Want international fame and notoriety for being the brains behind one of the most delicious franken-desserts this century (cronut, we’re looking at you)? Well, first you’re going to have to start at the bottom – and make sure it’s not a soggy one! The chefs at Mille-Feuille Bakery in Greenwich Village will help you with all the essentials to get you going on a path to pastry righteousness. In just over two hours you’ll learn how to make croissant dough from scratch (lots of butter and layering involved), resulting in 15 chocolate and almond crescents that you can take home to show off to kith and kin.
New York City is a culinary wonderland, with some of the best restaurants in the world, amazing bakeries, delicious desserts, fabulous ice cream, and the skilled chefs that make them tick. Even better, takeout and delivery options bring the best of NYC delicacies right to your doorstep. So why would you want to take a cooking class? Because it’s fun! Plus, everyone should know how to cook for themselves, and we think a home-cooked meal is a great date idea to impress your sweetie. Whether you’re a newbie who’s clueless in the kitchen or a home cook looking to learn a new technique, check out these cooking classes in NYC.
These kitchen classrooms offer a range of courses, from basic knife skills to pasta-making 101 to butchering. Tackle classic Italian fare, brush up on your pie-baking skills, learn how to properly sear a steak or dive into the details of sausage-making. You can even learn how to make iconic treats like cookies from Milk Bar or croissants from Mille-Feuille Bakery. You’ll be well-equipped to make a meal at home after taking one of these classes, and trust us — it feels good to know you can get by without takeout for one night (feel free to rely on grocery delivery for ingredients).
If these NYC cooking classes pique your interest, check out these couples cooking classes in NYC next time date night rolls around. They’ll open up a whole new culinary world for you and your boo.
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