L'École de Cuisine Alain Ducasse—the star chef’s acclaimed cooking school—has just opened a new space at BHV Marais, the landmark department store near the Paris City Hall. (The beloved store rebranded at the end of last year with a flashy marketing change and a new name; “Marais” was tacked on to the end, emphasizing its location.)
Located on the third floor, the cooking school offers a range of courses starting from 70€ (1.5 hours). After a morning shopping the summer sales, you can sign up for the 1 pm “Cuisinez & déjeunez” course for a convivial lunch. Learn to make a gourmet dish like red mullet in a olive and basil gratinee, then sit down to savor it, along with something sweet.
Other classes include All about chou pastry, Bistro Cuisine, Vegetables, Brunch and another focusing solely on lobster. Courses are taught in French but a translation service can be provided. For more information and to reserve online, visit www.ecolecuisine-alainducasse.com
L'École de Cuisine Alain Ducasse, BHV Marais, 52, rue de Rivoli, 75004 Paris