Private Market Tour and Modern French Cooking and Meal with a Local in Annecy
  • Private Market Tour and Modern French Cooking and Meal with a Local in Annecy

    Begin your local French culinary experience with a walk through the town's open farmer's market with your host, a passionate foodie. Meet Alexia's favorite vendors, discover regional organic produce and locally crafted cheese and purchase a few ingredients that you will use during your cooking class.

    Return to Alexia's home kitchen in her Bohemian chic apartment in a leafy and peaceful residential neighborhood of Annecy with a view of the mountains. During your cooking demonstration, watch as Alexia prepares a modern, globally influenced French meal - dishes such as local ricotta cheese with herbs or a beet spread on organic sourdough, salad (Alexia style) and farm-raised chicken with Thai flavored vegetables and rice - that you will share together at the dining table over wine.

    Alexia grew up in a family that loved food! In fact, her grandfather was a pioneer of organic food in France. Alexia is just as passionate about organic and locally sourced food – she is always on the lookout for the freshest ingredients and buys directly from producers and farmers as much as she can. Alexia first learned to cook from her grandmother as a young child. She still remembers how much she loved her first restaurant experience at the age of five. She loves cooking because she likes eating and sharing food with others. Passionate about experimenting with new flavors, Alexia is delighted to express her creativity through food with travelers.

    Meet your host Alexia at the front of the Council, a five-minute walk from the market that is open on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. During your market tour, you will learn how to choose the freshest produce and purchase a few ingredients for your cooking class. Your market tour will last about one hour and before walking back 15 minutes to Alexia’s apartment.

    Return to Alexia's home and after a refreshing drink, enter her brightly-lit open kitchen to learn to cook a modern, globally influenced French meal from recipes that Alexia has created herself. Your cooking demonstration will last about an hour and a half. Please note that this is not a hands-on class, rather a cooking demonstration where you will watch your host prepare three dishes from scratch, as Alexia's kitchen is small. Your host will provide recipes of the dishes she creates. Discover the techniques that Alexia employs while creating your meal and enjoy learning about modern French cuisine before you sit down at the table to share the meal with Alexia.

    Your modern French meal will be served either family-style meal or as a tasting menu along with wine. Your menu may include dishes such as local ricotta cheese with herbs or a beet spread on organic sourdough, salad (Alexia style) and farm-raised chicken with Thai flavored vegetables and rice. Your meal will conclude with a dessert of local ricotta and rhubarb, a seasonal fruit cake or her vegan lemon verbena flan. 

    Please note this is not meant to be a professional cooking class, rather this visit is an experience in a local's home (who is an expert home cook) so you can share French culture and cuisine together.

    Informacion Adicional
    "Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability"
    "Not wheelchair accessible"
    "Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required"
    "Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking"
    "This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"



    • Hora de Inicio9:00 AM
    • Lugar de comienzo: Meeting location is different for Saturday market tours than for Tuesdays or Fridays

      For Saturday market tours: Meet your host Alexia at the entrance to Alliance Francaise located at 12 Boulevard du Lycée, 74000 Annecy. Here is a google maps link to the Sat market tour meeting location: https://goo.gl/maps/9SZn4EzH48C2

      For Tuesday and Friday market tours: Meet your host Alexia in front of Café Bunna, located at 17 Rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 74000 Annecy. Here is a google maps link to the Tue/Fri market tour meeting location: https://goo.gl/maps/1mrbJ7rmmrM2

    • Duración: 4 hours
    • Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
  • Incluye

    • Private market tour and cooking demo with your host Alexia
    • Home-cooked lunch
    • Gratuities
    • Wine
    • Lunch
    • Alcoholic Beverages

    No Incluye

    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • 10/10

    Recomendación de los pasajeros 100%
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    Nuestros clientes

    • Anna F
      Publicado el Jueves, 01 de agosto del 2019

      The private market tour with Alexia was easily the highlight of our trip. When we arrived at the farmers market, she had an idea of a few different recipes that she was planning to make with us. All of her recipes were healthy, had lots of vegetables, and supported the idea of sustainable farming by using local and fresh ingredients. All of the food was delicious. Our favorite was probably the stuffed zucchini. Alexia was a delight to talk to and she gave us great restaurant recommendations for Annecy and even Nice (where we were headed after Annecy). I could not recommend this enough if you want and authentic French cooking experience.

        Calificación General: 10/10
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