Grab Aprons, Not Reservations this Valentine’s Day

Worried that your meal won’t cut the mustard? Scratch that reservation and take a class instead. These three promise fun and a feast, so you can focus on that special someone.

Whether it’s yellowtail sushi or fries from McDonald’s, you can probably name your sweetheart’s favorite food. But have you ever tried to cook it yourself? This is the perfect time of year to give that dish a personal garnish.

Cook at home, and you can tailor the meal from appetizers, to drinks, to your song playing softly in the background. It lets him skip the wine if he’s a beer guy, and she can ditch the pumps if she’s more comfortable in slippers.

Worried that your meal won’t cut the mustard? Scratch that reservation and take a class instead. These three promise fun and a feast, so you can focus on that special someone.

Chef Lesa’s Parisian Cooking Class, Feb 10 or 11

Munch on well-known aphrodisiacs from the bistros of Boulevard St-Germain. Chef Lesa will enchant you with stories about the City of Light during the most romantic time of the year, while you make the best hors d’oeuvres this side of the Atlantic! $79

A French Valentine Dinner With Chef Carol, Feb 12

The art of cooking involves all the senses – touch, hearing and of course, sight, smell and taste. Highlight your creativity, artistry and skills with simple and lusty food, followed by a fountain of chocolate fondue. $100

Valentine’s Day With Local Flavors, Feb 13

Sample appetizers and sip local microbrews while you cook. End with a sit-down feast including Cognac Poached Fig Salad, Dungeness Crab Ravioli, Flaming Fillet Mignon with a Port Reduction Sauce, Truffled Potato Puree with Mascarpone, Brussel Sprouts with Pancetta and Orange Zest, and finally Poached Pears with Cabernet Chocolate Sauce and Caramel Ice Cream. $155

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