Students at CulinAerie learn cooking techniques from chefs with extremely impressive resumes. The chef-instructors here include Rachael Harriman, who has worked for such famed chefs as Thomas Keller at California’s The French Laundry; Kaimana Chee, who appeared on Gordon Ramsay’s Masterchef in 2012; and Gerard Panguad, who at 28, became the youngest chef ever to win two Michelin stars.
At Casa Italiana, an Italian language and culture school, students prepare four recipes—examples include mushroom risotto or frutti di mare—in three-hours, then sit down and enjoy their creations. One 10-week cooking class is conducted in conversational Italian, and introduces complete beginners to the language and various Italian regions through food.
I Wish Lessons’ professionally guided classes convene in various venues throughout Chicago, Boston, DC, and Detroit, uniting and educating like-minded learners in vibrant social settings. The company’s hundreds of teachers have educated countless learners while introducing them to new friends and planning private events, including birthday parties and baby showers. Classes broach a multitude of engaging, lighthearted subjects, such as beer and bacon pairing, scotch tasting, cupcake decorating, and sushi rolling.
If fine food and refreshing beverages are on your to-do list, check out Straw Stick & Brick in Washington.
Meeting the gang for a movie? Pick up some food from this restaurant.
Driving is all about convenience, and we get that. With spaces available, we'll help speed up your night.
Your bill at Straw Stick & Brick will typically run less than $30 per person, so bring the whole gang!
Wine and dine at Pansaari in Washington.
Don't be afraid to enjoy your food on the go — this restaurant offers takeout for your busy schedule.
Don't fuss with street parking. We've got some parking available.
Travel by bike to Pansaari and store your bike at a nearby rack.
Prices at Pansaari typically stay below the $30 mark, so you can afford to bring along a friend or a date.
For over a decade, The Art Institute of Washington has welcomed students—those seeking degrees and those just taking a class or two—to its classrooms, located just across the street from the Rosslyn Metro station. Some of those classrooms smell positively delicious; the facility houses three teaching kitchens, a dining lab, and a student-run restaurant helping budding culinary experts develop their palates, knife-skills, and knack for making cauliflower appetizing. Other students master graphic and web design, fashion marketing, and photography, and interior design students get to illuminate things—literally—in the lighting lab.