Bakery Classes with Le Pain Quotidien

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One of my very favorite places to eat at Fashion Island in Newport Beach is Le Pain Quotidien. So, when I heard they were offering OC baking classes at their restaurant and wanted to partner with Tiny Oranges to give one of our readers and a guest a free bakery class in a special giveaway, I jumped at the chance to learn more about their program and share my findings with all of you.

Le Pain Quotidien’s hands-on bakery classes are taught at their Newport Beach restaurant and cater to both novice and seasoned bakers.

The intimate classes are kept small, between 6 and 8 people, and are designed to be fun as well as informative.

During the 2.5 – 3 hour class students learn key baking techniques (and a few special tricks) from Le Pain Quotidien’s own skilled bakers. After the hard work is done, everyone gets to kick back with their fellow classmates and enjoy the fruits of their labor at one of Le Pain Quotidien’s communal tables.

Types of OC Bakery Classes

Classes range from Bread Baking Basics I & II to Biscuits, Scones and Shortbread Cookies and each class teaches both the science and the art of creating delicious baked goods from scratch. I don’t know about you, but I’ve always thought there is something so gratifying about starting with flour, adding a handful of key ingredients and creating something delicious you can’t wait to share with your friends and family around the table.

Click here for a complete list of bakery classes at Le Pain Quotidien Newport Beach

So, if you’re like me, and love learning something new, or getting better at something old, grab a friend and head over to Le Pain Quotidien. You’ll finally unleash the magic of how they get those amazing sweet breads both rich and decadent yet wonderfully light and delicate all at the same time.

And, if you’d rather cut out the baking and just eat, I urge you to stop by Le Pain Quotidien for lunch or dinner. My husband swears by their Mozzarella di Bufala & Plum Tomatoes, but I’m pretty certain you can’t go wrong with anything on their menu – I know I haven’t.

Le Pain Quotidien
Fashion Island
1103 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
949.287.5592

One lucky winner will win a free Le Pain Quotidien Bakery Class for you and a friend at their Newport Beach location in Fashion Island.

To enter, please subscribe to their mailing list by entering your information in the form below.  After you do so, leave a comment on this post telling me you subscribed along with what you love to bake the most. Contest runs through Wednesday, 2/27/13 at 5pm PST. Please leave your email in your blog comment below so I can contact you if you are the winner. Prize expires on 06/30/13 and participants must be 12 years of age and older. Good luck and happy baking!

Disclosure: Le Pain Quotidien is a Tiny Oranges Sponsor. We are so thrilled to help tell our readers about their new OC baking classes!

Photo credits: Lexie Cole Photography

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  1. 1
    salina says:

    I love to bake sweet stuff! Cookies, cakes, & pies! My kids help me cook which I love! If I win this, I am going to learn how to make biscuits…it is something that I have tried several times and never mastered!

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    wendy walker says:

    I love to cook but am not a good baker. My Mom was just talking about making bread but not sure of herself. This would be a perfect class for both of us.

  3. 3
    Leslie says:

    I love to bake cookies, cakes and brownies! I subscribed, too!

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    Laura Fletcher says:

    i subscribed! I love making homemade lemon blueberry scones. Heaven on a plate. I would love to learn more about bread baking! Never tried but love freshly baked bread!

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    Buffy Stalker says:

    I love to bake cookies and breads. I tend to bake better than I do cook! lol..I want to take cooking classes with my daughter. She wants to learn to cook so bad. I think this would be so fun! 🙂

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    heather says:

    Love this! This would be fun with a group of friends!

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    Suzanne Towles says:

    I love to bake chocolate chip cookies – they are my specialty. I am really interested in learning to bake sweet rolls. I will definitely head down to Fashion Island and give this place a try!

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    elseasea says:

    sounds interesting and yummy! would love to take my gf from some time away from the kids!

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    Holland says:

    I bought my mom a ticket to go to Scones and Biscuits class for her birthday last year and she RAVED about it!!! Ever since then, I’ve been dying to go myself, but couldn’t afford it. I would love this chance to go and see what it’s all about!

    And…my favorite thing to bake is pumpkin pie!

  10. 10
    Laura says:

    I subscribed!
    Baked goods! Love them! My new favorite recipe is Lemon cake cookies. Yum

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    Chris Pesce says:

    I entered – hope I win!

  12. 12
    Parima says:

    Thanks so much for the news about these classes!! I love to bake..its actually very therapeutic for me and helps me relax after a hard day! I’m a doctor by day and a baker by night 🙂

  13. 13
    aimee says:

    I’ve entered! I’m also more of a cook than a baker but would love to learn some key techniques for baking all those yummy desserts my family loves.

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    Kirsten says:

    I subscribed and would LOVE to win the class! I’d say my favorite thing to make is trifles or rum cake but I’d love to learn how to make tiramisu!

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    DebC says:

    I’ve been trying to bake a decent loaf of bread after watching many demos but have had more misses than hits. Wish I could have a better feel for this art of bread baking.

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    Riham says:

    I’ve subscribed!! I simply LOVE baking and to have the opportunity to bake in Le Pain Quotidien is great! I bake cookies and sometimes cakes but I would love to bake bread.

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    Myndel jones says:

    I subscribed and my Favorite thing to bake are casseroles and savory rolls and biscuits 🙂

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    Maribel says:

    I have just subscribed. love baking artisan bread as well cakes and other pastries. I have taken a bread baking class at Le Pain and absolutely enjoyed it and would love to take more classes there. Thank you for this opportunity!

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    Rachel says:

    I love to bake chocolate chip cookies and lemon bars!

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    Rachel says:

    I subscribed! I also love to bake bread!

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    Stacy says:

    I subscribed. My favorite thing to bake is cakes (preferably chocolate!).

  22. 22
    Lauren says:

    I love to bake pretty much everything. I am constantly trying new recipes but cookies and blondies are probably my favorite things to bake because they are quick and easy.

  23. 23
    KB says:

    I subscribed!
    Yum, there is nothing like the smell of bread baking at home. Thanks for writing about the baking classes.

  24. 24
    Eve says:

    I subscribed! I love baking chocolate chip cookies. I’ve never made fresh bread before and always wanted to try it. Thanks for the giveaway!

  25. 25
    Dandy says:

    I subscribed! I bake cookies and tarts most often but I really love cakes, I just don’t seem to have the occasion to bake them often enough. I would love to make bread but I find yeast intimidating.

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    Susie says:

    This would be so great to do with my daughter!
    My favorite thing to bake is cupcakes! I supply all the cupcakes for our family birthdays and parties.

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    Teri F. says:

    I subscribed to the Le Pain Quotidien mailing list. I love to bake cookies with chocolate the most which my husband and son enjoy.

  28. 28
    Teri says:

    I enjoy baking but would love the opportunity to take a class with my husband so we can each learn more.

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    Jazmine says:

    I love to bake cakes, cupcakes and my famous Pumpkin Bread!

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    Dana M says:

    I subscribed to the emails! I love to bake a chocolate flour less cake! So yummy!

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    Connie says:

    I subscribed and am so excited to hear about these classes! I love to bake but have never had much success with bread so I would love to win a class! Thank you!

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    Donna says:

    Hmm … I like to bake everything!

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    Annie says:

    I love baking savory scones! But regular ol’ choco chip cookies are also a delight 🙂 I would love to learn how to make various breads, though! They are my true weakness

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    Steven says:

    I’m self taught to bake bread and really like making epi baguettes

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    Mandy Collins says:

    This is a great contest and an opportunity to learn from a great restarant in the art of bread making!

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