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WICE is proud to offer courses that will show you how to master the French art of ‘savoir vivre’.

The French lifestyle has always been associated with a sense of style that is unique to their culture. While most of us were not born with that certain ‘je ne sais quoi’ quality that comes so effortlessly to our Gallic compatriots, we can certainly try to learn some of their secrets.

Classes are currently divided into two main categories:

  • Le Vin Français: which incorporates all things related to French wine, headed up by two wine experts who have a unique view on French wines and all that encompasses.
  • Cuisine Francaise: which provides an expert chefs view on typical French cuisine, and how to prepare these wonderful dishes at home.

Help us keep this department vibrant and exciting by sending us your ideas for  subjects and classes you would like to see included. Email us at livinginfrance@wice-paris.org.


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Upcoming courses

    • 09 Nov 2017
    • 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Private apartment, 75016 Paris: metro Boissière
    • 1
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    What is the history behind French Cheeses?  How do you pair them with wines?

    Participants will be invited to sample eight different cheeses, accompanied by 5 wines, and to discover which ones are your favourites.

    About the instructor: Hélène Goble comes from a wine-producing family in Bordeaux and organizes wine tasting events and annual wine tours of the Bordeaux area.  As well as presenting wines, she will introduce you to the French ’savoir-vivre’.  She is a graduate of the Wine and Spirit Education Trust in London.
    • 15 Nov 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Private residence rue du Faubourge Poissonnière, 75009 Paris: metro Bonne Nouvelle
    • 0

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    Taste all the dishes & enjoy a glass of wine in all cooking demonstration classes!

    Moving into Autumn, let’s sample a slightly different approach to serving duck with pistachio-stuffed, roasted duck legs!  

    A classic French side dish is a potato pancake - or galette. This one features the melting nuances of a bit of shredded turnips. Perfect for your fall menu. 

    Pears are starting to shine at the market now and this poached pear version, featuring a vanilla mousse, was made famous at Maxim’s Restaurant in Paris.  Don't miss how to make this easy, but impressive French dessert. 

    Techniques include boning duck legs, stuffing and roasting them; making potato pancakes; poaching pears and making a mousse.

    About the Instructor: Chef Randall Price will share with us his passion for French cuisine, drawing on his 25 years of experience cooking France for heads of state and working as Chef-Instructor at the professional Paris cooking school, Ecole de Cuisine La Varenne. His entertaining style, easy-to-follow demonstrations and focus on classic techniques will inspire you to reproduce dishes at home.

    • 07 Dec 2017
    • 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Private apartment, 75016 Paris: metro Boissière
    • 3
    Register

    Champagne and Foie Gras, two of France’s most well known gourmet products, but have you tried them together?

    Participants will taste four different champagnes accompanied by two different varieties of Foie Gras.

    About the instructor: Hélène Goble comes from a wine-producing family in Bordeaux and organizes wine tasting events and annual wine tours of the Bordeaux area.  As well as presenting wines, she will introduce you to the French ’savoir-vivre’.  She is a graduate of the Wine and Spirit Education Trust in London.

    • 13 Dec 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Private residence rue du Faubourge Poissonnière, 75009 Paris: metro Bonne Nouvelle
    • 1
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    Special Holiday Candlelit Dinner

    " Dîner aux Chandelles" Menu & Wines

    This class will provide you with a number of fantastic ideas for your holiday entertaining. 

    Exceptionally, there will be three courses and premium ingredients befitting a holiday feast.   Also included will be tastes of white, red and sparkling wines.

    Our special holiday menu includes:

    Noix de Saint Jacques Grillée aux Sabayon - (Grilled Scallops in a Sabayon Sauce)

    Ragout de Sanglier aux Ratafia et Trompettes de la Morte (Wild game ragout and wild mushrooms)

    Pomme de Pin au Chocolate (chocolate macaron batter used to create a chocolate pine cone) 

    Techniques include making an egg and wine Sabayon sauce; making a game ragout; sautéing wild mushrooms; making a moulded chocolate mousse; making chocolate-almond macaron batter for piping and baking as decorations.




    About the Instructor: Chef Randall Price will share with us his passion for French cuisine, drawing on his 25 years of experience cooking France for heads of state and working as Chef-Instructor at the professional Paris cooking school, Ecole de Cuisine La Varenne. His entertaining style, easy-to-follow demonstrations and focus on classic techniques will inspire you to reproduce dishes at home.

    • 18 Jan 2018
    • 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Private apartment, 75016 Paris: metro Boissière
    • 8
    Register

    Ever wondered why the wines of these two regions are so different?  Come along and discover the history of the regions and sample five different wines (white and red) from two of the most famous regions in France.

    Light nibbles will be served alongside the wines.

    About the instructor: Hélène Goble comes from a wine-producing family in Bordeaux and organizes wine tasting events and annual wine tours of the Bordeaux area.  As well as presenting wines, she will introduce you to the French ’savoir-vivre’.  She is a graduate of the Wine and Spirit Education Trust in London.

    • 24 Jan 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Private residence rue du Faubourge Poissonnière, 75009 Paris: metro Bonne Nouvelle
    • 9
    Register

    Taste all the dishes & enjoy a glass of wine in all cooking demonstration classes!

    Comfort food is welcome after the excesses of the holidays. 

    A traditional version of Coq au Vin highlights today’s demonstration. You won't want to miss Chef Randall's tips to streamline the operation. 

    The traditional French 'Galette des Rois' is pervasive during a six-week period these days, rather than  just on the 6th of January. 

    You won’t find a tastier version than the one you'll learn today - and that you can actually make at home. It has a special pastry cream filling and uses quality store-bought, pure butter puff pastry.

    Techniques include braising marinated chicken; working with puff pastry; making pastry cream; assembling a two-crust tart.

    About the Instructor: Chef Randall Price will share with us his passion for French cuisine, drawing on his 25 years of experience cooking France for heads of state and working as Chef-Instructor at the professional Paris cooking school, Ecole de Cuisine La Varenne. His entertaining style, easy-to-follow demonstrations and focus on classic techniques will inspire you to reproduce dishes at home.



    • 08 Feb 2018
    • 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Private apartment, 75016 Paris: metro Boissière
    • 7
    Register

    Come along and discover five wines from different vineyards in Bordeaux, all of the same vintage - 2009 - a particularly good year for Bordeaux.

    This ‘Horizontal tasting’ will comprise of left and right bank wines from the Bordeaux region.

    Light nibbles will be served alongside the wines.

    About the instructor: Hélène Goble comes from a wine-producing family in Bordeaux and organizes wine tasting events and annual wine tours of the Bordeaux area.  As well as presenting wines, she will introduce you to the French ’savoir-vivre’.  She is a graduate of the Wine and Spirit Education Trust in London.

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