It’s February in Indiana which means it’s generally cold and gray—that time of year where, perhaps, the resolve of the new year has worn off and you find yourself in a bit of a rut. Instead of going into full hibernation mode, perhaps it’s time to try something new like a cooking class. Or maybe you’re just ready to expand on your already-extensive culinary skills.
Unleash your inner Ina Garten or Paul Hollywood and get a taste of something new with these yummy local classes.
For date nights:
Classes at the cozy Nestle Inn cover a variety of topics from homemade pasta, appetizers, and ethnic fare to crepes and chocolate. Bonus: Dedicated couples cooking classes give you the perfect excuse to book a room and stay over.
637 N. East St., (317) 610-5200, www.nestleindy.com.
For sushi fans:
Want to expand beyond California rolls? Katsumi Teaching Kitchen instructs on how to create perfect sushi and whip up potstickers, tempura, and pretty-as-a-picture bento boxes to boot.
6446 W. Washington St., (317) 431-4153, www.katsumisteachingkitchen.com.
For girls’ night out:
Grab your girlfriends for a class or arrange your own event at Gallery Pastry Shop. In addition to taking home the fruits of your labors (think croissants, chocolates, macarons), attendees get to enjoy a glass of the house bubbly. Cheers!
1101 E. 54th St., Ste G, (317) 820-5526, www.gallerypastryshop.com.
For dairy lovers:
Tulip Tree Creamery educates curious foodies about the science behind fresh mozzarella, ricotta, burrata, gouda, and flavored butters. Guests also nosh on a delicious spread featuring the company’s signature products and are welcome to BYOB. Our mouths are watering already.
6330 Corporate Drive, Ste D, (317) 331-5469, www.tuliptreecreamery.com.
For the whole family:
Give the littlest members of the house their own chance to shine in the kitchen. Geared toward children ages 3 to 13, Sprouts Cooking School conducts themed family fun classes that moms, dads, and kids can enjoy together.
13190 Hazel Dell Pkwy, Unit 100, (317) 688-7499, sproutscookingschool.com.
For your sweet tooth:
Circle City Sweets owner Cindy Hawkins guides guests through the process of turning out gorgeous French macarons, laminated dough, breakfast breads, and seasonal goodies during private learning sessions and scheduled classes.
222 E. Market St., (317) 632-3644, www.circlecitysweets.com.
For home chefs:
Up your game with basic knife skills, pasta-making classes, and other savvy tips and tricks of the trade through an evolving schedule of hands-on classes and chef demos at the Signature Table, part of the new Yard at Fishers District development.
9713 District North Dr., Ste. 1210, thesignaturetable.com.
For the health-conscious:
Ezra’s enlightens attendees about the healing power of food through plant-based, gluten-free classes that reveal how to strengthen your body and support good health through diet.
6516 Ferguson St., (317) 255-3972, https://ezrasenlightenedcafe.com/
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Another one of our everyday menu staples is the Rosemary Sweet Potato bowl Made with love! A favorite of many of our regulars, we use fresh rosemary and gently steam the sweet potatoes to retain all their beautiful nutrients for maximum nourishment. Sweet potatoes are plated over a bed of fresh spring mix and quinoa with sides of avocado and fermented veggies, then topped with sprouts, pumpkin seeds, and a drizzle of our house-made herbed cashew cheese for ultimate deliciousness! This classic bowl is great for brain and gut health, and just a great option if you’re in the mood for something warm, comforting, flavorful, and nourishing.
Gallery Pastry photos: Amanda Debusk
An Indianapolis-based freelance writer, Amy Lynch is a big fan of crock-pot cooking and breakfast all day.