Cooking Class Descriptions

Home of Patrice & Karen
Cooking classes are held in the Provençal-style home
of Patrice & Karen Gros in Eureka Springs.
Karen offers two types of classes each month:
Culinary Demonstrations and Hands-On Classes

Class schedule, monthly menus, prices

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Culinary Demonstration Class

Chef Karen demonstrating poached pears, as featured in The Morning News

Chef Karen demonstrating poached pears, as featured in The Morning News.

Relax and witness the preparation
of two or more seasonal dishes.
Sample a taste of each dish,
along with salad and bread.
Class size: up to 15; recipes provided.
Class duration: 3 hours
Class fee:  $40
Reservation required.

What to Expect:

Cuisine Karen offers a Culinary Demonstration Class featuring at least two dishes based on a seasonal menu.

Gather at 10:00am; sign-in and take a seat.  Recipes are provided to everyone.  Most ingredients have been prepared and measured; however, when teaching technique or a specific skill (such as peeling garlic, or slicing an onion), the featured vegetable is reserved for demonstrating such technique.

Throughout the class, you will have several moments to stretch your legs, move about, and have a nice cool glass of “spa” water.

You are then offered samples of each dish that is prepared, along with garden-fresh salad greens with homemade vinaigrette and freshly baked bread from Serenity Farms.  The optional wine pairing is reserved in advance:  Enjoy one glass of wine chosen to specifically complement the meal.

Class duration is 3 hours, ending at 1:00pm.

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Hands-on Culinary Class

Hands-on cooking is risky business!

Hands-on cooking is risky business!

An apron awaits you!  Together we prep
and cook two or more seasonal dishes.
Sample a taste of each dish,
along with salad and bread.
Class size:  up to 10; recipes provided.
Class duration: 4 hours
Class fee:  $50
Reservation &
advance payment required.

What to Expect:

For those who enjoy the experience of participating, Cuisine Karen offers a Hands-on Culinary Class featuring at least two dishes based on a seasonal menu.

Gather at 10:00am; sign-in and put on a name tag.   You will be provided an apron and dishtowel to use during class, and will be supplied with all necessary utensils and equipment to carry out the tasks at hand.  During growing season, we may walk out to the herb garden to harvest ingredients for class.

Freshly brewed French coffee is offered, as is an unlimited supply of Karen’s “spa” water.

Recipes are provided to everyone.  Together, we prepare the meal from start to finish.  You are then offered samples of each dish that is prepared, along with garden-fresh salad greens with homemade vinaigrette and freshly baked bread from Serenity Farms.  

Finish in the French style with a cup of coffee, if desired, and square of dark chocolate. Class duration is 4 hours, ending at 2:00pm. Since this class involves participation from everyone, class size is limited to 10 people.