Great Food/Cooking Classes in Montreal
I know that this topic has been done, but possibly not with the specs I'm looking for.
I'm heading to Montreal in two weeks, w/husband and two children. I'm interested in taking some cooking classes and chowing my way through town for five days. The cooking classes are the impetus for this trip----and I thought there would be tons of them! But I'm not finding as many as I thought I would. I'm learning French but am nowhere near fluent, and would need classes to be in English. The Academie Culinaire sounded perfect, but it looks like it's all French there now.
Any recommendations on this would be much appreciated!
Also, any recs for good eating w/kids would be great, too. The kids are 10 and 7 and well behaved.
I have just recently been told of Le Poutine and I can't even get my head around how good that must be, when it's good. Would love to know about lunch places, dinners, shops, all over the city.
Thanks in advance!
The best place I can recommend for classes would be Bon Appetit Cookbooks in Westmount. Unfortunately, their classes are very popular and many of them are already sold out - but you'll know for next time!
They also do private classes, so maybe they can cook something up (pardon the pun) for your family - that might actually be your best bet, given the importance of cooking classes to your trip.
Also see this thread for the Gazette's annual compilation of cooking classes, as well as other recs: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/514985
I also found a reference online that the Académie Culinaire may be offering limited courses in English, so I'd suggest you call them up and ask. They have courses specifically for parents and kids, too.
For kid-friendly restos, check out these threads:
For other recommendations, please let us know more about your tastes so we can hone in on what you might like. You should also feel free to browse and search this board - there's a wealth of info here already.
Have a great trip!
Thanks for that info----I have spoken w/Bon Appetit and it looks like just one thing going on while we're there---not a class, but a visiting chef---might go to that evening, as it does sound nice.
I'll call the Acadamie and verify about the language.
I like so many different kinds of cuisine. I guess the only thing I'd not be that in need of would be Italian, as I get plenty of that where I live and am comfortable cooking Italian (via my own background). It looks like Mtl has so many types of great food.
I'm going to check out the links that you posted---thanks again!