Ah, langoustines…what can I say, I love them.  With such a pristine and delicate flavor that some say rivals that of their older cousin, the lobster, what’s not love?  You can imagine my excitement when, on the first day of cooking class, Patricia presented us with Joël Robuchon‘s recipe for langoustine bundles with fresh herbs. Half of the wrapped and trimmed bundles each held a fresh basil leaf.  The other half, a piece of truffle…this is France, after all. We enjoyed these delicious… Read more »

  I just bought my plane ticket to Paris for this March.  We are having  a reunion of sorts with Patricia Wells, a special week  loaded with all new recipes from some of Patricia’s favorite dining spots in Paris.  In anticipation, I want to share one of the recipes I have adapted from Patricia’s original.   Petit Pots de Crème au Chocolat au Piment d’Esplette Chocolate Custards with Piment d’Esplette You’ll need a double boiler (a stainless steel bowl over a… Read more »

So far, we have visited Pôilane, the market, and eaten a fabulous lunch, and oops I forgot to mention the wine tasting at Le Dernièr Goutte, so a fair question to ask might be, “Did you actually cook in your cooking class?”  Well, yes, yes we did.  The delicious recipes celebrated the spring season and were a joy to make.  Each class member was assigned a dish for the day’s meal , one day it could be  the main course and… Read more »