In celebration of Bastille Day this July, we’re looking back at our days as The French Culinary InstituteTM with a whole month of programming dedicated to honoring French cuisine and culture, as well as our founding as FCITM. Join us for two demos and tastings this July that celebrate everything we love about French culinary techniques, food and wine, as well three hands-on one-day cooking classes to get you mastering the art of French cooking yourself!
Observe the masterful Chef Jacques Pépin, Dean of Special Programs, in his La Techniques demonstration to learn the fundamental knife skills every good cook must know. Experience the art of pairing through a tasting of Rosé wines and regional French cuisine from our Director of Culinary Arts & Technology, Chef Hervé Malivert. Plus, be sure to register for our French Culinary Institute hands-on one day classes offered all month long!
Check out the event details and classes below & register to attend!
BRUSH UP ON YOUR FRENCH TECHNIQUES...
JULY DEMOS & TASTINGS
Tour de Rosé: Demo and Food Pairing with Chef Hervé Malivert
Wednesday, July 24 | 3:30-5pm
ICC’s Director of Culinary Arts & Technology, Chef Hervé Malivert, will showcase some of the best food and wine from France! We’ll travel through France, right in the heart of NYC, to taste regional dishes from around the country. You’ll watch the steps to creating delicious French classics, then enjoy the dishes paired with rosé wines from the same region! We’ll taste from well known regions, like Provence and Champagne, as well as Languedoc-Roussillon. Plus, don’t miss Chef Hervé’s surprise pairing where we will explore a lesser known region as well!
Open to current ICC students and alumni, RSVP required. Limited seating for the general public may be available with an RSVP to email@example.com
La Technique with Chef Jacques Pépin
Wednesday, July 31 | 3:30-5pm
Join us for an exclusive demonstration with ICC’s Dean of Special Programs, Chef Jacques Pépin, as he shares the fundamental techniques to improve your knife skills.
Open to current ICC students and alumni, no RSVP required. Limited seating for the general public available with an RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
...THEN LEARN TO COOK YOUR FAVORITE FRENCH CLASSICS!
JULY ONE-DAY FRENCH CULINARY & PASTRY CLASSES
Saturday, July 13 | 10am- 2pm
Learn how to make the perfect baguette! Get hands-on in mixing, fermenting, folding and shaping your dough with Old-World techniques before scoring and finishing it in the oven. Then, take home your skills to get that rich, chewy texture, the aroma and the satisfying crunch of the crust in your own kitchen.
Saturday, July 13 | 3:30-7:30pm
Learn how easy it is to make marvelous madeleines—those elegant and distinctively shell-shaped French cakes—and the ever-popular classic French macaron (Gerber or macaron en français using almonds, meringue, buttercream and ganache). The result: delicate, delicious creations in bright, bold colors.
Saturday, July 20 | 10:00am-2:00pm
Escape to the South of France In this installment of our French Classics series. You’ll learn the secrets behind Soupe de Poissons à la Marseillaise—four different fish in a broth fragrant with saffron and Vichysoisse, the classic potato-leek soup. And for the grand finale, you’ll learn to make your own crèmes caramel.