At last, here’s a French course that teaches the most important stuff, such as how to order in restaurants and understand wine lists. To celebrate National French Week (which starts on November 4), The Eton Institute has teamed up with Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse to offer a short series of classes covering food and beverage-related conversation, such as ordering food, French etiquette and shopping. At the same time, students will have the opportunity to sample wine from a different region of France each week, and Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse will be serving up canapés too. Not that we need to be bribed in our quest for knowledge, of course, but this might just be the perfect incentive for switching our brains to ‘engage’.
Dhs150 for one lesson including wine and canapés, Dhs550 for all four classes when booked in advance. Every Tuesday from Nov 3-24, 7pm-8.30pm. For reservations call 04 501 8666. Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse at The Monarch Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road