French Country Meal Workshop

Come join Karen Gros at the CulinArts Center of Eureka Springs Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 and learn how to make a complete French Country meal.

All that work will pay off when you sit down after the class to eat your delicious creations, featuring fresh, locally sourced organic ingredients.

Working in the commercial kitchen at the Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow, this is a hands-on class where you’ll learn how to make Boeuf Bourguignon, accompanied by dairy-free mashed potatoes. For dessert, you’ll learn how to bake Julia Child’s chocolate-almond cake, modified to be gluten-free. The whole meal is gluten and dairy-free, so even those with those food sensitivities and allergies can enjoy it.

The fun begins at the Colony on Saturday, Jan. 11, at 10:00 a.m., when everyone will get busy in the kitchen at 515 Spring Street in Eureka Springs.

As a Culinary Instructor, Karen enjoys teaching people how to cook from scratch with the seasons using locally grown ingredients whenever possible. Karen also leads small group tours to Paris, Provence, Normandy and Brittany, emphasizing food, history and cultural traditions. She studied at Lenôtre Ecole de Cuisine and Francoise Meunier Cours de Cuisine, both in Paris. She has also taken culinary courses at the University of California at Los Angeles and Santa Monica College. She lives in Eureka Springs with her two children and her French husband, Patrice Gros, a certified organic vegetable farmer, gardening consultant and owner of Foundation Farm.

The cost for the class, which is a fundraiser for the Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow, is $45. Space is limited. Participants must be pre-registered and payment in advance is required.

To sign up, call (479)253-7444 or email

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