Weeks may vary, but this will give you an idea of what awaits you at On Rue Tatin!

You will learn French technique as you work with seasonal, locally produced ingredients to produce a sumptuous, multi-course meal.  Each meal includes artisanally made cheeses and wines.

Sample Five Day Class

 

Sunday Evening

Welcome Dinner – A Country Feast!

Welcome to On Rue Tatin this Sunday, for the welcome feast I have prepared for you.  This is your chance to meet your fellow participants, get to know the kitchen and the dining room, and begin to settle into your week at On Rue Tatin!

Day One – Monday

Morning and Evening hands-on cooking classes, each followed by a meal.  Afternoon break between classes.

Morning class begins at 10:30  a.m.  You will put on your apron and head to the light and airy professionally appointed kitchen, where a luscious display of local and sustainably produced ingredients awaits. The class will open with a brief discussion and tasting, then we’ll get right to the real fun of the day, cooking, laughing, creating a meal, which we will then enjoy in the timbered dining room.

Evening class begins at 5:30 p.m. We’ll have a tasting, then prepare supper, which we will enjoy in the dining room, by candlelight.

Day Two – Tuesday

Today we begin our hands-on class at 10:30  a.m. with a whole new array of gorgeous, local ingredients.  We’ll have a tasting, then you will cook your way to a lunch which, if the weather permits, we’ll enjoy in the courtyard with the garden and the church as our backdrop.  After lunch, you have well-deserved free time, and a chance to explore the town and the area.

Day Three – Wednesday

Market Visit followed by Hands-on Class and Lunch; Evening hands-on Class and Supper.  Afternoon break between classes.

We gather at On Rue Tatin at 8:30 a.m. for a trip to the lively cacophony of a village market in the town of Le Neubourg, twenty minutes by car from Louviers, through lush farmland.  We will return from Le Neubourg with laden baskets, which we transform into a gorgeous lunch. I’ll have local cider chilling, for us to enjoy alongside.

After a break, you will return to On Rue Tatin for a hands-on class and dinner with a local producer.

Day Four – Thursday

Visit to Rouen and artisans.  Afternoon and Evening free.

Today we visit Rouen, the urban heart of Normandy and antique capital of France, noted for its artisanally made faience, or pottery.  We’ll visit a beautiful cheese shop, have lunch at a contemporary bistro, and have time to shop.  You are free for the afternoon and evening to either stay in Rouen, or return to Louviers.

Day Five – Friday

Hands-on class and Farewell Lunch

Today you will prepare a sumptuous meal that will bring together everything you’ve learned and experienced during the week.

Sample Three Day Course

Sunday Evening

Welcome Dinner – A Country Feast!

Welcome to On Rue Tatin this Sunday, for the welcome feast I have prepared for you.  This is your chance to meet your fellow participants, get to know the kitchen and the dining room, and begin to settle into your week at On Rue Tatin!

Day One – Monday

Morning and Evening hands-on cooking classes, each followed by a meal.  Afternoon break between classes.

We will begin at 10:30 with coffee and delicate, home-made madeleines, then jump right into a tasting, a discussion, and our first hands-on class together. We will chop, slice, julienne and dice our way to an elegant lunch.

After a several hour break, we will reconvene at On Rue Tatin.

To begin this evening’s class, I will offer a tasting and a discussion, then we will prepare a multi-course dinner together. We will dine with a local producer, who will bring us tastes and samples to add to our meal.

Day Two – Tuesday

Hands-on cooking class followed by lunch. Afternoon demonstration with tasting.  Evening Free

We will begin at 10:30 with tastings and discussion, then have a hands-on class and lunch.  After a mini-break, I will do a demonstration, and we’ll have tastes and drinks. You are free for the evening.

Day Three – Wednesday

Market Visit followed by Hands-on Class and Farewell Lunch.

We gather at On Rue Tatin at 8:30 a.m. for a trip to the lively cacophony of a village market in the town of Le Neubourg, twenty minutes by car from Louviers, through lush farmland.  We will return from Le Neubourg with laden baskets, which we transform into a gorgeous  lunch. I’ll have local cider chilling, for us to enjoy alongside.

 

Watch a video for a taste of my cooking classes.