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Le Cordon Bleu Paris 5-Night Adventure with Airfare for (2)

Suggested Retail Value: $13,304
Cost to Non-Profit: $5,100

This Experience Includes:
  • Your choice of (1) culinary experience for (2) at Le Cordon Bleu Paris
  • 5-night stay in a standard guest room** at either the Renaissance Paris Le Parc Trocadero or the Renaissance Paris Arc de Triomphe
  • Daily breakfast for (2)
  • Round-trip coach class airfare for (2) from the contiguous U.S. and Canada to Paris, France
  • The purchase of this experience includes a complimentary booking service

Le Cordon Bleu Paris
Enjoy your choice of one of the following Le Cordon Bleu culinary experiences for (2), subject to availability. Founded in Paris in 1895, Le Cordon Bleu has acquired an international reputation built on excellence in culinary and hospitality education. In addition to culinary and management programs, Le Cordon Bleu has expanded its activities to include a range of short courses for those with a passion for the culinary arts. Participants must be age 18 or over.

Le Cordon Bleu Discovery Workshops in Cuisine & Pastry - Enjoy a six-hour themed workshop for (2). Workshops take place in the practical classrooms, and give you as much exposure as possible to the working environment of a kitchen. This hands-on experience allows the more knowledgeable gourmet enthusiast the opportunity to innovate. All necessary ingredients and equipment are provided and you are free to take home your days work. Courses take place on selected Saturdays from 8:30am-3:30pm.

2012 Dates* & Themes

January 7Making Your Own Bread
January 14Winter Pastry
January 21The Secrets of Macaroons
January 21Homemade Sauces, the Finishing Touch
January 28Financiers, Cakes and Pound Cakes
February 4Freshly Baked Pastries
February 4Homemade Sauces, the Finishing Touch
February 11Cooking with Champagne
February 11Petits Fours
February 18Making Your Own Bread
February 25Freshly Baked Pastries
February 25Terrines, a Traditional French Starter
March 3Financiers, Cakes and Pound Cakes
March 17Freshly Baked Pastries
March 31Freshly Baked Pastries
April 7The Secrets of Macaroons
April 14Financiers, Cakes and Pound Cakes
April 21Mediterranean Flavors Discovery
April 28Homemade Sauces, the Finishing Touch
April 21Making Your Own Bread
May 5Freshly Baked Pastries
May 5Homemade Sauces, the Finishing Touch
May 12Petits Fours
May 19The Secrets of Macaroons
May 26Cooking with Champagne
May 26Savory Cocktail Nibbles
June 2Seasonal Fruit Tarts
June 23Freshly Baked Pastries
June 30Taste of Provence
June 30Summer Pastry
July 7The Secrets of Macaroons
July 21Making Your Own Bread
July 28Savory Cocktail Nibbles
August 4Mediterranean Flavors Discovery
August 4Desserts in a Glass
August 11Petits Fours
August 18Seasonal Fruit Tarts

OR

In Honor of Julia Child - This six-hour demonstration and workshop features techniques that Julia Child used during her time at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris and in Mastering the Art of French Cooking.

Julia Child became an American celebrity chef after graduating from Le Cordon Bleu Paris in 1951. Julia Child was one of the first women to introduce the French culinary techniques taught at Le Cordon Bleu to the American public, through TV emissions and many publications. Julia Child received the Légion of Honneur in 2000 and the Médaille Présidentielle de la Liberté in 2003. Due to the success of the book of the author Julie Powell, Julie & Julia became a major motion picture produced by Nora Ephron, starring Meryl Streep as Julia Child, Amy Adams as Julie Powell and Stanley Tucci as Paul Child. Demonstrations and workshops are translated into English. Courses are translated in English and take place on selected Saturdays from 8:30am-3:30pm.

2012 Dates*
March 3
May 19
July 28

OR

Le Cordon Bleu Paris Market Tour - Enjoy a two-hour walking tour of a Parisian market followed by a two-hour demo for (2). Discover the secrets of selecting quality produce and making the most of fresh seasonal ingredients as a Le Cordon Bleu Chef guides you around one of Paris's 80 markets. A light buffet lunch including produce from the market will be followed by a 2-hour demonstration. Courses take place on selected Fridays from 8:30am-3:30pm.

2012 Dates*

April 6April 20May 4May 11
May 18May 25June 1June 22
June 29July 6July 13July 27

* NOTE: Dates are subject to change without notice. September through December 2012 dates will be available soon.

Renaissance® Hotels Paris
Enjoy a five-night stay in a standard guest room** including daily breakfast for (2) at one of these 5-star Renaissance properties in Paris. Subject to availability and cannot be used during hotel special events.

Renaissance Paris Hotel Le Parc Trocadero – Let this 5-star hotel be your peaceful haven in one of the most prestigious neighborhoods of Paris: near the Champs-Elysées, the Eiffel Tower and the Paris Congress Center. This hotel reflects pure elegance and refinement while maintaining the atmosphere of old Paris. Set in a quiet urban hideaway tucked into a leafy neighborhood of quaint shops and cafés, however once inside, the modern charm and sophistication are unmistakable. Just outside lies a brilliant garden courtyard - a lush dining and relaxation spot belying this city center location. **Guest room at this property offers a choice of (1) king, (1) queen, or (1) twin bed. Rollaway beds are not available. Maximum occupancy of (2) per room.

Renaissance Paris Arc de Triomphe - Awarded the prestigious 5-star classification, the Renaissance Paris Arc de Triomphe opened in May 2009 and is located few steps away from the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs-Elysées Avenue. This upscale hotel's guest rooms are tastefully decorated, with the latest in-room technology. Enjoy dining at the Makassar Lounge Restaurant, serving contemporary French & Indonesian cuisine. **Guest room at this property offers a choice of (1) king or (1) queen. Rollaway beds are not available. Maximum occupancy of (2) per room.

American Airlines
This package includes round-trip coach class service for (2) from any American Airlines destination in the 48 contiguous United States or Canada to Paris, France, subject to availability. A Saturday night stay is required. Flights will not accrue AAdvantage miles. Miles cannot be utilized to upgrade these coach class certificates to a higher level of service. The following blackout dates apply:

2011: Dec 16-31. 2012: Jan 1-3; Dec 14, 2012-Jan 2, 2013.

Airfare will expire one year from the date of purchase. Any airport departure taxes, fees or fuel surcharges (if charged) are the responsibility of the purchaser.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Must be booked a minimum of 60 days in advance. Reservations are subject to availability. Certificates cannot be replaced if lost, stolen or destroyed. All purchases are non-refundable. Packages cannot be resold. Suggested retail value is calculated using tariff air rates and rack room rates. Ground transportation is not included unless where specified.