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Jul 15, 2012 08:12 AM

Cooking Classes - Girls Weekend??

We are planning a girls getaway and are looking for places that may offer cooking classes (along with lodging). Are there any places in the NY/NJ/PA area - we are willing to drive about 3-4 hours from NYC. Is there maybe some type of inn or farm that offers cooking classes (or even baking), something fun to do with friends? Any ideas are appreciated. Thanks!

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  1. Not a cooking class but if you want a really cool culinary experience the "chef" table at nicholas in middletown is wild. Its very expensive but one of those once in a lifetime events for me.

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    1. re: corvette johnny

      90 Acres at Natir Restaurant in has a cooking school with a wide range of classes.
      In the future they may offer lodging but right now they do not.

      Another place is the CIA in Hyde Park, NY. Again, no lodging but plenty of places close by. They have one day classes plus longer ones. Husband and I took the BBQ Boot Camp one year and it was great. It was fun, informative, plus we got a lot of really great food and wine too.

    2. How about the Viking Cooking School in Harrah's, Atlantic City. It looks like a lot of fun.

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      1. re: RONNIENJ4

        I've been to the Viking Cooking School with my 3 bff's for a girls night. It was terrific. We went to the one in Fairfield, Nj.


        This is one hour door to door from Manhattan (subject to traffic of course). It is in central Monmouth County there is a variety of lodging within a 2/3 mile radius including a Courtyard by Marriott. Red Bank is a very nice little town/city on the water with many different dining and entertainment options. You can look into the Count Basie theatre or the Two Rivers Theatre for shows or entertainment for when you are coming to town. On a larger scale the PNC Arts Center is only 10 minutes away for a full concert type venue. In addition you are only about 15 minutes away from some of NJ's best beaches!!! Hope this helps!

          Some time back this was discussed and most of the recommendations still are in operation.
          Edible Jersey magazine covers resources statewide and often has current info on cooking classes, farm to table options and reservation-required food fun.