7/18/2013 02:17:00 PM

Ask the Austin Zagat Blog: Where Can I Take Couples’ Cooking Classes?

Learn to make tom yum gai soup at Thai Fresh
Eating out in our fair city raises all sorts of burning questions. Is it okay to take a date to a food trailer? Yay or nay on cargo shorts at Uchiko? Then there are the more general questions we’ve always wondered but been too afraid to ask. Are you allowed to eat garnish? Who pays for that extra appetizer? 

That’s where the Austin Zagat blog comes in. Ask us anything your heart desires in the comments section below, and we'll give you our honest opinion.  

This week a reader asked us, Where can I take couples’ cooking classes? 

Austin boasts plenty of places to learn to cook or to hone your kitchen skills. While there aren’t any classes that are exclusively for couples, a few are especially suited to teaming up.

For a somewhat hands-off but enjoyable experience, check out classes at Whole Foods and Central Market. Themes range from knife skills to Paleo staples to wine workshops, with tasty treats along the way. If you’re about keeping it local, try Hudson’s on the Bend. The classes are led by the wild-game restaurant’s expert staff and include a full meal, with delights like pheasant tortilla soup and smoked and bronzed salmon with tomatillo-white-chocolate sauce.

If you’re a more DIY couple, head to Thai Fresh for hands-on practice with owner Jam Sanitchat. Sanitchat will educate you about sustainable Thai cooking as you make classics like red curry and pad thai, and she’ll teach you how to grow your own kaffir lime plant and other Thai staples as well.

To read about other Austin cooking schools, check out our story "5 Culinary Schools to Cook Like a Pro."

Have a restaurant query you need answered? Ask us below in the comments section.


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