Each month, Audrey Claire COOK sets a date and debuts their highly anticipated cooking classes that sell out almost immediately. You can check out the classes here. I set my alarm for June 4th at 2:00 p.m. to get my ticket. My class sold out in 20 minutes.
What you can expect: a multi-course meal prepared live by your favorite chef, in a beautiful, bright white, intimate 16-seat demo kitchen. COOK brings in some of the area’s hottest/up and coming chefs. What a great addition to the Philly food scene. Note that day-time classes can potentially differ from evening classes. Please see below and read FAQs.
This is a unique experience, as you have the opportunity to engage with the chef. You are encouraged to ask questions, interact, and take photos/notes during the live demonstration. Recipes may or may not be provided to you, as their website indicates some are proprietary. The average class length is two hours. I have seen the cost vary anywhere from $85-$180. Keep in mind that while (in most cases) you are not only getting a multi-course meal, this is an experience. I recommend checking out their FAQs if you have additional questions. They also have a myriad of cookbooks and kitchen wares available for purchase.
This felt like a fine dining experience; the staff was truly incredible. My wine and water were never low. Plates were cleared in between each course. You can also sense that the staff has a passion for food.
Let me tell you about my day.
We kicked off the class with a refreshing Indian-inspired bourbon limoncello cocktail. I didn’t eat breakfast to make room for the meal, so I started off with a nice buzz (lol).
Chetna’s menu included Bhel Chaat (sweet/savory crunch salad w/ veggies, chutneys and puffed rice/noodles), Hariyali Chicken Taco with a garlic chutney and seasoned yogurt sauce over Bhatura (Indian Fry Bread); Vegetarian Bombay Frankie (Indian version of a veggie wrap), Jalebi (cardamom and saffron infused type of funnel cake) served with a Masala Chai and Nankhatai (pistachio and cardamom shortbread biscuits).
If you know me well, Indian is my FAVORITE cuisine. I was truly in my glory with the wine flowing, while simultaneously inhaling the cinnamon, cloves and anise coming from the Chai. Keep an eye out for September dates!!
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Have you ever taken a COOK class?