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Learn How To Make French Macaroons in Paris

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  • Location: Paris, France
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3234PARISMACAROON
Take some time out from your Paris sightseeing to learn how to make a famous French confection – macaroons. Meet a local French chef in a private Parisian apartment in the heart of the city, where you'll discover the secrets behind making these esteemed, colorful French delights, made of two moist meringue shells sandwiched together by a creamy filling. This small-group experience is limited to eight people, so you'll learn how to make these special treats with personalized attention from your host.

Highlights

  • Free snacks included
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Small group ensures personal service
Under the watchful eye of your expert host – a French chef – spend an afternoon in a private apartment in the heart of Paris, discovering the culinary secrets to making delicate macarons (macaroons in French) from the recipe of the famous French pastry chef Pierre Hermé. The double-decker macaroon – made by sticking two macaroon shells together with ganache (filling)—was first done by Maison Ladurée, a legendary Paris pastry shop, in 1930. Today, colorful macaroons line all Parisian pastry shops. Chic and irresistibly delicious, they are the perfect French treat!

Your three-hour macaroon-making experience will take place in a private kitchen, with regular utensils and equipment so you can easily make your macaroons again at home. Two flavors will be chosen and created by your group out of the following options: chocolate, lemon, raspberry with Tonka bean, coconut with milk chocolate, or coffee.

At the end of your class, you will take away a box of macaroons and a copy of the recipe to share with your friends back home (or keep all to yourself!).

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Central Paris
Departure Time:
3pm
Return Details:
Concludes at Ile Saint-Louis (Central Paris)

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Learn How To Make French Macaroons in Paris

Learn How To Make French Macaroons in Paris
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Inclusions:
  • Professional French chef as your host
  • Use of apron and cooking utensils
  • Small group cooking class (maximum 8 people)
  • Take away a box of 20 macaroons
  • A copy of the recipe to share with your friends back home (or keep all to yourself!)
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Kate P, October 2014

This was the highlight of our entire trip to Europe. Chef Fred went above and beyond our expectations. The venue was beautiful and spotless, he was prepared and had nice sot jazz music in the background and we had an amazing cooking class with lots of take away treats!

Reviewed by: Kenzie W, October 2014

This class was fantastic we had great time. We made four different kinds of Macaroons and we surprised at how easy the Chef made it feel to make them. The class was very interesting and we learnd several different techniques, it was also a lot of fun. The only down point to this class is that we have not received the recipes yet so we are unable to try making macaroons at home.

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Tour code: 3234PARISMACAROON