Immerse yourself in an enchanting week of gastronomy in the heart of the Renaissance Loire Valley -- where you will spend your time learning the French mastery of pastry and dessert in the company of award-winning chefs.
The Loire Valley, France is renowned for its natural beauty, rolling hills, and of course, its luscious wines. During your 7-day culinary retreat, you will explore the French delicacies as you learn techniques that have been passed on for generations. From breads and pastries to chocolate and fruit mousses, you will be able to unlock the secrets of French cuisine.
On the first day, you'll explore the local flavors and culture of the Loire Valley, a region that is renowned for its abundance of uits and vegetables, as well as its local herds of cattle and sheep. You'll have a chance to discover local distilleries and visit local markets for the freshest ingredients. As for the pastries, your award-winning chefs will teach you traditional baking techniques, ingredients, and measurements that make French desserts some of the most scrumptious and mouth-watering creations around the world.
The next four days will be spent focusing on pastry and dessert recipes, recipes that pair perfectly with the distinguished Loire Valley wines. You'll learn how to make iconic French desserts such as tarte tatin, creme brulee, and macarons. In addition, you'll be given tips and techniques that can be used to customize desserts to your own tastes and preferences.
The last two days of the French pastry and dessert masterclass culinary adventure will be spent developing, perfecting, and tasting the desserts. Together, you'll discuss how to develop beautiful presentations, how to incorporate local ingredients, and ideas for the ultimate gourmet showcase. Working in pairs or groups, you'll also be able to learn from each other.
At the end of the class, each participant will receive a cookbook with recipes collected from all over the Loire Valley, as well as the ones you created during the week.
This is an incredible opportunity for food-lovers to experience the wonders of French cuisine while learning the secrets of French pastries and desserts. Experience the richness of the French culinary culture and become immersed in the beautiful landscape of the Loire Valley. Let the award-winning chefs guide you through an unforgettable week of culinary delight while you complete your 7-day French Dessert and Pastry Masterclass Culinary Adventure in The Loire Valley.