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Philly Restaurants That Offer Classes

Get in touch with your inner chef at these Philly restaurants, where you can learn a thing or two about cooking, drinking and culinary history (all while enjoying some food and booze yourself).

  • Osteria
    • Italian
    • Spring Garden
    Food
    27
    Decor
    25
    Service
    26
    Cost
    $66

    Marc Vetri’s North Philly Italian gem offers regular classes on everything from pizza- and bread-making to butchery. For $175 per person, you get the chance to cook with Jeff Michaud, Adam Leonti and even Vetri himself - plus wine and assorted dish tastings.

  • Farm & Fisherman
    • American
    • Washington Square West
    Food
    27
    Decor
    21
    Service
    25
    Cost
    $54

    This summer, Farm & Fisherman chef Josh Lawler took nose-to-tail to a whole new level, offering a series of butchery classes at the restaurant that taught students how to use every part of a pig, goat, lamb and cow. Classes ranged from $125 to $160 in cost and also included a five-course, meat-heavy feast.

  • Le Virtù
    • Italian
    • East Passyunk Crossing
    Food
    25
    Decor
    22
    Service
    24
    Cost
    $51

    This East Passyunk Italian favorite recently hosted a series of summer dessert-making classes on its outdoor patio, with pastry chef Angela Ranalli showing students how to make treats like fried chocolate ravioli and saffron spumoni for $65 per person.

  • Alla Spina
    • Italian
    • Spring Garden
    Food
    24
    Decor
    23
    Service
    23
    Cost
    $39

    Marc Vetri’s North Philly Italian gastropub is all about the beer - which is why the restaurant offers regular classes for brew lovers. Learn how to distinguish between different breweries and types of beer or create your own beer cellar for just $25 per person.

  • Pod
    • Asian
    • University City
    Food
    24
    Decor
    24
    Service
    22
    Cost
    $41

    Learn how to make sushi like the pros at Pod’s new sushi-making classes, held twice a night every Sunday through Thursday. For $35 per person, you’ll learn how to prepare your favorite rolls with chefs Tomoyuki Takasu and Mr. Kim - and get plenty to eat and drink, too. With a max size of eight students per class, you can expect plenty of hands-on action and one-on-one attention.

  • Strangelove's
    • Gastropub
    • Washington Square West
    Atmo.
    -
    Decor
    -
    Service
    -
    Cost
    M

    On the first Tuesday of every month at 5 PM sharp, this Washington Square West gastropub hosts a free Beer School, where various craft brews are sampled and discussed. As it says on the restaurant’s website, “college credits be damned, this will just make you smarter.”

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