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Barracks Row to Become Giant Cooking Class

Imagine yourself whipping up a batch of  Cava Mezze’s  tzatziki on your kitchen counter, simmering Zest Bistro’s carbonara sauce on your stove top, and popping a Spring Mill Bread almond tart from your oven.

Culinary novices can learn to re-create their favorite Barracks Row menu items on Feb. 17, when Eighth Street Southeast is transformed into a cooking school campus.

Chefs, sommeliers and beer experts will be leading 21 classes over the course of the day, with ticket prices for each lesson ranging from $15 to $30. Classes offer a spectrum of expertise, including rolling sushi with the masters of Old Siam, curing meat with Lavagna’s charcuterie experts or swirling frosting flowers with the pastry chefs of Hello Cupcake.

Students won’t leave class hungry — the professionals at Senart’s Oyster and Chop House will let you eat all the oysters you can shuck, and Ambar’s chefs will offer a post-class Serbian feast with beer.

Space is filling up quickly, with Belga Café’s guide to Belgian cooking, Matchbox’s pizza-making course and Banana Café’s Latin cooking class already full.

Registration is available online at

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