My husband and I switched up our birthiversary (his birthday/ our anniversary…yep- we got married on his birthday) by trying something new.
We celebrated 15 years of wedded bliss with a cooking class at The Glendalia Boutique Hotel & Culinary Studio.
I figured that I’ve been cooking sub par meals for 15 years so maybe the experts could intervene.
When I saw the quote on the wall I knew I was in safe hands.
Our class began with an intro by Chef Michael and an overview of what we would be making that night.
The theme of the class was “South of the Border” which also happens to be my favorite kind of food to eat. We were taught a few basic knife skills and also learned the best way to cut vegetables.
Next, each team divided up the meal prep. My husband and I chose to work on the enchiladas.
Another group prepped the veggies for the shrimp cocktail.
My husband was also in charge of grinding up fresh cumin for our enchilada sauce.
After he was finished he had me hold the stone bowl which was WAY heavier than it looked!
The kitchen has everything you need and was inspired by the owner’s trip to Italy where she took a cooking class.
The lentils, rice and chicken cooked as the final touches of prep for the meals where being finalized.
When the chicken finished cooking we learned how to roll it up in the tortilla.
3 Rules for tortillas. 1. Heat up 2. Bubbles Up 3. Roll Up
I really loved the group dynamic for the class. You get an opportunity to meet really interesting people in a laid back environment. Cooking is way more enjoyable when it feels social.
The cooking class attendants were from different parts of the Cincinnati area and there was also a mother/ daughter from out of town who were staying overnight at the Glendalia.
When the food was finished cooking it was time for the best part. Our class attendees opted to eat dinner at the bar but there is also a nice dining area to eat at as well.
The shrimp cocktail might have been my favorite. I could have eaten a large bowl of it. It was so flavorful and fresh
Our enchiladas were even more fantastic because we made them. The vegetables were also really good and I don’t normally like cooked vegetables.
Our dessert was a yummy blend of fried bananas, tortillas and ice cream that was made earlier that day at the Glendalia.
After class you can browse the gift shop where you can find some of the utensils used during the class.
The cooking class is hosted on the main floor of the Glendalia Boutique Hotel. Our new friends let us take a peek at there room for the night. Their suite had a kitchen, living room, bathroom and two separate bedrooms.
You can take the cooking class separately or for the best value combine your class for 2 with an overnight stay for
Queen Suite Plus Cooking Class for 2 $199.00
King Suite Plus Cooking Class for 2 $209.00
Pricing excludes Sales & Bed Tax
*Prices vary for the cooking classes depending on the class.
The cooking classes provide a wine pairing during dinner and attendees are also welcome to bring a bottle of wine to drink during the food preparation.
We loved our cooking class adventure. It made going out to eat an experience and we also got all of the recipes from our class to take home and try….. No promises there.
The Glendalia Boutique Hotel and Culinary Studio is located at 11 Village Square, Cincinnati, OH.
Check out their website for more details.
Disclosure: We were given a complimentary class for review purposes. All opinions are my own.