Yesterday started a bit nervous with a French level evaluation test. I made it to the intermediate course where we will be learning the cuisine terms more carefully. The goal is to understand what a chef is yelling at you while going through an internship. Right after we started our first wine lesson, which was a little bit about the history of wine in the world then we went to more details about the classifications system of french wines and how they protect the quality of the products by a leveling system.
Then we had our first pastry lesson – Tarte Aux Pommes, which is apple tart. Chef Antoine was teaching us and I was in a good mood. Most of the pictures I took are from when Chef demoed. Afterwards we were in a big rush and I had butter fingers. In the end you will be able to see my results and wish you were here to eat it. Enjoy, cuz I’m not sure for how long I will be able to be a pain in the ass and take pictures all the time. 🙂
Chef looked at my presentation and was happy with the tarte but less with the caramelized apples, it had apparently too much butter and water. The whole 5 hours in the kitchen went by so fast and I was thrilled all the way through and especially at the end of the day. Came home with so many things: cookies, tarte and a half and a box of caramelized apples.