection served with classic French Hollandaise sauce.  We will look to Provence for their Christmas Sweet bread that will be irresistible with the bubbles.  For dessert we will craft a gorgeous Vanilla Pear Tart. Class Fee $79.00

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