A Cooking Class Date Night

I recently celebrated my 24th birthday and I have to say, I think it might have been my best birthday yet.

About a month ago Nathan asked what I wanted to do to celebrate my upcoming birthday. My mind was blank. After all, it wasn’t really a significant birthday year. I just wanted to spend time with loved ones and do a few of my favorite things. Nathan has always done such a wonderful job making sure I feel loved & celebrated on my birthday. However, this year in particular, he went above and beyond…

Three birthday dinners including reservations at my new favorite restaurant in Atlanta, a surprise weekend & Spa Day with one of my best friends from out of town, and a surprise birthday dinner with about 25 of our closest friends on the day of my birthday! It was one surprise after the next for a week straight. Each time I was absolutely blown away and felt so loved but so undeserving! Out of all the incredible surprises one of my favorite things we did happened the Friday before my birthday.

Surprise Date Night

A few days before the weekend Nathan told me about a surprise he had been planning for us… a cooking class! Neither of us have taken one before. And I love to cook and I’m always up for trying new food, techniques and cuisines. So needless to say I was thrilled. Friday night arrived and we drove down to Sur La Table at Phipps in Buckhead for our “Italian Romance Night” cooking class. We were the first to arrive so we got to talk with the chefs, snack on some charcuterie & walk around a bit.

Our Menu for the night included:

  • Burrata & Olive Tapenade Crostini
  • Steak Tagliata with Arugula, Fried Capers & a Balsamic Glaze
  • Shrimp Risotto with Pancetta
  • Dark Chocolate Espresso Budino

Everything was delicious! Although Nathan & I agreed the dessert (Dark Chocolate Espresso Budino, a decadent chocolate pudding) was our favorite. We had such a great time learning about new techniques, trying new foods and simply cooking a meal together from start to finish. It was such a fun experience. It was definitely my favorite date we’ve ever been on & we can’t wait to go back to try another class soon.

xx Elizabeth

Thanks to Chef Ashley and Sur La Table at Phipps for such an incredible date night experience!


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