Experience the art of French bistro cooking with It Only Takes a Minette, a series of four participatory cooking classes taught by Chef Peter Woolsey, of Bistrot La Minette. Monthly classes will be held at the restaurant on Saturdays June 19, July 17, August 14 and September 11. They begin at 10:30 a.m. sharp, cost $40 per person, and are limited to 10 people. Call 215.925.8000 for reservations. Bistrot La Minette is located at 623 S. 6th Street, Philadelphia. www.bistrotlaminette.com.
Shop With The Chef. Saturday, June 19. Meet at the restaurant and then join the chef for a stroll to the Farmers Market where you’ll hand pick the freshest seasonal ingredients. Then you’ll return to the restaurant and join in the preparation of a savory lunch, sure to please your senses.
The Art of Charcuterie. Saturday, July 17. Chef Woolsey will guide you through the art of charcuterie, perfect for entertaining at home. You’ll sample pâtés with foie gras and blood sausage. Learn how to prepare country terrines with fresh duck and veal. And then, the chef will show you the secrets of a professional presentation, complete with condiments and garnishes that will harmonize your plate. This class is perfect for anyone who likes to entertain.
Viva La Pasta. Saturday, August 14. Tortellini. Ravioli. Fettuccini. The French have great applications for our favorite noodles. You’ll learn how to make mouth-watering, hand-crafted pasta at home, and how to dress it with the freshest seasonal ingredients.
Chocolate Indulgence. Saturday, September 11. If you believe in death by chocolate, this class is for you. Following in the footsteps of François Payard and Robert Bennett, Chef Peter Woolsey has mastered the art of chocolate making. And now he’s prepared to share that art with you. He’ll show you how to select the finest chocolate, shape the chocolates into bite size pieces, store them and serve them. Join us for one very sweet class.
Call 215.925.8000 for reservations. Bistrot La Minette is located at 623 S. 6th Street, Philadelphia. www.bistrotlaminette.com.