Pastry class with a master chef in the Gers

Written by on December 5, 2019 in Midi-Pyrénées, Tours in France

Box of multi-coloured macaron cake

If you have a sweet tooth and a yearning for learning how to make the most amazing French cakes – this pastry class with a master chef in Gers is perfect for you!

Close to Auch, the capital of the Gers department, the little village of Vic-Fezenac has a surprise. On the outskirts, in his atelier kitchen, master pâtissier Jean Michel Fauché creates magic. It comes in the shape of macarons, truffles and other delicious little cakes as well as chocolate delights. And you can join him…

Best tours of the Gers by a local guide

Sue Aran is an expat American turned Gascony local who runs the most amazing tours of the Gers and the surrounding area. She has a knack for seeking out the authentic and the wondrous, whether it’s discovering the water lily farm where Monet bought his water lilies, Armagnac tasting or the best antiques stores and flea markets in the region. And, much more.

Take a masterclass in French cake making

Group of men and women stand before a table with boxes of macarons made in a cooking class in Gers

Her pastry and chocolate class tour will take you to the heart of Jean-Michel Fauché’s kitchen. There you will take a delicious and unforgettable pastry class with a master chef. You’ll watch as he prepares something delicious. You’ll join in and learn to make a French pastry that you can make at home. And yes, your friends and family will be amazed!

The completely hands on, half day class is ideal for an individual or a group and though Chef Fauché doesn’t speak English, Sue will translate everything. However, following the chef’s demonstration is easy and a huge amount of fun. Macarons are a firm favourite in the class and you’ll make about 40 macarons per person. And, what you don’t eat in class (they are irresistible!), you can take home with you. They’ll be perfectly boxed for the journey home. Quite possibly the most delicious and fun souvenir ever!

An authentic Gascon experience

At the end of each class you’ll be served a slice of Gascon Croustade, a seriously mouth-watering and more-ish apple tart. Sweet, delicate and heavenly pastry that’s thinner than filo pastry covers the top and caramelised apple with of course a short of local Armagnac. Washed down with a glass of wine from a local vineyard – it’s the perfect way to end the class. And of course, you get the recipe to take home! The tour that keeps on giving…

Join the French Country Adventures macaron or chocolate making tour and have an authentic and utterly delicious experience that takes you to the heart of the good life in the Gers, Gascony.


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