French Bistro Cooking for the Home Cook

  • Saturday, December 11, 2021
  • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • BARN Kitchen Arts Studio & Great Room, Class Code KI082821BR
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  • For trained Kitchen Arts Volunteers
    A registration code is required.
  • $70 tuition + $35 materials fee
  • $55 tuition + $35 materials fee

**This class is for participants age 21+

Bistro Cooking by Patricia WellsAn easy and simple approach to French style bistro cooking focusing on uncomplicated and good food that will impress your family and friends. 

This is a 'hands on' class where four classic French Bistro dishes are prepared, cooked, and eaten together at the chef’s table. Included in the evening will be simple wine pairings and a discussion of the food prepared. Each recipe will be discussed by the instructor, with participants preparing and helping to cook all the dishes.  Basic kitchen knowledge is suggested and come ready to learn some of the colorful stories of the bistro approach to all things good, tasty and slightly exotic.

Patricia Well’s popular cooking book 'Bistro Cooking' will be our guide and each participant will receive a copy to take home and further explore.

The evening menu will include:

  • Soupe Aux Deux Céleris Double Celery Soup

  • Salade Lyonnaise La Meuniére  Salad of Escarole, Potatoes, Herring and Eggs

  • Lapin/Poulet À La Moutarde  Rabbit (or Chicken) in Mustard Sauce

  • Clafoutis Aux Poires  Pear Clafoutis 

The instructor will also prepare a simple surprise and tasty side dish that will be discussed and enjoyed along with the other recipes at the chef’s table.

Please bring an apron, and reusable take home containers that hold around 2 -3 quarts of food.  Attendees should wear closed toed shoes, hair needs to be pulled back out of the face, and clothing must be comfortable and safe to cook in.  

Prerequisites: 21 year and older only. 


  • This class is for participants age 21+
  • To comply with WA State Health Department guidelines, please wear closed-toe shoes to class.
  • BARN will be practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Students and instructors will be required to wear masks, wash or sanitize hands frequently, maintain a distance of six feet between individuals, and stay home if they are sick. During the meal, everyone will be spaced six feet apart. More details can be found here.
  • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

Instructor Bio:
Robert Ross is a landscape architect, garden designer and committed home cook who has traveled to and worked in many places, absorbing local cultures, history, and terroir.  A Loeb Fellow at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, he spent a few years in North Africa working on a project that afforded opportunities to travel and explore Europe, eventually leading to a passionate connection with France and Italy, the people, food and gardens. He shares a unique perspective that blends simple and accessible European cooking, renaissance gardens, and ornamental and culinary terracotta.

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