What's Cooking: Picnic Provencal
Thursday July 28
6:30pm to 7:30pm
Pre-paid reservation required; limit 15 participants per class
Visit the store or call 513-263-1002 to reserve
Lavender fields in the distance scent the air with their lovely perfume. The late evening sun colors the horizon a soft pink streaked with gold and blue. Glasses of chilled rosé clink together as friends toast the good life. So goes a picnic supper for the lucky few who spend their days in the South of France. Let us recreate some of this Continental magic right here at historic Findlay Market with a special menu of flavors from Provence, the beautiful region of France where Julia Child kept her second home. This menu très classique begins with tapenade – a deliciously pungent spread of olives and capers and a staple of any meal in Provence. The centerpiece of the meal is a pressed sandwich loaded with tuna and vegetables, a pan bagnat. This do-ahead treat puts the traditional American tuna melt to shame! To round out the menu, we will demonstrate the preparation of a dessert made famous by Julia Child’s longtime friend and colleague, Simone Beck, who kept a peach orchard on her country estate. Pêche cardinal is a light, cool summer treat of peaches wrapped in a luxurious robe of raspberry sauce.