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Get excited for the Fall!

Bummed that summer is wrapping up and the kids are back in school? Don’t be- we have so many excited things happening here at The French Kitchen this fall:

New Drink Menu including Cold Brew, Pikes Peak Brewery Beers, French Cider
All drinks are 15% off between August 17th-August 23rd!!!

DIY Pasta Class is starting- Now that kid & teen camps are wrapping up, I’ve completely immersed myself into preparing for our new homemade pasta class. Learn how to make Semolina Pasta Dough, Spinach Pasta Dough, Ravioli Fillings: Creamy Lemon Basil, Butternut Squash And Sage, Pesto, Mushroom Duxelle, Pea & Comte, Ricotta & Spinach, Four Cheese & More. Sauces: Lamb Ragù, Brown Butter, Braised Collard Greens with Bacon, and more. Eat some of your creations in class and take the others home to enjoy!

 

We have added more classes on the calendar for the NEW, very popular English Toffee class. Grab your spot today and hang out with Chef Kyle for an hour. Just in for the holiday season!

 

The new Sauces class is starting next month. It is a more technical class where Chef Blandine and I will teach you 12 different sauces including the mother sauces and their derivatives.

Vacation Closure & Kid’s Camps

Don’t forget: 

Vacation closure: June 10th – June 24th 2018 (Boutique, café & bakery closed. Classes still in session)

We still have classes being held so everyday I’m seeing a lot of sad faces peering in the windows. Sorry guys- but our staff needs a break so they can come back refreshed.

X-Treme Chef Kid’s Camp this is a lively bunch. Tomorrow is their “competition day”. They split up into teams and create a main and side dish with a dessert. Then Kyle and I will get to judge the results. I’m looking through their menus right now to prepare a shopping list and here’s a few things I’m looking forward to/curious about:  Unicorn cake, Mongolian beef eggrolls, “pastel” noodles..PICTURES TO BE POSTED SOON.

This is Oliver chopping onions with his ski goggles because he hates how they make him cry.

Sweet Crêpes to Order this Saturday!

Come get Sweet Crêpes to order this Saturday, March 31st from 1-3 pm. Come in for a delicious afternoon treat made to order by Chef Blandine. She puts a lot of French love into the crêpes along with nutella, butter, sugar, caramel, chocolate sauce, and more!

Crepes

Team Building in Mesa, AZ

Team Building in Mesa, AZ

Bonjour!

This past weekend, we spent the weekend in Mesa, AZ visiting our favorite business advisor and past client- Cindy. Blandine, Sebastien, and I flew out on Saturday night after a day full of classes and baking. This is our first trip together with just the 3 of us so it was great to get to know each other better and have some good laughs. On Sunday, we surprised Cindy and her husband, Bill and then went to a long brunch. We spent the day beer and wine “tasting” while catching up. Then we tried something new- an escape room. For those who are not aware of this new trend- you pick a theme based on difficulty and appeal, you register and then you are locked in a room with strangers and have to rely on each other to solve a mystery to get out. We managed to solve ours with 1 minutes to spare! (we also called several times for clues from the “lifeline” phone). It was a great experience and so much fun! We went back to Cindy’s house and played a fun card game until we were too tired to keep going. The next day we had a beautiful breakfast at Cindy’s house, a great manager meeting to discuss the goals of The French Kitchen and how we can improve. Then we played Top Golf in Scottsdale (which I won both games- hahaha!!). As we were leaving for the airport, Sebastien decided we had time for IN & OUT Burger on the way, so we stopped and got a quick burger. Much to our surprise, the rental car return was much further than we anticipated and our flight was in 1 hour. Stuck in airport traffic, we decide that it would be best if I take the rental car back while Blandine and Seb check in our bags and get in the security line. (AFTERALL, it was imperative they did not miss the flight as Seb had baking to do at 3 am and B had 2 soup classes the next day!). BUT we all made it to the gate just as they were boarding, THANK GOODNESS. We laughed it off as the weekend’s team building challenge #57. What a great weekend and a great way to celebrate The French Kitchen. Bottom line from the 3 of us: Even though we all have bad days, WE LOVE OUR JOBS AND OUR CLIENTS!!!!

-Kristi

Here are some pictures from the weekend:

Valentine’s Day 2018

Happy Valentine’s Day from us to you!

red-heart-clipart-with-no-background-3d-Indigo-Love-Heart-Transparent-BackgroundTell someone you love them today.
Forget that box of assorted chocolates and come by to grab a box of FRESH, assorted pastries on your way home.

Tonight at The French Kitchen, we are having our first Valentine’s Day Cooking Class!
Six couples will be joining us for an evening with wine, cheese, & bread. On the menu is a Poached Egg Arugula Salad with a Champagne Vinaigrette, Steak au Poivre and Grilled Shrimp, Homemade Brown Butternut Squash Ravioli, and Chocolate Lava Cakes with Vanilla Ice Cream.

 

 

Construction. Construction. and more Construction.

Project Update:

Last week, they installed the amazing GLASS garage door that will be raised during larger private events. It also will give you a better view from the cafe to see what’s going on during classes. (That way you can SMELL and SEE the yummy-ness!)

Garage Door Install 1 Garage Door Install 2

They also installed some of the HUGE & modern cabinets designed by JKC Design.

JKC logo

Cabinet Install

Cabinet Install 2

Cabinet Install 3

On top of that, the General Contractor, Plumber, and Electrician are working with their crews around the clock to get all the IMPORTANT behind the wall/under the floor things done so we should be ready to install some of the equipment soon.

Coming up this week:

  • Measuring quartz templates for the countertops, prep tables, service area and POS station.
  • Finishing the Eiffel Tower paint.
  • Installing the deck for added cafe seating.
  • Working on the plumbing and electricity.
  • Oven and dishwasher delivery.
  • Picking out tile for the bathrooms.

Thank you for your patience and support! Stay tuned for more updates!