- French Culinary Institute
462 Broadway, 212-219-8890
Most classes at this recently renovated school are geared to professional chefs, but the expansion is making room for a growing number of amateur classes. Essentials of Fine Cooking is eight four-hour sessions ($2,345), but you are kitted out with a toque and chef’s whites. You’ll learn to make mirepoix and fillet a fish, plus you walk away with a gleaming case of pro-level knives and implements—and more sympathy for that guy on Top Chef.
Best Cooking Course
From the 2007 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).