A reservation at du jour is more than just an intimate meal with friends. A rotating mix of house and guest chefs work in the kitchen crafting four to eight courses with seasonal, locally sourced ingredients, all while fielding questions from rows of diners watching their every move. Guests indulge their culinary interests with du jour's curriculum of interactive and observational lessons.
Hands-on cooking sessions allow students to practice basic kitchen techniques, teaching them how to whisk together classic sauces, make their own soft cheeses, and add the perfect amount of heat to Cajun dishes. Demonstration classes, on the other hand, allow the attendees to sit at the kitchen's bar and watch while a chef explains how to cook with garden-fresh herbs or pair beers with football teams. These observational classes end with at least a four-course meal and can include recipes to take home or wine pairings to enjoy with the entrees.