Cooking Dates

Meet Orlando’s Date Night Chef

For more than 30 years, Central Florida residents Bruce Cadle and his wife Valerie have had a Friday date night ritual that they’ve almost never missed: they stay at home and cook a romantic meal together. With absolutely no formal…

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East End Market Launches Culinary Classes

I’ve been anxiously awaiting the unveiling of East End’s culinary classes ever since the local food hub opened a few months ago. Finally, they are here! Here’s what’s on deck for the next several weeks: Culinary Skills Series: Knife Skills …

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Upcoming Cooking Classes at Truffles and Trifles

As one of the only permanent cooking schools for non-chefs in the Orlando, Truffles and Trifles is practically a culinary institution for those seeking to up their epicurean know-how. More than 20 classes are typically offered each month. Here are…

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Home Delivery Meal Kits: Blue Apron

I’d hazard a guess that most people don’t mind cooking. Homemade food, when done well, can truly rival a good restaurant. But there’s all the planning and shopping and chopping and measuring that go along with the task. Necessary evils,…

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Chocolate Making and Wine Pairing Class

Chocolate and wine… it’s a match made in heaven. We’re bringing the two worlds together for a very special Chocolate Making and Wine Pairing class on Saturday, May 18 at Farris and Foster’s Chocolate Factory’s Baldwin Park location. Beginning at…

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Couple at Large: Griffin Cooking School Class

By Lauren Muench ** Several times a year, the Orlando Date Night Guide sends a different couple on an awesome date night. This Couple at Large then shares their experience on the blog. For April, we sent Lauren Muench and her…

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Sushi Date Night at Sushi House

I expected to learn a thing or two about sushi during a recent visit to Sushi House to attend the Sushi Date Night. To say that I was not disappointed would be the understatement of the century; I could not…

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Date Night Cooking Class for Two at Whole Foods

It’s spring and our local farms are bursting with flavor! Learn how to cook up your favorite foodie fare on Saturday, April 20th, 2013 (6:30pm – 8:30pm), when Whole Foods Phillips Crossing presents an exclusive Date Night Cooking Class entirely…

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Enter to Become the April Couple at Large

WINNER: Lauren Muench… congratulations!  Each month, Great Dates Orlando sends a different couple on an awesome date night. The pair becomes the “Couple at Large” and are charged with reporting back to readers the details of their night. In the past,…

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Cocktail Class at Courtesy Bar

Interested in learning the tricks and techniques behind making your favorite classic cocktails? Known for its artful mixology and atypical craft cocktails, The Courtesy Bar on North Orange Avenue spills its secrets every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month…

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A Hotto Potto Date Night

I’ll be frank… not everyone is going to love Winter Park’s Hotto Potto as much as I did. This Asian-style hot pot eatery with its DIY soup experience isn’t for everyone. But if you… a) are up for something different, b)…

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Upcoming JW Cooking Classes + Farm to Fork Weekend at the Ritz

The Griffin Cooking School at Grande Lakes’ JW Marriott just released their schedule for upcoming cooking schools. I want to attend them all! Saturday, March 9 – Thai/Vietnamese Cuisine Join the chef as they take you on a journey to…

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Date Night Cooking Class for Two at Whole Foods

Another deal has been launched at Orlando Date Night Deals… this time an aphrodisiac cooking class for couples! On Saturday February 16th, 2013 (6:30pm – 8:30pm), Whole Foods Phillips Crossing will present an exclusive Date Night Cooking Class entirely centered…

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Kick Start Your Diet Cooking Class

This entire week I’ve been posting date night ideas to help you with your New Year’s resolutions. According to the Journal of Clinical Psychology, losing weight is the #1 goal set by people on New Year’s Eve. So, for those of…

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Stay-at-Home Date Night Idea: DIY Dinner Kits

If you’re anything like me, the hustle and bustle of the holidays has done you in and the idea of going out for date night has lost a little of its charm. Date night in my pajamas is what I…

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Raw Food Class at Whole Foods

Since this is the time of year for New Year’s resolutions, I thought I would share an idea for those couples aiming to take their healthy eating habits to new heights in 2013. When it comes to food, I’ve seen…

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Chocolate & Wine Pairing Class

Test the theory of whether wine and chocolate are aphrodisiacs at an upcoming event at Winter Park’s Peterbrooke Chocolatier. This interactive wine pairing, taught by Peterbrook’s Kevin Wray and Lisa Wilk of Orlando Uncorked, will enlighten attendees about the history…

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Top 10 First Date Night Ideas in Orlando

Updated November 2017 First dates are tricky. It can be tough to plan the perfect night while still finding a balance between impressive and overzealous. Who should pay? How much should you spend? Movie? Dinner? Bowling? Argh… this is perilous…

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Couple’s Cooking Classes in Winter Park

I was so psyched to learn about a new couple's cooking class experience that recently arrived in Winter Park. iCulinary Studio, a division of Food Fun Adventure, has set up shop on New England Avenue where chefs are now offering…

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Date Night at Farris and Foster’s Famous Chocolate Factory

Talk about an aphrodisiac. Farris and Foster’s Famous Chocolate Factory, now with three locations across the city, hosts chocolate date nights every Friday at 7pm and 9pm. These fun and romantic events give budding chocolatiers the chance to whip up…

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Cookbook Club at Williams-Sonoma

Foodie couples who love to advance their culinary skills together ought to check out Williams-Sonoma’s Cookbook Club, a monthly epicurean affair hosted at the Park Avenue store.   Led by W-S culinary experts, the event consists of a cooking class…

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Chocolate Date Nights

All you need is love. But a little chocolate, now and then, doesn’t hurt. – Charles M. Schulz A recent survey commissioned by a chocolate company (okay, so this is a biased study) found that when it comes to choosing…

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Pasta Making Class April 21 at JW Marriott’s Cooking School

Having personally experienced this fun (and practical) class myself, I can honestly testify that the Pasta Making class presented by the JW Griffin Cooking School (at the JW Marriott Orlando) is a not-to-be-missed affair. Imagine spending the morning making pasta with the…

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The Table introduces new monthly cooking classes

The Table’s national award-winning chefs and libation aficionados have started opening up their kitchen to host morning and evening cooking classes each month. In these interactive experiences, local foodies get the chance to hang out with the chefs of The…

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JW Marriott Launches New Cooking School Series

I’m so over cooking. Thanks to years of monotonous meal making, I have about as much enthusiasm for food prep as I do for a trip to the dentist (no offence Dr. Montijo). Sadly, my dinner duties aren’t going anywhere…

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Roy’s Cooking Class

Join Roy’s Orlando Chefs for an afternoon of culinary delight and insight into the creative world of Hawaiian Fusion Cuisine. Classes are scheduled every second and last Wednesday of the month from 11.30pm – 1 pm. Cost is $30 per…

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Sushi Making Class at Sushi House

Check out this DIY sushi class at Sushi House (near Florida Mall). Classes are designed for all skill levels and include a sushi making kit to take home, the sushi you make, and non-alcoholic beverages. And you even get your…

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Chinese Cooking and Sushi Classes

Voted ‘Best Chinese Restaurant’ by Seminole Magazine for the past four years in a row, Imperial Dynasty in Longwood has recently launched a series of cooking classes perfect for a Saturday afternoon romantic escapade. These two-hour, hands-on lessons focus on either…

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Cooking with Your Sweetheart

On the first Friday of each month from 6pm-9pm, Healthy Chef Creations hosts their Cooking with Your Sweetheart class in their state-of-the-art cooking facility in Winter Park. This candlelit evening comes complete with flowers for us gals, soft music, a full gourmet…

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Private Cooking Class

Private Cooking Classes… a lot more affordable than you might think! For the price of a nice evening out, you and your honey can create a fabulous three or four-course dinner in your home during a private cooking class. SM…

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Private Cooking Class

Private Cooking Classes… a lot more affordable than you might think! For the price of a nice evening out, you and your honey can create a fabulous three or four-course dinner in your home during a private cooking class. SM…

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