Join a master French baker as you learn the ins and outs of cooking sweets like classic macarons or profiteroles.


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In a Nutshell

Uncover the secrets to making either flavored macarons or profiteroles, gougères, and chouquettes, then savor your take-home treats

The Fine Print

Expiration varies. Amount paid never expires. This deal is for the purchase of a ticket. Refundable only on day of purchase. Min. of 4 participants or experience subject to cancellation. No value after experience date & time have passed. Please provide email address at checkout, which SideTour will provide to facilitate redemption. Gratuity included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

What You’ll Do

When it comes to the world of desserts, authentic French pastries are among the most well regarded—and delicious. Join Simon Herfray, a French pastry chef with a master’s degree in pastry and bakery and over 12 years of experience, as you get hands-on to make your own mouthwatering sweets. Depending on the event date, you’ll either make savory vanilla, chocolate, and pistachio macarons, or classic profiteroles, gougères, and chouquettes, with plenty leftover to take home and enjoy for later.

  • Make Classic French Pastries
    Whether you’re making macarons or other classic baked delicacies, you’ll learn the fine art of handcrafting French desserts<p>

  • Take-Home Sweets and Recipes
    Leave with your freshly baked goods and the recipes for your future baking endeavors<p>

The experience lasts two hours and 30 minutes. Each event is capped at 8 participants; each event requires a minimum of 4 participants in order to take place. Please verify that you are booking for the correct class.

####Your Host Simon Herfray Simon Herfray
Master French Pastry Chef

Born in France, Simon Herfray began his pastry education in the local Vendee region, before earning a master’s degree in pastry and bakery at the local vocational pastry school. He’s worked at renowned bakeries and restaurants like Aubaine and Blue Bird in London, traveled to Australia to bolster his technique, and entered the NY pastry scene as the Executive Pastry Chef at Falai LLC in 2009 before lending his talents Cafe M. Today, he whips up spectacular desserts for the sister restaurants Bacchus and La Defense Bistro in Brooklyn, and plans to open French’Encas, a company designed to teaching others the art of French cooking through classes and workshops.

####Where You'll Meet The event will be held at a Chinatown residence. The exact address will be shared after purchase.

####When You'll Meet You must reserve your date [here]( in advance of the event The event takes place from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the following dates: Macaron Class * Wednesday, March 5 * Thursday, March 6 * Tuesday, March 11 * Monday, March 24 * Wednesday, April 2 * Tuesday, April 8 * Wednesday, April 16 * Thursday, April 24 Basic Pastry: Profiteroles, Gougères, and Chouquettes Class * Wednesday, March 12 Basic Pastry: Chocolate Tart & Lemon Tart * Tuesday, April 15 * Wednesday, April 30

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