A few months back, Novita, Ananda and Coles recommended First Class Cooking to me. First Class is a great cooking class put on by Emily Dellas. She's an entrepreneur who has built a business doing something she loves, cooking.
It's incredibly tough to get into one of her classes, they sell out about 15 minutes after she sends out the monthly schedule (via email). You need to get on her email list to have a hope. I barely got in, thanks to a quick email by Novita.
Emily holds the class in her apartment by the ballpark. Let's just say, when I grow up, I want an apartment like that. It's big, very airy, with a fully stocked kitchen and a huge window to look out onto the city. You're encouraged to bring wine (I did - Frog's Leap), but if you don't, K&L Wines is right there. I hear they're nice people at K&L. :)
It took about 2 hours to make dinner and everyone pitches in. I was an especially good meat cutter (as far as I know) and while you're cooking, you make new friends. Very cool. My group was about 12 people and we sat down for a delicious dinner when everything was ready.
The highlights for me was the Pork dish we made along with learning how to make my own Mayonnaise (I love mayo). I'm a layman here, so I don't even know what to call the fruit pie desert thing we made, but it was amazing to eat, and that's all that matters.
Check out First Class Cooking. It's fun and the food you make is fantastic.