SEWICKLEY — Sweetwater Center for the Arts is a rather impressive facility in Sewickley providing community classes ranging from creative writing to ceramics, oil painting to metalsmithing, classes for children to seniors, and everything in between. Throw on incredibly passionate instructors and you have an all-around destination not to be missed.
On our first visit, we were guests of Sweetwater for a media night to take in one of their new cooking classes which run a spectrum of themes (particularly with a strong international element that we are quite the fans of). Although our particular class had a curated menu for this special event which likely won’t show up for a public experience (we made food from a mix of countries), the experience makes us want to book many more classes for future Pittsburgh date nights.
A Lovely Cooking Class at Sweetwater in Sewickley
As mentioned above, Sweetwater offers several themed cooking classes. To give you an idea of what styles are available, in the days after our customized class, they had options for Valentine’s Day Cookie Decorating, Culinary Date Night, Foods of New Orleans, Foods of Brazil, Pierogi Night, and many more.
The classes here are structured to have four or five dishes that embrace the nightly theme, and ours included what we would call appetizers, entrees, and sides to create a meal that was enjoyed at the end at a large dinner table with our fellow students. While our class had a mix of foods from several countries to give us a broad insight into what dishes may be offered in any country-specific class (particularly Korea, the Philippines, western Africa, and more), perhaps it would be better for us to share a list from a previous public class for a better example.