Each month, we like to give our members a space to come together, catch up on life’s events and practice speaking French as a part of the mix. Please don’t be shy! We welcome all members and non members. Raleigh: Every last Thursday of the month at 6:30pm, Raleigh Times, (map). Durham and Chapel Hill dates and locations coming soon.
Atelier du Chocolat
3 hour cooking class
This Valentine’s Day L’Alliance Française will partner with Avenue Des Chocolats LLC to bring you our first Chocolate Workshop, where you will learn about the historical and technical aspects of chocolate and get creative in the hand-on part of the workshop by making your own French-style chocolate mendiants.
Gabriela, professional chocolatier and founder of Avenue Des Chocolats here in Raleigh, will get you started by tempering the chocolate and scooping it into pastry bags for each one of you – while telling you the why and how of chocolate working and spicing up the conversation with fun fact about chocolate. Once the chocolate is ready, Gabriela will guide you through the delicate process of making your own “mendiants” where you will be able to make classic mendiants or get creative by decorating them with various types of nuts, grains and dried fruits.
We will be using professional quality Fair-trade dark chocolate of 72% cacao content.
At the end of the workshop you will leave with about 100 g worth of chocolate mendiants, nicely packaged into a pretty gift.
No materiel needed, everything included
from 2pm to 5pm
The workshop will be hosted by Alliance Française member Lide Anderson, in Raleigh (exact adress will be send after registration)
"The Wisdom Of Money", a talk by Pascal Bruckner, an eminent French novelist, philosopher, and critic.
In his book published in French in 2016, and released in English last year, Pascal Bruckner guides us through the rich commentary that money has generated since ancient times―its Janus-faced nature, both the passions and the resentments. He throws into relief the cultural differences regarding money between the French and the Anglo-Saxons.
Location: 213 Fayetteville Street, Raleigh. 7pm
Closest Public Parking on 233 S Wilmington Street.