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The Secrets of Macarons


Duration: 2:30 hrs

If there is one French pastry that is the envy of the entire world, and which everybody dreams of being able to make, then it must be macarons.

The Secrets of Macarons Workshop Presentation

This legendary small round pastry, made from almond meringue, is perfect for every occasion. Macarons are rounded pastries with a crisp shell and a soft interior. They are made from ground almonds, sugar and egg whites.

To bring this luxury pastry within your reach, Le Cordon Bleu Paris invites you to take part in a three hour macaron workshop in its brand new premises overlooking the Seine.
This is the perfect setting in which to try making one of France’s most popular pastries.

You will be immersed in the world of macarons; by the end of the workshop, the technique for making them will no longer hold any secrets for you.

To achieve this, the participants are guided by, and receive invaluable step-by-step advice from Le Cordon Bleu pastry Chefs.

Flavours such as chocolate, salted butter caramel, vanilla and pistachio are programmed.

Reviews of this pastry workshop

  • pastry review by Clara Ciurana
  • pastry review by Clara Ciurana

On the menu:

30 April

11 May, 11 June

2 July, 22 July, 12 August

17 September, 6 October, 22 October

17 November, 10 December
Dulcey blond chocolate

All short courses are taught in French and consecutively translated into English by a translator.
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.
Apron, tea towel and cooler bag “Le Cordon Bleu” are offered.
During the day of the short course, you will benefit of 10 % discount at Le Café Le Cordon Bleu and at La Boutique, except on books (-5%).
The end time of the course depends on the number of participants.

Book your seat for this workshop:

Price: € 125.00

Duration: 150 minutes

The Secrets of Macarons Workshop Chefs

To ensure that you experience a true culinary discovery during your The Secrets of Macarons Workshop, we have chosen highly experienced pastry Chefs.

The story behind the macaron recipe

Macarons have a long history and originally came from Venice.  The date of their arrival in France remains uncertain.  However, Parisian macarons, or "gerbets" date back to the 20th century.
In many French towns, specialty macarons can be found, but the most well-known, along with the Parisian macaron, is the Nancy macaron.
All macarons, without exception, are made with the same ingredients, but each has a different texture: crisp, fondant, chewy, crackled, etc.  The Parisian macaron is immediately identifiable thanks to its perfectly smooth and shiny shell, and tasty filling.

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