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Cooking seminars & events

"One person's taste may be as different
--is sure to be--from another's
as meat is different from a potato."
                                                   Walt Whitman

Upcoming Events

Tasting Dinner
Sunday 1 March 3 pm
to Benefit 
The Lake Wickaboag Preservation Association
$100 per person
Salmon Rillettes                                   Blanc de Blanc brut
Shiitake mushroom soup                    Touraine Sauvignon blanc
Snails in pastry / country pate       Cote du Rhone blanc
Poached scallops                                   St. Veran
daube of beef                                            Santenay rouge
cheese and dessert                                paired wines

Next cooking seminars and tasting:

2 March (full) and 
16 March (still openings) 
6 pm

           A menu of foie gras

Snails baked w. foie gras in two different ways 
Butternut, chestnut, & foie gras soup
Fruit rouge 
wines (to be determined)

Price: $60
Limited to 20 participants
For reservations call 860-207-7135

Cooking events last year
helped send Delaney
and her cousin to France
in August.

Amanda Morin and Delaney Ducey
photographed in France by Ivan Midderigh
August 2019

Thank you to all who made this event successful.
Thank you to all who made our plate tasting dinner on 30 June a success,
(which helped the potter Abbie Ege) and our local Bastille Day tasting dinner
on 14 July.

Profits from cooking classes two years ago sent Lauren Gibeault
(a recent Worcester State graduate--English and French major--
and our first Bistrot server in 2013) to France as an intern for a month.
Here is an email about her trip, below.

Lauren Arrives in Malerargues, France


My flights went well; on time and enjoyable. Icelandic flight attendants are babes. 
    One day in Paris is a tease. Jake (her brother now working at the Bistrot) introduced me to his Russian friend, and we ate lunch along the Seine. We explored all day, on and off the metro. For dinner I had one of the greatest meals of my life; black truffle lasagne--petite mort. I still can cry just thinking about it. 
    Gare de Lyon is awesome madness. Everybody does a mad dash for their train once it displays and you only have 20 minutes to get yourself where you need to be, or else you're screwed! 
    I felt like a rock star--riding 1st class on the TGV. Feet up, window seat to myself. The 3 hours passed rather quickly to Nimes, and when I exited the train, there was a white-haired gentleman (Jay's former boss in France, Ivan) wearing a wide-brimmed, black hat...ready to give me my welcome bisou! 
    Ivan is a gracious host. He keeps me busy with the archives (there certainly are many). We sort through the various performances in the library, which I cannot wait to explore further, and then I busy myself in my room with all the scanning, uploading, proper filing, and editing. My bed is so comfy, and I have a view even lovelier than I had imagined. I packed way too much (I believe Ivan sent you a picture for proof of that). Alors, live and learn. But I am glad I brought summer dresses and sandals--it's very hot during the day here in the South! I am now friends with all his cats--Esmerelda is my favorite. 
    Your place (Jay and M-P's) is stunning and the pictures certainly do NOT do it justice. I told Ivan, while he was giving me the grand tour, that I had this feeling of deja vu--that in another life, I know I had been here. 
    Say hello to Lily and Lady Catherine for me. And tell Belichick (our waitress Cindy Travi) not to go easy on Jake, while he's training. Back to work. It's almost time for a cocktail!"

We have a feature article on us at Worcester Living magazine
( page 58

And a cooking class video on You Tube.


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