11 April 2009
Yesterday was my friend Mirna's birthday and her husband Chris had the brilliant idea to surprise her with a cooking class with friends at The Cooking Studio. It was perfect. Mirna was completely surprised and we all had a wonderful time learning and eating. Since it was Mirna's special day, I tried to leave most of the fun to her. But I couldn't help but enjoy myself too. Our chef was Nancy Stark who was such a great instructor; so clear and informative. Everything made so much sense the way she explained it. I learned a lot. And the food was delicious. Everything was precisely "Spicy Sour Hot Sweet" - the requisite flavors for Thai food, so we learned. We had potstickers and lettuce wraps, green papaya salad, pad thai with tofu, and lemongrass ginger sorbet. Even the sorbet was spicy, a remarkable accomplishment indeed. It made for the perfect cap to a lovely evening and birthday meal.