Since I've improved my cooking skills dramatically over the last year, I thought it would be good idea if the Mister started learning the difference between "diced" and "slivered". Therefore, we found ourselves at the Cook & Go Culinary Studios last Friday night. Cook & Go is a cooking studio in West Chelsea that offers various cooking classes, which rotate monthly, designed to prepare a single serving of a multi-course meal. Participants choose which meal they want to learn/cook (theme menus range from "TV Dinner" to "Healthy Holiday"), cook these original recipes with the instructors, and then take the finished dishes home to eat.
|Participants in the Island Menu Class|
We were feeling tropical (and wanted a temporary escape from the frigid winter weather), so we decided to sign up for the "Island" menu. After settling into our station and pouring ourselves a generous helping of the unlimited wine for the evening, we began our first course: pineapple crab cakes and sweet potato croquettes with coconut. The pineapple crab cakes were pretty easy to make- the crab meat, cheese, pineapple and spices were all fairly basic ingredients and didn't require too much precision (i.e. "a helping of crab cake, a pinch of paprika").
Classes at Cook & Go are pretty inexpensive ranging from $39-$59 per person and include all the ingredients - so all you need to bring is yourself and a sponge to soak up all the information!
Cook & Go Culinary Studio
443 W 16th St
New York, NY 10011