Dan Witherspoon may have left the dating scene a long time ago (try fourteen years!), but he knows a thing or two about stirring up romance. First, food and wine are sexy. And second, orchestrated meet-and-greets can quickly turn into awkward disasters unless there's a welcome distraction.
That's why he's created Gourmet Spooning, which is essentially a speed-dating cooking class. Tonight at the Seasoned Chef Cooking School, groups of four thirty-something singles two men and two women will work at cooking stations, shifting every twenty minutes to meet new partners. Staff will be there to prevent culinary and social disasters, throwing in ice-breakers whenever the room gets too quiet. And when the preparation is done, the singles will feast on a four-course meal paired with wine.
Even if the singles don't meet their match, they'll leave knowing how to make dishes such as baked herbed shrimp en croute with a duet of curried red pepper and yellow-pepper coulis sure to impress future dates.
The evening starts at 6:30 p.m. at 999 Jasmine Street, suite 100, and costs $75. Forty-somethings are invited to spoon on July 27, and fifty-somethings on September 7. Call 303-394-0167 to RSVP; for information, visit www.thegourmetspoon.com.
Fri., July 13