It’s hardly a secret that I am a less-than-enthusiastic cook, but I do try to keep learning and even took a cooking class with a Michelin-star chef.
If you would like to try your hand at hands-on cooking in a luxurious environment, classes are offered at both the Hotel de Paris and at the Monte Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort in Monaco.
One cooking class starts in the afternoon (link in English) and the other begins in the morning (link in English), providing schedules that should delight everyone’s ‘taste’!
After the class, you will enjoy a gastronomic meal from the fruits of your labor – bien sûr, created by top notch chefs. Time spent in their kitchens would indeed be a gourmet “authentic cooking experience”!
Photos courtesy of official Hôtel de Paris website
The medieval town of Tourrettes-sur-Loup is known as the “City of Violets.” The city celebrates the end of the flower harvest in March, with the “Fete de la Violette,” an event that was started by Victor Linton, a jeweller who came to the village in 1947. The “Victoria” violet, characterized its five petals, long stem, and deep violet color, is a fragrant, winter flower used to make ice cream, jam, candy, beauty products, perfume, cosmetics, & more. The leaves are cultivated later to make the essence used in many famous perfumes.
Food stalls and violet-themed products were front and center with crowds mingling throughout the town’s cobblestone streets and enjoying the weekend festival – taking time to smell the roses violets!