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The Secrets of Macarons


Duration: 2:30 hrs

If there is one pastry that everyone envies the French and dreams of making, it is the macaron.

Mythical small round cake made of almond meringue, it can be eaten on any occasion. The macaron is a small round cake, crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. It is made from almond powder, sugar and egg whites.

To learn more about this luxury pastry, Le Cordon Bleu Paris welcomes you to a two-hour and a half macaron workshop in its institute overlooking the Seine.
An ideal setting to try your hand at preparing one of France's favorite pastries.

The whole world of the macaron will be presented to you so that the technique of making it will no longer be a secret for you at the end of the workshop. Participants will be guided and advised step by step by a Le Cordon Bleu pastry chef. 

Apron, tea towel and cooler bag “Le Cordon Bleu” are offered. A participation certificate will be given by the Chef at the end of the workshop.

On the menu:

2 April, 20 April

8 June, 22 June, 27 July

9 August, 11 September, 5 October

2 November

6 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.
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: 140.00€

Duration: 2 hours 30 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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Last page update in march 2024.