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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.

English Toffee in 1 hour!

Do you love to buy English Toffee for yourself or others? Well now you can learn how to make 4 different kinds of toffee at home with The French Kitchen’s new 1 hour class: English Toffee with Chef Kyle.

Here are some photos from the class:

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.

Grand Opening Anniversary Party

COME ONE, COME ALL!

Well, it’s been quite a ride this past year. There has been little sleep, but a lot of delicious French pastries, fun cooking classes, and meeting new clients!

Join us for our Anniversary Party on
Saturday, June 9th, 2018 between 1-6 pm.
Open to the public.
Samples, sales, cooking demos, crêpes to order and on the hour drawings for great prizes.
We will be closing the café/bakery from June 10th – June 25th (we will still have classes) so you can come help us clear out the freezer and stock up for the 2 weeks we will be closed.

Hope to see you there- you can RSVP on the calendar (don’t worry, it’s free!)

 

Saint Blandine Day

Celebrate Saint Blandine Day with us this Saturday, June 2nd!

This was the day that our “Lil B” Logo was born.

Be part of our new picture collage that we hang on the wall & enter the SAINT BLANDINE CONTEST!

How to enter:

  1. Come in between 7 am-3 pm on Saturday, June 2nd and have your picture taken while eating your FAVORITE French Kitchen Treat next to Big B and the Eiffel Tower.
  2. We will use your picture in a photo collage for the café as well as enter you in a drawing.

We will announce the 3 winners in the newsletter after Saint Blandine Day.

1st Prize: $100 gift card and a set of the French Kitchen Bags!

2nd Prize: $25 gift card and a set of the French Kitchen Bags!

3rd Prize: Set of the French Kitchen Bags

Rules: Only 1 entry per person. Entries valid on June 2nd, 2018 only. You must purchase something to eat with Big B to enter. Prizes cannot be substituted. We must be able to collect your contact info in order to win a prize.

CONGRATS TO OUR WINNERS: Scott, Donnie, Bill & Beth, & Corinne!

See photo entries below:

Summer spots are almost full!

We are so excited to have a full calendar of kid/teen/4-Hand classes this summer. Thank you so much for your support and please continue to spread the word about our kid’s program. Summer spots are almost full- Get 10% off any spots in June, July, August using coupon code: Summer10  at checkout.
*Cannot be combined with other promotions or applied to previous purchases. Not applicable for little chefs or adult classes. Offer will expire on Sunday, June 3rd at 11:59 pm.

*Cannot be combined with other promotions or applied to previous purchases. Not applicable for little chefs or adult classes. Offer will expire on Sunday, June 3rd at 11:59 pm.

Fix & Feast 5 This Saturday!

Join us on Saturday for Fix & Feast 5 for a delicious 4 course meal. 1.5 hours of cooking and 1.5 hours of eating and drinking wine!

Sign up now for 15% off using coupon code: April15 at checkout 🍾🍷🥂🧀🧀🧀🐠 https://www.tfkcc.com/calendar/

Learn how to make crusty hot goat cheese, salmon and its beurre blanc sauce, leek-prosciutto pasta and its green purée and an apple brunoise topped with a Calvados whipped cream, nougatine & French toast served with coffee.

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

National Baguette Day

Did you know that March 21st is National Baguette Day?

We will be having a Buy 2, Get 1 Free Special! You can even order ahead online HERE to guarantee your baguettes in case we sell out. For National Croissant Day, we sold out of almost everything so don’t wait too long to order. Hope to see you then!

2018-02-14TFKCC(35of80)Here’s some information about our flour that we use in all our breads and pastries:

We use a premium European-style flour in ALL of our baking and cooking. It is unbleached and unbromated (the less chemical processes the better!). Did you know our gluten sensitive clients are able to eat anything we make*? Croissants, breads, cakes…
Maybe you’ve heard the story “I went to Europe and was able to eat everything! But when I come back to the US, I can’t have any gluten.” Well, no need to go to Europe! Just come to The French Kitchen!
We also sell our amazing flour for your home use. Spread the word!
*Please note this is based on customers’ feedback. Therefore, we cannot guarantee that our statement will apply to anyone with a gluten sensitivity. Our flour is NOT gluten-free.

Here are some sources about unbleached and unbromated flour (Please note we do not use Bob’s Red Mill even though it is a great article):

What is it? Wednesday: Bromated and Bleached Flour

https://www.kingarthurflour.com/professional/bromate.html

Bleached vs Unbleached Flour