Nicolas Defremont, Restaurant Director, will share the key principles and exclusive trade secrets behind developing the perfect contemporary fine dining experience. Set in the luxurious dining room, the masterclass will offer guests behind-the-scene access into the world of Alain Ducasse fine-dining including one of the most prestigious private dining tables in London; the stunning Table Lumière.
Nicolas will go through key service and mise-en-place techniques, including folding the famed artichoke napkin, cutlery and glass placement and secret tips from the Alain Ducasse service commandments. Throughout the class, he will demonstrate tricks of the trade that can be put to use at home and at the end of the class, guests are invited to lay their own Michelin star table under the guidance of the service team.
The class also includes a 30-minute session with skilled sommelier Vincent Pastorello. Pastorello will take participants through the right ways to prepare a wine, including information on decanters and the ideal time to open a bottle. Popular beverage myths will be addressed and throughout the session, guidance will be offered on how to buy, taste and pair wines.
The Art of Fine Dining masterclass includes:
· The two-hour masterclass
· Wine tasting during the sommelier session
· An ALESSI stainless steel crumb collector
· A signed Alain Ducasse cookery book
The masterclasses will take place at Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester on 9 June and 23 June 2012.
£120 per person for a minimum of three guests and maximum of eight guests at each masterclass.
To book places at The Art of Fine Dining masterclasses please contact the reservations department at Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester on 020-7629-8866.