Learning how to cook is a life long process! So why not learn from a master? In this special French Cooking Master Class, Chef Pascal Geffroy of Batifole Gourmand will show you how to cook perfect French food, from start to finish!
A cookbook can only do so much - at the end of the day we learn quickest by watching others and actually doing the work. You need to see it and do it for yourself. That is where Pascal's 35 years working with French food comes in. Everything he's learned, understood and perfected is revealed in this Master Class, taught by a true French man from the heart of France.
FRENCH COOKING MASTER CLASS
You’ll start the Master Class with a glass of red or white wine then gather around Pascal's kitchen table to learn tips and tricks on how to cook ingredients from start to finish.
On the menu:
- Quiche with filling
- Chocolate ganache glaze
A communal meal follows where guests will enjoy a LIVE performance by Mélyssa Rose from French jazz band Minuit à Paris. They play mix of traditional jazz with a touch of Edith Piaf.
Classic French music with scrumptious French food made by you - what could be better?
CHEF PASCAL GEFFROY
Cooking since he was 14, Geffroy spent years managing kitchens in Nyons and Rhône before moving to Toronto six years ago after falling in love with the city during a visit here with a friend. Upon arriving he was sous chef to Didier Leory at his restaurant, Didier, followed by three years cooking with Jean-Jacques Texier, the original owner of Batifole, before becoming the head chef at Papillon on Front St. When Texier decided to sell his baby, Geffroy took the opportunity and has been running Batifole restaurant since 2013.
"I want to keep the idea of Batifole,” he says. “People like it and I don’t want to change it, but now it’s me. The spirit of the house will live on, very casual, not pretentious, and good food. This is my priority."
Batifole Gourmand is an intimate French restaurant that serves simple, comfortable French food without pretense and has been a popular destination for residents of Riverdale and Leslieville for more than 10 years. Chef Pascal's goal is to make you feel at home, help you unwind, relax and have a great time among friends. Uniquely located in the Old (East-end) Chinatown, the restaurant has caught the attention of food critics and has received many rave reviews. Come experience this hidden gem for yourself!
MINUIT Á PARIS
Minuit à Paris are a professional French jazz band based in Toronto led by the talented Mélyssa Rose. Originally from France, Mélyssa came to Toronto in 2016 after one year stop in New York City. She met Kevin Barrett, a great Canadian guitarist and the talented Portuguese Accordionist Louis Simao. The collaboration of these 3 passionate musicians, perfect picture of Toronto melting-pot became "Minuit à Paris" a mix of traditional jazz with a touch of Edith Piaf. Let’s go to Paris!
Please note, payment is needed ahead of the date to secure your spot.
There is a 50% charge for cancellations within 24 hours of the workshop date.