Birthday Week Part 3: Bellagio Cooking Class

As a birthday present to Steven, I got us a cooking class in Las Vegas at the Bellagio hotel!! They do it once a month, taught by the executive chef and his culinary team. It was really cool, and felt like being on a reality tv show!

Complete with other people to set up your station for you, just like on tv

Complete with other people to set up your station for you, just like on tv

First was the salad course, where we got some professional chopping lessons down, as well as how to cook couscous quick, make a yogurt dressing, and artfully arrange everything:

Steven's artfully arranged salad

Steven’s artfully arranged salad

Then we learned how to tie and roast a whole chicken!! We didn’t do that part individually, though we did get to eat it:

Hello, beautiful chicken

Hello, beautiful chicken

We got back into it for the dessert course, a passionfruit mousse. Here’s a look at Steven and my station:

Sadly we did not make the actual mousse

Sadly we did not make the actual mousse

We did make a fancy sauce for it, though, and artfully decorated with chocolate curls and piped cream.

A dessert work of art!

A dessert work of art!

My priorities were more about getting as much chocolate as possible on there

My priorities were more about getting as much chocolate as possible on there

We met some really cool people in the class, including Las Vegas locals and a guy vacationing from Brazil! It was my favorite thing we did on this trip, so I would definitely recommend it!

Yay!!!

Yay!!!

Next: Birthday Week Part 4: Fancy food
Previously: Birthday Week Part 2: Selfies

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