Visit Paris in July with Toronto’s foodie studio Le Dolci

Eiffel Tower, from Champ-de-Mars, Paris.

Eiffel Tower, from Champ-de-Mars, Paris. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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If you love French food, love to travel and have always fancied yourself as a Julia Child in training then a trip hosted this July by Toronto based fun, foodie studio, Le Dolci is the perfect summer getaway for you and your girlfriends.

Led by two passionate foodies Lisa Sanguedolce, owner of Le Dolci Foodie Studio and Mardi Michels, French teacher, food writer and Le Dolci’s resident macaron teacher; the tour boasts daily hands-on culinary classes at La Cuisine Paris along with plenty of free time to explore the city.

This is the first trip of its kind to be hosted by a Toronto company and allows participants to explore the city without feeling like they are on an ‘organized tour’.

Sanguedolce says, “I travelled for years for work and pleasure and loved certain elements of organized tours but hated others and thought it would be great to organize something that gives the participant the best of both worlds. Our tour has a hands-on culinary classes scheduled each day, with plenty of free time for guests to explore the city as they wish. Michels, who lived in Paris for over 5 years and who returns on a near-yearly basis and a culinary tourist herself wherever she goes, helped plan the itinerary.

Tour includes 5 hands-on classes and selected afternoon cultural activities.  Price excludesairfare and accommodation.  Guests can arrive at any time before the tour, stay wherever they choose. To help guests, a partnership has been formed with the the Hotel du Jeu de Paume – a boutique hotel located a few minutes away from host school, La Cuisine Paris on the Ile St Louis.

Stacked macarons, Paris 2010.

Stacked macarons, Paris 2010. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

  • The tour includes optional activities each day for those who want a full itinerary including a bike tour, champagne cruise along the Seine and a “sweet macaron” walking tour.
  • Tour price includes a one-week Paris metro pass & a welcome pack.
  • Tour price: $1300, which includes all culinary adventures during the week and excludes airfare and accommodation. People currently on the tour come from Australia, the USA and Canada.
  • Group size is limited to 10 people for an intimate experience.

DAY 1 – Pain au chocolat and croissant making, “Sweet Tour” of Paris & welcome dinner
DAY 2 – Macaron tour of Paris & making macarons
DAY 3 -‘Choux’ pastry – éclairs & profiteroles,
DAY 4 – Marché Maubert market tour & cooking class
DAY 5 – secrets of French baguette & breads & farewell celebration dinner

[There’s a more details itinerary here.]

More information:
Le Dolci -Toronto’s fun, foodie studio

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