Join me in the kitchen for your tour of France through cooking!

You’ll cook with the finest local ingredients, prepare the finest meals, taste cheeses, wines, and so much more! I look forward to greeting you, and to cooking with you. Select one of the dates below and you’ll be taken right to a sign up form. If you want more details on the classes, just scroll down the page. And if you have questions, we’d love to hear from you:

March 8, Morning class (10:30-3 p.m.)
March 8 Evening Class:  (5:30-9:30)
March 9 Morning Class (10:30-3 p.m.)
March 17, 2018 (Louviers, Country Lunch)
March 21-24, 2018 (Louviers, 3-Day Class)
March 25, 2018 (Louviers, Country Lunch)
March 27-31, 2018 (Louviers, 5-Day Class)
April 1, 2018 (Louviers, Country Lunch)
April 10-14, 2018 (Louviers, 5-Day Class)
April 15, 2018 (Louviers, Country Lunch)
April 16-21, 2018 (Louviers, 5-Day Class)
April 22, 2018 (Louviers, Country Lunch)
April 25-28, 2018 (Louviers, 3-Day Class)
May 22-26, 2018 (Louviers, 5-Day Class)

Louviers Five-Day Class

During five days at On Rue Tatin you’ll find yourself cooking, laughing, enjoying, tasting, as you settle into the rhythm of life in a small French town.  You’ll cook with the finest local and seasonal ingredients, meet the locals, get to know the area, and enjoy sumptuous meals, each accompanied by fine, small-production wines and artisanally made cheeses.

Five-day classes begin Monday night with a welcome dinner and end Saturday at 3 p.m.

The fee for a five-day class in Louviers is 3500€ per person.


Louvier Three-Day Class

Three days at On Rue Tatin in Louviers is a rich, concentrated experience of cooking, learning, tasting, enjoying, laughing.  You will work with the season and the region’s finest ingredients then sit down to meals you’ve prepared, all accompanied by fine, small-production wines and artisanally made cheeses.

Three-day classes begin Wednesday night with a welcome dinner and end Saturday at 3 p.m.

The fee for a three-day class in Louviers is 2500€  per person.



Country Lunch

We know many of you would love to get out into the French countryside, but may not have the time to take a cooking class. To satisfy your desire, I developed Lunch in the Country, a wonderful, languorous meal cooked by and enjoyed with me in my timbered dining room.

You will arrive here either by train, rental car, or taxi and I will greet you with a home made apéritif , some enticing amuses-bouche, and a tour of our garden, if the weather is fine. Otherwise, we will sit in the kitchen enjoying our aperitif, then take a quick tour of our 12th century wine cellar. We will come back upstairs where I will put finishing touches on the lunch I’ve prepared for you, before we all sit down together in the dining room to enjoy it.

The menus for lunches are never the same, for they change with the season and they depend entirely on my own sense of creativity and delight in what I have found that day at the market.


Cooking in Paris!

Join me for intimate hands-on cooking classes in Paris, where we will cook together in a gorgeous, contemporary kitchen in the lovely 7th arrondissement, with seasonal produce fresh from the market.

For morning classes, we will begin at 10:30 a.m. with a either a visit to the market or a visit with artisanal food purveyors, then will launch right into a hands-on, technique-oriented cooking class that will lead to our mid-day meal. Evening meals begin with a tasting and demonstartaion, and lead to a lovely, candlelight supper. Each class focuses on technique, tradition, tips and tricks; all ingredients are local and seasonal,and wines are carefully chosen to go with the dishes. In one class, you’ll take a culinary tour of France – it will be unforgettable!

The price is 250€/person




Gorgeous meals, all French classics, re-visited!
The cost for a three day class is $1200 and $400 for the evening class.

Please check back soon for the 2018 U.S. class schedule!



Anniversaries, special birthdays, travel groups, book clubs…these are some of the groups that have graced On Rue Tatin this year. I’ve learned much from them all, though one thing that stands out over everything else: groups come loaded with their own brand of fun and laughter, and real desire to learn, learn, learn.  This year, I’m extending a very special offer to groups– get in touch with Lauren at, and she’ll explain in further detail. But let’s put it this way, if you’re six or more, you want a fabulous cooking adventure where your every desire and needs are met, then On Rue Tatin is for you!




You’re on the trip, you love to eat but you don’t want to cook? The Guest Eater program is for you! Join us for all meals and the market visit.

The fee for a guest eater in Paris is 150€ per person.  The fee for a guest eater in Louviers is 150€ per meal. Email us at cookingclasses@onruetatin to reserve your guest eater place.




Seafood and More takes us deep into the delectable and briny world of French fish and shellfish.  It takes you to the market, where you will learn to purchase the best possible seafood, then brings you into the kitchen.  Here you will shuck oysters and play with langoustines, cook lobster to perfection and become an expert at filleting; you’ll learn things about cuttlefish and their ink, monkfish and their teeth, mussels and their beards, the secret world of the fishmonger, and more.  These three days will offer you flavor sensations you’ll never forget, dispel the mystery that surrounds food from the river and sea, and turn you into a passionate expert.  Price for Seafood and More is 2700€.




Normandy is the region of apples, and it doesn’t take long to discover this as you drive through the lush countryside. Cows graze languidly under graceful apple trees, and in the autumn, all manner of apples are on the table or in the glass. We will experience the dozens of apple varieties in Normandy, tasting and comparing, and turning them into everything from appetizers to dessert. We’ll sample Calvados, Pommeau and Cider; we’ll meet producers, we’ll walk through an orchard. You’ll leave this week with a whole new way of looking at, tasting, and cooking apples!  Price for Apples is 2500€.



Click on the links below for helpful information while making your travel plans.

Getting to Louviers | What to Bring and Wear | Exploring the Area | While in Louviers | Where to Stay