Contemporary Parisian Sweets with Nick Malgieri
$165 per person
What You'll Learn
In this class, you will:
- Make a variety of pastry doughs with applications across several desserts
- Prepare a shiny chocolate mirror glaze,
- Master smooth, and shiny meringue
About This Class
Parisians and visitors have been window shopping along the boulevards of the City of Light for almost 150 years. And although fashion stores, jewelers, milliners, and saddlers have always had beguiling displays, pastry shops have always ranked shoulder to shoulder with them to provide tantalizing show windows. Today no one can go to Paris and fail to be seduced by the array of elegant looking and rich tasting treats available throughout the city. This is a selection of pastries and desserts from some of the greats.
Miroir au Chocolat: Chocolate “mirror” tart with a chocolate almond crust, baked ganache filling, and a shiny dark chocolate glaze, Paris Brest aux Noisettes: A thick circle of cream puff paste encrusted with crushed hazelnuts and filled, after baking, with a hazelnut mousseline cream, Tarte au Citron Vert: A sweet crust holds a baked sweet/tart lime filling finished with billowy sweet meringue, and Petit Pots aux Fruits Rouges: Little glasses filled with layers of macerated raspberries and strawberries and mascarpone whipped cream topped with a spice-scented crumb topping.
- Wine included
- Light meal served in class
- Work in teams
- Suitable for vegetarians
- Ages 18+
The average duration of our current cooking classes is 2 hours, which is predominately hands-on work. You will be standing for the majority of class, cooking at your work station as your instructor demonstrates techniques and walks around providing individual feedback.
Due to COVID-19 regulations, we can not have students congregate in the building before class starts. Doors will open 5 minutes prior to class starting and we will begin promptly on time. Students will be asked to queue up outside the door of the school, safely distanced (sidewalks are clearly marked) and will be let in the school just before class begins.
Please arrive at the school with your own mask on. You will be given a new, disposable mask to wear in class to ensure what you have on hasn’t been contaminated prior to entering SFCS. We will have extras available should you need one while at school.
Wear comfortable clothes and close-toed shoes (remember, you’ll be on your feet cooking). The kitchens at SFCS are fully equipped with everything else you need, including clean aprons.
Due to COVID-19 regulations, we will not be serving food or drinks during class, We will, however, be sending you home with both ingredients and finished food items so you can enjoy them later, and practice as well.
Wear casual clothing you can easily move around in, and comfortable close-toed shoes. Long hair must be pulled back and masks, provided by SFCS, are required while in the building.