Cooking classes for couples are not only fun and educational; they give you an excuse to spend time with your partner, and you’ll both get to enjoy a delicious meal at the end of it.
You don’t even have to be great cooks to enjoy a cooking class together on Valentine’s Day. And you’ll come away with skills you can use at home to keep celebrating milestones in your relationship.
Classic Italian Cooking Classes
For Valentine, you can impress your partner with a classic Italian feast - or better yet, you can learn together! You will love discovering new things as a pair, like how you can make some of your restaurant favourites–from pasta and ragu to gnocchi and dessert–all from scratch.
As you immerse in the culture through food, you’ll get to know all the specific fresh vegetables, herbs, and ingredients authentic Italian cuisine is known for and why they are used. That way, you can recreate any dish in your own kitchen whenever inspiration hits–perhaps using the recipes demoed in class!
Bread and Biscuit Baking Classes
Breakfast in bed is something many people would love to enjoy on the fly, but few actually get around to trying. But if you learn how to bake biscuits yourself in a Valentine’s Day cooking class, you’ll be able to give your loved one a real treat every morning.
Baking classes are an especially great idea if you’re celebrating an anniversary or birthday and have yet to come up with a gift idea. And because you’ll be making your own morning recipes from scratch, they’ll know that the ingredients in your sourdough bread or alfajores are fresh and healthy–and made with love!
Seafood Cooking Classes
If you’re a pair of seafood lovers, you know how hard it can be sometimes to find a good place to eat. But if you want your loved one to learn how to make their favorite dishes from scratch (and avoid the usual rookie mistakes), the best way is by taking them to a seafood cooking class.
There are so many different types of seafood dishes, and the possibilities for recipes are endless. Feel like some Thai seafood curry? Maybe Vietnamese green mango salad to balance the richness of grilled prawns? Or how about a classic Seafood Paella Valenciana? You’ll find out how easy it is to prepare these specialties as you spend some quality time in a Valentine’s Day cooking class!
French Cooking Classes
French cooking classes are the perfect way to introduce your loved one to haute cuisine. You can both learn how to prepare everything from appetizers to the main course!
To start, how about some French onion soup and liver parfait with Sauternes jelly? Then move on to the classics like Duck a l’Orange or Cassoulet. Finish off with a serving of potato fondant. By the end of the class, you’ll be able to impress friends and family with your culinary skills!
Cheese Making Classes
If you love cheese, these Valentine’s Day cooking ideas are perfect for you! Learn step by step how to make the perfect Haloumi cheese or Persian feta from scratch, whether you want to simply satisfy your taste buds or even start your own cheese business.
You can also learn how to make cheese-infused delicacies, to treat the object of your amore to a gastronomic feast. For example, you can take your potato gnocchi to a whole other level by topping it with a generous serving of four-cheese sauce. Follow it with a bowl of balanzoni infused with a cheese filling recipe of ricotta, mortadella and parmesan. Mouth-watering!
Japanese Cooking Classes
The Japanese are known for their healthy diet, which is based on a mix of vegetables, fish and rice. Get to know all the tools you need to make your own traditional dishes; you and your partner can even learn how to make ramen in your own kitchen!
Are you one of those couples who brunch? Find out how easy it is to roll enough Makizushi to satisfy your mid-morning appetites. You can even learn how to make your own okonomiyaki and dashi to store in the freezer for a cold fall or winter morning. It’s the perfect thing to heat up and start your day off right.
Greek Cooking Classes
Greek cuisine is all about fresh ingredients, simple preparations, and family traditions. It’s also one of the best ways to get to know a new culture with your partner and step out of your comfort zone.
Get a taste of the Mediterranean with a Greek cooking class that will teach you how to make luscious gemista (stuffed tomatoes), kolokithokeftedes (zucchini meatballs), tiropita (pastry made with layers of phyllo), and other dishes. After all that cooking, you can finally enjoy a relaxing meal together over a glass of sweet rakomelo. It’s perfect for couples who have a common passion for food.
Mexican Cooking Classes
Do you share a love of chillies? Are you looking to add some spice to your culinary range (and maybe in your relationship, too)? Mexican cooking classes are a great way to do both!
Get to know the rich history of Mexico with its vibrant culture and beautiful landscapes, as you learn the basics of local ingredients and flavours and make delicious tacos, tortillas, tostadas, and more from scratch. If you’re looking to try something new together and introduce new, exotic ingredients to your kitchen cupboard, this is a great option!
Dessert Making Classes
Meet the best Valentine’s Day class gift ideas, where you’ll spend a day of baking and get your sweet tooth satisfied. You’ll be able to try your hand at creating delicious desserts like marble bars and truffles. Think health buffs can’t enjoy the occasional sweet treat? Now, you can make your chocolates vegan, gluten-free, or dairy-free–there’s something for every couple that wants to celebrate the season of love.
Dessert making classes are a great way to bond, Valentine’s Day or not. Plus, you’ll be able to take home the goodies you’ve created!
Bonus: Foodie Walking Tours
There’s nothing quite like getting to know a place through its food! You can also learn a lot about the history of your city, as many of the restaurants that are featured on these walking tours have been around for decades.
There are many foodie tours available in different areas, each with its own unique flavour, pun intended! Get to see where all the best foodie hotspots are located and sample some of their most delicious dishes. Guaranteed to make you feel like a true local or for visitors to feel right at home.
Valentine’s Day is a day for celebrating love, and what better way to do that than to cook with your sweetheart? Surprise your other half with an exciting activity this Valentine’s day and spend some quality time together as you both learn something new.