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Saturday 20 Jan 2024   

Celebrating Chandeleur

You can leave it to the country of food to have another fantastic food holiday to enjoy!

Chandeleur, 2nd February

We don't really need an excuse to eat crêpes, but if we did need one this would be it! Every year, France goes crêpe crazy (or at least, crazier than usual) 40 days after Christmas Day - known elsewhere in the world as Candlemas and/or French Pancake Day.

Rolling on from the not-so-doldrum of January (thanks to the Galette des Rois), Chandeleur stands out as a delightful celebration that combines culinary artistry with a touch of superstition.

The most beloved and iconic tradition of Chandeleur is the making and consuming of crêpes, thin pancakes that have become synonymous with French cuisine.


How to celebrate Chandeleur:

Making crêpes on Chandeleur is more than just a culinary exercise; it involves a fun and slightly superstitious ritual. According to popular belief, if you can flip a crêpe with one hand while holding a coin in the other, you will have good luck for the coming year. Very much like Galette des Rois, this tradition has inspires friends and family to gather for a bit of festive fun.

So, whether you're in France or miles away, take a moment on February 2nd to savor the taste of a freshly made crêpe and join in the spirit of Chandeleur.

*don’t forget the ‘Crêpe’ refers to the sweet version! A ‘Galette’ on the other hand is savory and often made with buckwheat flour!

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Last Minute Course Places

14 Jun 2024

  • French Baking Classes / Le Croissant & Breakfast Pastries
  • The 'Roi' of the Parisian breakfast table, Le Croissant ! Enjoy three hours of mastering this decadent, flaky, buttery French icon.

  • La Cuisine Paris, 80 Quai de l'Hôtel de Ville, 75004 Paris     Time: 14:30 - 17:30
  • Price: €119.00     Availability: 1 place left

15 Jun 2024

  • Evening Classes / French Hors d'Oeuvres & Drinks!
  • Join us for this quintessential pre-dinner social experience as you create beautiful hors d’oeuvres and other small appetizers!

  • La Cuisine Paris, 80 Quai de l'Hôtel de Ville, 75004 Paris     Time: 15:00 - 18:00
  • Price: €129.00     Availability: 3 places left

17 Jun 2024

  • French Technical Classes / French Bistrot Lunches
  • Le Soufflé

    Au menu:

    a traditional savory Soufflé au Fromage (cheese soufflé)

    plateau of fromage (a selection of fine French cheeses)

    salade with a traditional French vinaigrette

    a delicate and sweet Soufflé au Chocolat (chocolate soufflé)

    After all that hard work (and fun), enjoy lunch with your classmates and a glass of wine while admiring wonderful views across the Seine to Notre Dame.

  • La Cuisine Paris, 80 Quai de l'Hôtel de Ville, 75004 Paris     Time: 10:30 - 13:00
  • Price: €119.00     Availability: 2 places left

18 Jun 2024

  • French Baking Classes / French Baguettes and ‘Boulangerie’ Class
  • Three hours of French Bread heaven in the heart of Paris. Learn the tips and tricks to bring the French 'boulangerie' to 'chez vous'!

  • La Cuisine Paris, 80 Quai de l'Hôtel de Ville, 75004 Paris     Time: 14:00 - 17:00
  • Price: €119.00     Availability: 1 place left

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