Normally, we'll just go out to dinner with friends. However, we had a pretty unique date night last week. Funny enough, we scheduled this one before Jack made his debut! We bought tickets to attend an event at the Publix Apron's Cooking School. This was an Iron Chef competition between the Exec Chef at Restaurant Orsay (the best restaurant in Jacksonville, in my opinion!) and the Apron staff. We were greeted with an array of appetizers and WINE (Boy, have I missed wine). We got to vote on one of the secret ingredients. We watched them cook and were encouraged to go up to them and ask questions. Each team prepared 4 to 5 tasting sized bites the 40 or so attendees. In my opinion, this is harder than cooking for 3 judges plus the host! It was a fun and different date night.
I visited the Apron School's website and saw they have several locations in the Southeast. They offer demonstration as well as hands on events. They offer Couples Cooking classes. These themes include Grilling, Mexico, Holiday Entertaining, and Steakhouse. They even have a special event for New Year's Eve!
For the family, they are hosting several Gingerbread House sessions. I can't wait for Jack to be old enough for that activity. They also offer kids cooking courses aimed for 8 to 12 year olds.
Of course, how can I post about Date Night without including my OOTN! When you spend your days in shorts and nursing tops, getting dressed up is quite the treat!
Dress: Lilly Pulitzer, purchased during the big sale!
Shoes: Tory Burch
Earrings: Charming Charlie's