Inaugural Paris Study Tour
by Le Cordon Bleu Malaysia
The Gourmet experience
In conjunction of the launch of Classic Cycle and Grand Diplôme programmes, as well to enhance the student’s experience the first ever study tour was organised. We have a whopping 24 students who participated the 5 nights Paris Tour this April. This visit to Paris aims to expose the Parisian culture and the various food scene of this ancient City to our students
Visiting the iconic Eiffel Tower was our first stop to view the whole of Paris on an elevated position was absolutely exhilarating for all the students, many of whom are visiting Paris for the first time. The first lunch was at Brasserie Odeon right in the heart of Paris which offers traditional French food such as escargot as starters, duck confit as main and finish off with crème brulee for dessert.
The students were taken to the gourmet section of Galaries Lafayette, the open air markets at Aurele and Rue De Convention where they saw numerous varieties of tomatoes, vegetables, fishes, chesses which are hardly seen in Malaysia and bought tasting portions to satisfy their palette. At several stops at Artisan bakeries and pastries shops they got to savour the best croissants, pastries, cakes and breads. They saw numerous varieties of tomatoes, vegetables, fishes, chesses which are hardly seen in Malaysia and bought tasting portions to satisfy their palette.
The visit to Moët Champagne Cellar was an eye opener as they listened intensely to the history and the process of champagne making in Reims. The Students also had a taste of their non-vintage champagne plus a wonderful champagne lunch at a nice Brasserie in Reims.
The highlight of this tour culminates are the 2 workshops participated by all students at our Founding school in Paris. The students spent 6 hours at workshops conducted by Le Cordon Bleu Paris chefs and were awarded certificate of participation thereafter. They received accolades from the Chef who conducted the workshops who commented that they were well organised, discipline and knows their techniques and were meticulously working through their recipes. All students were also overwhelmed by the State of Art kitchens of the Paris school which moved into the new premises by the River Sein about a year ago.
All in all, it was a very memorable, educational trip which gave all students who participated a great eye opener to the Gourmet Cuisine City.