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French Bistro Classics

Discover the secrets of French bistro cuisine in this immersive cooking class. Learn how to make warm Gruyere cheese puffs, pan-roasted chicken with thyme jus, roasted ratatouille, and apple tarte tatin with crème fraîche. Join us and experience the culinary magic that captured Julia Child's heart.

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  • 16 and older
  • $110
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  • 158 Grand St, New York, NY
  • 2 hours & 30 minutes
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Description

What you'll learn in this french cooking class:

Come see why Julia Child devoted her whole life to this wonderful cuisine.

Menu:

  • Gougeres (warm Gruyere cheese puffs)
  • Pan-Roasted Chicken with Thyme Jus
  • Roasted Ratatouille
  • Apple Tarte Tatin with Crème Fraîche

Important notes:

  • Please reach out to CourseHorse for any dietary restrictions.
  • Make sure to ring the outside buzzer, even if the front door is open, so we know you are arriving!
School Notes:  

For NYC In-Person Classes:

You’ll receive a complete recipe packet and enjoy a full sit-down meal at the end of class with your classmates. Our classes are BYOB, and you are welcome to bring a bottle to enjoy at the sit-down meal (not including our baking or dessert classes).

Our classes are hands-on, coupled with demonstration-style teaching. Everyone is situated at their own cutting board/chef’s knife station around a large wooden work table that accommodates the whole class (10 people max). We work together as a group, with the chef at the head of the table.

We focus on knife skills, preparing ingredients for cooking, and we strive to find every opportunity to offer you a hands-on experience at the stove and at your station, all within the spatial parameters of a single stove/family-style kitchen. We ask for volunteers to assist in all cooking.

Refund Policy

For Public Classes:

We have a firm business days cancellation policy (for credit only) to ensure that we have enough time to re-fill your seat with another student.

Please note: Boot Camps require business days notice to be rescheduled.

While it is not in our nature to say no, we are simply not able to accommodate last-minute illnesses or work-related conflicts. However, you are always welcome to send someone in your place, because we understand that these things do happen.

Classes are not refundable.

For Culinary Boot Camps:

Because of the volume of Boot Camps we offer, we cannot offer make-up classes to everyone who misses a class, as it happens too often. As a consolation we have two options for making up missed classes, provided you alert us ahead of time.

  • Send a friend in your place (and make them cook you a meal based on their new skills, as repayment!), or
  • Opt for our “Plan B” program: You can register for any single class that covers the same/similar coursework you missed, provided it still has an open seat 48 hours before it runs. That way you can take another class and we are just filling empty seats. Please note, this is a last-minute, drop-in option, not something that can be scheduled more than 2 days in advance. This does require that you keep tabs on our schedule to see what is available (the number of open seats is part of every class listing).

In any event where a customer wants to cancel their enrollment and is eligible for a full refund, a 5% processing fee will be deducted from the refund amount.

Thank you for understanding!

Reviews of Classes at Home Cooking New York (2,023)

(4.7-star rating across 2,023 reviews)
  • French Bistro Classics

    Reviewed by Crandell D W. on 4/23/2023
    The teacher of this cooking class was so down to earth & friendly. She had all of the food prepared and ready for all of us to follow them cook the recipes. She even gave a brief knife cutting lesson. She explained each step of the way the four different recipes that we cooked. The food was delicious. She even gave us ziplock bags to take the leftover food home with us. She gets a AAA + rating from me.
  • French Bistro Classics

    Reviewed by Jessica M. on 12/14/2019
    Such a great class! John was awesome. So fun, delicious, informative, and personable!
  • French Bistro Classics

    Reviewed by Sherri D. on 11/24/2019
    It's great that John (our personal chef for the evening) made sure that we could re-create at home what we learned in class. He gave us shortcuts and handy tips and even explained the science behind why we should heat up our pans before we add the oil or why we put butter in AFTER the oil. This was my first time, but I will most certainly sign up for another class.
  • French Bistro Classics

    Reviewed by Sean S. on 8/25/2019
    Great class! Great chef (Jon)! Meal was fantastic and learned a lot of knowledge usable with many other techniques.. will definitely be cooking this meal and returning for other classes soon!!
  • French Bistro Classics

    Reviewed by Mengjue Z. on 8/25/2019
    The instructor John is beyond pleasant, helpful and kind. Have a wonderful time there and will make sure to come back to more of his classes.
  • French Bistro Classics

    Reviewed by Hai N. on 8/25/2019
    Great recipes, simple to make yet tasted amazing! Friendly instructor with lots of useful tips in the kitchen. Great group of people to eat with.
  • French Bistro Classics

    Anonymous review on 5/4/2019
    Fun and learned a lot!
  • French Bistro Classics

    Reviewed by Laurisa M. on 1/7/2019
    This class was extremely fun and very informative! Erica is hilarious and was such a great teacher. The food was incredible too! And seems absolutely doable to make at home on our own. Can't wait to take another Home Cooking New York class!
  • French Bistro Classics

    Reviewed by Mark L. on 12/31/2018
    I have taken multiple course with Home Cooking New York, and each one is great. You get to watch, participate, and eat all the delicious food that is prepared. I have made most of the recipes later on at home on my own.
  • French Bistro Classics

    Reviewed by Annie M. on 8/10/2018
    Chef was fantastic! Informative class and good food.
  • French Bistro Classics

    Anonymous review on 4/22/2018
    Was a very informative and fun class! Great chef instructor - highly reccomend
  • French Bistro Classics

    Reviewed by Meaghan B. on 3/24/2018
    The class was great! John was extremely informative and very personable. I wouldn’t definitely take another one of his cooking classes.
  • French Bistro Classics

    Reviewed by Mariska S. on 2/8/2018
    I loved this course. The instructor was fun and was very patient with us and able to explain each step in a way that I could understand and remember. We had a delightful group (one girl took several classes there..always a good sign) and very much enjoyed the dinner at the of the evening. I am very much looking forward to trying another course with HomeCooking.
  • French Bistro Classics

    Anonymous review on 2/6/2018
    The instructor was knowledgeable and fun. Definitely learned a lot more about cooking and knife cutting than I expected to.
  • French Bistro Classics

    Reviewed by Katie B. on 2/5/2018
    Erika could not have been cuter or more knowledgeable. We made five different dishes and each was more delicious than the next. The class was byob which led to a raucous and immensely enjoyable tone to things. The class is taught at a large communal cooking table and your participation points happen if you volunteer to come up and say.. crack and separate an egg. Bowls are passed around the table to pitch in with the stirring. The only thing I would've preferred was if we all had separate stations and got to make our own meal in smaller groups, but it was a nice way to get to know everyone at the table. Plus the space isn't really set up for that, nor does it make much sense logistically.
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Students enjoyed the French Bistro Classics cooking class. The chefs are described as personable, knowledgeable, and down-to-earth, instilling practical knowledge and useful tips for home cooking. As part of the class, they show students how to prepare various recipes, and even offer a basic knife-cutting lesson. These skills have given students the confidence to recreate the dishes they learned at home. The communal cooking environment is filled with humor and camaraderie, making the experience not just a learning one, but also social and enjoyable. Lastly, participants praised the deliciousness of the food and the instructors' willingness to share leftovers. Quotes: 1. "It's great that John made sure that we could re-create at home what we learned in class. He gave us shortcuts and handy tips and even explained the science behind why we should heat up our pans before we add the oil or why we put butter in AFTER the oil." 2. "The instructor was fun and was very patient with us and able to explain each step in a way that I could understand and remember." 3. "Erica was our instructor and she was amazing. She was a great teacher and combined humor with her instruction in the most perfect way. We quickly felt like a big group of friends."

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