Belgian bakery and café Le Pain Quotidien, which has opened its first location in Orange County at Fashion Island, will share the secrets to its organic breads during hands-on classes on the Basics of Bread Baking. The classes will be offered at 5:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Saturday, beginning Saturday, October 29th at the restaurant’s in-house bakery. Price per student is $55 for an intensive, hands-on three-hour class led by Head Baker Jonathan Eng, who will instruct students on the basics of dough and how it can be made into many delicious products, including baguettes, soft, buttery rolls, and fruit and nut loaves. All classes will be limited to 6 students, and can be booked online at http://conta.cc/labbcal.
Basics of Bread Baking will cover the ten steps in the process of making bread, and students will have the opportunity to participate in each one, from selecting ingredients, to kneading a dough by hand, to shaping, scoring and baking (and, of course, tasting).Each class will be conducted under the watchful eye of Baker Jonathan Eng, a graduate of the French Culinary Institute in New York, where he gained a strong foundation on the history and baking of artisanal bread. Since joining Le Pain Quotidien in 2010, he has been developing a curriculum at the Bleecker Street Bakery in New York City.
Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Le Pain Quotidien is located within Fashion Island’s Pacific Court (1103 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach). For more information, including menus, catering information and baking classes, visit www.lepainquotidien.us (www.facebook.com/lepainquotidien.usa or www.twitter.com/lepainquotidien).
Le Pain Quotidien
1103 Newport Center Drive,