With 2 Michelin stars under his belt at the Grand Véfour, chef Guy Martin certainly knows a thing or two about cooking. And the good news is he wants to share that knowledge with food fans at his Atelier Guy Martin, set inside a gorgeous hotel particulier (mansion) near the Champs Elysées. Sign up for 1-2 hour lessons (€50-€100) to learn the secrets of roasted chicken, gourmet potato mash or macaroons; or if you’re a diehard foodie, go the whole hog with the 4-hour Grand Véfour lesson, where you learn how to create one of the restaurant’s famous Michelin-starred dishes (€200). Tasting (the best part) is par for the course, and includes champagne, a glass of wine and coffee. Even budding chefs on their lunch break can have a go, with the 30-minute ‘dejeuner’ class (€16.50-€19), which shows you how to prepare an easy (but delicious) main course (which you then eat at one of the Atelier’s tables). Lessons are mainly in French, so a grasp of the language is a must.
35 rue Miromesnil
|Price:||1-hour class €50; 2-hour class €100; Grand Véfour class €200; 30-min lunch lesson €16.50-€19|
|Opening hours:||Lesson times vary so check the website or call|