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Cooking Classes Or A Fun Gift Idea For A Foody New To DC

rogs Jul 13, 2010 01:05 PM

My bf recently moved to the Arlington/DC area. He loves to cook and loves to eat out. Any good cooking classes you can suggest? Perhaps for a couple? Any fun cooking activities or experiences? Looking for a gift for our anniversary.Thanks CH!!

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    Meechi Jul 13, 2010 01:16 PM

    I took a sushi class at Cookology with my husband. It was really fun and we made about 6 rolls each (variations of real crab, eel, tuna) which made it worth it!

    1. ktmoomau Jul 13, 2010 02:02 PM

      There was recently advertised a bread making course at Open Kitchen in Falls Church that looked wonderful. You go home with sourdough starter.

      But if you want something more cooking oriented, I know Roberto Donna frequently does classes that people really enjoy for Italian food that include a meal at the end.

      As a note the Washington Post Food Section has a list of cooking classes.

      1. chowser Jul 13, 2010 02:07 PM

        L'Academie de Cuisine has quite a few couples classes. They also have a weekend course but that might be more than you want to spend for a gift.

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          dcgdc Jul 13, 2010 02:37 PM

          So far, culinaerie is the best we've taken. The pasta class was awesome. Company's Coming in Cleveland Park is good too but it's not as hands on.

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            DCDeb Jul 13, 2010 06:05 PM

            CulinAerie has great couples classes. They are right near the McPherson Square and Farragut North Metro stations so it's very convenient from Arlington.

            Chef Amanda teaches really fun food and wine pairings.

            1131 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20005

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              pineapple sage Jul 14, 2010 10:42 AM

              Check out Hill's Kitchen on Capital Hill. They offer classes over the shop and it's a great way to get to know the Eastern Market area of Capital Hill.

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              1. re: pineapple sage
                kelly5612 Jul 15, 2010 01:40 PM

                Their calendar is still on May. I've noticed they're not very good about keeping the schedule up to date. :(

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                kelly5612 Jul 15, 2010 01:43 PM

                Also check out Sur le Table in Arlington, which does Date Night classes:


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