There’s something about enjoying a made-from-scratch breakfast at a Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast that often inspires the home chef in our guests. So we thought we’d post a list of some fun cooking classes around the state to get culinary juices flowing.
Bekah Kates, an incredibly cute shop filled with wonderful kitchen and home items, is located in an 1886 building (the owners lovingly restored it themselves) right on the downtown square in Baraboo. The list of cooking classes here ranges from farmers’ market dishes to Thai to fancy French desserts. Stay at Inn at Wawanissee Point or Pinehaven B&B, both in Baraboo.
At specialty shop Orange Tree Imports in Madison, a 35+ year mainstay on chic shopping boulevard Monroe Street, their list of chef instructors is very impressive. And so is the list of B&Bs in the Madison metro area.
The Savory Spoon Cooking School in Door County occupies a former village school house built in 1879. It appropriately bills itself as “a place for people who are passionate about food,” given they’re a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals. This seasonal school is open June through October; take your pick of B&Bs up and down the Door County peninsula when you attend.
Coquette Café in Milwaukee’s historic Third Ward is famous for its authentic yet unassuming bistro fare you might find in the home kitchens of French grandmothers. Their demonstration-style cooking classes are held Tuesday evenings, so sneak away midweek and stay at the Brumder Mansion B&B.
If La Crosse is a favorite getaway destination for you, sign up for a cooking class at the People’s Food Co-op. For accommodations, reserve a room at Four Gables B&B or Wilson Schoolhouse Inn.
The list of classes at Dinner’s On in Altoona is temptingly eclectic. We especially like that at the end of each class participants enjoy a full buffet, with plenty of time to discuss all the creations. Stay at an Eau Claire area inn like Fanny Hill Victorian Inn or Otter Creek Inn.
Now get cooking!
Fanny Hill Victorian Inn & Dinner Theatre has a tradition of entertaining and delighting guests for over 30 years. A locally-owned dinner theater, restaurant, banquet facility and nine-room inn, Fanny Hill has a way of making guests feel welcome every time. Summer is the time to enjoy the manicured property with astonishing flower gardens and to catch the deck entertainment.