Cooking Class/Dinner in or around Hartford
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.
Sur la Table in Canton has a wide variety of hands-on classes. maybe not the atmosphere you're looking for, but could be fun.
If you know anyone who is a member of The Hartford Club, they do cooking class once a month. It is not 2-10 people, it is about 50 people, but the chef (Leo Bushey, who opened Acqua in Vernon to much acclaim) does cook right in the room and the price ($50 pp?) does include wine. But you have to be a guest of a member to attend.
In this economy, for the right price, I bet there are restaurants who would come to your house and cook!
Middletown Adult Ed has a ton of dinner and cooking classes
I beleive they are online
One of the calsses is with Brian of Orourkes Diner -
he started them a while ago and people seem to love them
and groups are small -
Connecticut Culinary Institute in Hartford has cooking classes on Saturdays and Sundays ... all types of cuisine, taught by chef instructors, hands on, small classes and you eat what you have made.