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Try a Cooking Class This Spring

Mar 30, 2021
Try a Cooking Class This Spring

Want to brush up on some cooking skills or learn something new? We’ve found a number of unique virtual cooking class experiences that will get you into shape to impress with food and drink once dinner parties and visiting family is safe again. Check out the following for some options as well as some recipe ideas:

Cooking at Home with Bar Boulud (1900 Broadway at West 64th Street): Join Executive Chef Vincent Cortese for an exclusive, one-time-only Bar Boulud virtual cooking class highlighting dishes from the restaurant’s new spring menu. To begin the evening, Chef Cortese will share one of Chef Daniel Boulud's most classic bistro dishes, Asparagus Salad with a Crispy Egg, Jambon de Paris and Mustard-Egg Dressing, followed by his signature dish, Ricotta Gnudi with English Peas and Chanterelles. The class will take place on Wednesday, April 21 at 6:00pm. Class participation starts at $50 with a few package options. Click here to read more and register today. 10% of all class sales will be donated to New York Cares, the city's largest volunteer network.

Williams Sonoma Breakfast Club Presented by Nutella® (10 Columbus Circle): In this LIVE virtual event series, you’ll travel across the country and into the kitchens of some of Williams Sonoma’s favorite chefs and bakers to learn new ways to spread deliciousness at your breakfast table. From Pancakes to Crepes to French Toast and more, you’ll get recipes for breakfast and brunch dishes with Nutella® that your friends and family will love! This series runs from Sunday, April 10 to Saturday, August 7. The full-series general admission is $20, with individual classes just $5 each. Click here to check out the series events and register for classes now.

Williams Sonoma Coffee Club (10 Columbus Circle): Interested in learning more about making coffee and espresso at home? In this new event series, attendees will get to dive into drip coffee and espresso brewing with experts. In this course, you’ll learn how to start brewing coffee and espresso at home or, for coffee lovers who know a lot already, these classes will also discuss the science and art of the craft. This series runs from Sunday, April 10 to Saturday, August 7. Each class is $20 for general admission. Click here to register for classes today.

There are also a few other individual classes happening virtually with William Sonoma, which you can browse here. Williams Sonoma is open for in-store shopping, too. 

Just outside of the district, Sur la Table (306 West 57th Street at Broadway) has an extensive selection of online cooking classes. Click here to browse upcoming classes, which start as just $29 per household. Try a class that covers a fresh spring pasta dish plus dessert or one that covers several vegetarian Indian restaurant favorites. Click here to browse online cooking classes. This location is also open for in-store shopping. 

And, if you’re looking for some new recipes to try at home:

Check out Whole Foods Market’s (10 Columbus Circle) blog for a diverse list of recipes organized by options for dinner, brunch, spring, summer, and more—even cocktail recipes. Click here to check out the recipe section.

Visit Jean-Georges's (1 Central Park West at Columbus Circle) website for a selection of gourmet recipes organized by season. For spring, try roasted asparagus with niçoise olives and basil or sweet pea guacamole. There is also a section for specialty cocktail recipes. Click here to view the list of recipes.

Chef Michael Lomonaco from Porter House Bar & Grill (10 Columbus Circle) has also shared some recipe instructions online both through video and posts. Click here to view some of Chef Lomonaco’s recipes and cooking techniques through video on Great Chefs. Click here to check out The Shops at Columbus Circle’s YouTube Channel to find some of Chef Lomonaco’s cooking at home videos.

Photo credit: Daniel Boulud; Bar Boulud signature dish, Ricotta Gnudi with English Peas and Chanterelles