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Special Topic Class: Cuisine

Product Code: 2017 T3 A G STC Cuisine 2017

Age Group Adults
Type 4. Special Topic Classes
Session 2017 - Term 3
Pace 2 hours per week over 9 weeks
Duration 18 hours
Level Various levels
A valid registration fee is required in order to enroll in this course (members are exempted).

Suitable for French levels A2 and above

From Picardie to Pyrenees, passing by Auvergne, Bourgogne, etc. this class will allow you to explore French regions and their culinary specialties. Our journey will include all kinds of activities to reinforce your French skills and it will be seasoned with workshops that will turn you into a real "Chef".

Please note an additional cost of $5/class ($45 total) has been added to the original course fees ($335) to cover the cost of food for each student.

We are thrilled to introduce our new teacher for this class - French chef Arno Jullien

Arno worked as a Chef in various prestigious restaurants on the French Riviera. Keep reading to enjoy this moreish appetizer about his life:

1. As far back as you can remember, what was your first tasting emotion?
When I was seven, my first coffee made an impression on me. I loved the smell but hated the taste. Since then, I’ve learned to enjoy it.

2. Tell us a bit about your professional background?
Mischievous and chaotic! I spent quite a lot of time in my aunt’s family restaurant. As a student, I worked like mad in restaurant kitchens of Avignon. In London, I’ve got to know the basement fast-food kitchens starting to work at 4 in the morning for two years. After having successively explored the sales industry, information technology and audio-visual fields, I returned to my first love: gastronomy! In 2015, I completed a vocational diploma in the field of cuisine for adults in Nice on the French Riviera. And I still enjoy very much photography.

3. What are the recipes you plan to prepare with Alliance Française students? I will start with the famous Tarte Tatin (Tatin pie), with the great pastry chef Philippe Conticini’s recipe. It’s my favourite version of the famous Tatin sister’s pie, and we still don’t know if this dessert’s story is a legend or a marketing ploy, before marketing even existed. This being said, it’s a very simple recipe for an iconic dessert of French gastronomy. Apples melt in the mouth, it’s a true delight! For the other recipes, it’s a surprise, keep an eye on the Alliance Francaise’s website and social networks, we’ll see you there soon…

Find out more about Arno here

From Thursday, 03 Aug 2017 to Thursday, 28 Sep 2017
  • Thursday - 10:00 to 12:00 - 1) Grey Lynn Centre
$342.00 NZD
Approx $249.45 USD