Arlington may be the home for a number of celebrity chefs, but another trend making waves in Arlington's culinary scene looks at the chefs of the future – specifically – YOU! Several Arlington restaurants and attractions feature hands-on cooking classes and culinary demos – the perfect way to indulge your inner chef!
Day 1: Take a culinary journey around the world with a variety of cooking classes at Pentagon City's Sur La Table, where aspiring chefs and chefs-at-heart can learn everything from proper knife skills to how to create the very best mole sauce or Pad Thai. What's more, Sur La Table offers high-end tools to help re-enact those new culinary techniques at home. That evening, stay at one of our many luxurious properties nearby.
Day 2: Eat a light breakfast at the hotel or nearby because you're in for another day of eating. Locals know Lebanese Taverna Market as the go-to place for amazing Middle Eastern cuisine to go as well as the place to buy specialty items, but the market also offers hands-on cooking classes with an ever-changing menu – learn to make everything from baba ghanoush to kabobs and more.
Afterwards, don't miss the hand-made chocolate masterpieces at Artisan Confections in Clarendon, where the bonbons aren't just incredibly tasty, but works of art as well. Find out exactly what goes into creating these chocolate masterpieces with special chocolate demos. Of course, there's plenty of sampling to do as well. (Don't miss the salted caramels or the ancho chile chocolates.)