Cooking Class: Surprise Proposal Menu

Give your proposal a unique twist with this romance-inspired cooking class. You'll join Chef Paco as you prepare a gourmet multi-course surf and turf menu accompanied with flowers, a hidden camera and a "She/He Said Yes!" cake. Start with a cheese board with Manchego, brie, burrata and toast points. Next is an aged New York strip steak and Gulf shrimp with grits and charred rapini. Add-on options, for an additional charge, include caviar, chocolate-covered strawberries and a violinist.


Cheese Board 

With Manchego, brie, burrata, toast points, marmalade and almonds

Surf and Turf 

With aged New York strip steak, Gulf shrimp, herbed butter, grits and charred rapini

Surprise Proposal Cake 

Chocolate cake with red wine reduction and "She/He Said Yes!" icing

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 2
  • Event Duration 2.5 hours
  • Activity Level
    Activity Level
  • LabelsCouples, Adult, Date Night, New American, Valentine's

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13 Feb 2023

Chef Paco was so great! He created a warm and inviting environment, gave excellent instructions, left time for ample questions, and was incredibly engaging and fun to be around. 5 stars all around - would definitely recommend his classes!

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27 Jan 2023

Great evening! Chef Paco is knowledgeable, friendly and a great teacher. He was patient yet directive and worked individually, as needed, with each participant. Made us feel we could easily recreate these recipes at home! Highly recommend!!

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21 Dec 2022

Wonderful class! We went for a birthday and learned a lot. Chef Paco is great at direction while also making it fun. Overall, loved the class and hope to take more of his classes. An expert in pasta making. Would recommend adding bread with the first tomato and mushroom gnocchi course to sop up that delicious sauce.

$ 149 Per person

all-inclusive: 2.5-hour class, meal and taxes.

This class does not have any dates.

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While using his creative talents working for two of Chicago's most prominent catering companies, Chef Paco was simultaneously honing his culinary skills in the kitchens of many iconic Chicago restaurants. These experiences working in upscale restaurants and with renowned catering companies, paired with his international work experiences in Italy, Mexico, and Romania all come together and are on display for all to see during his can't-miss cooking classes.

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