do-something-new-together

Date nights getting kind of stale? According to a New York Times article about reinventing date night for long-married couples, “simply doing new things together as a couple … may help bring the butterflies back, recreating the chemical surges of early courtship.” Here’s one idea to try: a cooking class or demonstration.

My hubby and I sat front-and-center as the chef did his own live cooking “show,” instructing us not only on how to make delicious meals and desserts with whiskey (mmm!) but also on clever little cooking techniques.

Meanwhile, we got to taste each dish along with a wine that complemented the flavor. For $55, we had two hours of cooking edutainment, a meal with wine, and lots of laughs. If this sounds up your alley, check out your local gourmet/food/liquor stores or cooking schools. They might offer such demos or tastings, and you can make your own hot date out of it!