Your desk - the 19th century dining table, an apron, note pad and recipes.

Your desk – the 19th century dining table, an apron, note pad and recipes.

 

Take a 5-star legendary hotel, add in a two star Michelin chef and a 19th Century kitchen, fresh ingredients, 6 eager ‘pupils’ and you have a typical Wednesday morning cooking class at La Mirande, Avignon.

Madame went off full of excitement and enthusiam to one of them. The classes did not disappoint.

On the schedule was poached eggs on a vegetable dish, how to use every part of the lamb and some samoosas. All topped off with a sumptuous meal accompanied by local wines. Heaven!

Madame, Sam and le Chef with the ingredients. Ready for action.

Madame, Sam and le Chef Michel Meissonnier with the ingredients. Ready for action.

 

Fresh and ready to go.

Fresh and ready to go.

 

The Chef describes the asparagus to a course participant - serious business.

Michel Meissonnier, The Chef describes the asparagus to a course participant – serious business.

The veggie dish

The veggie dish

 

 

 

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