Sunday is a day of rest for many people, but there’s plenty to keep you busy on Sunday in Paris… like a cooking class with a professional chef and the market in Montmartre.
Starting off just after 8 o’clock this morning, I walked from the hotel to a nearby metro station to catch a train to the rendezvous spot for the Paris school of Cook’n with Class. I was to watch for a man “toting a green grocery cart.” Sure enough, just on time, here came Anton.
Sunday in Paris
Sunday market in the area near the Jules Joffrin Metro is quite different from market days in Uzes. Here the “stalls” are actual stores that are open for Sunday shoppers. For today, though, many stores were shuttered for the presidential Election Day. Fortunately, we had a great selection of fish, meats, and vegetables available that stirred our imagination…and our appetite.
Have you ever seen such perfect produce?
….and the meats and fish. Perfect!
After gathering the main ingredients for our menu, which was decided upon while we were shopping, we headed for the Cook’n With Class school, which was nearby.
By the time we’d reached the cooking school, Chef Anton had come up with our 4-course menu: pan-seared sea bass with asparagus and tomato butter; duck breast with baby vegetables and celeriac mousseline; cheese, and pear tart baurdalou.
Here’s where we started:
Here’s where we ended … all those lovely ingredients…and WE created this!
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To find out more about the Cook’n With Class schedule in Paris and their school “down south” in Uzès, click here. Check it out.
Categories: Around France, Cook'n With Class
Lucky girl! Cook’n up a storm in Paris on a Sunday.
A great way to spend any day!
I hope you remember the pear tart recipe so we can make one ( or six ) when I visit ! Love your photography.
Absolutely! And when you come to visit, you must do a cooking school class. Start planning! Thanks for your comment. Got it!
Looks fabulous. Well done!
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Thanks, Judy. You may want to do a class while you’re in Uzes. See you soon!
Gosh that looks like so much fun and also so delicious, bass is one of my favourite fish and fish is my favourite food, so it would have been right up my street!
It was delicious and I learned some new tips about cooking fish, like start with cooking the skin side down. It was so much fun, too. Not at all like cooking in my tiny kitchen!
Deborah that was a fantastic day and now we will see what you learned as you can experiment on Paula and me after we arrive in France. We will give you at least a week to settle down and practice the receipts!!! HA!! HA!!
You’re so funny! I’m looking forward to dining á chez toi!
I’m loving your post!! In all my visits to Paris over the past ten years, I’ve been dying to attend a cooking class, But due to family commitments and procrastination, I’ve never done so. And it took me a while to figure out tow to use the oven, temps, etc.
I’ve done a lot of food shopping in Paris and never stopped to reflect on the produce. I get all awestruck when I’m at Marché Forville in Cannes. Thank you for an incredibly fun post!!!!
You’re so welcomed, Catherine! You must try a class with Cook’n with Class in Paris or Uzes. So much fun! I’m amazed too at the perfect produce to choose from. It makes you want to eat if not to cook!