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Culinary Journey in Istanbul

Duration: 3 hours
Budget: $70-$100 per person

Indulge in a romantic cooking class in Istanbul, known for its diverse and exotic cuisine. You and your partner will love learning to prepare chicken dishes, a shared favorite, from a seasoned local chef. This culinary journey will take both your tastebuds and your love to new heights.

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  • You and your partner will start your day by heading to a charming cooking school centrally located in Istanbul. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by your friendly local chef who will guide you through the cooking class, focusing on chicken dishes that you both love.
  • During the cooking class, you and your partner will work together to prepare mouth-watering chicken dishes following the chef's recipes. You'll surely enjoy this bonding time, which will also enable you to learn new skills and uncover the magic of Turkish cuisine.
  • The cooking class will wrap up with a delicious meal that you've prepared yourselves. Toast to the success of your culinary adventure, and share your thoughts and feelings about the experience.

Preparation steps:

  • Before your date, make sure to book your cooking class in advance to secure your slot. Since Istanbul is quite busy in November, early booking is recommended. Also, ensure that they specialize in chicken dishes, given that's what your partner loves.
  • Arrive early on the date day. This doesn't only show your commitment but also gives you a chance to explore the venue or have a quick tour around. A cooking class often provides all the ingredients and tools you'll need, so you don't have to bring anything unless specified by the class.
  • As this is a cooking activity, it's a good idea to wear something comfortable and not too heavy. It's also recommended to wear closed-toe shoes for safety reasons.

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Some tips:

  • It’s a good idea to check with the cooking class about their menu in advance, so you’ll know what you’re going to make and eat. If you have any dietary restrictions or allergies, inform them ahead of time.
  • During the class, don't hesitate to ask questions or ask for help if needed. The chef is there to guide you and make sure you learn something new.
  • After the date, remember to thank the chef and the staff for this unique experience. You might even want to take down the recipe or any additional tips from the chef if you enjoyed the dishes you prepared.

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