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Le Cordon Bleu Paris - 5nt w/Airfare for 2

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Estimated Value
$12,404 USD
Leading Bid
$3,155 USD  -  Reserve Not Met
Number of Bids
1  -  Bid History

Item Description

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


Suggested Retail Value:  $12,404


Le Cordon Bleu Paris – Enjoy your choice of one of the following Le Cordon Bleu culinary experiences for (2).  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.  Valid one year from date of purchase, subject to availability. 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 day’s work. Courses are translated in English and take place on selected Saturdays from 8:30am-3:30pm.


2010-2011 Dates*          Themes

October 2, 2010            The Chef’s Choice, Poultry

October 2                     Making Your Own Bread

October 9                     Perfect Savory and Sweet Macaroons

October 9                     Terrines, a Traditional French Starter

October 23                    Making Your Own Bread

October 23                    Homemade Sauces, the Finishing Touch

November 6                  Freshly Baked Pastries

November 20                The Chef’s Choice for Thanksgiving, Poultry

November 20                Autumn Pastry, Cakes

December 4                  Perfect Savory and Sweet Macaroons

December 4                  The Chef’s Choice: Duck

December 11                Christmas Chocolates

December 18                Christmas Cakes

December 18                Freshly Baked Pastries

January 8, 2011             Making Your Own Bread 

January 15                    Winter Pastry

January 22                    Homemade Sauces, the Finishing Touch 

January 29                    Financiers, Cakes and Pound Cakes

February 5                    Freshly Baked Pastries 

February 5                    Homemade Sauces, the Finishing Touch

February 12                   Cooking with Champagne 

February 12                   Petits Fours 

February 19                   Winter Pastry

February 26                   Making Your Own Bread 

February 26                   The Catch of the Day, Basic Techniques

March 5                        Freshly Baked Pastries

March 26                       Terrines, a Traditional French Starter

March 26                       Savory Cocktail Nibbles

April 2                           Cooking with Champagne

April 2                           Freshly Baked Pastries

April 16                         Financiers, Cakes and Pound Cakes

April 23                         Mediterranean Flavors Discovery

April 23                         Freshly Baked Pastries

April 30                         Homemade Sauces, the Finishing Touch

April 30                         Making Your Own Bread

May 7                           Homemade Sauces, the Finishing Touch

May 7                           Making Your Own Bread

May 14                         Petits Fours

May 28                         Cooking with Champagne

May 28                         Savory Cocktail Nibbles

June 11                         Freshly Baked Pastries

June 18                         Petits Fours

June 25                         Taste of Provence

June 25                         Summer Pastry

July 9                           Savory Cocktail Nibbles

July 16                          Making Your Own Bread 

July 30                          Freshly Baked Pastries

August 6                       Summer Pastry

August 13                     Petits Fours

September 3                 Taste of Provence

September 10               Savory Cocktail Nibbles

September 17               Homemade Sauces, the Finishing Touch

September 17               Freshly Baked Pastries

September 24               Financiers, Cakes and Pound Cakes

October 1                     Mediterranean Flavors Discovery

October 1                     Making Your Own Bread

October 8                     Terrines, a Traditional French Starter

October 15                    Autumn Pastry, Cakes

October 22                    Making Your Own Bread

October 22                    Homemade Sauces, the Finishing Touch

November 5                  Freshly Baked Pastries

November 19                The Chef’s Choice for Thanksgiving, Poultry

November 19                Autumn Pastry, Cakes

December 3                  The Chef’s Choice: Duck

December 10                Christmas Chocolates

December 17                Christmas Cakes

December 17                Freshly Baked Pastries




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 is now 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.


2010-2011 Dates*

October 30, 2010

January 8, 2011

March 5, 2011

May 21, 2011

July 9, 2011

September 24, 2011

October 29, 2011




Le Cordon Bleu Paris Market Tour - Enjoy a two-hour walking tour of a Parisian market followed by a 2 ½ 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 at the school including produce from the market will be followed by a 2 ½ hour demonstration. Courses are translated in English and take place on selected Fridays from 8:30am-3:30pm.


2010-2011 Dates*

October 1, 2010                        March 11                       May 13             July 22                          September 30, 2011

October 8, 2010                        March 25                       May 20             August 5                       October 7, 2011

October 22, 2010           April 8                           May 27             August 26                     October 21, 2011

November 5, 2010         April 15                         June 3              September 2                 November 4, 2011

November 19, 2010       April 29                         June 17             September 9                 November 18, 2011

December 17, 2010       May 6                           July 1               September 23               December 2, 2011

                                                                                                                                    December 16, 2011


*Dates are subject to change.



Hyatt Regency Paris Madeleine - Enjoy a five-night stay at this 4-star property three blocks northwest of the Church of the Madeleine. The hotel is clearly different from the usual run of American chain hotels and even offers a minor Asian flair to its design. Occupying a century-old town house with five floors, it manages to create a distinct atmosphere.  This boutique property was designed with the high-end business and luxury traveler in mind and has got what it takes to be among the city's finest with an excellent location and elegant accommodations. Valid one year from date of purchase, subject to availability.


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 anywhere American Airlines flies in Europe, subject to availability. Upgrade pricing is available. Coach class airfare may be upgraded to first class airfare by calling 877-544-8555. A minimum of 21 days advance booking is required as is a Saturday night stay. Flights will not accrue AAdvantage miles. Miles cannot be utilized to upgrade these coach class certificates to a higher level of service. The certificates will have a one-year expiration date from the date issued and all reservations are subject to availability.  The following blackout dates apply:


2010: Dec 17-31.

2011: Jan 1-4; Dec 16-31.

Any airport departure taxes, fees or fuel surcharges (if charged) are the responsibility of the purchaser. Ground transportation is not included in this package.


Travel is valid 12 months from date of purchase.  Reservations are subject to availability. Certificates cannot be replaced if lost, stolen or destroyed.  All packages have a no refund policy.  Suggested retail value is calculated using tariff air rates and rack room rates.



Special Instructions

SUGGESTED RETAIL VALUE All suggested retail values are based on the following:

American Airlines: Peak round-trip rates during premium travel season and participating cities are used for the 48 contiguous United States, Hawaii, Canada, Caribbean, Mexico, Central America, South America, Europe, Pacific (Asia, Australia, South Pacific Islands).

Other Airlines: Tariff rates are utilized. One-way fares are utilized if two different cities are featured on the departing and returning flights.

Hotels and Tours: Rack rate plus sales tax.
Packages: Each component of a package is priced separately to determine the total suggested retail value.

All rates are based on the high season that the gift certificate is eligible for redemption.

Cruises: Brochure rate for the cabin plus airfare add-ons offered by the cruise line in the brochure.

Ground Transportation: Unless specifically stated otherwise, no ground transportation is included in any package. The winning bidders are required to secure and pay for ground transportation from airports to hotels, airports to cruise ships, hotels to included attractions or tours, etc.

Reservations are all subject to availability.

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