Jul 10, 2018

Appreciation of Chef Paul Bocuse


In recognition of the recent passing of Paul Bocuse, French chef Gabriel Gaté pens a tribute for his outstanding contribution to the culinary world.

France is an exciting gourmet destination and Scenic’s South of France cruise is the perfect choice for the wine and food lover who appreciates the pleasures of the art of cooking.

A culinary highlight is a Scenic Freechoice master class at the Institut Paul Bocuse, a prestigious French cooking school housed in a classic French château on the edge of the stunning city of Lyon.

The institute was created by the legendary French chef Paul Bocuse, in partnership with hôtelier Gérard Pélisson, both dedicated professionals.

Monsieur Bocuse, an outstanding and beloved Master of French cuisine, ran a three-Michelin starred restaurant in Lyon, and his warm and generous approach encouraged thousands of chefs from around the world to dedicate their life to fine cuisine.

He was one of my Masters and I had the honour of working with him over the years and welcoming him as a guest on several occasions on my television shows.

The Institut Paul Bocuse welcomes students of all nationalities, and the level of teaching of French cuisine, pâtisserie and bread making is of the highest standard.

The lucky Scenic guests who visit the institute sit in a well-designed, comfortable kitchen amphitheatre and are treated to an exclusive master class by an English-speaking French chef.

The classes, during which a classic French dish is prepared step-by-step, are relaxed. The friendly teacher talks with passion about food and begins the class by introducing the beautiful fresh ingredients that will be used in the dish, and shows techniques, such as how to cook special mushrooms or how to use wine in cooking. The dish is then cooked to perfection, beautifully presented and tasted by thrilled guests.


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Guests will now be able to immerse themselves in the culinary wonders of the South of France and Bordeaux regions onshore and on board.

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