April 18: Here Comes The Food!

Ecole des Trois Ponts, Riorges France
Ecole des Trois Ponts, Riorges France

This morning I did 3 hours of language classes. After lunch many of us sat in the courtyard doing our homework as the temperature was bout 22 degrees and sunny. During class I made so many mistakes! Oh well, that’s the purpose of the course…to improve. (So easy to make mistakes and being a slight perfectionist it’s hard to take).

Our cooking classes started at 4:30 and for 2 ¾ hours we chopped, diced, stirred and did everything to prepare tonight’s meal. It was tough!! I had to blame the peeler, the shallot and the carrot for the imperfect results. Pas mois, bien sur!! (Not me, of course!)

This was our menu:

  • Salade croustillante—Mesclan salad with carrots and smoked duck breast in a phyllo cup
  • Pave de boeuf aux 3 sauces (Bordelaise, Graine de moutarde, Bernaise)—slices of beef with 3 different sauces. You wouldn’t believe how much butter was used!
  • Tarte Tatin—apple pie, my FAVOURITE
  • Tons of wine, as always
  • 4 Cheeses

Just finished dinner…I am finding that I speak better French and can joke when I have had a few (many) glasses of wine. This meal tonight was AMAZING. We voted on the best sauce to go with the beef and the Bernaise won, but I disagree. The Mustard sauce was sooo good. By the end of the dinner my plate was CLEAN! (No, I did not lick it). I enjoy food in France more than in Canada. I don’t know what I will do when I return.

Here are some of the pictures:
Mickeal showing us how to make the caramel sauce for the Tarte Tatin:

Preparing Tarte Tatin at Ecole des Trois Ponts, Riorges France
Preparing Tarte Tatin

Placing the apples on top of the caramel:

Preparing Tarte Tatin Ecoles Des Trois Ponts Riorges France
Preparing Tarte Tatin

Creating the 3 sauces for the beef:

Ecole des Trois Ponts Riorges, France
3 Sauces for beef

Our salad with duck:

Salad with duck Ecole des Trois Ponts
Salad with duck

A table!

Ecole des Trois Ponts, Riorges France
Ecole des Trois Ponts, Riorges France

And of course there’s always the 4 cheeses and dessert (Tarte Tatin):

Tarte Tatin Ecole des Trois Ponts, Riorges France
Tarte Tatin
4 Cheeses Ecole des Trois Ponts, Riorges France
4 Cheeses

 

 

 

 

 

I am sooo full, I have to go to bed.

A beintot.

Other posts related to my time at Ecole des Trois Ponts

April 17: Lose Weight With the Paris Marathon; Gain Weight In Riorges

April 19 (Part 1): Les Fromages

April 19 (Part 2): Not Easy Being A Fish

April 20: Fully Immersed

April 21: France’s Influence On Jan

April 22: Final Dinner

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