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Hope you guys can help, and I hope this is the right place to post this!

I'm on the look out for some really enjoyable cooking classes in LA. It's a gift for 2 friends (they're a couple) so something romantic could be good, or something funky. Just good classes taught by someone who knows what they're doing in a nice environment would work.

Looking to spend between $50-$80pp.

Is that possible?

Any thoughts? Thanks.

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  1. Try these places. I've tried the first and second schools and really enjoyed them. The last one I have heard good things about...

    Hipcooks in Down town.

    http://www.hipcooks.com/

    New School of Cooking in Culver City.

    http://newschoolofcooking.com/?gclid=...

    Be Gourment on the Eastside.

    http://home.att.net/~begourmet/

    Good Luck!

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    1. re: kellydeez

      Chefmakers-it may be more expensive than $80pp, but they offer "date night" cooking classes and have locations in Pacific Palisades and Manhattan Beach. I have only been to the Palisades, and they have a very cool set-up with a flat screen TVthat shows what the teacher is doing.

      1. re: kellydeez

        BeGourmet is a very intimate experience. Tim is great fun. I have taken a few classes with him and it is usually just Tim, me and my guest.

        1. re: gaylenwaydelich

          I could not find on the website where he holds his classes. Does anyone know?

      2. i second the recommendation for chefmakers...the best move is to take a class with a celebrity chef...my wife and i have been to classes with Thierry Ratiraut from Rover's in Seattle, as well as with Alain Giraud of Bastide...very fun time...the cost may be more than $80 but it includes a multi course meal with dessert and wine in the price...highly recommended

        1. Very specific experience, but we had a great time at La Cachette's Thanksgiving Dinner Class!

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            1. I've had an enjoyable experience at Chez Cherie (www.chezcherie.com) in La Canada. They have a great variety of classes and some great excursions---and they have gift certificates. The ambiance is great and most people bring a bottle of wine to enjoy during the class.