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Bachelorette Party Cooking Class

Last weekend I was lucky enough to take my first cooking class in Minneapolis! The class was a part of the bachelorette party festivities for my future sister-in-law, Lindsay. It was so much fun! There was a group of about 15 of us and we took a private class at Cooks of Crocus Hill in Edina.

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We were divided into groups of 3-4 people and assigned to one of four stations. Although I didn’t necessarily learn anything ground-breaking in this class, I walked away with four delicious new recipes and had a great time! Cooks of Crocus Hill did a great job setting up the event for a fun social occasion and accounting for a group of people with varying levels of cooking experience.

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I was assigned to the salad station. We made a delicious arugula, tomato, watermelon and feta salad dressed with a serrano chile vinaigrette. If you’ve never tried watermelon and feta together, it is a fabulous combination. This is such a great summer salad!

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Another station was in charge of pancetta-wrapped asparagus with a lemon citronette. It was simple, but delicious! The sauce really made the dish pop with flavor.

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The third savory dish was crispy shrimp rolls with a mango sauce. The shrimp were wrapped in wonton wrappers and then deep-fried. They were so meaty and turned out perfectly cooked when fried this way. And the sauce was sweet and a little spicy which is a combination of flavors that I love!

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For dessert, we had bourbon nectarines with pound cake croutons. Not being much of a baker, this is a dessert recipe that I will absolutely make again! The pound cake croutons were incredible as they soaked up the bourbon sauce from the nectarines and the whipped cream. And again, it’s a perfect summer dish using fruit that is in season (this would be just as incredible with an assortment of berries, plums, strawberries, or any fruit of choice that’s in season).

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The cooking facility at Cooks of Crocus Hill was beautiful and I look forward to taking more classes here in the future!

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One comment on “Bachelorette Party Cooking Class

  1. Thanks for post about your experience at Cooks of Crocus Hill! We hope the bride had a good time as well and if you have an opportunity, check out our cooking classes, their might be a few that align with your skills and interests. Thanks again, love the photos!

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