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Looking for a fun cooking school to host a party!

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Annemarie Oct 31, 2000 11:01 AM

In San Francisco there is a fun cooking school called Tante Marie's where I have hosted dinner parties. A group of about twenty or so goes, split into groups (salad, main course, dessert, etc) and receive instructions on how to prepare the course. In the meantime, you drink wine, beer, have fun, then sit down to a nice dinner. Anything like that in the LA Area?

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    Cindy RE: Annemarie Oct 31, 2000 02:35 PM

    I don't know if they'd do a sit down dinner, but the cooking classes at Spaghettini Cucina in Long Beach are a lot of fun. You might call and ask Debbie if she'd do something like that for you. It's not really a restaurant; it's a gourmet take-out & deli with tables and patio for informal dining.

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      LAURA RE: Cindy Jan 31, 2001 11:09 PM

      I AM INTERESTED IN STARTING A GROUP THAT WILL MEET TWO
      TIMES A MONTH ON A WEEKDAY AFTERNOON TO SAMPLE SOME
      OF L.A.s INTERESTING EATING SPOTS. PREFERABLY THE
      LOCATION WILL BE THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY, AND WEST
      HOLLYWOOD, BUT I AM OPEN TO OTHER L.A. LOCALES. THIS
      IS NOT A SINGLES GROUP. MY GROUP WILL IDEALLY CONSIST
      OF THOSE WHO HAVE A FEW AFTERNOONS FREE PER MONTH AND
      WHO LOVE GOOD FOOD AND RELISH NEW DINING EXPERIENCES.

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      Sarah RE: Annemarie Nov 1, 2000 08:47 AM

      Evan Kleiman, owner of Angeli Caffe on Melrose, hosts cooking classes, olive oil tastings, etc. and I'll bet she would be happy to set something up for you.

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        Janet RE: Annemarie Nov 2, 2000 09:00 AM

        You can arrange private cooking events at any Sur La Table stores with cooking programs, but I'm not sure which ones in the LA area have them -- I know the Newport Beach store does, and I think the one in Santa Monica does too. Email me if you want more info -- I work at the SF Sur La Table and can get you a contact name if you're interested.

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          Richard Foss RE: Annemarie Nov 2, 2000 11:18 AM

          I suggest The Depot in Torrance, which has a cooking school in a separate building in back of the restaurant. Chef Michael Schafer is a real character and an excellent teacher.

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