Atout France is celebrating Bastille Day 2021 (14 July) with a virtual cooking class à la Niçoise. Viewers who tune in will also have the chance to win a three-night stay at Hôtel La Perouse in Nice.
The French Government Tourist Bureau together with the Nice Tourist Bureau, is inviting the travel trade to a cooking demonstration that takes its inspiration from the magic of Nice on the French Riviera.
The tourism bureaus will share the essence of Nice, hosting an online cooking class by local chef Rosa Jackson. After working for many years as a food writer, Jackson now hosts market tours and cooking classes in the city.
Jackson is particularly inspired by Nice’s vibrant food markets and culinary traditions influenced by its Mediterranean neighbours. French and Italian ingredients come together in harmony to create the fresh, flavourful Niçoise cuisine.
After taking her audience on a short walking tour of her favourite Nice fresh produce markets, Jackson will then escort participants into her home for a cooking class specifically targeting an Australian audience.
Here, she’ll prepare the most famous and traditional of Niçoise dishes: the iconic pissaladière, a caramelised onion tart topped with olives and anchovies. In a couple of steps that are easily replicated at home, Jackson will share her secret tips for cooking this dish across all seasons.
Viewers will also be able to indulge in the city’s fascinating history with a short, guided tour of Nice’s landmarks.
Denis Zanon, Director of the Nice Tourist Bureau, says: “We love Australian visitors and over the past 15 months the entire tourism sector in Nice has worked hard to keep the destination top of mind for all Australians.
“We know Aussies love holidaying here and it is for good reason that our charming city on the Mediterranean is France’s second-most popular destination for Australians.”
“We can’t wait to welcome you all back and spoil you with our southern French hospitality,” Zanon said.
Jackson’s cooking class will be broadcast through a Facebook Premiere on 14 July 2021 at 7pm AEST. The video will then be live on the Atout France website until 21 July 2021.
To register to attend the Facebook Premiere and for a chance to win three nights at the luxury Hôtel La Perouse plus a bonus Le Creuset signature cast-iron casserole dish, go to: au.france.fr/en/campaign/folder/nice-cooking-class