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Jan 6, 2009 08:05 PM

One Time Cooking Class In Hartford/CT

Hey everyone! My girlfriend really wants the two of us to do a cooking class with dinner, and I would like to set something up for her as a present.

I am looking for something smaller (2-10 people), one time, and hands on. Doesn't really matter which part of CT it is in, though we are in Hartford so nearer is better. Ideal, it would be something small in a restaurant with just the two of us or a few other people with a chef where we could either cook our own food for dinner or have a hands on lesson then be able to sit for dinner (my dream would be to find a restaurant or chef that would be willing to let the two of us come back into the kitchen, help us cook something, then let us eat it). I'm very flexible though. If anyone knows of something like this, or can recommend a site/group that does good hands on cooking lessons, I'd greatly appreciate hearing out it.

Thanks all!

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  1. Not sure I've heard of cooking classes in the Hartford area but if you don't mind the drive up 91 to Northampton, Betty Rosbottom, cookbook author and contributor to Bon Appetit gives them at the Different Drummers Kitchen. Although you don't actually do "hands on", you learn a lot and the meal she prepares is always phenomenal. Betty is down to earth, funny and gives lots of helpful hints to new and experienced cooks alike. Classes aren't as small as you'd like but usually not more than 20. Definitely worth checking out if you can't find anything closer.