Francine Martinie Chough

Francine is a native of Autun, near the Burgundy region. Following a career in teaching in Autun at the Lycée Bonaparte, then teaching French in an English public school near London for a year, and in the hotel business in Paris at the Paris Sheraton Hotel, she received a Bachelor degree in English and French from Lewis and Clark College. She taught French in a Montessori school in Vancouver, WA, then earned a Master's degree in Education from Loyola College of Maryland with an emphasis on Montessori Education. She taught 3 years as a Montessori Elementary teacher, and taught 1st through 5th grade at the Catlin Gabel School in the Lower School where she developed the French curriculum. She continues to teach all levels of students from elementary to adult, and is a certified in DELF/DALF examiner and corrector. Francine has been teaching at the Alliance since 2009.

Opera & Chocolate Cake : Opera/Cake

Thursdays at 6:15-8:30pm
01/16/2020 to 01/16/2020
Instructor: Francine Martinie Chough

 opera and chocolate cake

Required: B1 or equiv.

Description: An epicurean adventure - cooking demo and tasting!

The Alliance is offering an evening of conversation in French about Julia Child and an iconic French chocolate cake, combined with a cooking demo and tasting. The seminar takes place in a private home in Irvington. The seminar will be led by our teacher and epicurean Francine Chough.

If you like opera, you may want to check out “An American Quartet,” performed in February in Hampton Opera Center, that includes Hoiby’s one-act opera “Bon Appétit” in which the beloved French chef Julia Child explains how to bake the perfect French chocolate cake.  The seminar will be led by our teacher and epicurean Francine Chough.

Seminar students will receive 15% discount on performance tickets, as long as available. The performance will be in the Hampton Opera Center. Hurry up, the tickets are going fast. Some of the performances are already sold out!


Call us to sign-up: 503-223-8388

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