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Cooking classes, wine pairing, cocktail mixing and tasting events in Pittsburgh
Winter months in the Pittsburgh region does mean colder weather. While we’re likely to spend more time inside, the fun certainly doesn’t have to stop.
Warm up this season at one of the following cooking classes and learn some new skills to impress your tastebuds (and your friends).
Most people know Enrico Biscotti is where to find some of the city’s best Italian pastries. But did you know you can sign up for cooking classes, too?
Reserve your spot in one of their classes and learn how to make rustic Italian bread and Neapolitan pizza in a brick oven. Classes include a family-style meal and a dive into the history of the dish before you learn to create it, making this a fantastic activity for date night, families and friend groups.
The PA Market is a European-style market in Pittsburgh’s Strip District with two floors filled with cocktail bars, food vendors and a wine Library.
Classes center around libations from educational wine tasting to ongoing series on cocktail mixing and food pairings. Upcoming classes feature instruction on how to make the perfect fireside cocktail and winter margaritas.
Phipps Conservatory is one of Pittsburgh’s most beautiful places and exploring the lush gardens is a perfect way to spend a memorable afternoon.
A variety of classes and programs can also be found here year-round, including cooking classes! These usually run in themed series ranging from Italian with Chef Rachel Homan to Indian with Chef Jayashree Iyengar, upgraded ramen with Chef Emily Larsen and plant-based and gluten-free classes.
Chop, WOK, & Talk! started over 20 years ago as the only Southeast Asian cooking school in the Pittsburgh area. Since then, different classes in other cuisines have been added to their growing roster.
The founder and instructor, Dorothy Tague, has taught and taken cooking lessons for years here in the United States, as well as Thailand, Portugal, Spain, Italy and France. Students of all skill levels are welcome, and hands-on instruction is tailored to each student’s ability.
Gaynor’s School of Cooking offers a range of programs and opportunities to improve your skills in the kitchen. Choose from a variety of classes including date night, one-time events, cooking series or pastry skills.
They also offer classes in a variety of international cuisines, as well as group classes, perfect for Bachelorette parties or company bonding.
Elaine is a graduate student in the Food Studies program at Chatham University. She enjoys cooking, spending time with her loved ones, and having a book in her hand. Pittsburgh passionate, Elaine loves showing out-of-towners new places to go and restaurants to try.