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French Bistro Cooking Class


French Bistro food might be the food that is closest to my heart. It's the first cuisine I cooked professionally, and it still makes me so happy. Big flavors, simple and humble ingredients, and just a ll around amazing food! We will take a few hours to talk french Food, cook up a feast, and sit down together to share it.

This class will be a combination of hands on and demonstrations, and we will all be able to sit down and enjoy the fruits of our labor. 

In this class we will make a lovely menu that will features some classic French dishes. Each class will be unique with a unique menu. Here are some dishes we may be making:

  • Gougiers

  • Salad Lyonnaise, frisee, lardons, poached egg, mustard vinaigrette

  • Trout Amandine, with parsley and lemon

  • Classic French Onion Soup, with croutons and Gruyere Cheese

  • Beef Bourguignon with Mashed Potatoes

  • Pork Tenderloin with Oyster Mushrooms

  • Tomato Tarte

  • Classic Moules Frites

  • Tarte Flambée

  • Coq au Vin with Roasted Potatoes

  • Cherry Clafoutis with Chantilly Cream.

  • Chocolate Mousse with Chantilly Cream.

  • Tarte Tatin


The Farmer’s Hands Homestead

605 Phillips Valley Rd Mars Hill, NC 28754

For specific directions: we are in Mars Hill, NC located 5 minutes off of I-26. Take Mars Hill exit 11, turn left from the exit ramp onto 213. Drive through downtown Mars Hill, and after passing tennis courts take the second road on the right called Stone Cottage Rd. Take second right on Phillips Valley Road and we are the white farm house on the right.

Please plan your trip accordingly to arrive at the scheduled start of the class. While we appreciate your enthusiasm, please do not arrive more than 10 minutes early, as we will be setting up for the class. The school's location is:

  • 30 minute drive from downtown Asheville, NC

  • 15 minutes from downtown Weaverville, NC

  • 50 minutes from Johnson City, TN

  • 45 minutes from downtown Hendersonville, NC

  • 1 Hr and 30 Minutes from Greenville, SC


The Cooking School is open to students and guests attending our events. It is not open to the public as the property is a private residence.


After purchasing tickets, you will receive an email from ticketbud confirming your purchasing and providing you with a ticket.


Our typical class size is 4-6 people


Payments for dinners or classes are non-refundable. If you purchased a ticket and can no longer attend, you will not be reimbursed for the ticket but can have someone else attend in your place at on the same date of the event you purchased the ticket for. If we cancel the event, we will reschedule the class for another time or you can use your ticket for another scheduled class.

We have 4 person minimum for our classes, if only one person signs up, we will reschedule, and you will keep your ticket as a credit to another class.


In every class we prepare an entire meal so please be prepared to taste and enjoy!


We are a BYOB operation, we encourage you to bring a beverage of choice and will have glasses, bottle opener and water available.


Please dress comfortably, we will be working on your feet, observing from stools and walking through the gardens. If its raining or cold, bring coats and appropriate footwear.


We offer a variety of custom made products for sale during our classes.


Please contact us if you have more questions

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