|from my sketchbook ~ by Jane LaFazio|
I just returned from another wonderful trip with Arts & Cultural Travel. I was the teaching artist, and 9 fabulous women (and one husband *mine*) came along for the adventure.
The first evening in Montreal, we were treated to a cooking class at Ateliers & Saveurs. It was fabulous! We even learned how to make mojitos. It was really a first class experience.
I love a group cooking class! So much fun, and you learn a lot too. And bond, as you are learning to cut chives without bruising them, and to flambe scallops together.
|Here's our group, along with the chef, and his two helpers.|
|That's our chef. You can see the class set up is really impressive.|
|eek! flambe scallops!|
|we made this salmon in class!|
|cool chandelier at Ateliers & Saveurs|
I loved the city of Montreal. We stayed in the old city, and it was clean, safe and with great restaurants on every corner. AND public art and illuminations on many walls of the city. And, it's a very tolerant city, with many religions, nationalities and sexual orientations. Loved it! I would visit again in a heartbeat.
|sketching and watercolor in the Basilica in Montreal|
After our morning walking tour, of Montreal, I gave a lesson and we sketched and watercolored in the beautiful Notre Dame Basilica.
|Four of my lovely students on the train ride to Quebec City|
The scenery was all green and rural. A lovely 3 hour ride.
|Yoga Poses in Public Places on Canada Rail|
|my husband, Don, working on his sketchbook on the train|
|Me, on the train|
|arrival in Quebec City!|
Next post, we'll explore Quebec City.
By the way, Arts & Cultural Travel and I are planning a trip to Cuba in 2018. If you'd like more information, add your name to the list here. (Group people-to-people tours are still allowed.)