The short courses are designed for “food enthusiasts”: no special culinary skill or experience is necessary. They offer one to four day courses, given by world class Chefs. The classes sell out quickly! If you’re lucky though, and there is enough interest, they will sometimes offer a second class when the first one sells out quickly. Some classes that are being offered include: Frozen Desserts, Cooking for Teens, Middle East Flavours, Japanese Flavours, The Art of Wedding Cakes , etc. The courses are offered as 2-3 hour demonstrations, 5 hour workshops, 1 day demonstration & practical, and 4 day demonstration & practical. Check their website for complete details and prices (http://www.cordonbleu.edu and choose “Ottawa, Canada” campus).
LE CORDON BLEU @ SIGNATURES RESTAURANT
Le Cordon Bleu @ Signatures Restaurant is a French style bistro serving seasonal French haute cuisine. The restaurant is located in Munross Mansion, with old-world inspired decor and a relaxed ambiance.
Wednesday – Friday
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
453 Laurier Avenue East
The restaurant offers a $26 Table D’Hote lunch special from Wednesday to Friday, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Chef Yannick Anton offers a 5 course tasting menu for $75 each person from Thursday to Saturday at dinnertime. The Chef also offers a 4 course special which is $99.95 per couple. For more details and reservations, see their website.
Their dinner menu is also available at their website. Their springtime specials for dinner are $89.95 per couple for a Wednesday 4-course dinner including wine. Or Thursday to Saturday, you can build your own 4 course chefs menu for $59 per person. French Chef Yannick Anton was appointed Executive Chef in November of 2006. The CAA/AAA recognizes Signatures as a Five Diamond restaurant.
The Ottawa Culinary Arts Institute and Restaurant makes its home in the Monross Mansion, built in the Tudor revival style in 1874. It was once a family home, a residence for the Women’s Royal Canadian Navy Service, and a private dining club called Le Cercle Universitaire d’Ottawa.
M. Andre J. Cointreau, President of Le Cordon Bleu relocated the Ottawa campus of his culinary institute to the Munross Mansion in 1999. At this time, an addition was included to accommodate the Institute’s teaching kitchens.
With the popularity of Food network, Cooking shows, and Celebrity Chefs–it is exciting to know that classes are available to the general public. Luckily, the Insitute teachers won’t scream and yell at you as if you were a contestant on Hell’s Kitchen though. A definite “must-visit” for foodies!