Even with the Food Network offering meal plans and tutorials 24/7, not everyone feels at ease in the kitchen. Some of us have nightmares about hosting a dinner party, trying
to look composed in front of guests while managing rambunctious children
and messy eaters (ahem, Grampa). Wah! We need Giada De Laurentiis right by our side.
Minus that happening, a class or two in the culinary arts might be just the confidence-booster needed to whip up a savory, homemade meal. Luckily, Sur la Table, a Seattle-based kitchen retailer, is rolling out a new store and cooking school, slated to open
in Mizner Park (438 Plaza Real, Boca Raton) just before Halloween (Wednesday,
October 21). Sur la Table is known for its extensive line of quirky kitchen tools and
trusty essentials (already available at the Coconut Creek location).
Classes will be taught by a classically
trained chef who was yet to be announced and will focus
on cooking techniques and incorporating seasonal produce into meals. Courses are priced at $59 to $100 and will
range from beginner to advanced skill levels, including offerings for
child and teen chefs. Classes will run about two hours long and will
wrap up with a tasting of classroom-made dishes. Typical classes include "Fresh Pasta Workshop," "Everything's Better With Bacon," "Mediterranean Fish," and "Fall Chef's Table." Private classes are
The 5,798-square-foot cooking school and
storefront offers enough space for private parties as well. For more,