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Café Gourmand Cooking Class

Experiences, Gastronomic Experiences

Make Mini French Desserts & Sip Espresso

Explore the brilliant Parisian concoction Le Café Gourmand as you bake the bite-sized versions of several French desserts to pair with your coffee.

2-6 people
3 hours 30 min
From 180€/person
English, French


Café Gourmand Cooking Class

Make Mini French Desserts & Sip Espresso

Our Gift Certificates are valid for 2 people for 1 year

This baking class is all about exploring the thoroughly brilliant Parisian concoction – Le Café Gourmand – a wonderful coupling of a good Espresso, a pousse-café* and miniature versions of four or five French pastries. It’s a small, extravagant luxury – go on, treat yourself!

*Pousse-café – a little glass of a good, strong alcohol, i.e. Calvados, Cognac, Armagnac

During this 3.5-hour class, you’ll learn to make French desserts thanks to hands-on instruction from Alisa of Sweet Pea Paris, an American chef and cook book author who has called France her home for nearly 20 years now.

A typical class may include making mini-Palmiers (elephant ear cookies), mini-fruit tartes, Madeleines, Chocolate Mousse (basically all bite-sized goodies)… And there’s always a chance that Alisa will have mini meringues with cream ready and waiting for you.

Welcoming you into her Paris home, she’ll share baking techniques and stories of life in France, and you’ll even get a glimpse of the Seine. You’ll finish your session around her big kitchen table, indulging in your Café Gourmand.


Meet Your Local Guide

Alisa welcomes you into her Parisian home and teaches you how to cook French food with detailed, hands-on instruction. While guiding you through the recipes she’ll also share French culinary facts, current customs, and helpful tips. Each class ends with everyone gathering around her large dining table, enjoying the meal you’ve made accompanied by specially selected wines. All classes and tours are for small groups of no more than 6 people and are offered in English, or French upon request.

Activity Details

  • Meeting Point: Kitchen space near Bastille
  • Start Time(s): Usually on weekends
  • Price: From 180€/person
  • Accessibility: This activity is easily accessible to persons with reduced mobility.

Interested in this unique Parisian experience?

Click below to send us a quick reservation request with your preferred dates and times. Your guide will get back to you shortly to schedule your activity and provide payment details.