A stay at The Regent Grand Hotel Bordeaux is a feast for the senses—from the stunning interiors by star French designer Jacques Garcia to the gastronomic cuisine by Pascal Nibeaudeau (check out our first-hand account here). So imagine our delight when we learned that the Michelin-starred chef is now offering cooking classes at Le Pressoir d’Argent. (The resto takes its name from its silver lobster press, one of only five in the world. When the Breton blue lobster is prepared, the shell is compressed in the press to provide the essence which transforms the sauce into something sublime.) Nibaudeau trained under Michelin-starred chef Yves Mattagne, and was awarded the Gault Millau d’Or in 2009, before earning his first Michelin star.
An expert in seafood, Nibaudeau is now opening his kitchen to offer gastronomic workshops and lessons. The sessions include the creation of a dish or an entire menu, with ample tasting included. Menus change seasonally, and the sessions can accommodate up to 15 people. Dates are March 5, May 7, July 9, October 10, and November 5. The price per person is 100 euros excluding drinks or 140 euros with aperitif, wines, and bottled water included.