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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Chopping Block in Chicago--Such a Fun Date Night!

9 months after getting married, and we're still enjoying wedding gifts (which totally rocks!)

Last Thursday, Mike and I cashed in a gift certificate and went to a cooking class at the Chopping Block in Chicago. It's a really cool place that offers a variety of cooking classes like "Meat 101" (every man's dream), "Mary Ate a Little Lamb" (a little creepy) and "When In Rome" (that's the one we went to.)

When you walk in, there are several beautiful kitchens set up for the different classes. They have all the food and tools set out that you'll need. On our night we made White Bean and Rosemary Bruschetta for an appetizer, Homemade Fettuccine Alla Carbonara, Sauteed Broccoli Rabe as a side, and Ricotta Cheesecake with Roasted Pears for a dessert. It was so good!

You're able to order wine (we ordered a bottle, which totally rocked) so you drink and cook. There is a chef and an assistant who walk around and help you through the entire process. I learned some cool tricks for cutting veggies and also learned the best techniques for making homemade noodles (Which I'll likely never do in real life unless we win the lotto and I don't have to work so I have time for this.)

All-in-all, if you're looking for a great date night, I'd totally recommend couples cooking classes! Mike really enjoyed it, and the best part is that you get to enjoy your creation at the end. You also work with really big knives, so your hubbie won't talk back.

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