It has recently become en vogue in Denver for popular local restaurants to host cooking classes. The following collection of classes ranges broadly in styles of food and origin of cuisine with some of the most beloved and revered chefs in the city.
- Sushi Making Class by Ototo/Sushi Den – Step up you sushi game with Sushi Den and new little sister restaurant, Ototo, with the Sliced! Sushi Making Class. The classes will be held on mostly Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday through March at 6:30 p.m. sharp at the private dining room located within Izakaya Den. For $75 (plus tax and gratuity), participants can submerse themselves in an educational cooking experience in the art of sushi. The class is followed with sushi, miso soup and green tea.
- Mercantile's Weekend Classes – Add homemade pasta or chocolate and champagne pairings to your repertoire at Mercantile Dining and Provisions classes, offered every second Saturday of the month. The next course is a chocolate and champagne pairing workshop with the esteemed wine director, Patrick Houghton, on Saturday, February 13 from 2 - 3:30 p.m. - just in time for Valentine's Day. The class is $30 and limited to 20 people.
- Il Porcellino's Sausage/Salumi Classes – Always been curious about whole hog butchery but never brave enough to dive in? Berkeley's Il Porcellino Salumi will be hosting hosting classes on the subject, with the first one starting on Sunday, January 31 from 4:30 - 7 p.m. The class will cost participants $100 and will include a demonstration of whole hog butchery as well as snacks, dinner and take-home goodies. For more information and to sign yourself up, call 303.477.3206.
- Cheese + Provisions' Cheese Classes – Where better to brush up on your cheese knowledge than the brand new Cheese + Provisions in Berkeley? The charming new shop will be hosting a series of cheese-oriented classes and workshops in the coming weeks, like Chocolate, Cheese + Bubbles on February 11 and Cheese 101 on March 12. See the shop's Facebook events page for more details on the classes.
- Bonanno Concepts Cooking Class Series – Learn from the best with the upcoming series of cooking classes from Bonanno Concepts. Classes will focus on signature dishes from Frank Bonanno's many Denver restaurants, choosing one dish a week, including a three-course meal and beer/wine pairing for between $100 and $200. The first class will focus on Mizuna's lobster mac n' cheese, a legendary Denver dish for the ages, on January 30.