Coq au vin

One Day Classic French Bistro Main Courses

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Course Details

£ 155.00 P/P INC VAT

One Day (9.30am to 4.30pm)

techniques learned :

  • Salting meat

  • Low temperature poaching in oil or fat

  • Caramelising onions

  • Trimming and scoring duck breast

  • Pan-frying duck breast

  • Tray baking

  • Resting of cooked meats

  • Tasting

  • Seasoning

Course Overview

Classic French Bistro Main Courses

These are the dishes that typify those classics cooked and served in town and provincial restaurants throughout France. Relatively simple to prepare and cook they make a great choice for a British dinner party. Some can even be prepared and cooked in advance.

On the one day classic French Bistro Cooking Course we’ll be cooking dishes like:

  • French Onion Soup
  • Confit Duck Leg
  • Tartiflette
  • Pan-Fried Duck Breast

Techniques you’ll learn include:

Slow caramelisation of onions; reducing meat stock; making garlic and cheese croutons; salting meat for preserving and flavour; slow poaching meat in oil or fat for that fall-apart texture; baking French cheese; scoring the skin of duck breast; seasoning meat; and pan-frying meat.

You’ll make your own lunch which will be a hearty bowl of French Onion Soup with Cheesy Croutons.

At the end of the day you will take home all the dishes you haven’t already eaten!

These are examples of the kind of dishes you could be making

  • Soupe d’Oignon (French Onion Soup)

  • Confit d’ Canard (Duck Leg preserved in its own fat)

  • Tartiflette (a real autumn or winter warmer, potatoes, bacon, cheese and cream - what more could you want?!)

  • Magret de Canard (pan-fried duck breast)

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