a candlelight dinnerDecember 19, 2010
That’s right, another food post!
I recently got the opportunity to take a cooking class at the Viking Cooking School on Peachtree next to Spa Sydell. It was such a fun experience. I did a hands-on workshop where an instructor teaches you cooking techniques and you prepare a set menu together. I did the Date Night: Candlelight Dinner Workshop where I made:
- Lamb Chop “Lollipops” on Baby Spinach Salad with Raspberry and Caramelized Shallot Vinaigrette
- Lobster and Wild Mushroom Risotto
- Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus
- Petite Cheese Course: Herb-Crusted Goat Cheese “Truffles”, Gorgonzola Dolce on Sliced Fig Cake and Aged Cheddar on Candied Apple Slices
- Individual Tiramisu Trifles
I don’t even like lamb but them lollipops were the bomb. Everything was heavenly and guess what, IIIII made it! :] Here’s some shots of the experience:
The Viking Demo Theatre – prepared with mimosas and breakfast for us.
Hungry yet? I think this is a great date idea or a fun group activity. Each course lasts around 3 hours and cost around $100 per person. It sounds like a lot but for the experience and a practically fine-dining meal, it’s not that bad. It’s also in many other states as well so check out the other workshops here.
One last thing, just wanted to give a shoutout to my manfriend since yesterday was our anniversary. We ate at Restaurant Eugene and we were probably the youngest people there but we didn’t feel out of place [cough,cough, Bone's cough] due to the modern design of the restaurant. I would have to say, this restaurant provided the best service for a special occasion EVER! And everything they did were small things but it made a world of difference. For starters, they handed us special menus with “Happy Anniversary” printed on them. Then they surprised us with 2 glasses of champagne, followed with a lobster bisque that the chef sent out. Then, after we refused dessert because we were too full, our server sent out a plate of truffles. Seriously? Who provides that level of service anymore, especially since we weren’t rich or famous. Props to you, Restaurant Eugene.