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Host: Léonie

Cologne, Germany

USD
$70-$170 per person

Gourmet seasonal vegetarian cuisine in the heart of town

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

Meet Léonie

Leonie became passionate about cooking and baking when she realized what a central place food occupies in our everyday life. Leonie learned to cook from her parents as a young child growing up in France. Because she became a vegetarian when she was 10, she also learned to cook for herself. In her words, “Food gathers everyone and everything together. It tells so much about a country, a community and a person.” Originally from France, Leonie finds inspiration from traditional and family recipes, from travel and stories, and her French roots. A young university student, Leonie lives an active and healthy lifestyle in Germany and enjoys creating simple, healthy and delicious dishes that remind her of home.

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: (1-6 guests) Meet your host Leonie and her boyfriend Robin at their bright, open apartment in the center of Cologne. Nestled in one of the most central and lively streets of Cologne, enter a welcoming and luminous atmosphere. Enjoy an aperitif in the living room before joining your host at her dining table to enjoy a heartwarming, 5-course, homemade vegetarian French meal cooked with fresh and seasonal products. Your meal includes a mouthwatering aperitif, a light appetizer, followed by a main and ends with a cheese tasting and a dessert sampler (that includes both a chocolate and fruit dessert as that is how she remembers meals with her family!), all accompanied by bread, delightful wine and conversation. Wine is included in the cost of your experience.

Cooking experience: (1-6 guests) Join your host Leonie at her open kitchen to learn to cook a seasonal, home-style, vegetarian French meal similar to one that she would share with her family at home. Your hands-on cooking class in Cologne involves making 3 courses from scratch and will last about 2.5 hours. Enjoy learning to cook a French meal using seasonal German produce (and French ingredients that she carries back with her from her town) before you sit down at the table to share the meal you helped prepare with Leonie.

Market visit: (1-6 guests) Meet your host Leonie at her home and take the tram 10 minutes to a local market. Explore an open market selling regional produce sold by her favored vendors at the market. Learn to find German substitutes for French ingredients and how to choose the freshest fruit and vegetables. You will purchase a few ingredients that you will use in your cooking class after the market tour. Your market tour will last about 30-45 minutes.

Languages spoken: English, German, 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.
  • Aperitif with olive tapenade or beet dip
  • Roasted tomato soup with a savory herb granola just like her mother makes
  • Fresh and seasonal quiche in a herbed crust
  • Salad with Leonie's signature plate licking vinaigrette
  • Comte cheese tasting from Leonie’s hometown
  • Mousse au chocolat and crème brulee and fruit salad
  • Coffee and herbal tea
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Léonie

$70-$170 USD

per person
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Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
$106 $84 $70
Cooking Experience + Meal
$136 $120 $102
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$170 $170 $144
Alcohol
$0 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$106 $84 $70
Cooking Experience + Meal
$136 $120 $102
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$170 $170 $144
Alcohol
$0 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
12:00pm-2:00pm 7:00pm-9:00pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
10:00am-4:00pm 4:00pm-10:00pm
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
9:00am-4:00pm 3:00pm-10:00pm

Meet Léonie

Leonie became passionate about cooking and baking when she realized what a central place food occupies in our everyday life. Leonie learned to cook from her parents as a young child growing up in France. Because she became a vegetarian when she was 10, she also learned to cook for herself. In her words, “Food gathers everyone and everything together. It tells so much about a country, a community and a person.” Originally from France, Leonie finds inspiration from traditional and family recipes, from travel and stories, and her French roots. A young university student, Leonie lives an active and healthy lifestyle in Germany and enjoys creating simple, healthy and delicious dishes that remind her of home.

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: (1-6 guests) Meet your host Leonie and her boyfriend Robin at their bright, open apartment in the center of Cologne. Nestled in one of the most central and lively streets of Cologne, enter a welcoming and luminous atmosphere. Enjoy an aperitif in the living room before joining your host at her dining table to enjoy a heartwarming, 5-course, homemade vegetarian French meal cooked with fresh and seasonal products. Your meal includes a mouthwatering aperitif, a light appetizer, followed by a main and ends with a cheese tasting and a dessert sampler (that includes both a chocolate and fruit dessert as that is how she remembers meals with her family!), all accompanied by bread, delightful wine and conversation. Wine is included in the cost of your experience.

Cooking experience: (1-6 guests) Join your host Leonie at her open kitchen to learn to cook a seasonal, home-style, vegetarian French meal similar to one that she would share with her family at home. Your hands-on cooking class in Cologne involves making 3 courses from scratch and will last about 2.5 hours. Enjoy learning to cook a French meal using seasonal German produce (and French ingredients that she carries back with her from her town) before you sit down at the table to share the meal you helped prepare with Leonie.

Market visit: (1-6 guests) Meet your host Leonie at her home and take the tram 10 minutes to a local market. Explore an open market selling regional produce sold by her favored vendors at the market. Learn to find German substitutes for French ingredients and how to choose the freshest fruit and vegetables. You will purchase a few ingredients that you will use in your cooking class after the market tour. Your market tour will last about 30-45 minutes.

Languages spoken: English, German, 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.
  • Aperitif with olive tapenade or beet dip
  • Roasted tomato soup with a savory herb granola just like her mother makes
  • Fresh and seasonal quiche in a herbed crust
  • Salad with Leonie's signature plate licking vinaigrette
  • Comte cheese tasting from Leonie’s hometown
  • Mousse au chocolat and crème brulee and fruit salad
  • Coffee and herbal tea
Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
$106 $84 $70
Cooking Experience + Meal
$136 $120 $102
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$170 $170 $144
Alcohol
$0 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$106 $84 $70
Cooking Experience + Meal
$136 $120 $102
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$170 $170 $144
Alcohol
$0 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
12:00pm-2:00pm 7:00pm-9:00pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
10:00am-4:00pm 4:00pm-10:00pm
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
9:00am-4:00pm 3:00pm-10:00pm
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