Today, my group and I left Paris, and traveled by the TGV to Lyón, France. Approximately two hours away, Lyón is the second biggest city in France, and has a slightly slower pace regarding daily life. The views were absolutely gorgeous and the food scene looked a bit different as well today!
After arriving in Lyón, we were able to grab our own lunch during free time, where I went with some friends to get pizza and pasta. We all bought a dish and ended up sharing between the four of us (which I highly recommend). It was great to have four different perspectives on each dish, and I had a fun time!
For a treat, we chose an ice cream shop further down the street. I chose two scoops in a cone, one flavored gingerbread, the other tiramisu. It was definitely good ice cream, just not the best I've ever had.
After doing a walking tour of Lyón and visiting the beautiful basilica//cathedral in the city, we travelled to the country side and had our very own cooking class. We coherently worked together to make a meal for all 53 people in our group, which was quite a challenge.
We ended up preparing a meal consisting of an Italian black rice dish, poached chicken and cream sauce and almond biscuits with vanilla custard. Yes, you read that correctly, a bunch of high school students pulled off a meal as sophisticated as this (with the help of two very talented chefs obviously)!!
I learned lots about cooking during the lesson and thought the dinner was delicious because it was such a rewarding feeling to have accomplished such a big task preparing and serving the dish to everyone in the group.
I had such a good time learning about cooking the right way, and I can't wait to serve these recipes to my family and friends when I come home from my trip :)
*Disclaimer: this was posted a day late due to lack of phone coverage in Lyón... whoops!
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