orlando cooking classes

Attending the Date Night Cooking Class at Truffles and Trifles has been on my radar for years. Held once each month, with the exception of February (which features four Valentine's Date Night classes), these highly sought-after fêtes sell out every time, often weeks in advance. So, we just had to know for ourselves: are these College Park classes as great as everyone says they are? As it turns out… yes, they are!

Here are some pics and details from a class we attended on February 13. Enjoy!

truffles and trifles cooking station
When we arrived at 6:30pm, everything was set. All we needed to do was put on an apron and uncork our wine. Aprons and wine glasses are provided.


Truffles and Trifles Chef Paul
There were four fun and helpful chefs assisting during our date night class, including Chef Paul who welcomed everyone and asked us to please not cut off our fingers.

Truffles and Trifles chef lesson
All the couples were broken into groups of 4 or 6 and then we were given some helpful knife skills training.

truffles and trifles cooking station 2
Once at our stations, couples worked together following the recipes but could holler for help from a pro chef at any time.

Truffles and Trifles pre-measured
Most of the ingredients were already pre-measured or portioned, which made it feel like a cooking show.

Truffles and Trifles punch
To our surprise and delight, we were served a Champagne punch to sip while we cooked.

Truffles and Trifles couples working
And then it was off to work for about 90 minutes of chopping, slicing, sautéing and frying!

Truffles and Trifles Krisetn wine
Each couple brought a bottle of wine or two to drink during the evening. There were also some bottles of wine for sale onsite. BTW: that's me sipping instead of cooking!

truffles and trifles mini desserts
Recipes were manageable, not too challenging but not too easy either.

Truffles and Trifles dinner table
We started with a salad course as everyone took their seats at the two long dining tables at around 8:30pm.

Truffles and Trifles salad
On this night, we enjoyed a salad with strawberries and mango slathered in a poppyseed dressing. It was fantastic!

Truffles and Trifles buffet
Then the fruits of our labor were spread out in two long buffets that included beef, pork, chicken and shrimp plus several veggie sides.

Truffles and Trifles desserts
And of course, there was dessert and lots of it! What a perfect end to a perfect night!