I took a super fun cooking class at Aubergine Carmel a while back. Aubergine is a super posh restaurant in Carmel, CA that is constantly recommended to me right now. A few weeks ago I decided to research them and decided instead of dinner to take a cooking class! If you decided to eat there know that once a month they do a super fun themed dinner for an amazingly good deal of 4 course+wine for $110 per person. Upcoming themes are Russian cuisine, Thai, Southern US country, and more. It sells out quickly so call now to see what they have left for the year. (THEY NO LONGER OFFER THESE DINNERS or THE COOKING LESSONS.)
This month’s class focused on chopping skills. For $125 you learn a fun skin, get a recipe to take home, and get fed lunch (+wine!). Aubergine offers a different class every month and space is limited to 6 students only. We were offered to take home the meal we cooked, leftovers, and all the veggies we chopped. I regret not cooking all of my veggies and taking them home. My husband ate my leftovers on the car ride home and I was totally looking forward to eating them for dinner!
We started with onions and moved on to carrots, peppers, and more. Everything we chopped we used to make ourselves lunch. It was a quick stir fry. The head chef, Justin, added a peanut sauce that he made earlier and a mouth-watering, (I asked for seconds) delicious crispy pork belly.
I can’t recommend this experience enough. Next month is Thai food! You can check out the full calendar or grab more information on the cooking classes or Aubergine’s Menu here.
Looks fun. I wish they had things like that here but its quite rare to have a restaurant do a cooking class. Most of them would rather you dine instead of learning their secrets. You look like you had fun and that meat, I could taste it through the monitor.
oh my this looks like an incredible experience to try and look at your end dish just perfect and so professional well done you
I would love to take cooking lessons from a place like this one. I enjoy cooking but to be able to learn some of the tricks of the trade would be so cool!
That food looks so good – and it looks like it was a lot of fun! That food looks so good too. It looks really fresh as well!
This looks great. I could do with going to a cooking class
This looks amazing! What a dream come true 🙂
Whoa! That’s pretty amazing, it looks delicious. I am going to check for cooking classes around here, I haven’t been to one in awhile. That’s not bad for all courses and wine.
Oh wow, this looks amazing. Very nicely done and atttractively displayed
What a fun cooking challenge I love stir-frys and yours is beautifully presented. I love next months theme of Thai food!
It’s so nice to be able to attend cooking classes there, you’re very lucky! Looks like you had the best experience too, it’s good to learn new things especially when it involves your interest.
Wow, what a great opportunity! The photos are amazing and really provide a virtual tour of your cooking class for us readers to enjoy. The food looks delicious, too!
That is so cool! I have never heard of a restaurant doing a cooking class. I would love to try something like this out. I’m glad you had fun.
Thanks for sharing such a yummy experience! What an incredibly smart endeavor. It is all dependent upon the chef’s temperament and I wonder if they ever have problems with that – hee-hee. Such tasty pics!!
I was worried about temperament but the chef is super nice and so is the rest of the staff.