By Robby Osborne
In the history of relationships, the phrase “I don’t care,” or some variation has been the frustrating response to the age old question: “What do you want to eat tonight?”
Cooking classes prevent this question, and teach couples how to work together to create culinary treats. Northern Virginia has an abundance of cooking classes for any cuisine.
Workhouse Arts hosts their Chef’s Table every third Saturday of the month, and designed their classes around education and fun. The menu changes every month, and covers a range of global dining. On May 17, Cornish Game Hens are on the menu, along with savory mash potatoes, roasted asparagus and vanilla ice cream with an espresso-caramel sauce.
Couples will work together on cooking islands to learn basic cooking techniques, under the instruction of Chef Kathleen Linton. All meals will include a glass of wine, and dessert.
9518 Workhouse Way Lorton, 22079
(703) 584-2900, workhousearts.org
May 17, 7 p.m.; $85
Since opening their doors in the Dulles Town Center five years ago, Cookology has taught thousands of people culinary skills and provided the tools to create great meals. Cookology offers boot camps, date nights and even knife skills as classes.
This Saturday, Cookology is featuring a Sushi class that will cover sushi roll basics, which will cover all things sushi. The class will create Miso Soup, attempt California, Veggie and Shrimp Tempura rolls, all seen over by Instructor Augusto Vega.
21100 Dulles Town Circle, Sterling, 20166
(703) 433-1909, cookologyonline.com/
May 17, 2 p.m.; $65
Founded in 2008, Culinaria Cooking School, located in Vienna, has a goal of sharing their passion for cooking with all who seek it. They have eight different cooking categories, which cover skill sets and date nights to healthy eating and wine pairings.
This Saturday, Culinaria hosts a couples cooking class focusing on all things Italian food, with a focus on teaching skills that can be easily adapted to home cooking. Depending on the size of the class, participants will be divided into groups of two or four.
110 Pleasant St. NW, Vienna, 22180
(703) 865-7920, culinariacookingschool.com
May 16, 7 p.m.; $150 a pair