It is always a great time when I visit my younger sister in North Carolina. Every time I visit her, I can always count on her to create themed experiences centered around a whole lot of fun. The theme she created for our fun weekend was Posh…..We had a chic, swanky good ole time the entire week, especially during our cooking class at Sur La Table.
Sur La Table is a chain retailer that sales upscale cooking and dining supplies. Sur La Table, depending on the location, also offer hands-on-cooking classes. The area we visited was in the Northcross Commons in Huntersville, North Carolina. The hands-on-cooking course was taught by the energetic Chef Kathy.
Chef Kathy was a fantastic instructor. She was funny, personable and very engaging while teaching. We were split up into two groups, four people to a team. My sister and I were teamed up with a married couple. We laughed the entire time while drinking wine. We made a great team. The assistant staffers were also terrific. They kept our cooking stations clean while we cooked.
Each meal was prepared using fresh ingredients. Below are the dishes Chef Kathy taught during our class.
- Fall Greens Salad with Smoked Bacon, Apples and Spicy Pecans
- Seared Steak with Bourbon-Shallot Butter
- Butternut Squash, Swiss Chard, and Gruyere Gratin
- Chocolate-Espresso Pot de Crème
The food was delicious! If I had to choose my favorite meal of the dishes listed above, it would be the Seared Steak with Bourbon-Shallot Butter. That butter made the steak taste so yummy. I will be testing out this recipe at home with my family during the holidays.
Attending the class allowed bonding to take place between my sister and I. Strangely, we both discovered that this was our very first time alone as an adult. We have two other siblings. It really was a great first time for us. I am grateful she decided to plan this fun outing for us.
I would definitely recommend attending cooking classes at Sur La Table. The class atmosphere as ritzy. It is the perfect outing for couples, girls night out and in my sister case a place (something she does with her employees) to bring your work staff for team building exercises. For more information on Sur La Table, visit the website at www.surlatable.com. Also to view more pictures of our experience at Sur La Table, follow me on Facebook & or Instagram.