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tifferbe_2000 May 4, 2009 08:20 AM

My friend and I want to take a couple of informal cooking classes, and she lives in Alexandria, but we could go anywhere in DC, or Fairfax, or truthfully, anywhere the metro is nearby. We could like something like french cooking classes, or maybe how to make sushi, but really we are up for anything. We are not trying to get culinary degrees or anything, its just something fun to do. Any info would be helpful. Thanks!

~Tiffani

  1. DiningInDC May 4, 2009 08:38 AM

    Tiffani,
    I was thinking about taking classes at the Lebanese Taverna. The cost per person is a little less at $60 per person. You can register online, which is handy and the classes last from 6:45pm to 9:30pm. I've heard great things.

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    Lebanese Taverna Restaurant
    2641 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 02007

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      pomme de terre May 4, 2009 08:40 AM

      I had a great experience with Arlington County Adult Education. The classes are pretty cheap (especially compared to cooking schools and restaurants) and low-key, but I did learn a lot about Indian cooking. The class I took had this sweet Indian grandma who showed you how to make a handful of dishes, and then everyone sat down and ate dinner together. If you factor in the cost of a few dinners, it's really quite affordable! They have both sushi and French bistro cooking classes, among many others. When I took my class, it was right near the Clarendon Metro.

      http://www.arlington.k12.va.us/154010...

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        DiningInDC May 4, 2009 08:42 AM

        I found a listing last year - that's how I found the ones at Leb Tavern...
        http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/...

        Roberto Donna's Bebo is closed. Not sure about the other listings,

        1. re: DiningInDC
          tommyskitchen May 4, 2009 10:35 AM

          When Roberto starts back up again, his classes are great - Laid-back, informative, and delicious - I never made it to the classes at Bebo, just Galileo. Many in the class were repeats, and he makes everything Fun! Great guy, Great Chef, Great sense of Humor!

          Tommy
          tommyskitchen.com

      2. monavano May 4, 2009 11:31 AM

        La Cuisine in Alexandria
        Sur La Table in Pentagon City
        CulinnAerie in DC

        1. chaofun May 4, 2009 12:01 PM

          tastedc.com runs some good classes all over the area.

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            tifferbe_2000 May 5, 2009 03:28 PM

            TO ALL:

            Thanks for all your suggestions, these all look good and I will definitely do some research!

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