Post # 1
Well ladies, all this being cooped-up due to the “Snowpocalypse 2011” has given me cabin fever!
We have had at our last two incredible meetups at a fantastic dessert/coffee spot called Cafe Intermezzo but I’m thinking we might want to try a change!
Here’s one suggestion, an accidental suggestion I got a few days ago from the apron lady who does the cooking demos at my neighborhood grocery store..she asked me, “Hey, since you love watching the demos, have you considered taking one of our cooking classes? We have celebrity chefs sometimes too.”
I then asked her about the program, it’s called “Apron’s Cooking School” and the classes are offered throughout the country at six Publix locations. The fees for each class vary, but she told me of some fun classes coming up this spring, and they are no more than $50.00 usually. But, you get to eat what you cook, and come away with some mad cooking skillz! Perfect for newlyweds, brides to bee, and the newly engaged huh?
Apparently one of the celeb chefs coming to the ATL location (at the Alpharetta Commons location on State Bridge Road) is a chef from Iron Chef!
How do ya’ll feel about maybe breaking out of our coffee and dessert mode and rolling up our sleeves and learning some amazing cooking skills this spring?
Let me know your thoughts and suggestions!
Post # 3
That sounds like such fun! I love food..and Iron Chef! Wonder if Alton will be there 😛 I’d definitely be willing to pay for it. I think Whole Foods holds cooking classes as well. I wanted to go to the last meet up at Intermezzo, but I couldn’t find the hostess to tell me where the Bee’s were at..whoops lol.
Post # 4
That sounds super fun, I love cooking almost as much as I love eating! (and that’s saying a lot because this southern girl can EAT)
@LemonLolly: It might be Alton, he is always in the Kroger on Johns Creek Rd. on his show.
One additional suggestion (and one that I have totally been getting into) is the painting classes offered at sip and strokes and cork and canvas. You can bring your own food and wine. (I usually bring wine, crackers, cheese, fruit and chocolate) They have an instructor who teaches the class step by step how to create your masterpiece.
My friends and I have been trying to go at least once a month, we are all hooked! It’s such a fun time, and you get to keep your painting when you are done. All of that for just $35!
Cork and Canvas is located in old town Roswell. http://www.corkcanvas.com/cccalendar/cccalendar.html
Sips n Strokes has 3 Atlanta locations, (Dunwoody, East Cobb and Druid Hills).
Ultimately I am game for whatever the Atlanta bees decide.
I hope I can make it to this outing, I can’t wait to meet everyone.. I wish we could have a global bee meeting…OMG Every bee in the same place…EPIC!
Post # 5
If Alton Brown is there, I am so in.
I love the idea of the painting class too!
Both ideas sound great. I would love to meet up regardless of the activity. I was bummed to miss the last two.
Post # 6
Oh, I’m so in! I just joined the bee like a month ago and I’ve seen all these other locations that have bee meetups and I was always thinking that I wanted to go! I’d be up for cooking or painting, either sounds fun to me! I’m sad I missed Cafe Intermezzo, it’s awesomely delicious. 🙂
Post # 7
Sips n’ strokes is so fun! And I think they just opened one in Buckhead as well.
I missed out on the Cafe Intermezzo meet-ups, I was a waiting bee back then. 🙂
Post # 8
I’d love to do the cooking class but am up for whichever outing the group chooses!
Post # 9
I’m throwing out the paint your own pottery idea again too!
the cooking class sounds fun too
Post # 10
Since I’m a newlywed and not quite an artist, I am up for cooking school. It’s the gift that keeps on giving..and giving..and giving..
Post # 11
@bellenga: Goodness me, I just looked at the calendar for the apron classes offered at the Alpharetta location, they all look great! I had no idea they did cooking classes. I am drooling of the”I dream of chocolate” class that is offered in February.
MENU – No-Bake Dark Chocolate Cheesecake; Almond & White Chocolate Mousse; Frozen Fruit Dipped Chocolate; Milk Chocolate and Peanut Butter Raspberry Cups; Spiral Hazelnut Chocolate Pastry with Cream Cheese Icing.
Post # 12
You said chocolate. I am dieting and just melted when I saw those desserts and to know I could learn to make it.
I was swooning the other day about their “Oregon Wine Country Dinner Party” and “Classic Julia (as in Julia Childs)”. I sooo loved Julie/Julia. That was a great movie.
“I dream of Chocolate” sounds amazing, and so does “let them eat cake” (maybe a diy bride might want to make her own cake?
I love painting though. Just not good at it. Last year we went to wired and fired in the VA Highlands and my ds made me the cutest super-sized coffee mug.
Post # 13
I’m a couple hours away from y’all, but I used to live in Atlanta, does that count, lol? Can I come to your party, pretty please?????
Post # 14
@AudzinLuv: I have to travel to Augusta for work sometimes. It’s not that bad of a drive! —come join us
Post # 15
I think that the Classic Julia or I Dream of Chocolate classes both look amazing! I hope that my schedule allows me to attend whichever class we choose if we go the cooking class route!
I went to Art & Soul with a friend and spent 4 hours painting a simple platter and discovering that I have no artistic ability when it comes to painting. I’ll go but I might paint a spoon rest or something super simple!
Post # 16
I dream of Chocolate class sounds like so much fun!!!