Summer French Tartes

Come to Plum Lyon Teaching Kitchen and add an impressive classic French tarte to your repertoire in our comfortable, air-conditioned kitchen this summer!

There is a reason that every hopeful candidate in France's yearly national professional pastry exam must learn techniques and recipes from a vast repertoire of French tartes in order to pass qualification as a pastry chef. French tartes can be simple, common, rustic, regional, seasonal and on kitchen tables in every nook and cranny of the countryside, but they may also include exact technique and that fulfills codified requirements for the work of a professional French pâtissier.

Each 2 hour afternoon workshop covers one French tarte, including the recipe for its specific crust, the rolling and French ring lining techniques, as well as the classic creams, fillings, garnitures and nappage specific to the tarte you are learning, with discussion of possibilities for variation. You will leave your class with the technique for that specific tarte, its corresponding recipe, and the tarte you prepared in class.

The Summer Tartes :
Tarte aux fruits à noyau : Stone fruit / almond cream
Tarte au fruits rouges : Berry / vanilla pastry cream
Tarte abricot pistache : Apricot / almond cream / Pistachio

The Autumn Tartes :
Tarte Bourdaloue : Pear and almond cream
Tarte Tatin: caramel apple upside down
Tarte aux pralines Lyonnaise : Pink praline tart

ABOUT PLUM LYON: The Plum Lyon kitchen welcomes you to come and cook in Lyon, the gastronomic capital of France. Located in the ancient silk-worker's district on the hill of the Croix Rousse, a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Plum Lyon Teaching Kitchen is offering seasonal market classes, classic French cooking, children's workshops in English, and single subject ateliers that cover a chosen technique or theme in French cuisine. Plum Lyon has obtained the prestigious label of "Outstanding Experience" from Vallée de la Gastronomie-France and is rated No. 1 by Tripadvisor in classes and workshops in Lyon. We accommodate 6-8 students per class. There is plenty of opportunity for hands-on learning in our classes.