They say a way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, and no girl is going to be unimpressed with a guy who shows some skill in the kitchen.
Cooking as a couple is an ideal way to impress one another, learn a new skill together and bond over memories of setting off fire alarms or perfecting that red wine jus for the first time.
Plenty of dates these days involve things like movies, where couples sit in front of a screen and rarely interact apart from a handful of shared giggles and the odd whisper. So for something different that will get you both talking, sharing, interacting and learning, consider taking a cooking class together – no matter where you are in the world.
Australia has plenty of options, all you have to do is look for them. Cities and countries around the world are also cottoning on to the fun trend, so whether you’re staying in the country or flying out, you’ll be able to find a class to undertake together.
Chocolate lovers will go gooey over the ‘choco-holic kitchen party’ class in Sydney’s Hill District. Here you’ll make your own dark chocolate truffles, chocolate fudge sauce and chocolate and peanut ice cream. Lunch or dinner is provided while you wait for your indulgent treats to set and cool.
For a truly intimate experience, there are plenty of cooking schools and chefs around who offer cooking classes in your own home. This option is ideal if there’s something you want to work on specifically or prefer the one-on-one atmosphere.
This is an especially good idea if you’re heading to a country that’s famous for its food. Imagine, for example, learning to bake croissants together in France, or learning the secrets to the perfect pasta in Italy.