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Living in France

WICE is proud to offer courses that will show you how to master the French art of ‘savoir vivre’.

The French lifestyle has always been associated with a sense of style that is unique to their culture. While most of us were not born with that certain ‘je ne sais quoi’ quality that comes so effortlessly to our Gallic compatriots, we can certainly try to learn some of their secrets.

Classes are currently divided into two main categories:

  • Le Vin Français: which incorporates all things related to French wine, headed up by two wine experts who have a unique view on French wines and all that encompasses.
  • Cuisine Francaise: which provides an expert chefs view on typical French cuisine, and how to prepare these wonderful dishes at home.

Help us keep this department vibrant and exciting by sending us your ideas for  subjects and classes you would like to see included. Email us at livinginfrance@wice-paris.org.


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Upcoming courses

    • 29 May 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Private residence (meeting point: TBC)
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    ** Join us for a Hearty Lunch & Glass of Wine featuring **

    Thai-French Fusion Grilled Tuna

    Our summery Thai-French Fusion Grilled Tuna has a nifty exotic marinade of Thai and other spices and condiments. We'll talk about how you could also use salmon or swordfish. 

    After a brief bath in the flavorings, the fish  is ready to grill on the indoor stove-top grill or outdoor BBQ.  Chef Randall likes to serve it with a mango - cucumber salsa

    Chocolate Roulade Cake with Fresh Berries

    Our light and fresh dessert will incorporate berries to celebrate spring. Chef Randall will demonstrate his tricks for making an easy roulade (rolled) chocolate cake. 

    The result is a "wow" kind of cake with its creamy filling and bright, tangy fresh berries.  Only you will know just how easy it is to make while you impress your guests. 

    This cake has a light touch of chocolate and  a not-too-sweet filling.  Any fresh berries, or mix of berries, you have on hand will work well. 

    Techniques you will learn include how to: marinade and grill fish, grill using a stove-top iron griddle, make a fresh salsa for serving, make a rolled cake, and how to make a mascarpone-cream filling.

    About the Instructor: Chef Randall Price will share with us his passion for French cuisine, drawing on his 25 years of experience cooking France for heads of state and working as Chef-Instructor at the professional Paris cooking, Ecole de Cuisine La Varenne. His entertaining style, easy-to-follow demonstrations and focus on classic techniques will inspire you to reproduce dishes at home.

    • 20 Jun 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Instructor's Residence, 75016 Paris: metro Boissière
    • 3
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    When it comes to bubbles, our spirits light up: almost every wine producing country in the world produces sparkling wine of some sort: Champagne, Prosecco, Cava, Crémant, Blanquette de Limoux, Franciacorta, Sekt, American sparkling wines etc. What stands behind those names? What are the different processes? Which grape varieties are used? How have marketing strategies differed across the categories? 

    This dinner session will include the tasting of 5 different sparkling wines with refill. Home-made nibbles will complement this tasting. 

    About the Instructor: Hélène Goble comes from a wine-producing family in Bordeaux and organizes wine tasting events and annual wine tours of Bordeaux and Champagne. As well as presenting wines, she will introduce you to the French ’savoir-vivre’ and secrets of wine selection that will leave you impressed. Hélène is a graduate of the Wine and Spirit Education Trust in London.

    Photo Credit: Public domain

    • 02 Jul 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Instructor's Residence, 75016 Paris: metro Boissière
    • 8
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    This “Tour de France” will take us to Champagne, Alsace, Burgundy, Provence, Bordeaux and the Loire Valley. Whether you have been there or not, come and enjoy a journey through 6 different wine regions in France. They all have their specificities. We will be tasting Champagne, white, rosé, red and sweet wines. This is a great opportunity to learn about their specificities, qualities and terroirs. This lunch session will include the tasting of 6 different wines from 6 different wine regions. Nibbles will be served during the session.

    About the Instructor: Hélène Goble comes from a wine-producing family in Bordeaux and organizes wine tasting events and annual wine tours of Bordeaux and Champagne. As well as presenting wines, she will introduce you to the French ’savoir-vivre’ and secrets of wine selection that will leave you impressed. Hélène is a graduate of the Wine and Spirit Education Trust in London.

    Photo Credit: Public domain

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