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When dating weekly, it gets very challenging to find new experiences. A couple of months ago I came across Nashville Community Education, and was pleasantly suprised by what I found. They have classes geared towards people of all different backgrounds. It was if I hit the date night lottery! This week’s Weeknight Date was sponsored by Nashville Community Education and we were able to partake in a traditional Bangladeshi cooking class.
Our class started promptly at 6:00pm, and we were greeted by our awesome instructor, Nadia. We all told a little bit about ourselves. Anthony and I told the group we were on a date night, and we loved competition. Nadia decided to put us on separate teams to add a little fun to the night. She told us a little bit about herself, her heritage and where to buy authentic spices. Anthony made a point to let the class know exactly where these places are located. He thinks he’s a chef in real life lol.
Nadia gave us our recipes and provided a few tips. After that, we broke into two teams and the competition started. Spoiler Alert: My team started off badly, and sadly we weren’t able to get back on track. When we attempted to knead our dough to make the chopatti, it wouldn’t stay together. My friends, this was the beginning of the end for us lol. We added more flour, but the dough was still sticky and inconsistent. Meanwhile, Anthony’s team was perfecting their chopatti and headed to stove to cook them.
I know when I’m not good at something, so I asked if I could cut the potatoes and onions for the Potato Bhaji. Our team was much better at this task. I went to visit my teammates at the stove to see how the chopatti was coming along, and one of them suggested we take a few from the other team when they weren’t looking. Yep, ours were that bad yall lol.
Both teams finished cooking and started to prepared plates to enjoy the food. Nadia took a look at the food for both teams, and then she tasted both. Anthony’s team won in a landslide victory! We sat down and had great conversations with the other participants in the class. They were people from all different backgrounds, and it was great to be able to spend the evening enjoying the company of others in our community while also learning new skills.
The Nashville Community Education is filled with diverse, affordable offerings like sewing, social media and Spanish, just to name a few. They seek to enrich our community’s personal and professional skills with offerings led by passionate instructors during the Spring, Summer and Fall sessions. Whether you’re seeking an opportunity to advance your career, pick up a new hobby, share your passion or meet new people in a relaxed environment, NCE welcomes you to join a class. Click HERE to see a list of their current classes, and let HutchStew know if you’d like to join us for a class.
I’m ready for payback on HutchStew so stayed tuned to more date nights with Nashville Community Education.
Until next time loves…
I so want to come visit Nashville ! My husband thinks he is a chef at the house too lol
Yes, please come visit
You guys have some really fun date nights! I’m seriously going to have to look up one of these cooking classes in my area.
Yes, please do. It was so much fun
This is so neat!! I wish they had a class like this in Atlanta!! This looked so fun and interesting!!
It was so much fun!!!
How cool! My aunt lives near Nashville and I will be going over there soon. This is a fun idea of something different to do. I’ve never even had that type of food. Very interesting.
You should definitely try out some of Nashville Community Education’s classes when you come this way
This sounds like so much fun. I’ve been trying to get my husband to go on to a cooking class for date night for a while and he wants no part of it! But I think if I talk him into making it a competition he might give in.
Yes, competition is the key lol. I’m horrible at cooking so if I can do it anyone can lol.
This is such a cool date night idea. In my case, it’s something fun to do with friends as well. Cooking together encourages communication and you get to experience another culture’s food.
Yes, you’re so right. It’s definitely encourages communication.
Here’s to more date nights and payback on Hutchstew..lol. Too cute!
I would love to go on a cooking date night. Cook together, lots of laughs I’m sure and then enjoy the meal.
It was fun
I think going to a cooking class is a wonderful date night idea. I’m going to see if the hubs would be down for it. It looks like you had so much fun.
Yes, definitely do it! It was so much fun and your get to eat at the end lol.
What a fun date night idea!! I love that it’s also a competition!
We make everything into a competition 😂
I love how cooking is like a dance of flavors. Spending time learning how to cook something new is a gift because you can always add to it to make it your own.
Yes to a dance of flavors. I love that!!!
I need to tell my friend in Nashville about these classes. It would be a fun date night for her and her hubby too.
Yes, please do. They’re awesome!
This sounds fun. We’ve done cooking classes abroad as a couple. It’s a great bonding experience and you get to meet cool people.
Cooking abroad sounds amazing
This looks so fun. I want to do a cooking class.
Let’s go to one