First day back at Le Cordon Bleu for Superior Cuisine was like walking into a huge homecoming party. Our class was at night and I strolled into school half an hour before class, to find bottles of Bordeaux being passed around by fellow classmates and people noisily chatting about what they did over the short vacation. I was happy to at least show up with some semblance of a tan – just to say that I actually got out of the miserable Paris weather for awhile. After gulping down some bordeaux and swapping travel stories, I went to put my uniform on and get ready for our first demonstration.
Low and behold I got to the locker room and all of the lockers were taken! The basic and intermediate pastry and cuisine students got to the lockers before the superior students could grab the most desirable ones. How unfair – a senior getting a bottom locker – oh the horror!