I had never done a cooking class before, but after having a night at EATZ, (612 N La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036) I am hooked. It’s a great date night, night out with friends or a private party. They offer extremely personal cooking classes in a fun dinner party environment.

I loved how it was one large table, so you were able to interact with other people and it created a fun, friendly, atmosphere. Plus, most of the time, you cook in groups and everyone has a hands-on experience.

During each class, you will enjoy a surprise pre-made appetizer to nosh on, unlimited wine, fresh and delicious seasonal ingredients, wine pairings or cocktails made from scratch, recipes and culinary tips.

Courtney was our instructor and she was so welcoming, knowledgable and patient. She taught us knife skills, cooking tips and how to prepare the perfect martini, deviled eggs, Waldorf salad, beef wellington and mini pineapple upside down cakes.

The night is a great night and a unique way to change up your typical weekend evening. I highly recommend grabbing your significant other or a friend and cook up some fun!

Niki Tehranchi