After getting judgmental glances during your last cooking class (who says you can’t drink wine while wielding a cleaver?), you vowed to back away from any instruction involving an oven.
Reconsider with Hal’s Kitchen, a state-of-the-art cooking school where fun is required and useful courses include Way to a Man’s Heart, Death by Chocolate, How to Please Your Mother-in-Law, and Perfect Pasta.
Owner Cyndi Sterne swears, the more relaxed the cook, the tastier the outcome. So here you’ll find that culinary director Jessica Ray (Viking Cooking School) and top Atlanta chefs instruct rather than intimidate.
Prepare three to five courses while sipping wine pairings (yes, vino is encouraged), then quietly high-five yourself over a feast of your own creation. Or just make googly eyes at your date on a Romantic Rendezvous night (Friday or Saturday).
The heat is on.
Hal’s Kitchen, 206b Johnson Ferry Road, Sandy Springs (404-847-6991 or halskitchen.com), $45 and up.
Photo: Courtesy of Hal’s Kitchen