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Host: Etienne

New York, NY, United States

USD
$45-$99 per person

Authentic French Cooking in the East Village

Host offerings
  • Apartment
  • Home cook
  • Pets
  • Vegetarian
  • Alcohol
  • Transportation
  • Cooking class
  • Market visit
  • Food tour

Meet Etienne

Etienne lives in East Village in New York City and is the ultimate food travel adventurer. He is a talented cook who loves bringing to life the flavors of Parisian comfort food. Etienne moved to NYC from France about 10 years ago and is on a mission to share the dishes that have been cooked in his family for generations. A popular request by his friends and family is his authentic crepes with Nutella. Etienne is a wonderful person to share a meal with as he is incredibly friendly and easy to chat with. He is also a world traveler and loves telling tales of his adventures. Ask him about his dreams to go to space!

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

In-home meal: (1-5 guests) Join your host Etienne at his apartment in one of the loveliest neighborhoods of New York City, the East Village. Start your experience with a welcome drink and then enjoy a simple vegetable-based appetizer like a broccoli and mushroom quiche. For the main course, enjoy a mouth watering poulet basquaise, a traditional chicken ratatouille with rice. To end, enjoy the classic French dessert tarte tatin, and upside-down carmelized apple tart. Or perhaps Etienne will share the secrets of how to make simple, delicious homemade chocolate Nutella crepes!

Cooking experience: (1-5 guests) Join your host Etienne at his home kitchen to learn to cook a traditional French crêpes and other French classics that have been part of his family for generations. Your French cooking class will be about one hour during which you will learn to make three different dishes. You will learn to make dishes such as broccoli and mushroom quiche, poullet basquaise, nutella crepes, and tarte tatin. Have a great time learning about the tips and techniques that make French cooking a favorite amongst guests. After your cooking class, sit down together to enjoy the meal you helped prepare.

Languages spoken: English, French

Sample menu

This is just a sample menu to give you an idea of the types of dishes the host cooks. Your menu will vary according to seasonal availability.
  • Broccoli and mushroom quiche
  • Fresh green salad
  • Poulet basquaise (chicken with ratatouille and rice)
  • Tarte tatin (upside-down caramelized apple tart)
  • Chocolate nutella crêpes

Traveler reviews

5.0 (1)
Etienne has great international insight from his days in France and simply knows what good food is! Never a dull conversation have I had with him. It's impossible to not enjoy his presence.
- Sameer October 01, 2014
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Etienne

$45-$99 USD

per person
100% VETTED
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  • 100% satisfaction guarantee or your money back
  • Free cancellation up to 48 hours in advance
  • Credit card is not charged until the host confirms your booking
  • Private experience
Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
$75 $60 $45
Cooking Experience + Meal
$99 $84 $69
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$75 $60 $45
Cooking Experience + Meal
$99 $84 $69
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
7:00pm-7:00pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
7:00pm-9:00pm

Meet Etienne

Etienne lives in East Village in New York City and is the ultimate food travel adventurer. He is a talented cook who loves bringing to life the flavors of Parisian comfort food. Etienne moved to NYC from France about 10 years ago and is on a mission to share the dishes that have been cooked in his family for generations. A popular request by his friends and family is his authentic crepes with Nutella. Etienne is a wonderful person to share a meal with as he is incredibly friendly and easy to chat with. He is also a world traveler and loves telling tales of his adventures. Ask him about his dreams to go to space!

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

In-home meal: (1-5 guests) Join your host Etienne at his apartment in one of the loveliest neighborhoods of New York City, the East Village. Start your experience with a welcome drink and then enjoy a simple vegetable-based appetizer like a broccoli and mushroom quiche. For the main course, enjoy a mouth watering poulet basquaise, a traditional chicken ratatouille with rice. To end, enjoy the classic French dessert tarte tatin, and upside-down carmelized apple tart. Or perhaps Etienne will share the secrets of how to make simple, delicious homemade chocolate Nutella crepes!

Cooking experience: (1-5 guests) Join your host Etienne at his home kitchen to learn to cook a traditional French crêpes and other French classics that have been part of his family for generations. Your French cooking class will be about one hour during which you will learn to make three different dishes. You will learn to make dishes such as broccoli and mushroom quiche, poullet basquaise, nutella crepes, and tarte tatin. Have a great time learning about the tips and techniques that make French cooking a favorite amongst guests. After your cooking class, sit down together to enjoy the meal you helped prepare.

Languages spoken: English, French

Sample menu

This is just a sample menu to give you an idea of the types of dishes the host cooks. Your menu will vary according to seasonal availability.
  • Broccoli and mushroom quiche
  • Fresh green salad
  • Poulet basquaise (chicken with ratatouille and rice)
  • Tarte tatin (upside-down caramelized apple tart)
  • Chocolate nutella crêpes

Traveler reviews

5.0 (1)
Etienne has great international insight from his days in France and simply knows what good food is! Never a dull conversation have I had with him. It's impossible to not enjoy his presence.
- Sameer October 01, 2014
Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
$75 $60 $45
Cooking Experience + Meal
$99 $84 $69
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$75 $60 $45
Cooking Experience + Meal
$99 $84 $69
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
7:00pm-7:00pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
7:00pm-9:00pm
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