For lots of couples, dinner works like this: you cook (or pick up), and I’ll clean up.
Chef John Militello, who owns Let’s Cook Culinary Studio in Columbia, has a different attitude: share all the duties.
“Cooking together is a fun way to catch up at the end of the day,” he says. “Once you’ve mastered a few basics, it’s not complicated to pull a good dinner together.” If you’re intrigued, but not completely persuaded, here’s your chance to give it a try: On Friday, July 25 Militello will be teaching a couples cooking class at the studio. Participants will prepare a Caribbean-inflected, four-course menu that will include empanadas with cheese, chicken with mango salsa and a mojito cake flavored with lime and coconut. Bring your own beer or wine; Militello suggests Chardonnay, Syrah or dry Riesling to go with the spicy chicken.
If you can’t make it to class, here are Militello’s tips for making it just a little easier to make dinner at home.
The Let’s Cook Couples class begins at 6:30 and costs $80 per couple. For more information visit letscookculinary.com or call (803) 348 5874.