PLEASE NOTE - There are TWO types of tickets available for this event. Make sure you select the correct one for you 🙂
Learning how to cook is a life long process! So why not learn from a master? In this special French Cooking Masterclass, Chef & Owner Jean Regis of Le Baratin will show you how to cook and bake 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. That is where Jean's years of working with French food comes in. Everything he's learned, understood and perfected is revealed in this Masterclass, taught by a true Frenchman from the heart of France.
You’ll start the Masterclass with a glass of red or white wine then gather around Jean's kitchen table to learn tips and tricks on how to cook and bake ingredients from start to finish. Guests are encouraged to participate but if sipping wine and observing is your thing, we encourage that too 😉
- Gnocchi au Potiron Gratine (Pumpkin Gnocchi) with sauteed mushrooms and a light blue cheese cream sauce "au gratin"
- How to make pumpkin gnocchi
- How to make the gnocchi sauce
- How to properly cook gnocchi
- How to make apple tart frangipane
- How to assemble and bake the apple tart
- How to present it all beautifully on a plate 🙂
A communal meal follows where guests will savour their creations served with extra side-dishes made by Jean. While guests sit back after their hard work, a LIVE performance by Mélyssa Rose from French jazz band Minuit à Paris will take center stage. Playing a mix of traditional jazz with a touch of Edith Piaf. Let's go to Paris!!
Traditional French music with classic French food made by you - what could be better than this?
Jean landed in Toronto, Canada 7 years ago with one piece of luggage and a heart full of dreams. His culinary journey originated in the centre of France, where the traditional French cuisine formed his palate with a taste for locally sourced ingredients. He began his formal education in Paris working in various large establishments including Hotel Costes. During this time he acquired 3 diplomas in French cuisine and a certificate in gastronomic excellence. His path then led him to St Maarten, his first international experience. His work in London UK at Aubaine helped him adapt his French cooking to the British taste. And finally to Toronto where working for Le Paradis helped him understand the food culture of the city. His wish with Le Baratin is to share his passion of food and l’art de vivre, the art of life, in a French way.
Voted Best French Restaurant in Toronto for 2018 by NOW Magazine, Le Baratin's goal is to make the French food experience approachable and affordable, while showcasing comforting classics that are too good to be reserved for special occasions. Cozy and casual, it serves up a menu of wholesome bistro fare, while avoiding the cliches associated with most French restaurants.
Born and raised in France, Mélyssa Rose
moved to New York City at the age of thirty years old to pursue her dream of becoming a jazz singer. After one year in New York City where she performed in bars, French restaurants and jazz clubs, Mélyssa moved to Toronto. Specializing in French music from the 1950s, Mélyssa interprets and tells stories, uncovering the secrets of the songs in her repertoire. The singer also lends herself to American jazz standards, but always with a Parisian aesthetic. Minuit a Paris