Learn How To Make French Macaroons in Paris

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Take some time out from your Paris sightseeing to learn how to make a famous French confection – macaroons. Meet a local French chef in a private Parisian apartment in the heart of the city, where you'll discover the secrets behind making these esteemed, colorful French delights, made of two moist meringue shells sandwiched together by a creamy filling. This small-group experience is limited to eight people, so you'll learn how to make these special treats with personalized attention from your host.

Under the watchful eye of your expert host – a French chef – spend an afternoon in a private apartment in the heart of Paris, discovering the culinary secrets to making delicate macarons (macaroons in French) from the recipe of the famous French pastry chef Pierre Hermé. The double-decker macaroon – made by sticking two macaroon shells together with ganache (filling)—was first done by Maison Ladurée, a legendary Paris pastry shop, in 1930. Today, colorful macaroons line all Parisian pastry shops. Chic and irresistibly delicious, they are the perfect French treat!

Your three-hour macaroon-making experience will take place in a private kitchen, with regular utensils and equipment so you can easily make your macaroons again at home. Two flavors will be chosen and created by your group out of the following options: chocolate, lemon, raspberry with Tonka bean, coconut with milk chocolate, or coffee.

At the end of your class, you will take away a box of macaroons and a copy of the recipe to share with your friends back home (or keep all to yourself!).

What's included

  • Professional french chef as your host
  • Use of apron and cooking utensils
  • Small group cooking class (maximum 8 people)
  • Take away a box of 20 macaroons
  • A copy of the recipe to share with your friends back home (or keep all to yourself!)

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off