Are you looking to spruce up your skills in the kitchen? Look to these classes hosted in some of Philly's top toque kitchens—you might even learn a few secret ingredients along the way.
1. Art in the Age
What happens when you put a celebrated cheesemonger in an Old City tasting room? Book a spot for Cocktails and Cheese Pairing to find out. In collaboration with local writer, cheesemonger and food educator Alex Jones of Collective Creamery, guests can experience all things delightfully fromage Jan. 28 and Feb. 18. $45, 116 N. Third St., 215.922.2600, artintheage.com
2. Fitler Club
If you needed another reason to become a member at Fitler Club, here it is. The club’s team—culinary adviser and James Beard Award winner Marc Vetri, pastry chef Jeremy Intille and Beverage Manager Jordan Fuller—is teaching ongoing culinary classes. Keep an eye out on the schedule for some top Philly toque appearances (hummus with Michael Solomonov, anyone?). Prices vary, 24 S. 24th St., 215.575.9092, fitlerclub.com
Amp up your home bar with intimate hands-on cocktail classes at East Passyunk’s Fond with General Manager Adam Judeh. Next up is a bourbon class Feb. 3, where you’ll learn exactly how to craft the barrel-aged whiskey into warming winter cocktails. $65, 1537 S. 11th St., 215.551.5000, fondphilly.com
Find out the secret ingredient of Scarpetta’s tomato and basil spaghetti during its monthly pasta-making class and tasting. Dip into the kitchen to make your own spaghetti alongside executive chef Michael Loughlin, and then sit down in the private dining room to enjoy your dish. Scarpetta keeps the wine flowing throughout the two-hour session. $105, 210 W. Rittenhouse Square, 215.558.4199, scarpettarestaurants.com
Photography by: From top, photos: by Alex Jones; by Stephen Macurdy; courtesy of Drink Philly; courtesy of Scarpetta