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Experiences

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Workshops are aimed to discover the essence of a country through recipes, stories, people and the pleasure of sharing meals. A warm and authentic culinary experience.

A typical experience

  • Cook recipes and learn new ingredients. For 4 hours, let me guide you to discover the culinary specialties of the country.
  • Throughout the experience, discover the customs of the country. You will be transported with a cultural presentation and Madame Germaine’s anecdotes.
  • Share a tasty meal in an enchanting setting.

Discover different ingredients and explore a country with recipes that you can easily do yourself.

  • Tasty and easy recipes with available ingredients
  • We take care of your whole experience!
  • You take care of your drinks or a food-wine pairing formula is availableYou choose where the experience take place
  • My kitchen, located in a bicentennial house, just beside the St. Lawrence River (between 6 and 24 people)
  • The kitchen of your choice, around the island (8 people minimum, some facilities required)

Express lunch experience available. We can adjust upon your needs. Please ask!

Prices :

At Madame Germaine’s house
6 to 9 guests: $ 70 per guest
10 to 12 guests: $ 60 per guest
13 to 24 guests: $ 55 per guest

At your place
8 to 10 guests: $ 85 per guest
11 to 14 guests: $ 75 per guest
15 to 20 guests: $ 70 per guest
21 guests and more: made to measure, according to your needs!

Taxes and tips not included.
Being an establishment that offers a unique global experience, we still base our reservations on trust. Here is our cancellation policy.

India: Discover spices

A world of flavors and anecdotes is waiting for you in this colorful experience. Traveling in India is traveling in the heart of a vibrant world and in a well organized chaos. Your taste buds will explore the joy of eating!

  • Potato paratha
  • Daal
  • ​Paneer tikka masala
  • Raïta
  • Madras curry shrimps
  • Chaï masala tea

Authentic China

Travel in the Middle Kingdom and discover an unusual but beautiful country. Authentic Chinese recipes that will please all palates and that will make you discover a new world.

  • Unusual peanuts
  • Dumplings
  • Yangshuo pork and eggplant sauteed
  • Beijing tofu
  • Cucumber salad
  • Egg tart

Vietnam, from South to North

Freshness and lightness characterize the typical dishes of this land of smiles. With surprising and delicious recipes, the menu will make you discover ingredients never explored and unusual smells.

  • Chao tom 
  • Pho bo (beef soup)
  • Mango salad
  • Caramel fish
  • ​Vietnamese coffee
  • Various unusual desserts

Moroccan hospitality

Land of contrast, land of flavors, Morocco will surprise you with its sweet and salty mixes. You will travel through the traditions of this open-minded country, where people are always ready to welcome foreigners.

  • Briouates
  • Harira soup
  • ​Olive and lemon chicken tajine
  • Orange salad
  • Maghreb salad
  • ​Almond cookies
  • Mint tea

Peru: the wonderful land of gold

Gastronomic empire of South America, Peru will surprise you with the variety and influence of its dishes. Its contribution to feed the world is immeasurable. Peru will reveal to you well hidden treasures.

  • Ceviche

  • Quinoa soup

  • Tallarines verdes

  • Lomo saltado

  • Alfajores

  • Sweet chamomile

Welcome to Jordan

Explore this country where people have a pure heart, strong traditions and incomparable generosity. To travel to Jordan is to have access to a historical part of our planet, but above all, it is the beauty of discovering Arab authenticity in its culture and dishes.

  • Mutabel
  • Lentil soup
  • ​Zaatar pita
  • Mansaf
  • ​Arabic salad
  • Kenafa
  • Jordanian tea

100 % Quebec experience

Come immerse yourself with an authentic Quebec experience in this workshop inspired by my grandmother, Germaine Laroche. You will discover the roots of Quebec in a unique human experience where you will be welcomed as friends.

Our grandmother’s recipes

In a bicentennial house, beside the St. Lawrence River, enjoy traditional Quebec food through my family recipes.

  • Cretons
  • Salted herbs soup
  • Quebec meatball stew
  • Crunchy salad creamy dressing
  • Mashed potatoes with garlic flower
  • Maple poor man’s pudding

What you will learn about Quebec culture and its culinary history will help you better understand the culture of Quebec
Let me transmit you the beauty of Quebec culture by sharing the culinary history of Quebec and of my family.

Testimonials

“This evening was the highlight of a week long stay in Quebec City. Madame Germaine’s should be mentioned in every travel guide for Quebec City. The French cuisine cooking lessons were above par with our other great experiences in the fun City of Quebec. Our hosts were the best ambassadors of any other travel destination that we had the pleasure to enjoy this past week.”

Paul-Emile M.

“So much more than just a cooking class! We thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Madame Germaine’s! Our hosts, Jerome & Anne, both thoughtful and generous. The cooking was fun, food delicious, and the conversation was very enjoyable. We learned about the people and the cuisine, and Anne shared her grandmother’s recipes and we cooked with maple syrup from her families farm. If you’re looking for something different to do, and a unique and personable way to experience Quebec, you’re in the right kitchen!”

Jane

“What a wonderful experience! I took the Quebec Food and Culture class while on vacation in Quebec City. The hosts were gracious and welcoming. The class is leisurely and gives time for her to do a presentation about Quebec culture, her family’s sugar shack, and how they make various maple products. The recipes were delicious. It’s a full meal of soup, dinner, and dessert (all of which you make) so come hungry!”

Jacky

Businesses and team building

Are you looking for a collaborative activity that encourages exchanges in a friendly environment?

My strength is to create unique group dynamics, where people become friends quickly. By cooking with fun, I will make you live a unique human experience where you will be received as family. Nothing better to improve team relationship!

Madame Germaine receives groups of 5 to 20 people.

Prices :

5 to 8 guests: $ 65 per guest
9 to 11 guests: $ 60 per guest
12 to 20 guests: $ 55 per guest

If you are from 10 to 40 people and would like Madame Germaine to organize a culinary workshop in the place of your choice, contact me to discuss possibilities! 

Express lunch experience available. We can adjust upon your needs. Please ask!

Testimonials

“To be received at your home was pure happiness. You have made us feel at home, allowing us to build even stronger links between our team, not to mention each of the delicious dishes we have prepared in a friendly atmosphere.”

Stéphanie

“Friendly, warm welcome, a lot of professionalism. It’s rare today.”

Renée

“Convivial, generous and authentic, I certainly recommend this activity for a guaranteed pleasure!”

Julien

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