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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.

Spring Break Camps!

Spring Break Camp Overview

This past week we had Kid and Teen “Taste the World” camps! The first four days they cooked meals from four different countries- Mexico, France, India, and China. The last day they paired up into teams and developed their own 2-3 course meal. I love seeing all of their reactions to new ingredients and flavors. (tomatillos– whaattt??) The last day is also so exciting because their imaginations run wild and they love to be independent in the kitchen. My favorites were the chicken curry enchiladas and chicken curry pot pies. I cannot wait to have more camps over the summer. Nothing makes me happier than getting a hug or a high five from a camper telling me that they had so much fun. Summers at The French Kitchen are filled with kid classes and camps- go to our calendar to check it out!

Here are some pictures from this past week:

 

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

 

Cadet Classes

We are so happy to be partnering with the Air Force Academy to teach the graduating class some cooking/life skills. Twice a month, we have been customizing night classes for the cadets. Each group is so polite, respectful, and a lot of fun to cook with! Here are some pictures from the past classes: